वो आँखों की वीरानियाँ वो दिलो दीवारों का बेरुखापन वो अकेली रातों की करवटे वो तड़पना मुस्कुराने को वो महफ़िलो में हमारा अकेलापन वो राहों पर इंतज़ार मुसाफिर का वो इबादत हमारी तुमको पुकारते हुए वो पलटना गुमनाम आवाज़ों पर वो हार जाना हमारा आपके साथ के बिना वो आशियाना सवारना हमारा की आप आओगे कभी
यूँ दी है पनाह आपने इस नाचीज़ को अपने घराने में सारी चुनौतियों को धूल चटा दे हम ‘एक बस आपका साथ हो’
It was my 2nd tandem jump, but I was fearful. The first one was in Prague and the 2nd one in the Netherlands. Fortunately, the instructor had some time and we were disusing a lot of things related to jump. I couldn’t hold my inquisitiveness and asked a lot of questions instinctively and he responded nicely. The below question was an eye-opener for me and thought to share!
Me: Do you still fear before the jump? Instructor: Yes! (I was puzzled). He waited for a few seconds and elaborated. Once you have fear you keep yourself ready to brace the situation, checking all the gears, hooks, etc. Which is indeed required for a safe jump. He correlated with driving and cycling where we are cautious initially which is needed while making a turn or overtaking. So fear is a form to face the situation in a more effective way.
He said, he is jumping for the last 16 years and as an instructor for last 6 six and still, he fears before the jump.
A strong work ethic is lacking in people nowadays. Professionalism is a key component, which helps an individual to describe himself and his standards. Good news is, professionalism is a skill which can be developed. A person with higher standards on the job reflects integrity and respectfulness.
Below are some ways to amplify professionalism on the job:
A fundamental quality of professionalism is being on time, no matter what. Even if no one is monitoring him, he comes well on time and finish all the assigned work. He meets all deadlines given to him.
Responsible and Accountable
To be more professional, start taking responsibility for your actions. Take responsibility for your problems, assignments, and tasks. If something is not delivered on time to the client, rather than making futile excuses, a person with higher degree of professionalism will take concrete actions to resolve the issue.
Structured and Well-Organized
well organized. It starts with smaller things such as keeping your desk clean
and arranged. Well maintained professional employees value time more than
anything else. They know that being organized and structured will eventually
help them save time.
Good hygiene is of highest importance for such professionals. Keep your clothes clean, hair combed, brush your teeth and use deodorants. Appearance plays a vital role in your overall presence and impact over others. Your appearance gives it away even before you say a word.
Being consistent is another very important trait a professional should have. Consistent efforts give consistent results. Being result-oriented is good, but it should not be achieved with irregular efforts. This might work in short-term, but professionals know it far better that long term impact is always rewarded and provides authenticity to their credentials.
Be aggressive, be motivated, be ambitious, but don’t forget to be humble. There is no point keeping your boss happy with your sub-ordinates looking to get rid of you. Maintain high standards in the way you treat everyone around you. Kind words and a wide smile go a long distance.
What is life? How to live a fulfilled life? What to do with our life?
All these questions come to our mind once in a while. We try really hard to live every single day as good as we possibly can. But, after going very far in our life journeys, we look back and notice that we could/would/might have lived better. Once the top priorities of our life don’t really even matter anymore. We analyze and come to the conclusion of the sad truth, which is, we didn’t even concentrate on portions of life which really mattered the most.
Where is the problem?
Let’s try to understand the mechanics of life closely. What are the parameters which govern us all life long?
Below is a compact life formula. Try to fit yourself in this non-linear equation of life and see how you are doing.
H/F: Happiness or Fulfillment
Δ1: Choices in your life made by you
Δ2: Choices in your life made by others on your behalf
n: Comfort zone
Now, in the above formula, as you can see, Happiness or Fulfillment is directly proportional to ‘Money’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘Health’. That means, if we have more money, better relationships ,and good health, our lives will be more fulfilling and happier. Don’t you agree with that? Indeed, it is true.
Furthermore, in the formula, Happiness is inversely proportional to the Difference of ‘Choices made by others for you’ and ‘Choices made by yourself’. Which means, the smaller the difference the greater the happiness. Notice one thing here though. If Δ2>Δ1, the final value of ‘Happiness’ goes to an imaginary value (For those who are not aware, negative values inside a square root result into imaginary values). In other words, you actually didn’t live at all. It was an imaginary or virtual life which you lived. Always try to keep the difference (Δ1-Δ2) as bigger as possible to uplift the Happiness factor.
Another important factor in this Life’s formula is ‘n’ – the comfort zone. The more the value of ‘n’ the lesser the value of Happiness and fulfillment in your life.
Now, the most important parameters of this formula, which no one tells us about and we usually neglect them. Those are:
The value of α is of the order (10^-9), the value of β is of the order (10^6) and the value of γ is of the order (10^9). Now, if you put these values in the formula, you will see that though H/F is directly proportional to money, the value of α is too small. Which means, even if you earn more and more money, the happiness/fulfillment will not be increased by that order – because of the very low value of α. On the other hand, the value of β is high and hence ‘Better relationships’ add up to a higher level of Happiness/fulfillment. The value of γ is even higher. Which tells us that, the better the health, the most positive impact it will produce on our happiness and fulfillment.
Conclusion: We tend to notice only the variants – m, R and H. But, key to highly fulfilling and enormously happy life is to give utmost importance to the variants α, β and γ together with other factors such as n and (Δ1-Δ2).
Essentially, there are two types of people in the universe.
Type 1: They are too sweet and awesomly innocent. They believe in what is told to them without posing any questions. For them, it is like – why even bother.
Type 2: They look for evidence in everything they hear. They don’t stick to a side. These are the people who play a role in taking the human race forward. This world as you know it needs these people more than ever before.
Imagine what would have happened if there were no Type 2 people around to ask these great scientists the hard questions about their theories. We owe a lot to them.
To understand this better, keep reading further. Read closely the ideas and thoughts of these famous figures and how insanely wrong they were in understanding this world.
ARISTOTLE (384 BC – 322 BC)
He believed in a geocentric world. He thought that the earth sits at the center of the cosmos: the sun, moon, planets, and stars, embedded in crystalline spheres, revolve around it. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS (1473 – 1543)
He thought that the planets orbited the Sun, and that the Moon orbited Earth. The Sun, in the center of the universe, did not move, nor did the stars.
Copernicus was correct about some things but wrong about others. The Sun is not in the center of the universe, and it does move, and so do the stars. Also, both Copernicus and Ptolemy thought the orbits of the planets were circular, but we now know they are elliptical.
ISAAC NEWTON (1643 – 1727)
He was wrong about what caused gravity. He thought gravity was some type of universal pulling force that held everything together and was just part of the way things worked in the universe. He was a mathematical genius and could explain all other scientific aspects of gravity with phenomenal precision, but not what caused it. He invented something called gravitational pull.
In 1915, Albert Einstein published his Theory of
General Relativity which explained that gravity was caused by the warping
of space around massive objects. Space actually curved around these objects in
space. We are being pushed down to the Earth by the curved space, not
pulled down as Newton explained. Einstein’s theory was proven in 1919 and again
in 1921 with the help of the great astrologist, mathematician and physicist,
Arthur Eddington. It has since been proven many times.
ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 – 1955)
He published his Theory of General Relativity, but in order to get the math right, Einstein had to create a new constant number (an unchanging value, like ‘pi’ or ‘e’) and stick it inside his general relativity equations to balance them. He called it the “cosmological constant,” and it helped the equations account for the unchanging nature of the universe.But, we all know today that the universe is expanding and not static.
If Copernicus hadn’t doubted the theories of Aristotle, or if Newton hadn’t doubted the theories of Copernicus, or if Einstein hadn’t doubted the theories of Newton, we would still be living in the world with the earth as it’s center and the sun revolving around it and with bunch of Type 1 people around us.
Because these scientists were all Type 2 people, they dared to call the given into question.
It is your choice. Decide your own type. We have tons of Type 1 people already. Type 2 people are rare and scarce. Try to be one of them and you will thank me later.