Monday, 30 December 2013

Edge of the cliff 2013

So here we are at the edge of the huge and gigantic, ship-like 2013 cliff from where we're going to tumble onto the next year. Overcoming all 'odds', legends, myths and scares, we, the dwellers of this world brushed past the last day of 2012 which was believed by many as the day the world would end, and survived an entire year after it. Can you believe the same day a year ago, we were wondering what would happen if the world would really end? What if we never saw our near and dear ones again? With hurried confessions of love, and assurances given to little ones and friends alike not to be scared, we sailed through the narrow passageway between the two years.

And here we are, yet again, at the dawn of a new collection of 365 fresh days of hope, ambitions, choices, resolutions and possibly a lot of fun which you didn't get to encounter before, or a lot of goals that you didn't get to achieve before....

Is the best part of New Year's day, reliving the tradition of taking resolutions and accepting challenges with your friends? Or is it spending quality time with your family and assuring them you'll take care and be part of them just like you have been in the last year, or the year before? Or is it...trying for a higher goal of satisfying your own soul by taking up some personal, private resolution for the betterment of your life, career, or the world?

I think it's a collection of all this that makes New Year's day special for us all. Getting to meet long-time-no-see friends with this as an excuse, having a guaranteed holiday in your account, exchanging gifts and bunch of New Year cards signed by your closest of allies - all of this is what makes a special day. And don't we all want one more thing in common? To live a year that would have less sorrows in it than the one before...for (quoting Narnia) "we've nothing if not belief"...

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Fumblings and stumblings of a new blogger


For nearly three entire weeks, yours truly (me, by the way) who is a fairly new entrant into the blog world, kept writing posts and scanning page-views and 'google'ing all sorts of ways to promote my blog and gain some official followers. And today of all days, I happened to stumble upon the gigantic fact that I haven't added even the "follow" gadget for the blog on my webpage !

Brilliant. Just brilliant I say.

.... Anyway, it's time to stop wallowing in misery. I have added the follow option now, so kindly subscribe, my dearest readers.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Plans for Christmas

With Christmas and New Year around the corner, every person at her or his desk is going through different kinds of hurries and troubles :

Like some are undoubtedly wondering what gifts to buy for their brothers, sisters or nephews. My friend's got one of those cute, baby Santa dresses for a little relative.

Others are getting totally obsessed over what gifts they are going to receive on the other hand ! Ugly sweaters would simply not do, nor would a few candies.

A few priceless geniuses are wondering how best to escape early from work if they already don't have a holiday on the 25th, or rather, how best to phrase their leave letter so that the Bosses will overlook the teeny-tiny detail that they have already exhausted the year's permissible leaves in their account.

A few more, though working, are still managing to scrape by their schedules with enough time to plan the celebrations as well as enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Which of these categories do you belong in?  Also check out the new Christmas poll coming up.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Select Quotes on Self-Confidence

I found myself at the bottom of the pit called diffidence. And I took it upon myself to gather some really good quotes to inspire yours truly as well as all of you out there. So here follows my tiny collection which I hope you'd find as uplifting as I did when I read them.

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.  - Earl Gray Stevens

 To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain

Confidence comes not from always being right but from NOT fearing to be wrong.  - Peter T. Mcintyre 

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he IS had to begin where he WAS. - Richard L. Evans

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. - Thomas A. Bennett

If you think you are beaten, you are; if you think that you dare not, you don't; if you'd like to win and you think you can't it's almost certain that you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost; for out in the world you'll find Success begins with a fellow's will- it's all in the state of mind. If you think that you are out-classed, you are; you've got to think high to rise; you've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can- Unknown

One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self confidence is preparation. -Arthur Ashe

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. - Marcus Garvey

Tips for de-stressing at work

Check out this link that gives TEN great tips for de-stressing at work! Tips  :

Just moments ago I came across it and wanted to share it with you all.

Monday, 9 December 2013

The biggest Hurdle

Hello dear readers.

I've been assigned to a task (or rather I have taken it upon myself to do a particular new task) that is in a subject area completely new for me. Let me tell what I have learned about the topic so far in my past two days of researching it on the net - I know only what the topic heading means!!!

Yup. That's all.

I feel frustrated at the fact that how difficult it is to venture into a completely new war-field. But I guess the biggest hurdle is the one that you face at the beginning, in such cases - when you have absolutely no guidance and no idea how to proceed.

Hopefully it gets better with hard work and persistence and...patience (something I'm desperately trying to build up).

So, wish me luck. And I hope you, my readers, succeed in all your trying, new ventures.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Failures are Keys- if you let them be

My dear readers,

Hope your week is coming to a good end and you succeeded in your goals and tasks that you set apart. And if you faced a lot of failures on the way, and still are trying to figure out how to succeed, sitting frustrated with your luck in the process -

I know it is difficult to let go of your frustration at failures, but remember the famous quote "Failures are the stepping stones of success" ? It is completely true. So, if you have failed it's a fact to rejoice on and celebrate!

If someone in your team or one of your colleagues seems to have succeeded without tasting even a bit of failure, don't let that deter you from pursuing your goal or bring your spirits down. They either faced those failures before or they just haven't learned anything at all in their journey to so called "success". But you are going to; and hence develop more as a person and a professional.

At the end of it you'd know much more than you'd intended to. And if any similar problems or potential "failures" knock on your door in the future, you will know exactly how to handle them and emerge a WINNER!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Weather influences our Moods

Hello readers! How is the week going?

This morning as I stepped out of home to travel for my workplace, the weather was so pleasantly chilly with cool breeze whipping across my face. It wasn't so cold that I had to wish for a warmer place. It was just perfect - the sort of weather that could put a smile on your face and make you feel happy that you had come out of your confines.

And I realized that it was shaping my mood as to how I would start the day. Imagine if it was so sunny and blindingly bright that we were sweating like pigs and wishing we didn't have to go out like that? That would surely send us into a depressing mood, right?

And now as I write this post, though I wish I was outside once more and hanging out with friends in such a nice weather, still sitting in my cabin with a view of the beautiful scene on the other side of the window gives me peace.

Enjoy your day.

Baby blog turns a week old!!

Hey readers, my heartiest greetings to you!

I just became a regular blogger recently and my first ever blog Work and Life has completed its first week successfully! THANKS to you all, I felt very much encouraged by your visits to my posts and the comments some of you dropped to my profile and posts .

So keep looking for more interesting stuff, and have a really great start to the first week of December !