Morning Habits of Extraordinary People

We all want something stunning for our life but least bother to make something extraordinary…

We all keep rat racing where we all remain same (Rat) after winning the race… 

So what’s required to change!!
👍Its the way we live each day of our life
👍The way we take the things,
👍The way of dealing with “Me”
👍The way to conquer our weakness

Have you gone through the daily morning routine of some extraordinary people…. They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. Upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “me” time.

After all, these extraordinary people believe that if their priority needs to be done, then it has to be done first.

What do highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning? Here are ten of them:

1. Indra Nooyi (PepsiCO CEO): Wake up really early

Surely you know that time is an invaluable asset. Highly successful people take it up a notch by waking up at 5:30 am, 4:30 am and even 4:00 am. Not only will they have more control in their early hours, they’ll also have more opportunities to do things that matter to them.

Start with waking up 15 minutes earlier than your usual time. Then, gradually adjust.

2. Ursula Burns (Xerox CEO): Burn your calories

We don’t mean just the intense exercise regimen – you can simply do yoga, like Christies CEO Steve Murphy does. Exercise will not just make you think clearer, be healthier and scientifically happier, it allows you to combat stress as well.

Make time for exercise. An hour-long routine seems too daunting, so try running, dancing or even walking around the neighborhood for at least ten minutes.

3. Tony Robbins (motivational speaker): Do an “Hour of Power”

Motivation doesn’t last forever, so you need to replenish yours regularly. Highly successful people know this, so they dedicate ample time to increase their supply. You’re more likely to continue accomplishing a task once you’re emotionally invested in it, right?

Spend thirty minutes listening to inspirational anecdotes and empowering quotes.

4. Wendy Kay (pharmaceutical executive): Jot down on your gratitude journal

Happiness is about wanting the things that you already have. By enumerating the blessings they’re grateful for, highly successful people become more open to optimism and inspiration and improve their outlook in life.

Everyday, write down at least one thing that you’re thankful for. Learn to count the small wins.

5. Steve Jobs (Apple CEO): Ask yourself one important question

“If today was the last day of your life, would you still want to do what you’re about to do today?”

This hard-hitting question gets you right where it wants you. If you find yourself saying “no” several times in a week, then go out there and change something. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to do it the next time.

6. Brian Tracy (Author): Eat that frog first

In the morning, the willpower of highly successful people is fresh and ready to go. So, this is the best time to take advantage of it – do your hardest task, your “frog” first. This way, you’re more likely to get it done and you’re more likely to finish it without other people barging in on you.

Choose your “frog” of the day – only one – and stick to completing it before you even get to eat breakfast.

7. Obie Mackenzie (BlackRock managing director): Connect with your partner

Use your morning hours to reconnect with your partner. Talk about your plans, your finances and even your beloved hobbies as a way to always be present in their lives. In the morning, highly successful people know that you’ll have more energy and more focus so making this a ritual is paramount. You can even set up one day of the week as your “breakfast date”. Go to the nearest cafe for breakfast or run around the neighborhood with your partner. It may do wonders for your relationship.

8. Christine Galib (banking executive): Plan and strategize

If you don’t take a few minutes of your time to map out the direction of your day, how will you know if you’re headed towards the right direction? Take at least 10 minutes of your day to visualize your life goals, review your tasks for the day and allot schedules for breaks. It’ll help your day be more manageable and less stressful.

9. Manisha Thakor (MoneyZen Wealth Management): Meditate and clear your mind

Keep calm and let your inner peace guide you: spend a few minutes to say a prayer or to meditate to keep you relaxed. Remember, 90% of illnesses are stress-related, so forget the rush, don’t dash and enjoy a few “hush” moments with yourself. Focus on your breathing. You may even recite an empowering mantra during your routine.

10. Judi Rosenthal (financial planner): Cuddle and bond with your kids

If you have children, this is for you. Don’t be that parent who says,  “Oh, my son/daughter grew so fast! I barely had time to enjoy with her/him.”

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POOR MAN & HIS WIFE!

A very poor man lived with his wife.

One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.

The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken. She did not insist on her request.

The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife.

He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife.

He was surprised when he saw his wife with a very short hair cut.

She had sold her hair and was holding a new watch band.

Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love.

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MORAL: To love is nothing, to be loved is something but to love and to be loved by the one you love, that is EVERYTHING. Never take true love for granted.

By: Inspiring Shashi

40 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have in 40 Years

A sweet but very sincere story I Heard

86-year-old gentleman daily picked a fresh flower in the morning walk and place the flower on gravestone, looked around and Said, “I just wish I had picked her a fresh flower every morning when she was alive. She would have loved that.”


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As you can imagine, his words touches every youngsters I too learbed that story and I immediately started thinking about everything and everyone I care about, and what I don’t want to regret after 10 years when i will be of 40 years and later on when I’ll be on the cusp of my 80’s.
It almost felt like every aspect of my life was flashing before my eyes. And as soon as I got home, I started jotting down everything that had come to mind. When I was done, I was wondering that how fast time disappear and how fast we loose the opportunity to do somet marvellous… We have Only Limited days to live and limited time to enjoy and feel the Aha! of the Life…
I am thinking and writing Perhaps you will also agree…

Stop wasting time regretting what you did a year ago.
Start doing what you have to do now, so that in a
year’s time you won’t regret what you did today.

  1. Spending too little time with the right people. –
    Sooner or later, you just want to be around the people who make you smile. So today, spend time with those who help you love yourself more. And remember, the people you take for granted today may be the only ones you need tomorrow. Never be too busy to make time for those who matter most.

2. Not making your loved ones smile more often. –
The most beautiful thing is to see a person you love smile, and even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason behind it.

3.Not saying what you need to say. –
Speak up. Don’t hide your thoughts and feelings, especially when you can make a difference. Be brave. Say what needs to be said. If you care about someone, tell them. Hearts are sometimes broken by the words we leave unspoken.

4. Constantly comparing yourself to everyone else. –
Don’t compare your progress in life with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance. It’s perfectly OK to be different. Today, the only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. Prove yourself to yourself, not others.

5. Ignoring your intuition for too long. –
Sometimes your mind needs more time to accept what your heart already knows. Breathe. Be a witness, not a judge. Listen to your intuition.
6. Not taking action on meaningful goals. –
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy creating new ones. You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Most of the time, the only difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do.

7. Letting others talk you out of your dreams. –
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? Stop living for other people and their opinions. Be true to YOU.

8. Vivid memories of wasted time. –
There is good reason why you should wake each morning and mindfully consider what and who you will give your day to. Because unlike other things in life – love, money, respect, good health, hope, opportunities, and many more – time is the one thing you can never get back once it’s gone.

9. Collecting more excuses than you can count. –
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

10. Waiting, and waiting, and waiting until you’re ready. –
Sometimes life seems hard, but we often make it harder than it is. All you ever have to decide is what to do next. It really is this simple. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Just do the best you can until you know better. Once you know better, do better.

11. Not putting in enough effort. –
In life you are either a passenger or a pilot, it’s your choice. If you want something, work for it. Do what it takes, not what is easy. It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it will be worth it.

12. Letting solvable problems stop you. –
Not everything that’s faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it’s faced. Problems are not stop signs, they’re guidelines. If you want it, work for it. It’s that simple. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you couldn’t.

13. Not taking on enough risk. –
Wouldn’t you rather have a life of “OH WELLs” than a life of “WHAT IFs”? Do what you can while you can. Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of my best life experiences and opportunities came to me only after I dared to lose.

14. Settling for less than you are capable of. –
Remember, growth and change may be painful sometimes, but nothing in life is as painful as staying stuck where you don’t belong.

15.Putting your own needs and happiness on the back burner. –
All jokes aside, your life only comes around once. This is IT. So do what makes you happy and be with whoever makes you laugh, often.

16. Letting impatience govern your decisions and actions. –
Patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in.

17.Giving up too soon. –
Forget how many times you’ve broken down. It’s about how you stand up and move on. You may have to go through the worst, to get to the best. Good things take time. Stay patient and stay positive. Everything is going to come together; maybe not immediately, but eventually.

18. Letting someone walk all over you, ad infinitum. –
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. And walk away from anyone who continually robs you of peace and joy. Life is too short to waste your time with people who abuse and bully you.

19. Not helping others when you were able. –
If you have a lot, give your wealth. If you have a little, give your heart. Just give what you can. No one has ever become poor by giving.

20. Ignoring your roots and those who have supported you. –
Never forget where you’ve been. Never lose sight of where you’re going. And never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you.

21. Not appreciating what you have when you have it. –
We often forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but of deeply appreciating what we do have. No, you won’t always get exactly what you want. But remember this: There are lots of people who will never have what you have right now.

22. Letting your health go. –
Your body is the only place you will truly ever live. If you’re lucky enough to have a body that’s in good health, be wise enough to keep it that way.

23. Years of struggling to find happiness outside yourself. –
Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Too many people depend on others, or outside sources, to gain happiness, but the truth is it always comes from within.

24. Letting too many plans blind you from the beauty of now. –
When life is good, enjoy it. Don’t go looking for something better. Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they have. You must be willing to loosen your grip on the life you have planned so you can enjoy the life that is waiting for you now.

25. Being too narrow-minded to see the opportunities given to you. –
Sometimes life doesn’t give you what you WANT because you NEED something else. And what you need often comes when you’re not looking for it.

26. The limitations you put on yourself. –

It’s often our own thinking that hurts us. There’s no reason to imprison yourself. Don’t think outside the box. Think like there is no box.

27. Letting negativity get the best of you. –
Remember, true strength is when you have so much to cry and complain about, but you prefer to smile and appreciate your life instead.

28.Never admitting and growing beyond your mistakes. –
You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.

29. Not accepting responsibility for life changes you need to make. –
If you’ve been asking the same questions for a long time, yet are still stuck, it’s probably not that you haven’t been given the answers, but that you don’t like the answers you were given. Remember, it takes a great deal of courage to admit that something needs to change, and a lot more courage still, to accept the responsibility for making the change happen.

30. Seeking too much validation from others. –
You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you’re already valuable. You are YOU and that’s the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.

31. Impressing the wrong people. –
Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your attention and who’s just taking advantage of you. Spend more time with those who make you smile and less time with those who you constantly feel pressured to impress.

32. Time spent on drama and needless arguments. –
Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings, value the people who matter and move on from the drama with your head held high.

33. Letting a grudge hurt your happiness. –
Let it go. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Holding one is like letting unwanted company live rent free in your head.

34. Endlessly worrying about things. –
Move on. Stop letting it bother you. If a problem can be solved, there’s nothing to worry about. If it can’t be solved, worrying is useless.

35. Forcing what’s not meant to be. –
Never force anything. Do your best, then let it be. If it’s meant to be, it will be. Don’t hold yourself down with things you can’t control. Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.

36. Getting stuck in the trap of consumerism. –
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t need, to impress folks they don’t even know. Don’t be one of them.

37. Never traveling when you had the chance. –
Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.

38. Not choosing to laugh at life more often. –
Life is way better when you’re laughing. Being positive in a negative situation is not naive, it’s a sign of leadership and strength.

39. Resisting change instead of rolling with it. –
You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.

40. Talking the talk, but never walking the walk. –
When it’s all said and done, be sure you haven’t said more than you’ve done. In the end, actions always speak louder than words. So work hard in silence, and let your success be your noise.

 

Afterthoughts

If you’re struggling with any of these points, know that you are not alone. Many of us are right there with you, working hard to feel better, think more clearly, and live a life free of regrets. This is precisely why Angel and I wrote our book,“1,000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently.” It’s filled with short, concise tips on how to do just that. And believe it or not, Angel and I review a lot of our own material on a regular basis too, just to center our minds on these positive principles.

The bottom line is that it’s never too late to take a step in the right direction. It’s never too late to become the person you are capable of being. Things can change if you want them to, at any age. Right now you have an opportunity to write yourself a future full of peace and free of regret.

Your turn…

Let’s flip the concept of this article around. Instead of sharing something you don’t want to regret down the road, tell me this:

What have you done lately that you know you will NOT regret down the road?

Leave a comment below and share your thoughts and insights.

 

Accept the person and the situation

Accept the person and the situation for exactly what it is instead of trying to manipulate it into what you think it needs to be.

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Accept the person and the situation for exactly what it is instead of trying to manipulate it into what you think it needs to be.

चाहता हूँ देश की धरती तुझे कुछ और भी दूं

मन समर्पित, तन समर्पित
और यह जीवन समर्पित
चाहता हूँ देश की धरती तुझे कुछ और भी दूं

माँ तुम्हारा ॠण बहुत है, मैं अकिंचन
किन्तु इतना कर रहा फिर भी निवेदन
थाल में लाऊँ सजा कर भाल जब भी
कर दया स्वीकार लेना वह समर्पण

गान अर्पित, प्राण अर्पित
रक्त का कण कण समर्पित
चाहता हूँ देश की धरती तुझे कुछ और भी दूं

मांज दो तलवार, लाओ न देरी
बाँध दो कस कर क़मर पर ढाल मेरी
भाल पर मल दो चरण की धूल थोड़ी
शीश पर आशीष की छाया घनेरी

स्वप्न अर्पित, प्रश्न अर्पित
आयु का क्षण क्षण समर्पित
चाहता हूँ देश की धरती तुझे कुछ और भी दूं

तोड़ता हूँ मोह का बन्धन, क्षमा दो
गांव मेरे, द्वार, घर, आंगन क्षमा दो
आज सीधे हाथ में तलवार दे दो
और बायें हाथ में ध्वज को थमा दो

यह सुमन लो, यह चमन लो
नीड़ का त्रण त्रण समर्पित
चाहता हूँ देश की धरती तुझे कुछ और भी दूं।

समर्पण- कवि: राम अवतार त्यागी


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Late Bloomers: It’s Never #TooLate

Late bloomers are people who achieved proficiency in some skill later than they are normally expected to. The key word is “expected.”

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School Is a Machine, Learning Is Not

Ever since the 19th century, when education was first standardized, learning in popular imagination is highly connected to age. The school system, back then and now, is modeled after a factory – people get education in batches, based on their date of manufacture. If you were manufactured seven years ago, that means it’s time to learn the multiplication table, for instance. And if you are ten and you still have not mastered the table, you are reshuffled to the un-smart batch. Perfect logic. Except the lives of many successful people proved it wrong. They mastered a skill at an older age. They are late bloomers. Let’s see who they are and how they did it.

Learning Languages Late: At 20 Still Spoke No English

When Joseph Conrad became one of the titans of English Literature at 39, few people knew that at 20 Joseph still spoke no English at all. He was fluent in Polish and French, growing up in the part of Poland that is now Ukraine. He learned English at sea. When he started writing, he himself and his agent hesitated about Joseph’s ability to communicate in English with readers who at the time were members of one of history’s most class-conscious societies. His foreignness proved to be an advantaged, and his English writing style became iconic.

The Reasons Why People Bloom Later

Parents

The life circumstances of late bloomers suggest that they could bloom earlier had circumstances been a bit different. Paul Cezanne’s father protested his son’s plan to study art, envisioning his son a banker like himself, possibly delaying Paul’s education as an artist. Of course, if you really set your mind to something, even parents can’t stop you.

Geography

Joseph Conrad was simply born in a non-English speaking country. Ultimately, though, it may have been to his advantage, because he may have never developed his original exotic style was he raised in England.

Finances

Sylvester Stallone originally wanted to be an actor, but being evicted from his apartment lead him to performing in soft pornographic movie roles at $200 for two days work, delaying his big break with Rocky.

Non-Dream Jobs

For some people the reason is more trivial – they were simply in the wrong, but good,  job for too long. Reid Hoffman enjoyed success at Paypal. Martha Stewart succeeded as a stoke broker. Julia Child had a stable job with the government. But as their lives later showed, they were capable of much more.

Simply Having No Clue

Fauja Singh knew what running was all his life, but it wasn’t until his son was beheaded by a flying sheet of metal, that Fauja took a different look at life. First he sank into depression. Then he moved on from India to England where he first learned what a ‘marathon’ was. He thought it was 26 kilometers when he showed up for training.  It turned out marathons are 26 miles long (41 kilometers). He still ran, even at age 100. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Is It Ever Too Late to Learn?

Learning something late in life might sound like a bad deal if you compare yourself to all the young talented folk. Understandable. The catch is that doing something earlier does not necessarily make you better at it than if you did it later. Could you say that Stallone is a worse actor than actors who started in their teens? Was Julia Child a worse cook just because she started cooking at 30? With Fauja Singh it’s even easier –  just finishing the marathon at all he already wins.

The Rare Late Bloomers

To be fair, late bloomers in some fields, like music and computer science, are rare. We did our best to find them, but have not yet succeeded. If you know of one, be sure to write us.

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Illustrated by Anastasia Borko