what resists you from making a difference

via Daily Prompt: Resist

how often we resist the urge to take a big step ahead ?

how often do we realize it it is not OK to resist the ideas which might take us one step close to our dreams .

it does happen . this resistance might be due to various constraints . various situations .

Society’s impact on your aspirations

parents who are forcing you to follow conventional path which is disconnected from your passion .

family responsibilities, financial crisis , laziness, procrastination , fear of rejection .. if you keep on counting you will end up finding zillions of reasons .

think .what would have happened  if you had not resisted a thought transforming into action which could lead you to world class life

what resists you from giving more in your relationships?

answer me in the comment section , have you resisted any such game changing ideas bringing into execution . would love to know .


This is why we aren’t open to all ?

Akhila wrote a thought provoking post asking “why are we not open to all

im just making an attempt to present my thoughts on it

we all keep observing people’s behavior and we are many a time aware of people’s acceptance level with whom we keep interacting with

now when we find the acceptance level of other’s is low, may be we hold back from sharing it with them . this has happened with me too .

now we also assume things like what would the opposite person reaction may be .

if we feel the reaction may not be in our favor , again we hold back

it might also depend on our acceptance level, when the opposite person’s views are not inline with ours we may not like it sometimes, we may fall into heated up arguments and thus to avoid that we do not open up ourselves with certain people

we may many a times feel, what if my ideas are not convincing enough for others to consider it as a game changing idea  

thus we choose a few people where we open up more and share our thoughts.



Mind Mapping

We all have enormous potential inside and if we fail to unlock that, self-realization never happens and you do not ultimately contribute worth your talent

I was in office preparing for my interview and I was in need to lot of brainstorming. Moreover, when I started I had to write down whatever comes to my mind and connect the dots eventually

Moreover, the best possible way was Mind mapping.

It helps you get clarity of thoughts by associating and connecting different ideas through words, icons, pictures etc.

our brains process information by associations ,connections .

Well, what can we write in mind maps?

Your traits, your goals, your to-do list, your hobbies, your roles, anything…

What materials you need to do that?

  • A white plain sheet
  • Sketch pens

Start with a central node and define what it represents and keep create hierarchies. keep drilling down .

you can also group multiple nodes together and use colours to distinguish each group .

I did that and tried to automate that using online tools. Just to see how it works

However, I prefer sketching in paper. You can Google for images though. But I have one screenshot below which I did.

PS: since image is too large i couldnt show the whole network connect. so i had to break it down into 2 images .




three things in my journal

I remember few years back there was lot of challenging phase I encountered when I started my career as software professional.

I was finding it hard initially to cope up with work pressure and to maintain a balance between personal and professional life.

But one thing I always did was read. Read lot of books. I read Robin Sharma’s book “who will die when you cry”

Inspired by that what I did was to maintain a diary / Journal. And I keep writing in that .

And what do I write?? Here are few things

  • Task list for the next day :
  • tasklist

I know we all have this smartphone. but for me this works the best .

I write target dates of completion, and hit a tick mark as and when I complete. I have tried all the best possible to-do apps in android but for me paper works the best

Well some people feel maintaining 1 app is better to have book lost or paper scattered. Left to them.

  • Good Thoughts:

I love writing good quotes. and keep referring them as it gives me motivation sometimes .

Some of the quotes I recently wrote was .”My Life is my message “ – Mahatma Gandhi

I want the world sympathy in this battle of right against might –“ – Mahatma Gandhi

Keep the gold and keep the silver, but give us wisdom.” — Arabian proverb

This keeps me inspired .

  1. Lessons I learnt today:

This is one of the important things I do before I sleep. I will write the best thing which I did today

The next I write the lessons I learned today. May be good experience, may be bad. I feel without making mistakes you will never grow

I think of what’s the opportunity I can find in every challenging situation I face and what’s the missed opportunity that I could have utilized today.

So these are 3 main things I write in my journal . This has helped me significantly in my career and in my personal life.

Folk can let me know what has helped you grow in your career. What keeps you motivated?