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Dot 60: The key to failure is !

Posted by Praveen on August 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Dot 59: Jo kutch nahi karte, wo Kamal Karte hai ! Shah Rukh Khan

Posted by Praveen on August 31, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A middle class Delhi boy, who lost his parents when he was young, comes along to Mumbai and ends up becoming one of the world’s famous actor- Shah Rukh Khan! It’s difficult to absorb, a boy who used to sleep on the roads of Mumbai now owns property worth 1000+ crores across world. He is a personification of someone who has made it on his own. He proves to the world that one can be very successfully without a family name or wealth or a godfather.


SRK has come very far from where he started with the TV serial “Fauji” in 1988. He made his film debut in 1989 and the turning point came from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege in 1995. He has hosted popular TV show “Kaun banega Crorepati” and owns Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League. He endorses brands, does TV shows and liver performances too. He also owns Red Chillies Entertainment and keeps himself occupied with myriad set of creational activities.


On one of his TV interviews with Anupam Kher, he remembers one of his conversation with his father, in which his father asked- What you want to do in life? He replies- not sure. Then his father said, at your age, I would have crossed mountains, but “Jo kutch nahi karte, wo Kamal karte hai” (Those who do nothing, they do magnificent”)

 


Dot 56: Even a Village boy can fly and change the destiny of Indian Air space

Posted by Praveen on August 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

When he was born in a village, rarely people thought that he would even get to sit in an airplane. No one new that from remote part of Karnataka, Wings are being made inside the young boy's mind who will eventually disrupt the Indian Airspace- Air Deccan.


Capt.G.R Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, is the father of low cost air travel in India. He was born in a teacher's family and was second in the family of 8 children. Though, his father was teacher himself, he did not allow his son to study in school and Gopinath eventually joined the school directly in 5th Standard. That's how his formal education began. Thereafter, he joined the defence school and qualified for one of the prestigious exams- National Defence Academy. Thereafter he served the army for 8 years and saw a silver lining in the cloud in 1995 when Indian government started reforms and promoted entrepreneurship.


This sparkled the entrepreneur and he identified a true potential in Helicopter Charter business in India. Along with an old Army fried, he decided to start a private sector commercial helicopter service in 1996. Understanding the needs of this segment, he started the first low cost, no frills airline. In 2003, Air Deccan revolutionized air travel in India- connecting flights to remote parts of the country. On its peak, Air Deccan operated 100+ flights a day, connecting over 50+ destinations in India. Eventually, Air Deccan was acquired by Kingfisher and gradually merged into the premium airlines.


He still remains an easily approachable person like he always was, relentlessly pursuing his dream of enabling every Indian to fly. He currently lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters, Pallavi and Krithika.

Dot 48: What will people say- Abraham Lincoln !

Posted by Praveen on October 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)



There was one man in this world, who believed in all that has been said above, and who became a “lighthouse” for millions of stressful people who followed him. His name was Abraham Lincoln. His resumes is as follows:

Age.22, failed in business.

Age.23, ran for legislature and was defeated

Age 24, failed again in business.

Age.25, elected to legislature

Age 26, sweetheart died.

Age 27, had a nervous breakdown.

Age 29, defeated for speaker

Age 31, defeated for elector

Age 34, defeated for Congress.

Age 37, elected to Congress

Age 39, defeated for Congress

Age 46, defeated for Senate

Age 47, defeated for Vice president

Age 49, defeated for Senate

Age 51, elected President of the United States of America


Abraham Lincoln did not bother what people said about him when he failed. Even when he became the President, people still criticized him but instead of becoming stressful, he expressed this deathless line:

“No man is good enough to be President but someone has to be.”

Dot 43: Nature teaches us Team work

Posted by Praveen on October 14, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Whenever you see the group of swans flying in the sky in “V” shape, you might think why they fly in a particular shape? Earlier no body knew the reason for this shape. Now the science has solved this mystery.


Whenever any swan open and moves his wings to take a fly, this helps the other swan to take up the flight. Like this when the entire group fly in a “V” shape the efficiency of the speed goes up by 71% as compare to the speed of one single swan. This is why the intelligent swans fly in “V” shape. If any swan tries to get away from that shape, he starts feeling the stress and resistance, so he don’t fly alone. Hence, this swan set back to his own group to take the benefit of group synergy.


When the leader of the group gets tried, he comes back by folding his wings and another swan takes the place of the leader. They also make a particular sound while flying as to motivate the swans flying in the front. When some one gets hurt or not well, he start to fall out from the group, to help him immediately other two swans also leaves the group and come down with him. They stay with him till he recovers back or he dies. Then, go back to their group or join some other group in the sky.

 

The Nature has given Intelligence to these Swans. We should learn the importance of Team Work, Power of Union and Oneness from them.

Dot 33: Don't go by the packaging, have faith !

Posted by Praveen on October 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 


A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.


As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" He then stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.


Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a wonderful family, but realizing his father was very old, he thought perhaps he should go to see him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make the arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.


When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he was reading, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words….."PAID IN FULL".


How many times do we miss blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.


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Sometimes we don't realize the good fortune we have or we could have because we expect "the packaging" to be different. What may appear as bad fortune may in fact be the door that is just waiting to be opened.

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Dot 31 - Know that in our weakness we find our strength !

Posted by Praveen on May 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)



A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time the water bearer reached his master's house it had leaked much of its water and was only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master's house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.


After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you." "Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.


 

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path." Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.


The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master's table.


"Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house." Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But if we will allow it, God will use our flaws to grace his table. In God's great economy, nothing goes to waste. Don't be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty.


Know that in our weakness we find our strength.