Posted on February 12, 2014

Thoughts

Your Best Quality is Often Your Worst

This is purely my observation and how I think. I find that too often a person’s best quality also tends to be their worst.

For example: I am very impatient and that is admittedly one of my worst qualities. However, the same quality helps me try new things without over thinking it. Let’s say I have a concept and I think it will work. My impatience becomes a blessing because I jump head first, give it a go and if I fail, I learn. But I try! Then again, being impatient gets me into a lot of trouble as well.

If someone asked me what would be my best and worst quality, my answer would be – that I am impatient.

Let’s take another example. Think of someone who says things without thinking. You know, the kind of person who says what is on his mind without thinking how it will affect the other person. That’s a damn good quality in a person because no matter what, you know for a fact you are going to get an honest answer/opinion. Now let’s look at it from another angle. This same quality can be quite off putting in a social situation where at times you have to bite your tongue and say what someone else wants to hear. Again, to me – this is both the best and worst quality of that person.

 

Posted on February 11, 2014

Thoughts

Knowing Too Much Is Toxic

Knowledge that you can’t put into use to do good for yourself or others is pointless. Web is such a giant tangled mix of info and most of us are getting sucked into it. We read and read and read without getting any real life implications out of it.

Example:

Productivity articles: There are so many out there that most people are reading which in itself would be considered being unproductive. Instead of reading articles on productivity, you could actually do something, like, you know, be productive.

Start-Ups: So many articles on what to do and what not to do when building a start-up. If you want to follow someone else’s path through out, why even try and start your own company? Might as well work for someone else.

Social Media: You know it. I know it. The key to social media is engaging. But we still keep reading the revised version of the same thing over and over again.

There are plenty of examples out there. But really, what are we doing with this knowledge. Is it helping us or hurting us?

 

Posted on February 10, 2014

Business, Thoughts

The Worst Thing You Could Do To Yourself (in business or relationship)…

is be comfortable.

Being comfortable is just a way of saying we are certain of something while living in a world of uncertainty. Don’t lie to yourself.

When things aren’t going great, push hard. When things are going great, push harder.

 

 

Posted on February 9, 2014

Thoughts

Achieving Goals

Goals should motivate us. Having goals means we have motivation to do something. However, many of us focus so much on what we are doing to achieve that goal, it impacts us negatively. We think about things we are giving up, all the work we are putting in, etc. But, if we focus only on the goal itself and not the path we are taking to achieve that goal, it will be a lot easier.

Learn to look at the end of the tunnel where the light is shining and not the dark path you are taking to get to that light.

Stay positive. You’ll get there.

 

Posted on May 22, 2012

Thoughts

Entrepreneurs Should Be Dream Killers

If a dream stays a dream it’s nothing more than a dream. A dream should be a reality no matter how hard and impossible it sounds (depending on how logical your dream really is. If you want to grow cash on trees, that might stay a dream). In order to make it a reality, you need to

  1. Dream.
  2. Kill the dream by acting on it.
  3. Make it a reality.

Simple as that. Be a dreamer first, then a dream slayer.

Posted on May 21, 2012

Thoughts

Being a Nobody Is The Best Opportunity In Itself to Be Somebody

When you are a nobody

  1. no one expects much out of you.
  2. you are under the radar.
  3. your mistakes go unnoticed.
  4. no one expects you to prove yourself.
  5. you don’t have to worry about your reputation

Basically, you can keep making mistakes until you get it right. Being able to make mistakes without having to worry about consequences sounds pretty damn good, doesn’t it?