What kind of change are you looking for?

What kind of change are you looking for?

There are times in one’s life when they think something’s not working out, in whatever phase of life, or are probably stuck with something that isn’t allowing them to grow.

At such times, does the point of change come up, when you have to ask yourself what kind of change are you looking for?

To add to that, even though it is about taking a decision and moving forward in that direction, the process is still difficult – because it requires patience and efforts to actually change and to get on a better path that will improve your life.

During these moments in life, you have to ask yourself these two questions – what kind of change are you looking for and is it the kind of change that you’re willing to accept?

The answer’s always within you!

There’s always a way!

There’s always a way!

What’s on your mind?

Do you want a change physically, mentally or emotionally?
Do you want to change your path?
Do you want to change your circle?
Do you want to pursue your dreams?

Find A Way.

There’s always a way, even when you think that all the doors are closed around you. There’s always a way – you just have to find it.

Know what you are looking for – do you really want it – if yes, a way shall definitely appear. You have to be vigilant enough to grab that opportunity when it arises.

However, don’t stop – don’t compromise – that’s not the answer. Keep going, keep hunting for the path – you’ll find your way!

#FindAWay

What’s the most important thing in life?

What’s the most important thing in life?

The most important thing in your life is to be yourself.

Being yourself keeps you authentic, keeps you self-aware about who you are and what do you want, and more importantly, keeps you happy.

Through the platform of Social Media, people are creating a different image of themselves, flossing, flaunting just to impress others, and to create that social image.

In reality, being miserable because they don’t know who they are anymore.

Being yourself keeps you sane, keeps you real and keeps you trustful.

You are unique in your own way, your characteristics are your strengths and they define who you are – instead of faking emotions in the virtual or the real world, face who you are and be proud of who you are.

#BeYourself

It’s not in your control!

It’s not in your control!

There are two situations in our lives, one where things are in our control and the other where they aren’t.

The problem arises when we start overthinking about those things that aren’t in our control and worry about their effect on our lives.

We overthink, we worry, we try to prepare for events beforehand and yet all of it is in vain – why – because it’s not in our control.

If we spend that time on ourselves, on our mindset, on our thoughts, on our actions, on our behaviour – the things which are in our control – we’d be better off because we are now in control, not letting the external factors affect us at all, no matter their consequences on us.

One change in our thought process and it can do wonders for us! #StopWorrying #StopOverthinking

The journey or the destination?

The journey or the destination?

When you focus on the road ahead, the journey always seems longer than usual. Your mind is filled with doubts and you tend to question your steps.

On the other hand, when you focus on how far you’ve come from before, it fills you with positivity and optimism, you see it as a stepping stone.

That’s what the life’s journey is about – you always go forward – you want to rise higher than before – be better than before – and it’s a step by step process.

Everytime you tend to realize how far you’ve come, but when you think of the future and how unpredictable it is, it makes you anxious though.

“Always focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go.”

What do I mean by ‘Becoming a better version of yourself’?

What do I mean by ‘Becoming a better version of yourself’?

To become a better version of yourself means you have to grow/ you have to level up – and, for that to happen, you need to change / you need to learn / you need to have a growth mindset.

If you think you know it all, if you think you don’t have to learn anything anymore, if you have a fixed mindset, then how do you think you’re going to reach the next level of your life.

The concept is simple, the process is everlasting, however, you come out of it as a better person everytime!

Quite honestly, that should be the daily goal and we’re setting that for ourselves, not for anyone else, because only we are going to benefit from that mentality. #ActOnIt

Ruler of Your Destiny!

Ruler of Your Destiny!

You are the ruler of your destiny – you get to decide when do you want to start your journey, or if you’d like to change your paths and begin the journey for another dream.

Goals change, dreams change, people change.

What if you were doing something for a long time and suddenly you decide that your interests lie elsewhere.

Does the “society” stop you from doing that?

There’s no age limits as to when one should start, when one can change their plans, when one can start planning a new dream and focusing on that.

As C. S. Lewis has said, “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”.

Whatever makes you happy, you do that – doesn’t matter how young or old you are – there are no society benchmarks to conquer.

Why is failure looked down upon by the Society?

Why is failure looked down upon by the Society?

Why is failure looked down upon by the “society”?

Failure makes us who we are – it makes us grow and improve as a better version of yourself – it makes us learn from our mistakes – it upgrades us to a new level.

Without failure, we wouldn’t grow to a higher level – we wouldn’t feel accomplished if we hadn’t failed in the first place.

That’s the beauty of failure – a few people get to experience it – but without it, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Then, why is it looked down upon – it shouldn’t be – we should we proud to have experienced it – because it was necessary to overcome it to become who we are.

#FailureIsPartOfSuccess

Daily Inspiration from the Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Review)

Daily Inspiration from the Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Review)

Book In Focus : Daily Inspiration from the Monk who sold his Ferrari

Author : Robin Sharma

Irrespective of having read ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ or not, this book is a deep dive into the important lessons shared in that one – divided into tiny bits of inspirational material, one per day, in its entirety covering 365 days of the year.

This is one of those picks which aren’t supposed to be read altogether, but, one per day, depending on what date it is.

Why should you read the current day’s bit and not the ones before or after? Well, you should focus on the day you’re living, be in the present and not focus on the past or the future.

Coming back to the book, reading it everyday and also, at the same time, sharing it with others was a blessing in disguise, because the daily bits focused on such important elements of life – that it made it that much more valuable having focused on one bit – learning it, understanding it, implementing it – and then, focusing on the next bit on the next day.

That is how I’d summarize this book, it’s a good read, one that goes on for an entire year, and can also be repeated every other year too – because why not, those lessons have importance in our lives on a day-to-day.

This is also a perfect time to pick up this book, with 1st Jan coming along and you could then read it exactly for a year, start to end.

#RTHRecommends

Pondering over the Past

Pondering over the Past

1 Day
24 Hours
1440 minutes

Imagine how much of this time is spent by you thinking about the past.

About your past decisions, about the steps taken, how you would’ve done something differently.

Its so easy to think about all of this – it’s easy because you can only waste your time thinking about it, you cannot change anything.

That wasted time is taking time out of your present, and that pondering over isn’t letting you decide your present and your future.

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

What’s gone is gone, let’s focus on today, let’s focus on making tomorrow better, let’s focus on making the changes that we can make today that will form our future and also be grateful for every decision previously taken, that has brought us to where we are today.

What do you feel passionate about?

What do you feel passionate about?

What makes you happy?

What do you feel passionate about?

What is it that you’re willing to do that makes you feel satisfied?

If you can answer that, you should definitely do that.

We’re here to live one life. Why not make it worthwhile?

Why settle down for something we don’t like or why struggle?

Sure, the other path might be difficult, may have obstacles but wouldn’t the journey be amazing – because it is what you love? Wouldn’t you be happy every single moment, every single day?

You have a choice.

It’s up to you.

Do more of what makes you happy.

Everything requires Practice!

Everything requires Practice!

I legit sucked at writing anything. My marks in school clearly defined that. Whether it came to writing a formal letter to our School Principal or caption writing for the clients, it was difficult to cope with, every time.

However, when I knew what to write, along with a lot of practice and mistakes, you can improve at anything and I improved at this.

After 250+ blog posts, various articles and ‘n’ number of posts created on my various profiles, I’ve finally overcome it.

Next on my list is to overcome my fear of looking at the camera lens and speaking!

All you require is a bit of confidence, practice and not to look at others and get worried with what they are doing! Also, remember that they started way before you did.

Is there anything that’s on your mind?

The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

Education is limited, and knowledge is limitless!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

To keep evolving,

to learn new things,

to expand your current knowledge base,

to develop in different unknown sectors,

Reading is the answer.

Books/ Case Studies/ Articles/ Blogs all come under reading, wherever you get to learn something valuable.

From all the advantages of reading, here are a few that I’ve noticed:
1. Increases concentration and productivity
2. Enhances creativity
3. Changes your perspective
4. Learning new things (that’s obvious though)
5. Developing your knowledge base

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

#ThePowerOfReading

It always seems impossible to others!

It always seems impossible to others!

Whether you have a vision for the future, or you have set a massive goal for yourself, or you’re doing anything out of the ordinary – it always seems a bit difficult at first, in your head.

But, do you know that it always seems impossible in other people’s minds – very rarely would you get a supportive opinion, in situations like these.

Usually, its statements like, “it’s not possible at all” or “why are you wasting your time on this?”

As Nelson Mandela clearly states, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

It’s only when the job is done, when the mission is accomplished, does it seem possible to others.

Always remember that you need to have that will-power, that mindset, that hunger within you to get it done – you cannot expect it from others.

You do you!

Believer by Imagine Dragons – What Songs Taught Us #12

Believer by Imagine Dragons – What Songs Taught Us #12

• What Songs Taught Us #12 – Believer •

Song In Focus : Believer
Artist : Imagine Dragons

Listening to the song makes you think that someone is sharing their story through the song, which may be true, but it definitely has a deeper meaning to it.

It portrays the pain in every person’s life and the experiences that one gets to learn from those pains.

Every experience makes you look at things differently, changes you a little, and at the same time, makes you better than before.

This doesn’t mean one should look for more pains in their lives, but it means that instead of looking at the negative aspects in those situations, look at the positive too – when if you wouldn’t have experienced that, you wouldn’t have learnt something at all.

Give it a listen and see whether you can relate to this lesson or not! #WhatSongsTaughtUs

4 Years of Zazz

4 Years of Zazz

• Zazz Turns 4 •

The journey started on Dec 1, 2015, when Zazz Media began – a modern communications agency focused on building brands on social media

Over the years, with every client, we experimented, we learned, we developed, we levelled up – all thanks to them and their support and those relationships evolved over the years too.

Simultaneously, for me, my ambition grew from there and I realized my dreams are bigger than I realized.

The idea behind Zazzpreneurs, What’s the Zazz and others originated in 2016 and the ambition revolved around building the Zazz empire and ultimately, getting the word ‘Zazz’ added to the dictionary.

Until the 3rd year, my actions didn’t quite match up to my ambitions, I decided to act on it – the journey is long and the process is difficult, yet enjoyable.

We’re definitely further along than before, with Zazzpreneurs, Live the Zazz Life, What’s the Zazz, Travel the Zazz Way, It’s got the Zazz Vibe – along with Zazz Media.

Year 4 is up, going to be doing this until I add a 0 at the end of it! ❤️

Understanding the importance of Mindset

Understanding the importance of Mindset

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

Mindset is Everything.
Whether it’s your routine, or your work, or your personal life, or your goals, your dreams, everything revolves around your mindset.

You need to have the right kind of mindset to move forward in life, to set the right rhythm amongst all the phases of your life, to be happy/ satisfied.

That process starts from your thoughts. Your thoughts define everything in your life.

What you think, how you think, why you think – its all important – it sets the baseline – it defines your actions and your executions.

Ultimately, you become what you think.

Which is why it’s said that you need to have control of your mind, control of your thoughts, control of that thought structure – Mindset is the most important thing in your life.

Dreams – have you forgotten yours?

Dreams – have you forgotten yours?

All of us have dreams, some achieve them, some are in the process of achieving it and some forget about them!

Let’s discuss those who have forgotten their dreams and let’s question the why.

Why have some of those people forgotten their dreams?

Why have they just let it go?

Did they try and fail and then let it go? – That scenario isn’t bad, it’s good on the contrary – that you tried.

If you just let it go – was it because
• you weren’t confident with yourself
• you didn’t get enough support
• people would have judged you had you failed
• parental pressure of getting into something else

Yes, there are situations, there are circumstances that one may not avoid – sometimes one is forced – but those who persist, and fight for their dreams, feel more satisfied than if they hadn’t.

All dreams are achievable.

Even if the end goal isn’t achieved for some reason, the process is just as beautiful. Plus you’re happy with no regrets – that you tried – you followed your dreams.

Then why wouldn’t you?

Our imperfections make us who we are!

Our imperfections make us who we are!

“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

Everyone’s chasing to be perfect, without realizing that perfect doesn’t exist.

What makes us, humans, different from each other, and at the same time, makes us unique, are our imperfections!

Those imperfections that make us” different” or “weird” is actually our strength – then why should we change it.

It makes us unique in our own way.

Love them! Cherish them! Flaunt them!

Know thy imperfections – because those make you perfect in your own way! ❤️
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#LiveTheZazzLife

How does hate help anyone?

How does hate help anyone?

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

How does hate help anyone? How does anyone benefit from hate?

Spewing hatred towards someone only fills your own mind with negativity, not anyone else’s.

Your hate doesn’t bring the other person down, but yourself! And why would you put yourself in that position?

What’s the other option?

To love all, no matter what! Spread Love whenever, wherever!

For you, for your mind, you do the right thing – be kind, be grateful, have empathy towards the other person and spread love – you’re putting your mind in a position where nothing else should affect you!

#LiveTheZazzLife

Focus on the Positive

Focus on the Positive

In every situation, you have two options – focus on the positive or focus on the negative.

Most of the times, we look at the downside – this shouldn’t have happened with me/ why did this happen / am I the only one / what more can I do/ why am I not getting anything

This leads to unhappiness, self-doubt, fixed mindset, negative thoughts, negative actions.

How can you be happy then? How can you have more? How can you grow?
There’s only one answer.

• Focus on the Positive •

You can learn to always see the good in situations, in people. You can cherish that you get the opportunity to do anything in the first place. You can be grateful for the things you have. You can be happy with everything that life has given you.

You have the power to do all this.

Focusing on the positive allows you to do this.

It breathes a new life into you, a new mindset, fresher thoughts, positive actions, a new you.

Why wouldn’t anyone want that?
The choice is yours.

#FocusOnThePositive

Changing your Attitude

Changing your Attitude

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

Once people understand this, then they can make wonders happen for themselves!

What you think is what you become!

Your attitude towards yourself, your work, your goals, your relationships define your present and your future.

If your present is not what you want, you have the opportunity to make your future better! How? By changing yourself – by changing your attitude towards everything – by changing your perspective!

It takes time – it needs practice – you make mistakes – but that’s the process with everything, isn’t it?

So not why take the matter into your own hands and write your own future?

#LiveTheZazzLife

Levelling up to a new perspective!

Levelling up to a new perspective!

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

What does that mean?

Well, for one, when you grow and when you keep bettering yourself, you also grow a new perspective to everything.

You start looking at things differently, you have a different viewpoint to everything than you did before.

However, it happens when you keep upgrading to a better version of yourself.

That also comes from a growth mindset.

You constantly want to level up, be a better person than before, do things better than before.

In due process, you are evolving and every day, every month and every year of your life is different than before.

If you don’t find that change, then most probably, you are standing in the same place you already were, in the same level of your life, and possibly, without any growth. That’s the fixed mentality, where you’re afraid to move on and want to be where you are forever.

Switching off and on the features of your life!

Switching off and on the features of your life!

Its time to switch on and switch off some of your life features too, daily.

Always be Kind to everyone around you, everyone. Kindness wins in the long-term.

Have empathy towards others. You don’t know what’s going on in their lives – you have no idea why they are doing what they are doing, you have no idea why they are saying what they are saying. There’s always another perspective.

Judging others never helps anyone and always wastes your time too. It’s time to grow up, stay in your lane and focus on yourself. Live and let live.

Most importantly, be grateful for everything that you have. Gratitude even for the smallest thing makes you realize it’s importance!

Switching on and off a few features of your life makes such a huge difference – you’ll be glad now and in the future that you made these changes!

5 Things to Give Up for a Positive Mindset

5 Things to Give Up for a Positive Mindset

While there are positive enforcements to add to your day-to-day, there are also negative enforcements which empower our daily lives and push our mind towards more negative thoughts and thus, a negative mindset.

Working on them and ultimately getting rid of them is the ultimate solution for the healthy mindset you need.

Here are top 5 Things to Give Up, which will definitely make a change in your life –

  • Complaining

– We often complain about the tiniest of things, thus having a problem if it’s not how you wanted instead of being grateful that you have that or you get to do that, even if its not what you imagined.
– Complaining overpowers most of our day and we end up complaining about most things we have or do rather than seeing the good in anything and everything.

  • Negative Self-Talk

– We often let others make our decisions and influence our thoughts, which unfortunately ends with their voice becoming our inner voice.
– Which ultimately leads to you doubting yourself, thinking you are not capable of something, or you cannot accomplish something you want.
– Unkind thoughts towards yourself lead the day, which inturn leads to negative actions/ results.

  • Living In The Past

– Pondering over our past actions, thinking we should have done something differently or a decision taken differently creates problems in the present and the future.
– The past cannot be changed, or altered, you have to live with every decision you make, with the path you take and live with it and not let it falter your future.

  • Over-Thinking

– One of the biggest things to start handling and ultimately giving up is over-thinking.
– Over-Thinking about what to do, how to go about anything, thinking about things not in our control – all of it creates problems in our mindset, on a micro and macro level.

  • Listening to People’s Opinions

– For everything you do, either before or after, everyone around you has an “opinion” to share.
– Usually, most of these opinions don’t matter nor are they constructive. They only hinder our growth and our decision-making.
– Listening to People’s opinions should be a priority when it comes to giving up things for a positive and a healthy mindset.

None of them can be accomplished in a day, and even when you are aware, it takes time to make it a part of your lifestyle. Practice, practice and practice is the answer – work on them one by one and let the change happen.

Main Aisa Kyun Hoon (Lakshya) – What Songs Taught Us #11

Main Aisa Kyun Hoon (Lakshya) – What Songs Taught Us #11

• What Songs Taught Us #11 – Main Aisa Kyun Hoon •


Song In Focus : Main Aisa Kyun Hoon
Film : Lakshya

Most of us, in our daily lives, are asked what’s next, what’s the next step, what decision have you taken for the future!

Some hurriedly take a decision, some leave it up to others!

And then, there are some who don’t have an answer. They ask themselves, why are they like this? Why don’t they know what to do? Is something wrong with them? These are the questions they surround themselves with!

No one tells them its okay to not have the next step ready, it’s okay to take your time, it’s okay to not know everything right now!

You can be patient, maybe experiment with different things, become self aware of who you want to be, not to hurry with your future or even if you decide on something, it’s okay to change and decide something else later on!

People don’t say this stuff, may be even the song doesn’t convey this directly, but we would like to, through this post!

Are you able to relate with this?
#WhatSongsTaughtUs

“Circumstances didn’t allow me to…”

“Circumstances didn’t allow me to…”

“I wanted to, but the circumstances didn’t allow me to…”

Isn’t it easier to blame everything on circumstances?

We all do it.

It’s more difficult to not let exterior events or actions hinder our progress and not let it stop from achieving what we set out to do.

The opposite is easier.

Well, the tough minds who do achieve, never blame anything or never even think of it.

Once they have the target in mind, they’ll achieve it or try achieving it, no matter what!

The mindset is important – if you want to do, then do and not let anything stop you.

What do you want to do?

You decide your Destiny!

You decide your Destiny!

Your actions in the present decide your future.

What you decide now is what you will become in the future.

Every decision matters.

It’s not about succeeding in every decision you take, but being satisfied with your decisions because they will form your future.

What you want to be or what you don’t want to be is up to you – you decide that!

No one else has that power, even if you think otherwise!

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#LiveTheZazzLife

Rocky – What Movies Taught Us #6

Rocky – What Movies Taught Us #6

• What Movies Taught Us #6 – Rocky •Movie In Focus : Rocky
Starring Sylvester Stallone

Most of us have seen Rocky or at least, heard about the movie or the character… So without going into the specifics of the storyline, here are a few things to focus on –

  • You need to have a definite goal in mind.

Only when you have a ‘definite’ goal to focus on, then you know it’s process and the way to accomplish it. Without a set target, the efforts would be in vain!

  • With the goal in mind, and the mindset needed, you need to put in the work daily.

Hard-work, efforts and daily practice, the three factors needed to achieve anything you want.

  • Any and all dreams are achievable

There’s no goal that isn’t achievable and that cannot be set as your target – or so others might say. However, if it’s on your mind, then you should pursue or try pursuing it, no matter what – that’s the beauty of a dream.

#WhatMoviesTaughtUs

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it’s worth remembering.” – Arnold H. Glasow

Forget the past – forget the past mistakes – forget the past decisions if you aren’t where you want to be – learn from it though.

More importantly, Live in the present.

Make everything about today.

Conquer today.

Today matters!

Make it a day worth remembering that tomorrow you write a story about it.

It can happen – it’s up to you – your choices define your today and your tomorrow.

//QOTD – Was today worth remembering for you?

Change can happen Now

Change can happen Now

Change is the only constant in life.

Change can happen anytime you want it to happen.

Change can happen Now.

The question is, are you willing to change?

Introducing change in your life first requires you to admit that you need that change. Acceptance is a must.

Then, to implement it as a part of your lifestyle, you cannot say, I’ve changed today. The right answer is The path towards change starts today, the process is long, but I’ll keep at it and make sure the outcome is different from what it currently is.

What needs to be changed?

That is up to you to decide. Ponder over your life, where are you lacking, what needs to be different, what is it that you are not able to get, focus on that.

#ChangeCanHappenNow

• In collaboration with Live the Zazz Life – http://www.instagram.com/livethezazzlife

Yes Man – What Movies Taught Us #5

Yes Man – What Movies Taught Us #5

• What Movies Taught Us #5 – Yes Man •

Movie In Focus: Yes Man
Starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

The movie revolves around the concept of saying “yes” to everything – whatever comes along the way, you have to say ‘yes’ to it.

What happens if you say ‘yes’? Well, in most of the circumstances, you’d have been in your comfort zone and would have missed out on the opportunities.

Secondly, it opens doors to various other avenues you might have not thought of, with every yes, you will learn something new, you will grow, you will unlock chapters of your life which wouldn’t have been even written in the first place.

The movie conveys saying yes to everything along your way, which won’t be entirely possible, but why not try saying yes to most of the opportunities instead of doubting ourselves whether we would be capable of it or not, or whether it would take time of our day. You never know what path you walk on and what you discover.

If you haven’t given this flick a try, watch it, get inspired and try something new today.

#WhatMoviesTaughtUs

Stroke of Luck

Stroke of Luck

All of us have our journeys, our goals, our path on which we are currently walking! There’s something on our minds that we want to achieve – either an accomplishment of a task or checking off a goal.

Although, when things don’t work out, we are disappointed, we are in deep thoughts of the reasons why it didn’t work out, we ponder over our decisions and if we could do it all over again!

However, what if life had other plans for us? What if that path wasn’t the right one for you? What if things not working out was a stroke of luck?

That is what Dalai Lama said, “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Of course, you can’t sit around and think of the ‘What Ifs’, but you can have a positive perspective over life that maybe things didn’t work out for the right reasons and maybe you need to walk another path to reach where you want to be.

To clarify, you might know your true calling but the path you thought was right may not have been the right one, which is why things didn’t work out the way you expected them to; and now it’s time to revisit that and think how you could do it differently!

#FoodForThought

What Songs Taught Us #9 – Sick Boy

What Songs Taught Us #9 – Sick Boy

• What Songs Taught Us #9 – Sick Boy •

Song In Focus : Sick Boy
Artist : The Chainsmokers

According to the artists, “Sick Boy” is a reflection of their generation and the struggles with finding identity on social media.

Drew said: “This song is kind about discovering your self-identity while living in a world where everyone posts everything they do and projects kind of a curated reality on Instagram. And that’s how we interact with one another.”

A lot of people front themselves on social media, and are living two identities, the real one and the virtual one. To garner followers and likes, they’ll portray any image they want to and post whatever gets them that engagement.

The wise thing is to beware of the fake ones and not be influenced by what they say. There are some authentic ones too, so it’s not all bad!

However, be self-aware and do what you’d like to, or want to, and not be influenced by someone else and form your own identity, at the end.

Don’t doubt yourself, and don’t anticipate people’s opinions on the actions you haven’t taken yet.

#WhatSongsTaughtUs

Perspective on Happiness and Unhappiness

Perspective on Happiness and Unhappiness

Your happiness or your unhappiness depends on your perspective!

“You can be happy or you can be unhappy. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney

You could have everything you need, but because of your chase towards your wants, you could be unhappy!

Another person having just one or two of the life essentials is beyond happy, because he didn’t have it before.

This is also where gratitude comes in! When you’re grateful for what you have, you can then enjoy and cherish that and be happy about it.

Human beings have been trained to want stuff, more and more stuff, and only after achieving something do you get the happiness out of it – that’s the way we have been looking at things.

How about we change that?
Be grateful to everything we have and more, be happy with every tiny thing that you get to enjoy, that you get to be a part of and when that perspective changes, enjoy that happiness too!

Think about it, try it and see the results! ❤️

#PerspectiveMatters

Give to Ask, Don’t Give to Take!

Give to Ask, Don’t Give to Take!

People have a lot of expectations from others…

And, for everything you want in your life, there’s some expectation from someone for something.

“I did something for you and now I expect you to do something for me in return”

The problem with expectations is that, you give to take, not to just give and that’s it. When the former happens, everything is a transaction for you and there’s no action without a consequence for you!

But, expectations are the worst!

Irrespective of the transactional mindset already being a problem, others might not think what you think and they don’t expect to do something just because… (various reasons added here).

And, now you, who was expecting something, feel let down, because in your mind, you “expected” them to do your task and now you don’t see eye-to-eye with that person.

Expectations are horrible and shouldn’t be on your mind in the first place! You’d be much more peaceful and calm without them. Be 100% accountable for your actions and ASK when there’s something you want.

What Songs Taught Us #8 – Fikar Not

What Songs Taught Us #8 – Fikar Not

• What Songs Taught Us #8 – Fikar Not •


Song In Focus : Fikar Not
Film : Chhichhore

A beautiful, enthusiastic and soothing song about Life.

Life is short, then why do we keep worrying about the tiniest of things, why do we stress about the unnecessary stuff in our life?

This stress, this worrying has a negative impact mentally, and as the song says, you’ll die even before dying because of it.

So…

Enjoy your life!
Enjoy your present!

Stop over thinking!
Stop stressing about the things that aren’t in your control!

Eat, drink and live, enjoy life because life’s short! ❤️

#WhatSongsTaughtUs

Spread Love!

Spread Love!

“Spread Love everywhere you go” – Mother Teresa

There’s a lot of negativity in this world, especially with the access of social media platforms in the palm of people’s hands.

People hate each other, they want to feel superior than others, their ego doesn’t let them grow with others. The entitlement is enormous to create a rift with the close ones. With the internet, people now have the power to spread negativity in a matter of seconds – one hate comment here, one death threat there, there’s no healthy discussions in most places.

People aren’t kind to each other. When were you last walking and someone smiled at you or waved you a Good Morning? People all, but care about themselves. All busy, chasing something.

The ratio of people with the light, with the change is less at the moment, but we can change that one person at a time.

Be the light!

Spread kindness!

Smile!

Spread love!

Show gratitude!

The World needs more of that!

The World will become a better place because of that!

People will feel more happier because of that!

Change starts with You and it spreads! Even if not, you’d still make a difference and you’ll notice it.

Spread love everywhere you go! ❤️

Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself

With every step you take,
With every decision you make,
Make sure you trust yourself,
With the process.

//You are living your life, where you cannot rely on anyone else’s opinions and decisions, you need to trust yourself to make the right call for yourself.

After all, you have to live with that decision forever! So why not have faith in yourself that “I can make my own choices”.

//When you trust yourself, trust the process, trust the decisions you make, for your present and future, there’s hardly any room for regrets.

You live a happy and satisfied life, knowing that you did everything you wanted to.

#TrustYourself

What’s Right for You

What’s Right for You

Nothing is permanent and change is the only constant in life!

Your life is yours and it’s trajectory is based on the decisions you take – you’re 100% accountable.

All the rules are made up by people who have lived before you! Whether it’s about your life, your work, your relationships, your dreams – there’s no one norm around it – people did what they thought was right for them.

Others just followed them blindly!

You can change it according to what’s right for you, for your life!

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people, and you can change it.” – Steve Jobs

6 Things to Do when you wake up in the morning

6 Things to Do when you wake up in the morning


Your mornings set up how your day will turn out to be, and your morning rituals decide how your morning will turn out to be.

If you have a cranky start to your day, the entire day’s mood will be the same. Have a positive start to your day and the entire day’s mood will be positive.

How?
These six morning rituals will help you kickstart the day the right way – they take time to become a part of your daily routine – however, once they turn into habits, the results start appearing.

A. Stay away from your screen for the first 90 minutes

  • When you pick up your phone the first thing when you wake up, instead of enjoying the morning, instead of filling your mind with positive thoughts, instead of being grateful, you are filling it with unneeded information at the time.
  • Also, how important can any notification be, work is priority, but it starts after a specific time; and if it’s not work-related, then what’s the point of checking all the notifications at that moment.

B. Make your Bed

  • There are multiple reasons to making your bed first thing in the morning, one of them is accomplishing tasks. When you accomplish this micro task, you’ve set the mood to accomplish more of such micro tasks in the day and make the day a successful one.
  • The second reason is habits creation; when you do it on a daily basis – it quickly becomes a habit. It also allows you to instill such similar habits one-by-one in order to improve your lifestyle.

C. Be Grateful

  • The first thoughts of your day, when you wake up, should be positive. Think positive, have a positive approach to your day and more importantly, be grateful for everything you have and everything that you’re thankful for.
  • Gratitude fills you with positivity and happiness – you feel thankful for eveything that you get to do, that you get to be, that you have.
  • Every morning, be grateful for at least three things that are important to you and think about it for a while before you begin with your day.

D. Drink a Glass of Water

  • Once you’ve made your bed, and with gratitude on your mind, the next important thing is to have a glass of water in the morning.
  • It, of course, hydrates you after a good sleep, secondly, flushes out your body toxins and also gives your brain fuel for the day.
  • This goes without saying that you should keep hyrating yourself on a hourly basis and have sufficient amount of water over the day.

E. Go for a Run

  • This is a choice for people, whether to go in the morning or in the evening – but it’s crucial to have some exercise during the day.
  • Preferably, morning is recommended because it kickstarts your day like nothing else, you’re charged for the entire day and you’re pumped up for your next task of the day.
  • Also, it not only gives you a physical boost, but it has an impact mentally too, helps you to clear out your mind, your stress and helps you to think more clearly.

F. Plan out your Day

  • Usually, people do this task the day before, but if you like to keep everything on a day-to-day basis, then you should definitely plan out your day in the morning only.
  • Have a clear outlook of your day, what needs to be done and what needs to be prioritised and not do things on the go, because that definitely doesn’t work out long-term.

Every day of your life is important, and every day needs to be utilised at its best. In order to do so, the best way forward is to have a good morning routine and have a positive and fresh start to your day.

What Songs Taught Us #7 – Kal Ho Na Ho

What Songs Taught Us #7 – Kal Ho Na Ho

• What Songs Taught Us #7 – Kal Ho Na Ho •


Song: Kal Ho Na Ho
Artist: Sonu Nigam

With every breath we take, in every moment of our lives, there’s change.

Time is ticking!

Sometimes there’s light, sometimes there’s darkness – literally and metaphorically too.

So, every year, every month, every day, every hour, every minute, live life to the fullest because you don’t know whether there’s a tomorrow.

Live like today’s the last! ❤️

#WhatSongsTaughtUs

Unlimited Potential

Unlimited Potential

Everyone, every human being has unlimited potential.

Potential towards what?

That takes time to know, to understand – but it also comes from experimentations.

Experiment with your life, your decisions, know your strengths, find your calling, find your true potential in life.

That will lead to living your life, with happiness and with success.

#KnowYourPotential

Each Day to its Own!

Each Day to its Own!

“Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

Each day brings it’s set of gifts in one’s life – in the form of – learnings, mistakes, decisions, achievements, failures and more.

For each day is its own and it’s gifts make a better tomorrow, building a better version of ourself in the process.

It’s not wrong to look at each day as a new day, as a fresh start because it allows you to do different, be different and re-build if you want to – that’s a gift in its own way!

Happiness today, not tomorrow.

Happiness today, not tomorrow.

Happiness today, not tomorrow is the goal.

You need to be happy today.

Happiness is lived, not earned or achieved.

How do you do that?

• Being grateful for what you have,

• Loving what you do and,

• Loving the process more than the destination.

Three minor tweaks to your day-to-day life and you can start being happy today!

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Review)

The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Review)

• What Books Taught Us #4 – The Monk who sold his Ferrari •

Book In Focus : The Monk who sold his Ferrari
Author : Robin Sharma

Are you looking for change in your life?
Are you looking for Inspiration?
Are you looking forward to developing a different perspective to life?
Are you wanting to turn things around?

The Monk who sold his Ferrari – that’s the answer.

The book, as the title, suggests is a fable, that is surely going to change your life, once you read it.

Robin Sharma takes you on a journey, with every page you read and turn, there’s something new to learn, there’s something new to understand – a new perspective to life.

You might question yourself and your past; you might question the path you’re on; your mind will open to topics you’ve never thought of before. And, that’s the beauty of this book.

It’s a game-changer, literally! A new mindset, with a new perspective to life, a new beginning, a greater understanding of things within you and around you, this is what the book guarantees.

This sure can be the first book you pick up, in hopes of the change that you were looking forward to.

#TheMonkWhoSoldHisFerrari

Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Everything seems difficult until it’s done, and everything that seems impossible starts with a single step!

A few baby steps towards what you want to, long enough for it to develop into a habit and ultimately a part of your lifestyle!

You try, you fail, you try again – that’s how the process is, for whatever you want to do. Baby Steps!

You cannot target to be the best on Day 1, but you can take the steps towards it, so the goal achievable by, say Day 50 or Day 500.

Start small, think big! #BabySteps

What Songs Taught Us #6 – Wake Me Up

What Songs Taught Us #6 – Wake Me Up

• What Songs Taught Us #6 – Wake Me Up •

Song In Focus : Wake Me Up
Artist : Avicii

The song, Wake Me Up, an Avicii classic is a beautiful rendition of a young, inexperienced soul wanting to live a happy life, wanting to just start, wanting to experience the journey, not caring about how the journey will end.

The young soul was living his dreams, not knowing he was lost, as told by the people around him, who persisted to take the safe path, to do safe things and not wander around.

People around him say that he is inexperienced, that there is a difference between life and dreams, that life will pass him by, filled with regrets of not settling down.

And the young, inexperienced soul wanting to live his dreams is fine by it, he is ready to take the chance, because in the end, he’s happy with the decisions he’s taking, and he wants to experience the life as is.

#WhatSongsTaughtUs

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (Review)

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (Review)

Phil Knight is not just one of the best entrepreneurs out there, but a brilliant storyteller too.

He takes you on a journey, his journey, full of ups and downs, into making what Nike is today.

His storytelling is so apt and vivid, that you feel you’re on this journey with him. You’re able to imagine when he paints the picture, you want to know what his next step is going to be, how is he going to solve the next problem. You’re just holding onto the book and want to read page after page.

Every great journey starts with a Crazy Idea, and Phil Knight shares everything, right from the inception to the making to its problems and it’s growth. Nike is a brand everyone is fascinated with, everyone wants to own a piece of it, however, very few people know the story behind it and how interesting it is.

This is a business book which every current and future entrepreneur should read, it paints you the real picture of entrepreneurship, what it takes to build a business, how persistent you need to be, how calm you need to be during the gravest of problems, and how important a team around you is.

Everyone sees a brand what they are today, everyone sees what Nike is today, but we hardly realize the years it took to be what it is, the hardships the company faced, the innovations it did, some successful and some not, the learnings you get from that – this is a picture of real entrepreneurship.

Phil Knight, you’re a genius.

#RTHRecommends

5 Major Things that negatively affect our Mindset

5 Major Things that negatively affect our Mindset

To achieve your goals – the macro goal – the skills, the talent and the execution come second.

Mindset is the most necessary element in the process – you accomplish that, and you’re on track to win the game.

However, there are 5 major things that negatively affect our mindset –

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Mindset – that’s the answer.
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//• Like || Share || Tag • Spread Positivity and @livethezazzlife

Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud!

Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud!

Either through an act of kindness, a gesture or a few kind words, or be a shoulder to someone…
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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud!

Try it!

It’ll make your day and how – start with one person and then two and it eventually becomes a habit and makes you a different person altogether!
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An abundance of everything.

An abundance of everything.

There can be an abundance of everything in your life, only if you allow it to be.

You control everything, you have the power to accept or deny, no one else has the control of the strings, but you.

Decide the kind of abundance you need, and focus on that. Make it your primary thought, think about it, attract it, let it manifest, but more importantly, work towards it – that’s the key.

Without working for it, practising it, sweating for it, how can anyone reap the benefits of it…

It? It can be anything whatever you seek.

#Abundance

The Secret by Rhonda Bryne (Review)

The Secret by Rhonda Bryne (Review)

• What Books Taught Us #3 •

Book In Focus : The Secret
Author : Rhonda Bryne

The Secret is an easy-to-read book on the Law of Attraction, what is it, how do you use it, what kind of affect does it have on your life, happiness, success, work, relationships and more, with real-life examples.

You could try to use it in the tiniest of things and believe it for yourself and then use it to achieve what you want to.

If the book had to be summed up in a few words, especially to a non-believer, it should be done in this way…

According to science and statistics, a human being has approximately 50,000 to 80,000 thoughts in a day, imagine that!

Now what do you think during this time has an impact on your actions, on what you speak, on how you react.

Positive Thoughts – Positive Actions – Positive Results, it’s as simple as that.

Of course, this is just a one-liner summary of the entire book, and there’s a lot more to uncover when you read the book, but this book is an eye-opener and should be in your books to read in your lifetime.

#WhatBooksTaughtUs

What Movies Taught Us #4 – Lakshya

What Movies Taught Us #4 – Lakshya

• What Movies Taught Us #4 •

Movie In Focus : Lakshya

As the movie tag line says, it took him 24 years and 18000 feet to find himself.

It takes time to figure out what your ‘lakshya’ in life is, and you simply can’t rush out the process.

One, everyone has a different approach, a different process of discovering their path in life, and it requires persistence to go through it.

But when you do find one, you feel the need to walk down that path, feel your love for it, achieve it – that’s passion, and when you have one, you cannot do anything else, simply because you love the process.

Patience and persistence is the key to discovering your life purpose.

//Have you found your lakshya in life?

Invest in Yourself

Invest in Yourself

• Invest in Yourself •

The best investment you can make is on yourself!

When you decide to build yourself, increase your knowledge, upgrade your mindset, take accountability of your actions, all of this upgrades you to a higher level of yourself.

And, this is the only investment with a 100% ROI.

Read books/ Listen to Podcasts/ Watch Educational Videos/ Network around/ Build connections – all of these can only make a better version of yourself.

It takes time – it takes time for these changes to result into positive actions – but the key is to keep at it, and never stop! ❤️

#100DaysOfSweat – Mission Complete

#100DaysOfSweat – Mission Complete

Day 100 of #100DaysOfSweat – ✅
#MissionComplete


From not exercising from 2016 to 2018, to now not missing a day of exercise since the last 100 days, it’s been a roller-coaster! 🤪

There were times when I was physically feeling low, or health wise, or I was travelling, but nothing could stop that persistence of going again the next day!

These 100 days have taught me so much and have had such a positive impact on me – physically obviously, but mentally and spiritually too!

And, of course, completing 100 Days is no way an end, but just the beginning of a beautiful journey and I now hope to carry on as much as I can.

I know this, the moment I feel I’m not doing enough, another 100 days will start yet again! Although, I do feel, unless absolutely necessary, I’ll try my best to go on, every day, as much as possible!

I’d also like to add that this is the best start anyone can have – just start, forget new year resolutions, start now, have a target and don’t stop! ❤️

Accountability Matters!

Accountability Matters!

“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” – Roy T. Bennett

It’s always easy to complain, blame someone or something else for any situation that hasn’t gone your way, it’s always easy to make an excuse – so the blame doesn’t come onto you.

However, that is for someone who hasn’t grown up yet, who isn’t mature yet, who still has a lot to learn.

Maturity is when you’re 100% accountable of your actions, when everything you do or say is 100% on you, no matter if it goes in your favour or not, there’s just no blaming others.

That’s the change you make, that’s the mature choice! When you’re accountable, you know you have matured.

What Songs Taught Us #5 – Wake Up Sid

What Songs Taught Us #5 – Wake Up Sid

• What Songs Taught Us #5 •

Song In Focus : Wake Up Sid
Film : Wake Up Sid

The title song of the movie Wake Up Sid is a song for all of us, it’s such a positive pumped-up song which not only is motivating for the lead character in the movie, but for us too.

It’s time to wake up and do! Let your present be better than your yesterday! You’ve got one life so why not make the most out of it, cry or laugh but fill it with colours.

Let everyone around you talk, opiate and judge, but you do what you want to do. What you feel is right, for you.

Decide where you want to go, decide what you want to be and set your path for yourself. You’re the traveller in your journey, as well as the driver.

So, it’s time to wake up and just do!

What beautiful lyrics, till date you can listen to this song ‘n’ number of times and with such a beautiful meaning behind it, why not learn from it too! #WhatSongsTaughtUs

The 3Es of Inspiration

The 3Es of Inspiration

• How do you find the perfect inspiration? – The 3Es •
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Inspiration is not something you force upon someone; one attracts it when they need it. Meaning, only when you keep an open mindset, will you accept it and allow it to change your life.
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• EXPLORE
Explore different people in your field, concerning the knowledge you seek.

You know what you want; there are experts out there spreading the real message.

Experiment different people’s learnings, check out whom you align with (that matters), and learn everything you want. It’s all up to you.
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• ENSURE
Ensure you observe the right kind of people because they’ll change your mindset, your process, your perspective and it could turn out badly too.

As mentioned above, you need to watch, learn and listen to people whom you align with;
Are their intentions clear with their content?
Are your thought-processes the same?
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• EXECUTE
Execute, irrespective of the results – only when you try and do, will this inspiration make sense.

If you sit around, motivated and not take any meaningful action, then isn’t it a probable waste of time?

What Songs Taught Us #4 – Apna Time Aayega

What Songs Taught Us #4 – Apna Time Aayega

• What Songs Taught Us #4 •

Song In Focus : Apna Time Aayega
Film: Gully Boy

It’s a motivational song, with positive vibes. The words are full of energy and increases your morale when you listen to it.

The song is a voice raised against the system, the words for every individual for ourselves and for others, that we shall stand, we shall rise and we shall succeed. Our time will come!

There’s no fear in our hearts, but determination accompanied with constant hard-work and efforts towards the dreams that shall bring success.

And there’s no stopping us! With hard-work, we shall remove all obstacles and achieve our dreams with our own hands without any support.

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

All of us have our plans, our ambitions. Everyone wants to reach somewhere!

However, there’s no shortcut to level 20!

You can’t rush it out!

It’s one step at a time!
Slowly, wisely and patiently!

You can’t be influenced with what others are doing!
You can’t care about other people’s opinions!

You can only care about your journey and the step you’re about to take!
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//One Step at a Time

What can one voice do?

What can one voice do?

Everyone has this one thought on their mind…

What can I do with my voice?

Should I raise my voice on a particular topic, but what if I’m the only one?

Would it make a difference?

We are a population of 7.3 billion people, what can one voice even do?

It’s better to be quiet, than to be loud and not be attended to.

However, should this be our thought process?

Wouldn’t it be better to speak your mind?

Raise your voice?

You never know the support that’s out there? The like-minded people who are ready to raise their voice with you, but they were waiting for someone to raise it first?

Plus, what’s the worst that can happen?

You support a particular topic, you put your voice to it, but you don’t get any support at all.

But, you still love it right?

Then it doesn’t matter anymore! On top of that, once everyone sees your passion and your love, they’ll automatically start backing your voice.

That’s always been the case!

What Songs Taught Us – #3 No Regrets

What Songs Taught Us – #3 No Regrets

• What Songs Taught Us •
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Song In Focus : No Regrets
Artists : @kshmr @krewella @yves_v
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🎵But I don’t wanna sacrifice the little things
That make life worth living, life worth living
So I roll like a stone
Hands up in the air (Hey)
I don’t wanna care
And I’ll die with no regrets🎵
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Have you heard this inspirational track from KSHMR, Krewella and Yves V?

Such a beautiful track with lyrics that can be heard a million times, with a positive impact on life.

Often, to chase the big goals we have in life, we overlook the tiny, micro elements of our life. Something we would have cherished and enjoyed, but yet overlooked for the ‘to be achieved’ greater goals we have thought of.

How often have we stopped and been grateful to what we already have, what life has to offer and just enjoy these beauties.

Living a life with no regrets, whatsoever!

You are in love with the process, the day-to-day, living life to the fullest, accomplishing and enjoying every small thing in life, thus having no regrets of having missed anything.

Thank you for this song and the wonderful message that it is trying to send.

3 Things I learnt while flying!

3 Things I learnt while flying!

I love flying, and whoever knows me, knows that the window seats are my thing.

No matter what’s the duration, I’ll be at my seat, with no disturbances from others, and get the best sunrise/sunset views from the top (I’ve some good pictures).

For me, flying is the best time to ponder over my thoughts. Look into the atmosphere, open up to yourself and you’ll realize how deep you can think and how effective it is.

One such instance happened the last time I flew, when I was in my thought process and something amazing struck me.

And as I pondered over it, I went deep into that thought and as an outcome,
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👉🏻 I’ve come up with three amazing lessons that can be learnt while flying!

A. Problems from the Top

All of us have problems on a daily basis, day-to-day micro issues or macro problems.

We worry about them, all the time.

However, have you noticed, while flying, when you’re at top, looking down from the sky and all you can see is land, lights and ocean.

When you look down from that macro perspective, you tend to relate it with life, how long your life is and how we let tiny, minute issues affect our life, affect our day and probably make us unnecessarily stressful.

B. Materialism from the Top

This seems to be an irony, considering you’re in an airplane. But, hear me out!

We are surrounded with materialistic items around us, either the ones that we have, or the ones we are chasing, or the ones that others have that we now want.

Could be anything, you know what materialistic means, right?

However, when you are x amount of feet up in the air, when none of those things are around you, or can be seen by you, have you ever thought how important are those things in your life?

All you can see from the top is the nature, the sky, the sun, the land and the ocean.

Not even humans.

Just these things. The ones that actually surround us.

Everything else just seems the same from the top.

C. Don’t worry about the things that are not in your control

Have you ever realized that, while flying, your life isn’t in your hands at all? Your pilot is in control of the flight, and thus your life too.

Every time there’s turbulence, everyone starts freaking out, but is it in your control?

You have to trust someone else, in this case, the pilot to get things under control.

In the same way, there are a lot of things in life out of control, where we can’t do anything about it, there’s no point stressing out about it. You can simply trust the process, trust the universe, trust the person who has the control.

//Are you able to relate to any of these pointers?

//Do you have any other thoughts when you’re flying?

What Songs Taught Us – #2 These are the Times

What Songs Taught Us – #2 These are the Times

• What Songs Taught Us •

Song In Focus : These are the Times by Martin Garrix ft JRM

There will be days when you’d feel down, the days will be dark, but life gives you the chance to turn it around.

That’s what life is about, the opportunities to turn circumstances around the way you want it to.
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“The empowering lyrics focus on being thankful for the life we’re given and finding a way to turn around the darker times.”
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//Have you heard the song yet?

Change for the better!

Change for the better!

Change is the only constant in life.

Change for the better though…

However, only someone with an open mind who is willing to accept change, can actually accept change.

That comes from listening to the right people, from understanding reality, from obtaining the right information.

If you have a closed mindset, if you think you know it all, if you have the perfect amount of knowledge needed, then this post is not for you.

To upgrade to a better version of yourself, you need change in your life, for the better.

Keep accepting change, keep evolving, keep living life the way you want to, not how you’re supposed to.

Our mind is curious for the wrong reasons!

Our mind is curious for the wrong reasons!

Have we ever wondered what do we use our brilliant brains for?

Especially for the majority of the day?

Sure, you use it for your work and your skill development, but at the moment, that is still is a minority thought process of the day.

The mind has become curious towards,

  • thinking about other people and what they are up to,
  • who’s ahead in your “competition”
  • keeping with the Joneses
  • keeping with the trends and following people who provide no value to our life whatsoever.

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We have approximately 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts in our day!

Let’s take care of what we think about!

What thoughts form the majority of our day!

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What we think is what we become!

What Movies Taught Us – #3 Click

What Movies Taught Us – #3 Click

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Movie In Focus : Click
Synopsis : A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

The character played by Adam Sandler, Michael Newman finds a universal remote through which he’s able to skip ahead the unnecessary elements of his life, and jump to the ‘important’ achievements of life.

What he finds in this journey is that, he’s missing all the fun when he skips the entire phase and is not able to soak in the joy of his achievements.

What seemed like the boring phases of life, actually were the enjoyable processes that led to the results one was seeking.

Its the process, not the destination.
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QOTD: If you had such a universal remote to control your life, would you use it?

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Something wonderful…

Being the richest person in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. – Steve Jobs

Something wonderful…

To bring value to the people.

To inspire people around us.

To change the world.

That’s what matters.

Persistence is a must!

Persistence is a must!

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Whatever you pursue, whatever you want to achieve, there will be difficulties, there will be people or the environment or some factors that might stand as an opposing factor in your pursuit.

What takes you on the other side is persistence.

Constant persistence in your journey towards your goal and you will achieve what you wanted.

The first 15 minutes of the day!

The first 15 minutes of the day!

What if I tell you,

when you wake up in the morning,

the first 15 minutes of your day has an impact on your entire day.

Those 15 minutes decide whether you’re going to have a good day or a bad day!

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In that initial fifteen minutes, if you think that you had less sleep, you’re waking up tired, you wish you didn’t have to work today, if you could stay in bed for the whole day,

guess what,

those thoughts have an impact on the entire day and the day’s events will proceed in that manner.

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On the other hand, if you wake up with the thoughts of gratitude, thanking for this life that you have, that you woke up, that you have the ability to accomplish so much this day and every day,

guess what,

you have set a positive tone to the day and you’ll feel more joyful to accomplish as many tasks as possible, during the day.

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Would you like to make a difference to your thoughts when you wake up?

That choice is up to you.

Enjoy yourself!

Enjoy yourself!

We are always in a rush…

To start the day.

To complete the task at hand.

To accomplish a goal.

However, in this process of chasing something, we forget to enjoy the process. Enjoy ourselves whilst we do whatever we do!

We are in an anxious mode of doing something, worrying about the next thing, and what about now?

What about today?

What about this present moment?

Always keep one thing in mind,

Enjoy yourself!

You’ll start seeing things from a different perspective!

All in good amount of doses.

All in good amount of doses.

The official definition of Burnout states it as a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.

Burnout occurs due to overwork or stress!

With self awareness, you need to know your limits. No amount of work or money is greater than mental health.

Of course, if you feel like putting in the time and also, because you love it then these are situations when you don’t even know what burnout means.

However, it’s not for everyone. In that case, you need to know when to start, when to stop and when to take a break.

All in good amount of doses.

What to learn from the film, Bruce Almighty?

What to learn from the film, Bruce Almighty?

Movie In Focus : Bruce Almighty

The film is about a man who complains about God too often is given Almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

The character Bruce Nolan played by Jim Carrey often complains about God when things don’t go the way he wanted it to be, and keeps asking God for a miracle.

The above quote sums up the movie in a beautiful manner, where the character of God played by Morgan Freeman says that people expect others, and quite often the Higher Power to provide things to them just because they ask.

In this process, they quite often forget that they have the power to bring the change they seek themselves.

Be the change for yourself and introduce it into your life, have the right mindset for what you ask, focus on it and keep working towards it and the results shall appear.

//Check out the movie to understand this in a comical manner as the movie plays out, but ensure to keep the ultimate message in mind.

What to learn from the song, ‘My Best Life’? ft KSHMR and Mike Waters

What to learn from the song, ‘My Best Life’? ft KSHMR and Mike Waters

#WhatSongsTaughtUs : My Best LifeKSHMR ft Mike Waters

KSHMR stated the following, for the reason behind this song, “talking about social media and how it’s become a tool for measuring ourselves. We talked about how it can be freeing to submit to the fact that somebody will always have nicer things / more money / etc and from there the lyrics came together”

Mike Waters also shared a few words following the same video as KSHMR, where the singer stated: “[KSHMR] and I wrote this song about being grateful for what you have – it can be hard to see people more successful than you (…) but if you don’t stop and appreciate what you have then it can really eat you up. (…) Be happy for those who made it work for them but most importantly be happy for yourself, and appreciate the position you’re in. (…) You get one life, but it’s yours, and you can make it whatever you want.”
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One song that has so much meaning, have you heard it yet?

The thing about Streaks (Part 2)

The thing about Streaks (Part 2)

(What do streaks mean and about my current streaks – mentioned in the blog post ‘The thing about Streaks Part 1)

The thing about streaks – you carry on for days and now it’s instilled as a habit too. However, a situation arises when a gap occurs or you feel like taking the weekend off.

In such a scenario, you cannot pause it and resume it.

You have to restart it.

Start again from Day 0 and build it up from there.

That’s the only way to maintain discipline and instill that habit to your lifestyle from the long-term perspective of your life.

Never Stop Learning

Never Stop Learning

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Education is limited, learning is not.

In order to grow as a person, to evolve, to upgrade to a higher version of yourself, you need to keep learning!

Learn something
– new
– different
– and, everyday!

It could be in any form – written, audio, video – either consumption on the internet, or having conversations with like-minded people, whatever suits you best.

That’s the key – Never Stop Learning!

Walk your own path!

Walk your own path!

Only the achievements are compared, not the goals or the aspirations or the journey or the day-to-day life!

It’s simply astonishing how the society works!

The best way to move forward in life is to follow your Journey and stay in your lane!

Can’t get any simpler than that!

Celebrate others successes instead of dwelling over them!
Support them in their failures instead of enjoying them!
To top it off, walk with others instead of trying to trample them!

We are an amalgamation of

We are an amalgamation of

Who we are.

Who we become.

What we think.

Where does it all come from?

Certainly not from a bunch of books taught to us during school or college.

We are an amalgamation of every person we meet in our lifetime, every experience we have, every activity we are a part of, our conversations, what we read, what we observe around us.

It all affects us.

We are a sum total of all that.

Heartbeats

Heartbeats

Have you ever noticed how the heart beats?

It never beats in a straight line, because that would simply mean you are dead!

It beats upwards and downwards (the heart rate increases and decreases), which means the heart is beating regularly – that’s how it’s supposed to beat.

It also means you’re living.

Our lives work in the same way. However, no one notices it.

If you do the same thing everyday, without any change, for the good or the bad, it resembles the heart beating in a straight line.

Life is about ups and downs. Whenever there’s a down, it also means that you’re going to rise from it and be at the top again.

It also means that you won’t stay at the top for long, and there’ll be a down soon and you should be ready for it instead of being stressed about it or dwell about it when it happens.

Live your life the same way your heart beats!

Self-improvement Goals

Self-improvement Goals

“Canceling plans to read is ok. Skipping a party for the gym is ok. Staying home to cook is ok. Let’s encourage it and respect self-improvement.” – Chance the Rapper

Upgrading to a better version of ourselves should be the goal!

Whatever makes us happy should be the goal!

Not what makes other happy! Not what is part of the culture! Not what is “supposed to be done”!

You want to improve yourself? Spend your time on the right things which will make you learn more.

Let’s respect and encourage #SelfImprovement!

What’s the rush to figure everything out?

What’s the rush to figure everything out?

Get a degree by 22 or before.

Choose a career by 24 or before.

Get married by 28 or before.

Retire by 45 or before.

What’s the rush to figure everything out?

We have one life, a long one with enough time to figure everything out with patience and satisfaction of taking the right decisions.

Everyone is in a hurry to do everything because others are doing so. As a society, the time limits have been set by the society and they’re followed like rules.

People often look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg who started at 19 or Steve Jobs at 21, yet there are others too, whom we seek inspiration from, who started their journeys at a later time –

Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Google: 25

Jeff Bezos, Amazon: 30

Jack Ma, Alibaba: 34

Reed Hastings, Netflix: 36

Charles Flint, IBM: 61

Colonel Sanders, KFC : 65

There are many inspiring people out there, the point is, everyone has their own journey, their timeline and not everything has to be figured out so soon.

There’s no rush.

Pumped Up Mondays

Pumped Up Mondays

Are you letting external or internal factors affect your life?

Either or both have an impact, it’s up to you, your choices define the impact.

You can be in control of your destiny.

Your choices.

Your thoughts.

Your decisions.

Define these factors and taking the first step towards changing them is the first step.

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Life.

Life is so simple, yet we complicate it.

We twist it with other people’s judgements and opinions; we confuse it with keeping materialistic goals at the benchmark to become successful; we hinder its progress by living a life we don’t want to live.

And for what?

• Challenge #3 : Waking Up at 5.30 AM •

• Challenge #3 : Waking Up at 5.30 AM •

Technically, this should have been the first challenge because it all starts from here! Not necessarily 5.30 AM, it could be in that range whatever suits you, but this has been the best decision I made around 9 months back – it was the start of the domino effect.

It is a difficult habit to implement during the initial days, but when it becomes a habit, it’s the best thing in the world!
• I get the extra start to the day, which I wouldn’t before when I would wake up at 7/8/9
• It allows me to do more tasks in the morning and by the time I’d usually start my day, I’m done with most of the important stuff already!
• The peacefulness and the calmness around provides that extra boost, that alone time is the best when the whole world is sleeping and there’s simply no disturbance around.
• My day is more disciplined when I’m awake at the time I’m supposed to be and the whole day goes as planned! And, it’s a complete opposite scenario even there’s an hour or two delay and everything else thus gets affected – creating chaos in the mind!

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If there’s a habit to start with, my first suggestion would be this one!

What You Think – You Attract

What You Think – You Attract

You can achieve anything, once you set your mind towards it.

#AchieveTheImpossible

When people around you, say it’s not possible, it should give you the energy to do it even more than before.

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

We get so entangled in our day-to-day lives, with “chasing happiness”, with “attaining success” that we are always chasing something.

When was the last time we focused on ourselves? When did we take a step back or rather stayed still and thought about us – who we are?

I was the person I’m referring to, in the first paragraph! I had been living it, without realizing the mistakes – because that’s what the society taught us, because that’s how everything is around us.

Something clicked within me, that things are going good but I’m not content with it. That its time for a change. That I’ve to change myself, in order to grow.

When you ponder over yourself, when your only goal is to learn more, about what is right – you seek knowledge and nothing else.

And in this process, you improve yourself. Improve as a better version of yourself! A 2.0, if that explains better.

With a good period of time spent on this and having realized that the process is long but enjoyable – I learnt this, the only way forward is to improve yourself and nothing else.

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Perspective matters.

How do you approach a particular situation in life depends on your perspective!

You can approach a negative situation with a macro positive perspective of life.

You can approach a positive situation with a micro negative perspective of life and not enjoy the positive results at all.

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It all depends on you. Your perspective decides who you are and who you want to be, how you’d like to move forward in life.

You have the power to change that perspective, if you want to, if you feel it’s not in the right direction! And it all starts with your mindset!

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Perspective matters.

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Make Positivity Louder

Make Positivity Louder

I’m super passionate about this and also understand why its so important – my mission – #MakePositivityLouder

Positivity is the route to happiness!

Your positivity can lead to your happiness and of those around you.

Be positive and see the perspective change in every situation than before!

On a path to a successful life – life also hits you with specific moments of concern, stress and problems. How positively you handle them makes you the person you are!


  • In the social media world, full of negative opinions and remarks, one positive comment cheers up a person, you won’t imagine how.
  • Showing positive support towards another person’s plans/ ideas for their future will give them the backing they need.
  • Tackling every situation with a positive attitude will provide you with a better outcome and understanding of it.
  • If you’re optimistic, there is nothing one can’t achieve – no matter how unusual or how big their dreams are.

Spread Positivity!

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We are always trying to catch up!

Oh, there’s a new movie that you have to watch!
This new phone in the market is absolutely ridiculous, go check it out.
Are you crazy to not that new restaurant in town?
And more of such similar situations.

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Have you realized, it’s always about catching up with someone else?

Everyone around us influences us to a level to make us things we don’t know whether we’d like to do it or not.

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What it should be about, is doing anything and everything out of your own choice, and for your own happiness.

Think about it, the next time you’re about to do something that wasn’t out of your own thought!

The Zazz Tribe

The Zazz Tribe

I’ve started a Facebook community by the name of ‘The Zazz Tribe’

There are two main reasons behind starting this –

1. To introduce the Zazz vibe amongst the community and provide more value to all.
2. To create a network of people where everyone can provide value to others as well.

Here’s the link if you’d like to join in –

The Zazz Tribe FB Group

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P. S. A lot is going to happen on this group – so much has been planned and there’s something special for everyone – to be revealed over a period of time! Don’t miss out on this!

Introducing @livethezazzlife

Introducing @livethezazzlife

A life with perspective, kindness, gratitude, happiness and prosperity equals to a positive life.

To achieve that, the process starts from your mindset.

To achieve that mindset, you need to feed your brain with the right information!

Which is the reason behind starting @livethezazzlife with a motto of making Positivity Louder!

Follow the account on Instagram – @livethezazzlife – if you’re interested.

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Who are the Joneses and why you should avoid them?

Who are the Joneses?
“Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbour as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “Keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” #Wikipedia
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Consciously or sub-consciously, all of us are trying to keep up with the “Joneses”. Now is the time we realise the mistakes we’ve been making! It shouldn’t matter to you what the others are doing if you are satisfied with your everyday life! We fall for worldly possessions because we see someone else accomplish something and now we want the same.

Someone else means your friends, your colleagues, and even those you follow on social media. The current trend is tied in with posting every expensive stuff you buy or do on social media. Now more than ever, it’s about telling others what you are doing rather than for your self-interest!

Ask yourself three questions the next time you do anything,
1. Am I buying this product/service because of self-interest?
2. Is this bringing value to me?
3. Do you care about other’s opinions?

Achieve stuff for yourself and not for others! Think about it and STOP NOW! The only loss is yours and not anyone else’s.