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First day of Autumn

Celebrate change

A tiny wave of excitement as today marks the ‘First day of Autumn’. Also, it is an Equinox which means the day and night are almost exactly equal. The start of ‘Fall’.

Who moved my leaves

Autumn brings – an endearing transition to an earthly brown shade, cool gentle breeze ushering the winter to wade and fallen leaves on earth like a carpet you made. Nature in inspirational form.

Like trees in autumn, there is a cycle of change our personalities live through. If put to a time scale, an year is a good measure of when you pause and reflect on your own evolving identity.

If we take the analogy of trees in Fall, we as individuals could follow suite and shed a few leaves ourselves. It could be habits we want to break, attitudes we want to drop, activities we no longer enjoy or for some of us merely the weight we would like to shed, physical or otherwise!

Trails of North Carolina

Like trees cast aside leaves only to grow green with renewed life we should grow new habits that are of value, wear attitudes that help succeed and embrace ways of living that bring vitality to our existence and to those around.

So this autumn, I look to shed the burden of purposeless thought, enjoy the “now”, learn new skills and do more for someone who needs help the most.

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden

Autumn Equinox By Morawless On Deviantart

To the spirit of Equinox, we should continue to strive for a balance in our identities that generates strength and compassion. Everything else follows.

What thoughts come to your mind with autumn and equinox? Tell you story.

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September 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM 1 comment

Independent in the mind – How success begins

Thoughts on how a free-mind can launch you into fantastic success:

The mood across India is most unified and festive with calendars turning to 15.Aug. | 65 years and rising strong!

Think of the precious elements for this upsurge in good emotion?  You will observe, that it is not merely the struggle to independence that we celebrate.  It is the ‘freedom’ of mind to think, act and do what we want to do.

How do we maximize the freedom of mind?  How do we catapult from accomplishments to ‘greater’ success?  Why should we think of greater success?

A probable answer: Coz your ‘potential’ deserves freedom!  The freedom to manifest and the freedom to display ‘what it can do’.  Begin to convert potential into successful outcomes.  The ripple effect of this one ‘throw of stone’ will result in a truly remarkable journey of achieving your ‘peak performance‘.  Jump out of your comfort zone every now and then. Challenge the status-quo of your current roles and abilities. Push the envelope just that little bit.  Accelerate!

Freedom has existed, almost always.

What has mattered in history, is how we have exercised it. What will matter in the future is ‘will we exercise it enough’ – Rajneesh

Share your thoughts on what works best for you. What drives you to bring out your best?.

August 15, 2011 at 12:16 PM Leave a comment

Professional Odyssey: The 3 ‘must-haves’ on this journey

3 wheels that promise progress

“Where progress is not scalable; effort is fallible” – A Forward Lean, Rajneesh Patil

In seeking performance excellence, what should you ‘NEVER’ drop the ball on?  The following 3 aspects are ‘corner stones’ of professional progress.  They guarantee growth!

1: Progressive thinking:

The current state of world economics has compelled businesses across industries to focus on ‘less spend’ coupled with ‘innovative solutions’.  Consequently, there is an ever increasing emphasis on efficient and novel processes that can hasten project delivery in your work environs.

What could we do better? Probably the following:

To keep pace with this imposing business need, our professional efforts should be progressive in thought, swift in planning and precise in execution.

Each of ‘You’ has a unique opportunity to demonstrate progress in your area of expertise.  Ask these questions: Are all our processes the best in class? Are we rid of inefficiencies?  Have we done everything in our capacity, to create customer delight?  If ‘no’, then how could we do better?  Ideate, invoke and implement your solutions.  The time is indeed ‘Now’, Gear-up!

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? – Sun Tzu

2: Professional demeanor:

This aspect of work is indeed close to my heart and I therefore wish that each of us is investing on building this trait.

It highlights the ability to execute ‘all’ professional engagements with an unflinching sense of commitment, compassion, consistency and creativity.

These four traits will create the highest impact to your customers (both internal and external).  Though the sound is too philosophical, the real knack is in practicing and progressing on these dimensions of being a Professional.  Seek to be of great service and only then seek to be served of great rewards.  As professionals, Be brilliant!

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm – Ralph Emerson

3: Unified efforts:

Over-spoken but underdone. That is my impression of a critical to success factor called ‘team work’.  As we continue to grow as an organization, it indeed becomes challenging to remain an ‘all inclusive’ culture.  However, if we take a look at any celebrated organization, we cannot miss to notice the level of camaraderie and inclusion in their work culture.

Players win games, teams win championships – William C. Taylor

How may we contribute to this? Here’s how: Greet and meet colleagues with utmost dignity; Hand hold and assist members who are learning and doing their jobs for the first time; Cheer and celebrate other’s success and simply respect where people come from (culture, language, accent, approach). Team-up!

Add glowing colors to the flamboyant teams at your workplace.

Free e-Book: A Forward Lean, Rajneesh Patil.  

P.S: This piece of write up is also submitted to CrossRoads newsletter for my colleagues in programming.

July 11, 2011 at 6:17 PM Leave a comment


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