Posted in Belief, Equality, Human Tendency, Inspiration, Life, Motivation, Past, Personality, Slogging, Survivor, Talent, Victim

Stop playing the Victim Card – Will you?

If you want to achieve something remarkable in life than work really hard towards it and simply let your work speak. The world should recognize you by your work and nothing else. Let your work be evaluated solely based on your performance rather than your unfortunate past. You may have been a victim of any of the circumstances that you encountered during the journey of your life, but don’t ever try to cash on your past or for that reason let anyone else take advantage of the same.

Nowadays, if we look around, then we will realize that present marketing world likes to cash a lot on the victim card. Just watch any of the reality shows being telecast on Television/Internet and you will come to know that how the victim card is being overly used in the marketing world. And this is not only restricted to the reel world, but the real world is equally infected with such kind of publicity tactics, wherein someone’s unfortunate past is used as a means to publicize their work.

I do agree that in spite of being a victim, you came out as a winner or a survivor. And for that reason, your life is definitely a motivation for millions of us and indeed we do respect your courage and attitude. But still, it doesn’t mean that your work should always have a layer of your unfortunate past, for it to get noticed. Your personality and your good work are enough a reason for the world to recognize your talent. So just stop playing the victim card, every now and then.

On the one hand, you don’t want the sympathies of others, while, on the other hand, when it comes to marketing your work, you don’t even hesitate for a second before playing your victim card. Isn’t this a sheer case of double standards? Isn’t all such acts equivalent to cheap publicity? If you believe that you have worked really hard then do note that you certainly don’t need such emotional marketing strategies to grab the attention of others.

Do mind that true professionals will never let anything else supersede their work. Did you ever see a successful person talking about their difficult past, about their struggles or about the unfortunate events of their life, every time before showcasing their work or their talent? No, they don’t talk about all such things before walking out in the playground; rather they just let their bat hit the home run. But yes, they do talk about all these things in their autobiography, in motivational speeches or when they are asked about it. And that is how it should be like.

I do hope that henceforth we will maintain our dignity and not play the victim card just for seeking attention. I mean most of us in order to achieve something in our life have to pass all the tests that life throws towards us. So everyone deserves their work to be treated and evaluated at par, rather than someone getting a biased decision based on their emotional appeals. Let the good work win the race.

I wish that the Almighty give enough strength to each one of us for overcoming all the odds in our life and grant us with good sense. Do take a very good care of yourself and stay safe always.

Be in touch.

God Bless you all!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Belief, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Management Lessons, Motivation, Personality, Talent

Identify your “Real Talent” and pursue it – Period

What’s your real talent? By “real talent”, I mean the one thing which you are passionate about, the one thing which gives meaning to your very existence and the one thing which you enjoy doing, irrespective of any kind of monetary or other benefits attached to it. If you think that you can do justice to this one thing “with your whole heart”, then that is where your real talent lies.

So now tell me what your real talent is. Hello, no need to look around. Yes, I am asking you and only you. Speak up, I am waiting. Oh yes, you guessed it right, I am stubborn and not going to leave you, till I get an answer from you. Do you think you can escape from me? Just to enlighten you – I am a ghost. I will haunt you wherever you go (Ahem! Yes, everywhere). I am sure, now you realize it that you are left with no other option but to speak your mind out. Alas! You have landed at a wrong place and without fail you will have to reveal about your talent. So just start, I am all eyes and ears…

Wait, what did you just murmur? Are you confused about your talent? Oh come on; now don’t be sad, there is nothing to worry about. We will work as a team and try to figure out what you are best at. Sounds good, right? So are you ready for the challenge? If yes, then let us start a new journey towards an unexplored destination. Gear up, wear your thinking cap on, tighten your seat belt and with a peaceful mind, step on the accelerator. This is definitely going to be a life changing expedition.

At the start, let me make it very clear that most of us are not fortunate enough to know our talent “just like that”. The majority of the normal human beings have to dig deep inside their own self to find out their real talent. And mind it, that’s not an easy task. It needs a high degree of patience and self-awareness. So make sure that you take this task with utmost seriousness and dedication, in order to achieve your goal i.e. identifying your real talent or the very purpose of your life.

Being aware, “in and out” about yourself, places you in the best position to locate your hidden talent. On the contrary, other’s can simply guide you or help you to identify your potentials. But ultimately it’s you and only you who have to identify your real talent and work towards it because no one else knows you better, then you do. Similarly, this blog will serve as a helping hand in understanding the process of how to identify your talent, which you can further pursue and hone it. But like anything else, this will also help only when you seriously work towards it.

Do remember that it’s your life and you have to take charge of all the decisions that affects you. If you hesitate to do it right now, you are surely going to regret it later on. And trust me in the later phase of your life regretting won’t help much. So it’s my earnest request to each one of you that before it’s too late, “Identify your real talent and pursue it – Period”.

Now as soon as you start thinking in this direction, the first and obvious question that hits your mind is that how to identify that very activity which you are best at or in other words the real talent of yours? This question could very well be answered by applying the technique of identifying your real talent. This technique is divided into three simple steps –

  1. In the first step, you need to engage your mind in figuring out the various activities which you seriously think you are good at. You should jot down each and every single activity which you could think of. Even if you think that something is too weird, you should still not hesitate in writing it down. It is interesting to note here that once your mind starts working on it, there is a very high probability of you getting the below-mentioned thoughts –

a) You have no idea about any of your talents.

b) You think that you are not talented in any of the fields.

c) You are aware of your talent.

If you got any of the above three thoughts, then it’s a good sign because you have started thinking in the right direction. Now, it’s just a matter of channelizing your thoughts towards a fruitful objective. Do note that this first step was simply meant to shuffle your brain cells. And as soon as your brain cells get activated and you start getting these thoughts, you are ready to move into the second step of this technique.

  1. In the second step, you need to analyse your thought that occurred in the first step and then find the answer to it. In order to do that you should know the right approach in the respective three circumstances. The different approaches are –

a) No idea about any of your talents – You don’t know what’s your talent is? Well, trust me there is absolutely no problem in that because most of us start with this thought only. The only remedy available is to keep digging more and more inside your own self, till you are successful in identifying it. There is no other way out. As clearly mentioned in the above paragraphs that it’s only you who could identify your real talents, so go for it. What you are waiting for? Start doing it right now. List down all the things that you think you are talented in. And mind it talent has no barriers. One person could be talented in more than one thing. So don’t restrict yourself to any kind of boundaries. Just write down every possible thing that you think you are good at. Herewith, do note that there is a high possibility that what you think is a talent of yours, may just turn out to be one of your hobbies or likings. So you have to make sure that the talent that you identify duly fits in the definition of the “real talent” as mentioned at the start of this blog. And mind it, till the time you are successful in locating your “Real Talent”, you don’t have an option to stop. Keep going, no matter however long it may take you to identify that. And only when you are able to identify your real talent, you are ready to move on the third and final stage of this technique.

b) Not talented in any of the fields – Do you think that you are not talented in any of the fields? Trust me this thought is nothing but sheer crap. Do note that each one of us is talented in something or the other and it’s just a matter of time when we actually realize our talent. Hence, this thought is merely a negative force to pull you down from achieving your ultimate goal in life. It’s like the same situation which you encountered in the past, wherein you were working towards achieving something in your life and a negative thought that “You can’t achieve it” keeps hitting your mind, every now and then. The fact is that in all such situations you have to overcome this thought with self-confidence by countering it with a positive thought that “You are going to achieve it no matter what comes across”. Now the same approach is required to be applied for getting over the negative thought that “You are not talented in any of the fields”. You got to simply bypass this thought by reminding yourself, time and again, that “Everyone is talented and so are you”. When you have settled your mind with this positive thought, you will have to once again start thinking about your real talent as per the process mentioned in point number a) above.

c) Aware of your talent – Hurray! It’s great news that you are aware of your talent. Congratulations for this life changing realization. You might be fortunate enough to know your talent on the first go, without much effort. Or it may so happen that at the start of this process you have no idea about your talent or you might be thinking that you are not talented in any of the fields, but without fail the final outcome of the second step has to be the awareness of one’s talent. Do note that till you are aware of your real talent you can’t proceed towards the third and the final stage of this process. Once you are able to identify your talent, it’s the right time for you to move forward with confidence, towards the third and last step of this technique.

  1. The last and final step is actually not about identifying your real talent because you have already done that in the first two steps of this technique. Hence, the third step is all about pursuing your real talent. This step is an extremely important part of this technique because it will be an insult to your talent if you do nothing about it, even after identifying it. Do keep it in mind that only identifying your talent doesn’t matter, rather pursuing it is very important. And till you pursue your real talent and work towards honing your talent it will be of no use. At the same time, just because you are talented in something doesn’t mean you are best in it. You will not do justice to your talent till you practice it day in, day out and master the same. Hence, you have to “Identify your real talent and pursue it – Period”.

At last, I would like to mention that all of us need to step out of our comfort zone. We can’t just sit peacefully and waste our talent by feeling helpless. Life is not a rose bed and taking risk is a part and parcel of life. Each one of us came with a purpose in life and it’s only after we identify our real talent that we could actually progress towards achieving it. Above all, we have to identify and pursue our talent so that we can contribute our little bit for the benefit of our society, as well as, the entire world.

I hope this blog will help you to identify your real talents and you will definitely pursue it. I wish you all the very best and would definitely like to know about your real talents and your progress in pursuing it. Do remember that you have a bigger purpose in life and there is no other option available but to achieve it. Go for it guys…

God bless you all!

Stay in touch.

Peyush Jain

Posted in Belief, Depression, Hope, Human Tendency, Inspiration, Life, Management Lessons, Meditation, Motivation, Personality, Talent

Are you hunting for some motivation?

By any chance are you hunting for some motivation in the outside world? Thinking to get inspired from success stories of other persons? Wandering in search of that very stimulus which will ignite your life? Waiting for someone/something to pull you up from your current downtrodden situation? Seeking for some positive spark in your life? Hoping that one fine day you will get shaken up by the inspirational boosters and eventually your goals will be achieved? If the answer to any of these questions is in affirmative, then, fortunately, you have landed at the right place. In this blog let us try to locate the source of ‘real and everlasting’ motivation.

At the outset, I would like to comfort you by sharing the fact that if you are a motivation seeker then nothing to worry about because you are not sailing all alone in the boat. Indeed we all are hopping in the hunt for motivation, sometimes or the other. And, in fact, we always look outside for that dose of motivation. But did you ever think that is this exercise fruitful or not? Do we really get inspired by the outside world? And most importantly does this outside motivation have an everlasting impact on us or not?

We read inspiring stories, hear motivational audio, view the life changing videos, all in all, we go through every kind of motivational material that is accessible to us. The sole aim behind all this is to get inspired and thereby change our life into yet another success story. However, don’t you think that all this ultimately turns out to be a momentary motivation only? The impact of which lasts only for a few minutes, hours or maybe for a few days, and in reality, it actually fails to motivate us in the long run.

Herewith, let me make it very clear that I am not against any kind of motivational stuff; in fact, they are a great source of learning. However, my whole point is that all these motivational posts, quotes, stories, audio-video, etcetera, are good enough to boost our morale in that very moment or maybe for some more time, but they are not sufficient enough to leave an everlasting impact on our life. Hence, it’s a high time for us to diagnose the impact of outside motivation on our life. And if we find out that we are not getting much of the needed help from these momentary motivations, then we need to question ourselves that what is the alternative available for us to get motivated in the real sense?

Well, the answer to this life changing question is that we need to “Look within for inspiration”. It’s our own life story and it’s comparable to no one else’s life. Everyone has different struggles and a different way of tackling and overcoming them. We need to write our own success story and for that, we have to look within our own self for finding inspiration. There is no argument in the fact that we can take learning’s from other’s life and even get motivated from them. But the hard-core reality is that all these momentary motivations will eventually wipe-off, as soon as, the memory of that motivational thing is overpowered with other important or not-so-important things going on in our life. Hence, it’s only the motivation that emerges from within us, which is going to have an everlasting impact in our life and it is indeed the real motivation.

You may be down, you might have lost all the hopes, you are no more interested in your life, but do remember, that you are the same person who once used to crawl and then “on your own” learned to walk, as well as, run miles and miles. When on your own you can learn how to walk, even at the age when you have no life experiences, then what else could stop you from walking or running in the journey of your life?

Now every time you get disheartened, do remember that you need to get back to your inner-self and remind yourself about all those past incidences of your life in which you stood firmly against all the odds and finally came out as a winner to achieve your goals. And yes, there is no one on earth who has not achieved anything in their life. The achievements could be as small as learning to ride a vehicle, passing an exam, winning or even participating in a game and the list goes on and on. So the excuse that “I don’t have any achievements in my life” is a sheer crap. Hence, there is no point in hiding behind this excuse. So yes, “If you are hunting for some motivation, then do look within for inspiration”. Only then you will get motivated in a ‘real and an everlasting’ sense.

I do hope that now onwards you will find inspiration from within your own self and there will be a lot many success stories to share and learn from. I wish you all a very happy, motivated and a prosperous life.

Be in touch.

God Bless!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Armed Forces, Belief, Common Man, Democracy, Equality, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Politics, Slogging, System, Victim

One Rank One Pension (OROP) – Why so much tension?

One Rank One Pension (OROP), in simple terms, means the same pension to all those who retired from the same rank and served for the same duration. I am sure that any sane mind wouldn’t argue with the logic of having an identical pension for the identical grade. It’s indeed a step towards equality. I totally agree with the point that there could be differences in opinion between the government and those affected by OROP, on various issues like how/when/what all to include in the OROP scheme. However, I fail to understand, that what could be the reason behind lingering on such important issue for that long? Is it so difficult to resolve sensitive issues peacefully, without any casualties?

OROP, at present, seems to be a reason for a lot of tension for the Indian Government, which came into power with majority seats. I hope the Central Government remembers that to implement OROP was one of their pre-election promises. Or, who knows, maybe OROP was one of their Jumlas, on which they won the election, and now, like all other Jumlas, this one is also getting stuck in their neck. What an irony, that on one hand, Mr. Pradhan Sevak urges the nation not to forget our soldiers, and, on the other hand, the Central Government applies such a casual approach towards the demands of our soldiers. If the Central Government was so thoughtful about our soldiers then wasn’t resolving this issue long back, one of their responsibilities? Now, would the government let us know that who is responsible for aggravating this issue to such an extent?

Do remember that when the soldiers, who protect us, themselves have to protest for their rights, then the nation, as a whole, needs to introspect whether we are heading in the right direction or not. The armed forces are always ready to give away their life, for the love of their nation and what they get in return, meager salary? Are they stupid to do so? Don’t they love their life? Don’t they love their family? Is anyone of us ready to sacrifice our life for a meager salary? Then what makes these soldiers live and fight in inhuman conditions? It’s nothing else than pure patriotism that ignites their soul. Their love towards the nation is way above the love for anything else. Salute to their attitude. I know that we can never be like them, but at least, we can show some respect by caring for their genuine demands, right? Or is it too much to ask for?

OROP is the “Mann ki Baat” of the entire nation. I do hope that in the same way, it’s the “Mann ki Baat” of our Pradhan Sevak too. I further hope that Mr. Pradhan Sevak, who is, fortunately, a good speaker too, at least makes an attempt to convince the “true heroes of our nation” that they will get what they deserve in “due time”. However, without any fail, this “due time” should be a reasonably short time because the soldiers are already waiting and protesting since a very long time for OROP to get implemented, in its true spirit.

Herewith, let me make it very clear, that I am not supporting any kind of suicide, but at least we should be sensible enough not to do politics on someone’s death. It sometimes makes me think that can we go to any extent to divert the minds of common citizens from the actual issue or what. Nevertheless, I do hope that all the issues with regard to OROP gets sorted out soon and may there be equality all around. Let us build the world where everyone gets what they deserve.

I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Belief, Brave, Common Man, Courage, Democracy, Freedom, Government, Heaven, Hindustan, Hope, India, Invasion, Kashmir, Management Lessons, Motivation, Peace, Politics, Slogging, Terrorism, Terrorist, Unity, Victim, Violence

Surgical Strike 29-09-2016 – The much awaited surgery

At the start of this blog, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “My Family and My Neighbour” – “Incidences like yesterday’s terrorist attack always shook our entire family and left us thinking that whether being a peace loving family is taken for granted? Whether they consider us as a weak nation? Was it possible to stop such a brutal incidence, if in the past we would have proved to others that taking our things back is our birthright? Could the situation worsen to this extent, if we would have made it loud and clear, that it’s not that we want to fight, but, at the same time, it’s not that we cannot fight? The most important question that needs to be answered by all of us is that how long will it take for us to change and how long will we wait for others to change”.

From the time India got Independence, the Indo-Pak border is a highly sensitive area. The majority of the terrorists enter from this side of the country, obviously to create disturbances in our Motherland India. The 4 hours, successful surgical strike, which started at 12.30 A.M., on dated 29th September 2016, was, in fact, a much-awaited surgery, needed for decades, in and around, the Indian border that is suffering from the chronic disease of terrorism. The Para Commandos of Indian armed forces outperformed on all the levels in this secret mission. This surgical strike is a tight slap on the faces of all those who are involved in, as well as, support terrorism to breed in, on their soil.

This surgical strike was conducted by crossing the Line Of Control (LOC) and striking in the area encroached by Pakistan, which is unfortunately known as “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)”. A similar kind of operation was also successfully conducted, in the recent past, in Myanmar, by the Indian armed forces. However, the impact of the 29th September 2016 surgical strike is much larger in essence, as it is not restricted to that specific area alone. Rather, it stretches beyond the area of operation, by giving a strong message to the entire world that “India should not be mistaken, to be taken, as a soft state, anymore”. This surgical strike is also a message to the Terrorist Nations, as well as, the Terrorist groups that things have crossed way above our tolerance level, better think twice before showing eyes to India, next time.

Without any second thought, this decision taken by the present Indian government needs to be highly appreciated and backed up with full support from each and every patriotic citizen of Motherland India. The present Indian government has been successful in trapping Pakistan on all fronts whether diplomatic, strategic or military. Pakistan’s leadership is trapped in their own net. Their position is similar to the person who is stuck in a situation where s/he can neither swallow, nor throw out, the crap which they themselves cooked.

Rather than viewing this surgical strike as merely a revenge of the Uri attack, it should be looked upon as a favour done by India, on one of its “Most Favoured Nation”, by surgically removing some of the parasites of terrorism that were breeding in that area, which Pakistan has shamelessly encroached, but unable to take due care of. Pakistan should actually feel indebted towards the Indian armed forces, as well as, India as a whole. My suggestion to the Pakistan armed forces is that they should first thank the Indian army on this generous act of cleaning up their soil and eradicating a few of the terrorists from the area which is actually in Pakistan’s control, as of now. Secondly, the Pakistan armed forces should request the Indian government, in writing, to help them eradicate each and every single terrorist, from the mines of terrorists located in their country.

It’s a known fact that the Pakistan’s armed forces have failed drastically in curbing the terrorism from their own land, on the contrary, they are the major contributors behind flourishing the crop of terrorism on their soil. And, at the same time, it’s not a hidden fact as well, that Pakistan’s political leadership is helpless in front of their armed forces and terrorist organisations. Hence, it’s not surprising that the Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif first accepted and later on denied the surgical strike conducted by Indian armed forces. So, as per my views, seeking help from the Indian Politicians and Indian armed forces, for eradicating terrorism from their land, by stretching the surgical strike to the whole of Pakistan, is the only ray of hope left for them if they actually care for their country. I would also like to suggest a name for this noble cause as “Swachh Pakistan Mission”.

We never had any doubts that the Indian armed forces are one of the best-armed forces in the entire world. Once again, they proved it, that they are super in all respect, irrespective of the facilities they have, in comparison to the facilities owned by the armed forces of the developed nations. This brave act of Indian armed forces, well supported by the political and NSA leadership is something on which every peace loving person should feel proud of, irrespective of the nation they belong too. Kudos to each and every single soldier of the Indian armed forces for the terrific operation they have conducted, more importantly without any single casualty happening on our side (that’s what surgical strike actually means). Hats off!

Heartfelt thanks to the Pradhan Sevak, Defence Minister, NSA leader, Armed Forces and each and every single person involved in this operation. A salute to all of you for the commendable job you have done.

Jai Hind!

 

Peyush Jain