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 Cricket, Hindustan, India, Inspiration, Motivation, Personality, Sports, Talent

Sachin Sachin!

A small note dedicated to the legend Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Although, this note was written on the day when the “God of Cricket”, decided to retire from the fields of cricket, however, I am sharing it today on my website, in order to, commemorate the half-century of my blogs. Yes, this is my 50th Blog and what could be better than to share a note on the “Master of Centuries”, to complete my half century. For me, it is equivalent to attaining a half century with a smashing six.

The note dated 16th November 2013 (the date when Mr. Sachin Tendulkar took retirement) –

“Bharat Ratna Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar”, a legend who gave us 24 dynamic years of sparkling entertainment, a name which became synonym to cricket, a person who showcased honesty and dedication as his two hands, a human being whose acts compelled us to worship him like God, a brand, an institution in himself, a grounded personality whose life is a lesson to learn from. Someone who is beyond cricket, beyond generation, beyond nationality; “He is a Master Piece, a Master Blaster”.

Our expectations from him remained the same every time he took guard on that 22 yard. Nothing less than a century was ever expected from him, and now, if we look back and analyse, we will conclude that to come out and play with such huge expectations and loads of pressure it needs to be a SACH (Honesty) IN.

This expectation did not change even in the last test innings of his career, where everyone wanted a century to come out from his bat. Nevertheless, every single run he scored over the figure of half century in his last test innings represented a year that he dedicated to cricket, making a total score of 74 runs.

He entertained us, he made us feel proud to be an Indian and it’s our privilege to grow up, seeing him play. It will be a real tribute if we can imbibe SACHINISM in our self. Thanks, Mr. Sachin from the depth of our heart.

Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, you may have retired from the fields, but your memories will always stay ‘Not Out’ in our hearts. “A personality that aspires never retires”.

I wish that the Almighty always bless you and your family.

Sachin Sachin!

 

Peyush Jain – 16th November 2013