Friday, February 04, 2011

22 Ways to Become Spectacularly Inspirational

By Robin Sharma, author of the #1 bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title

1. Do important work vs. merely offering opinions.

2. Lift people up vs. tear others down.

3. Use the words of leadership vs. the language of victimhood.

4. Don’t worry about getting the credit for getting things done.

5. Become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

6. Take your health to a level called superfit.

7. Commit to mastery of your craft instead of accepting mediocrity in your work.

8. Associate with people whose lives you want to be living.

9. Study for an hour a day. Double your learning and you’ll triple your success.

10. Run your own race. “No one can possibly achieve real and lasting success by being a conformist,” wrote billionaire J. Paul Getty

11. Do something small yet scary every single day.

12. Lead Without a Title.

13. Focus on people’s strengths vs. obsessing around their weaknesses.

14. Remember that potential unused turns into pain. So dedicate yourself to expressing your best.

15. Smile more.

16. Listen more.

17. Read the autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

18. Reflect on the words of Eleanor Roosevelt who said: “Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”

19. Persist longer than the critics suggest you should.

20. Say “please” and “thank you”.

21. Love your loved ones.

22. Do work that matters.

(Please credit the author)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Right Now


Right now

`Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they’ll be thriving like never before. They just can’t see it from where they’re at.

`Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.

`A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, “nourish them.”

`Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you.

`Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a night out.

`Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you — for free.

`Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.

`Someone is sat doing dua for the Ummah. Others have mentioned you and me and others you know by name in their supplications and prayers.

`Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.

`Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want — and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it’s reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all “So worth the wait.”

`Someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche.

`Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.

`Someone is fighting the fight so that you don’t have to.

`Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe.

`Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.

`Someone is regaining their sanity. Someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable.

`Someone is curing the seemingly incurable.

`You. Me. Some. One. Now.


Do shukr for what we have, for truly Allah SWT is enough for us.