Saturday, July 12, 2014

Become resourceful with what you have and Let simplicity guide all your affairs...

You can't change the cards life has dealt you, but you can determine the way you'll play them. That's the philosophy Wendy Stoeker decided to live by.
When she was a freshman at the University of Florida, Wendy was placed third in the girl's state diving championship. At that point, she was swimming number two spot on the highly competitive Florida swim team and carrying a full academic load.
Wendy Stoeker certainly sounds like an accomplished, happy, positive, well-balanced coed, capable of making life whatever she wishes it to be, doesn't she?.
Well, you're right when you say that's what she was and is. The fact is, she already made life what she wants it to be, even though she was born without arms.
Despite having no arms, Wendy enjoys bowling and water skiing, and she types more than 45 words a minute. Wendy doesn't look down at what she does not have. She looks up at what she does have. The reality is that if all of us could use what we have and not worry about what we don't have , we would be able to accomplish infinitely more in our lives.
Think positively about what you want in life; Determine to use what you have, regardless of the obstacles you might face. If you do that, you will make your life more exciting, rewarding, and productive.
Many people itch for what they want, but they won't scratch for it.
In marathon running today, we use sports psychologists, computerised training regimens and state of the art running shoes. Perhaps all of that is necessary if you want to win the big race. These things help but Toshihiko Seko didn't need them to win the Boston Marathon.
His training program was simplicity itself, and Seko explained it with twelve words:
" I run ten kilometers in the morning and twenty in the evening".
At this point, you probably would think, There's a catch! But this plan enabled him to outrun the world's greatest, fastest, most gifted runners. When Seko was told that his plan seemed too simple compared to that of other marathoners, he replied, " The plan is simple, but I do it every single day, 365 days a year."
Simple? Yes. Easy? No.
Most people fail to reach their goals not because their plans are too simple or too complicated. Most people don't reach their goals because they are not committed and willing to follow their plans.
Many of our goals do not require detailed plans, but all of them require that we must follow the plan we have. Seko's plan was effective because he followed it every day. You can't get more simpler than that!
Make certain that your plan to reach your goal is simple, then follow it with commitment.
Two sure ways to fail: Think and never do, or do and never think.
- Source ZigZiglar's Something to smile about.

29 comments:

NEVER GIVE UP said...

Good Morning Sir & All Friends.

gauresh59 said...

Pranam Gurudeve......

Today on occasion of Guru Poornima........

गुरु ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु: गुरुदेव महेश्वर: ।
गुरु साक्षात्परब्रह्म तस्मैश्री गुरुवे नम: ।।


असितगिरिसमंस्यात् कज्जलं सिंधुपात्रे
सुरतरुवरशाखा लेखिनी पत्रमुर्वि ।
लिखति यदि गृहीत्वा शारदा सर्वकालं
तदपि तव गुणाना मीश पारं न याति

Even by the very sipping of the charanamruta (the water with which the feet of Yours-Gurudev are washed), we get blessed by the eternal wealth (of liberating knowledge), and which dries up the endless ocean of seeking & the subsequent sorrows. My Salutations to the lotus-feet of Yours Gurudev.

The Gurudev is the beginning of the Universe, yet He himself is without a beginning, the Guru is the highest deity, and there is none higher than the Guru. My salutations at the lotus-feet of You - Gurudev.

O Sir...! You are my mother, my father, my brother, and my friend. You are the knowledge, my real wealth.

http://youtu.be/JutVlgPS9i8

From : gauresh & reshma

Ilango said...

@ sanjay k jaiswal & Prakash Duraisamy,

Many, many happy returns of the day to both of you.

May all your aspirations become fruitful.

Best wishes.

ilango

Crorepathi said...

Sir,
sashtanga namaskar
-venkat,chennai

Rasendra Zala said...

Respected ilango Sir, on the pious day of 'Guru Purnima',
hertialy Namskar to you. I am learning from your constant live comments. I salute your selfless service to us. May Mataji bless you.

Jiignesh P Kumbhaani said...

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशालाकया
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं येन कृत्स्नं चराचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
चिद्रूपेण परिव्याप्तं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नसमुद्भासितमूर्तये
वेदान्ताम्बूजसूर्याय तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
चैतन्यः शाश्वतः शान्तो व्योमातीतोनिरञ्जनः
बिन्दूनादकलातीतस्तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
ज्ञानशक्तिसमारूढस्तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च प्रापणं सारसम्पदः
यस्य पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
न गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं न गुरोरधिकं तपः
तत्त्वज्ञानात् परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथो मद्गुरुः श्रीजगद्गुरुः
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम्
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम्
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यम्
एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधीसाक्षीभूतम्
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितं सद्गुरुंतं नमामि

सर चरण स्पर्श

Dinesh Rishi said...


Good Morning Master and copy to All

Plz accept My Salutation on this auspicious 'Guru Purnima' day

कबीरा ते नर अंध है गुरु को कहते और
हरि रूठे गुरु ठौर है गुरु रूठे नही ठौर

Manoj Murthy said...

Good Morning Master and all,

Happy "Guru Purnima" .......

shriram said...

Best wishes Master on the occasion of Guru Poornima . Life changing is this blog !

vksoni said...

Sadar charan vandan Guru ji.
Wish you both "sanjay k jaiswal & Prakash Duraisamy "many many happy returns of the day

Asha said...

Good morning Ilango Sir and all the Blog mates!
Guru is Aspiration, Guru is Inspiration
Happy Guru Purnima to Ilango Sir and all the Blog mates!

Piyush Sharda said...

charan sparsh--- master

Rajesh Singh said...

Very inspirational.Thank You IIangoji.Very well said...Many of our goals do not require detailed plans, but all of them require that we must follow the plan we have.

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 is called Guru Purnima, not only the most important Full Moon of the year, it is the most important day of the year as well.

The Full Moon of the Guru falls during the Aadi month (mid-July to mid-August), which is renowned for the celebration of the sacred forms of the Goddess (Aadi Velli). Guru is in truth the Goddess Incarnate.

On this day, a tremendous amount of Goddess energy and Grace will sweep over the earth plane, helping you to transform your life for the better. Guru Purnima allows you to increase Your Goddess energy and the flow of Grace into your life. Grace is Light and it shows up in your life as luck and Grace is absolutely required to transcend lifetimes of karmic bondage and to experience spiritual self-realization.

On Guru Purnima, you can receive benefits worth of several hundreds of hours of meditation because the power will be so great during this time. Take advantage of this opportunity and fill your life with Grace. Even if your chart is full of afflictions, things still work out if you have Grace. Recognize that luck in your life means you have Grace and you can increase the flow of Grace on the Special Full Moon of Guru Purnima.

This year Guru Purnima is special because the planet Jupiter is exalted. In Vedic Astrology, Jupiter is called Guru, and the Full Moon will be transiting in the sign of Sagittarius, a sign ruled by Jupiter.

On this Guru Purnima, you can dissolve negative karma by receiving the blessings of a Guru (Spiritual Teacher). The Guru's grace can change incorrect views about money and life. Also observing Guru Purnima increases your natural intelligence and intelligence is the mother of all wealth, prosperity and well-being. Rituals and prayers are magnified a thousandfold on Guru Purnima, allowing you to overcome all kinds of limitations and to create a meaningful life. ----www.astroved.com

Ilangoji and all family members.... u are all my Gurus.....There is so much learning from each one of u...Thank u so much....and God bless...

@ sanjay k jaiswal & Prakash Duraisamy, Wish u a very joyous and prosperous day and the days to come in future......

Thank u everybody....God speed and Great luck....:):)

Yash and Dhan said...

Dear Illangoji and all seniors
Charan sparsh to you all.
Bless me on this auspicious occasion.

gaurav said...

Dear sir I pray to god to give the best of every thing to you

mayank said...

Guru is Aspiration , Guru is Inspiration .

Happy Guru Purnima Sir,

Regards

chetan said...

HAPPY GURU POORNIMA DEAR MASTER.
please bless me.
regards,
chetan.

Guru Krish (Trading Nirvana) said...

BIG THANK YOU for being there as our teacher... Would sincerely like to get your Blessings on this day.

@sanjay k jaiswal & Prakash Duraisamy,-- Many Many Happy returns of the day... You have a special birthday today :) enjoy and have a great life ahead!!

Rajagopal said...

Sir,
Salutes from the back bench.
Thank you for being there.

Num Char said...

Good Evening Sir and JN Team !!

On eve of guru poornima would like to thank you for your tireless guidance to the knowledge seeker .
You are there every day to guide people ,answering queries ,providing insights .
And you have been doing consistently for many years .

Every day morning there is premarket , every hour is intra update and day closing by EOD report and you do this every day mean every day without any fail and you do for people whom you don;t know personally .
Many of us don't do required things for ourselves too leave apart others .

You are teaching not only market technical but also discipline , way of living .

Just be there for people like us who are learning with reverence in heart and gratitude .

God bless your blessings and wishes .

Thanks

Ilango said...

You have been wonderful;

You have been earnest;

You have been respectful;

You have been thirsting for knowledge;

You have been candid in admitting your failures;

You have been humble in your successes;

You have been more than willing to share your experiences;

And we have been fixing each other all these years.

While I accept all your respects & wishes, I pray to God and to my Guru that there is always a divine light that will guide you on your dark hour and you become independent enough to be a lighthouse to those who are in the dark.

Happy Guru Poornima.

Best wishes.

ilango

Sanjay Jaiswal said...

A great day for me, to be blessed by the Man Himself, Shri Ilango Sir on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima.

And thanks to all my friends for their wishes.

Happy Guru Purnima.

Best wishes.

Sanjay Kr Jaiswal

SJkolkata said...

Master,
Sorry to be late cause I was travelling without network.
Please accept my sincere regards and salutation in your humble feet.
Have been continously learning in this sacred school. Your teaching itself are blessings.
Once again sincere Thanks for all your efforts.
Awaiting your blessings on this auspicious day.

Stockathon said...

Dear Ilango Sir,

Wishing you a very Happy Guru Poornima!!!

arvindkering said...

Wishing you a Happy Guru Poornima

paddy said...

Pranaams to Master and fellow members!! This is a special place for all of us and Guru Poornima is a special occasion!! God Bless!!

vishnu said...

आदरणीय गुरुवर ,
सादर प्रणाम।
ईश्वर की अहैतुक कृपा आप पर सदा बरसती रहे एवं आप दीर्घायु हो।
साथ ही आपका निश्छल प्रेम हम लोगों पर सदैव ऐसे ही बरसता रहे इसी आशा के साथ
आपका
विष्णु

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