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11 Great Questions you’re NOT asking yourself that could change your life

When Jayson Krause’s best friend died of cancer in September 2005, he realised that he had never fully gotten to know him.

So he embarked on a year long project, asking 52 strangers the same 10 questions, one a week, in an attempt to challenge myths about connection and get people sharing more than just small talk.

Questions about life, accomplishments, fears, goals – all the things people never ask. This is one man’s mission to change the way we connect with each other.

I’ve responded to his questions below and feel it’s really important for everyone to do so.

Will you join us?

Start by answering these 11 questions, then share this post with others so they can answer it too.

Don’t let ONE MORE DAY go by in mindless conversations, when you could be getting REAL about the stuff that really matters and getting to know yourself and the people in your life.

Before it’s too late.

1. What is your dream job?

My dream job is to do something good and worthwhile in this world, to do something good for the development and happiness of others as well as which also marches me towards my personal excellence and growth as a human being.

I would like to inspire others to live a happy and joyful life, making them motivated towards achieving their dreams and living the life of their dreams while earning some pennies from my work.

I love to work online, dream big, and putting my efforts towards the achievement of my goals with passion, living my life for purpose and joy so that at the end I stand before me saying, “Yes, I did….what I ought to do….” inspite of regretting what I could have… or I should have…. and the best way I predicted is to write my thoughts and learnings, pushing and motivating others as well to chase their goals and live life the way they want.

2. What fulfils you?

Viewing myself growing as a good human being and living life with happiness and contentment.

Being a mom, nurturing my kid and having a good time with him, being connected with my friends and well wishers, sometimes just being along with my family and loved ones, sometimes travelling and discovering new places, sometimes laughing, sometimes dancing, sometimes reading, sometime solitude, sometimes walking and spending time with nature.

3. What’s your greatest fear?

What if I missed to work with passion and wasted my life? What if I could not provide the best education to my kid what I need to…for becoming a better human being. Providing best education is not only providing the required education and facilities, time and money but to make them self – stand and self – conscious that they can make themselves stand in midst of the uncertainties. Teach them the life lessons that they can take the best decisions for themselves and can judge what is right and what not.

The challenge before me is to be a better version of me from the one which I was a day before. I have to anyhow do something great and work towards my goals, take more risks and be more active each day, work more and more for betterment of myself as well as others.

One of my greatest fear is also not to lose my loved ones.

4. What do you want more of in life?

To do something great and achieve the joy of Happiness, Aliveness, Experiences, Wisdom, Learnings, Peacefulness and Contentment.

More intimate moments with my friends and family, creating memories, living in the now, loving and enjoying with my kid, spontaneous road trips, visiting new places and countries, experiencing more cultures, anything that has to do with being more social, exploring new things and experiences, giving happiness and joy to others, lending a hand of help to others.

5. What is your greatest accomplishment?

Being alive and initiating the first step towards my dreams and goals with faith and believe in myself.

For me:“When God pushes you to the edges of difficulty, Faith is taking the first step in the dark, even when you don’t see the whole staircase trusting that either God will catch you or he will teach you how to fly.”

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Being active towards my self-development, marching towards personal excellence and inspiring others too. Reinventing myself to the new me on daily basis. Working and introspecting what meant to be and where I lacked.

6. What are you most ashamed of?

Nothing – I din’t did anything that I can’t stand in front of me. I do stupid things, I make mistakes, I fight with my loved ones and friends, and sometimes a bit lazy, sometimes I don’t do what I ought to do…..but It’s OK as I am HUMAN.

 7. What makes you sad?

Viewing injustice to anyone makes me sad. Harming the nature makes me sad. Injustice to women for dowry, their mental or physical harassment, rape attempts, children being exploited, poors being deprieved from the necessities of life, people being negative minded, and alike things.

8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve experienced?

The fear that if I did not clear my exams and could not even make out in even one of my subjects and the results did not come out the way I wish.

The fear that if I could not make out to fulfill my dreams and work passionately for the attainment of my goals.

Overcoming the feelings after the death of my father and looking towards the sunshine thereafter and climbing the ladder of success.

Departing from my Country for the first time.

9. What is great about you?

I am alive is itself a great thing about me. I live, I love, I care, I eat, I walk, I read, I write, I dance, I sing, I enjoy my live are all great things I cherish.

I am an optimistic, I see things from the positive angle, I am daring, I am friendly, I am an extrovert, I am a pro-active person, I am self-confident, I am a thinker, a doer and a believer of my thoughts and beliefs, I make the most of every situation, I am a force and I can do anything I wish are all great things about me.

I am grateful for the things I have been provided for which others are deprieved for. I am grateful for that I am provided the food to eat, a house to shelter and cloths to wear. I am grateful for my eyes, my nose, my ears, my hands, my legs and all my body parts that they function properly with a beautiful heart.

10. Who are you?

I am a human being who has feelings, emotions and a loving heart.

I am a living creature in this universe. I can feel, I can heal, and I can zeal. I have the ability to think, to see, to visualize, to smell, to sense, to touch, to hear, to taste, to lend a helping hand to others. I am a human and it makes me better from all the other species in this world, I have the ability to think and to decide with my human mind.

I am an optimistic, I see things from the positive angle, I am daring, I am friendly, I am an extrovert, I am a pro-active person, I am self-confident, I am a thinker, a doer and a believer of my thoughts and beliefs, I make the most of every situation, I am a force and I can do anything I wish with my passion and dedication.

Sometimes I am a bundle of contradictions. Sometimes I let my qualities lower and be the opposite, and that’s OK because I am human.

I try to do all the best I can but sometimes I expect for the results to be in my favour. I am a girl who wants to succeed and fulfill her dreams, who won’t stop loving and believing in her journey and her dreams, who knows that the efforts don’t go in vain and pay you something. Even a failure will give you an experience.

My real challenge is to be a good human being, true to myself, stay present, love wildly, live boldly, and be a good, kind and helping person, who shows people a mirror that reflects their AWESOMENESS & leaves them feeling amazing about themselves.

11. What inspires you?

Firstly most inspiring elements are from the nature itself. The designs we get, the ideas we get are all very from the nature. The developing of the inspirations is from the nature itself. To me nature inspires the most.

Rising and shining sun, the one who are successful are the inspiration to everyone. But for me, secondly are the Thinkers, believers, and the doers. People who are ALIVE and ACTIVE in every sense of the their lives, people who work for purpose and meaning, who work with passion and dedication, who work for others without expecting anything in return.

Thirdly people who are kind and helpful, those who live up their dreams, work passionately, have a vision, are self-confident, work to the grass root levels and take small-small steps to pursue their goals and vision. On attaining success and living an extraordinary life who inspire others to be like them.

Fourthly, it is the inspiring music, inspiring words packed in the form of quotes, inspiring videos, talented people, the books and the thoughts of the visionaries.

Thanks for asking these powerful questions, Jayson. 

Over to you ~ Please answer these questions for yourself and share what you discover. Looking forward to hearing from you! ps: If you answer on your own blog, leave a link below!

100 World’s Topmost Inspiring Life Quotes

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer

As you grow older you will understand more and more that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, rather it’s all about the person you’ve become. As like we need a shower to keep ourselves fresh; we need to be inspired on a regular basis to get motivated and carry out our work with the same energy and passion.

Quotes are always a good source of positive energy and inspiration. They are those little reminders to keep us inspired on a regular basis. They pack so much of wisdom in so few words that some of them are really mind and heart touching. Just reading them has power to infuse in you a Eureka! moment. Today I am compiling the World’s 100 topmost inspirational life quotes. I have always been inspired from such words of wisdom and inculcating some of them really makes a big difference in the quality of your life and sometimes they awake us. These words of wisdom have been picked by me at various times while surfing on the net, reading books or just clicking some lines to my mind after reading or watching some news or something around.

Here is the list of World’s 100 topmost inspirational one’s from various visionaries:

  1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  2. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” –Albert Einstein
  3. “Nowhere on your birth certificate did it say life would be fair.” – Trevor Jones
  4. “All life is experience, and one level is exchanged for another only when its lesson is learned.” – Henry Ford
  5. “Your vision becomes clear when you look inside your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
  6. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau.
  7. “If it is a one minute task, don’t add it to your “To Do List”, do it now.” – Gkindshivani
  8. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  9. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”-Robert Frost
  10. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
  11. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen R. Covey
  12. “The only thing you can give a man without hurting him is an opportunity.” – Henry Ford
  13. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  14. “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everyhwere.” – Tim McGraw
  15. “I only compete with myself. That’s the only competition I need.” – Gkindshivani
  16. Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it.” –Mother Teresa
  17. “Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.” – Unknown
  18. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
  19. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
  20.  “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
  21. “I am the author of my life. Unfortunately I’m writing in pen and I can’t erase my mistakes.” – Unknown
  22. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”- Henry Ford
  23. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
  24. “At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t.” – Andy Roddick
  25. “It’s ok not to know all the answers. It’s better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really there.” – Gkindshivani
  26. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
  27. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” –Les Brown
  28. “Greatest thing we can produce is character. Everything else can be taken from us, but not our character.” – Henry Ford
  29. “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved, and people are being used.” – Unknown
  30. “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.” – Shing Xiong
  31. “When you once get an idea in which you believe with all your heart, work it out.” – Henry Ford
  32. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
  33. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – James Dean
  34. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  35. “Don’t be afraid of change. You may end up losing something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better.”- Gkindshivani
  36. We become what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  38. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  39. If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” – Rumi
  40. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
  41. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  42. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
  43. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau
  45. “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what he is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so you are not surprised. But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage; but he is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it himself.” – C.S. Lewis
  46. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” – Ancient Indian Proverb
  47. “We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
  48. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  49. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
  50. “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”Gkindshivani
  51. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  52. “There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & and the people who create it, and surround yourself with people that make you laugh so hard that you completely forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown
  53. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ― Albert Einstein
  54. “If you hear a voice within yourself saying “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  55. “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” – Albert Einstein
  56. “Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.”- Jimmy Durante
  57. “If you look around, you can find a face of God in each thing, because He is not hidden in a church, in a mosque, or a synagogue, but everywhere. As there is no one who lives after seeing him, there is also no one dying after seeing him. Who finds Him, stays forever with him.” – Shams Tabrizi
  58. Your task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
  59. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
  60. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden
  61. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck
  62. I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.” – Charlie Brown
  63. “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” – Oliver W Holmes
  64. People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.” – Unknown
  65. You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar
  66. You can change your world by changing your words.” – Joel Osteen
  67. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  68. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato
  69. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse
  70.  “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” ―Bob Marley
  71. “In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.” ― John Grisham
  72. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.  – Robert Frost
  73. 73.  “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown
  74. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts, it’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln
  75. “There is no man living that cannot do more than he thinks he can.” – Henry Ford
  76. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain
  77. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
  78. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  79. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius
  80. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
  81. “Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions.” –Dalai Lama
  82. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” – Aristotle
  83. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie
  84. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  85. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
  86. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  87. “Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti
  88. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan
  89. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin
  90. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
  91. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  92. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese Proverb
  93. I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh
  94. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” – Unknown
  95. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers
  96. “What’s done is done, what’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on, getting over a first love, dealing with heartbreak, dealing with death and dealing with life. It’s ok to look back and think of fond memories, but keep moving forward and you will live your life happily.” – Unknown
  97. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –Farrah Gray
  98. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” –Benjamin Franklin
  99. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  100. “No one will ever get anywhere in this world unless he becomes a teacher, one who can show others how to do things.” – Henry Ford

All the above quotes are heavily packed with abundance of wisdom and are most inspiring ones. Do you like to share some other such most inspiring quotes? Please leave in the comments.

20 Things highly focused people don’t do

Successful people are those who are highly focused because focus is the key to success. They are the ones who do not deviate from their goal plans and they know what is important to them and what not. Highly focused people are not different people but they do things differently. It is this difference in their working style and pattern which keeps them focused and hence helps them produce results. They live in present situations and don’t worry on the future outcomes. They enjoy their work and love to do it. They don’t do things which can have negative impact on their work. They develop certain habits and follow them on regular basis. They are thoughtful people who judge every act on their priority lists. They just cut off the unimportant ones. They know where to say no. Here are certain things they don’t’ do or avoid because they know these acts will kill their productive time and will deviate them from their success path. Here is the list of such things:

  1. They don’t jump to peep into their e-mails and social networks as a very first job:

Highly focused people don’t check their e-mails and social networks as a very first job. They know better how to focus on their work and start working the real work as a kick start. We have a fresh mind and positive waves in the start of the day. By checking e-mails you are working for the other’s problems and not your own work. While checking e-mails and social networks too, they just utilize these tools towards their goals achievements and leave the rest. They don’t indulge in unnecessary matters. They just do their real work first which is the first step towards producing results.

 

  1. They don’t make silly excuses:

Highly focused people don’t make silly excuses not to work. They are a dreamer, a doer and a believer of their work. They know well how they can concentrate on their work and produce results. They know time is short and they have to produce results in the given time. They know well making excuses is easy, but they know the fact well that it will distract them from their way to success. They just make reasons why not to work. They manage their work activities well in their time and keep on improving until they are well enough.

 

  1. They don’t waste a single minute of time:

Highly focused people don’t waste their single minute of time. They know how to best utilize their time and they even know how to fully utilize the gaps of time they are idle or waiting on. They know time is money and they have to perform in the given time. They don’t excuse, “I don’t have the time,” because they know that the people who succeed also have the same amount of time in a day. They know life is a race and if they do not perform there are thousands of people who are utilizing the same time to conquer their dreams and they will go ahead.

 

  1. They don’t live in their comfort zones and let lack of resources stop them:

Highly focused people don’t live in their comfort zones. They know how to live with constrains and with limited resources. They know better that the person they want to become can only be achieved living outside their comfort zones. They invent techniques using their creativity to reach their goals with the limited resources they have.

 

  1. They don’t involve themselves in the matters that don’t concern them:

Highly focused people don’t involve themselves in the business or people that don’t concern them. They don’t poke their nose in other’s work neither they like other’s poking their nose in their work. They are concentrated towards their goals and how to achieve them.

 

  1. They don’t compare themselves to others:

Highly focused people don’t compare themselves to others. They learn from every positive attribute they find in others. They are content with what they have and keep an eye on other’s achievements to learn the positive insights from them. They try to learn from the predecessor and even from the successor. They are always busy improving themselves that they hardly find time to compare with others. They know comparing to others is never reasonable because everyone is different and have different capacities and capabilities. They are always their self – motivator.

 

  1. They don’t allow negative thoughts in their minds:

Highly focused people don’t allow negative thoughts override them, neither are they moved by the negative feedbacks and critics. They only take it as an opportunity to improve and learn. They are focused and optimistic people. They are the believers and do trust on their work and aim to make positive impact in the world. They believe in themselves.

 

  1. They don’t multitask:

Highly focused people focus on one task at a time and don’t indulge in multitasks. There are some people who indulge in multitasking and keep doing different works almost near to complete 95% – 98% completeness and are not able to finish their tasks and produce results. They just wait to make it perfect. But there is nothing perfect as such. Even in a perfect work, as many times you go through, you can find some place for improvements. So keep this in mind, and go complete your task with full dedication to increase your productivity before you leap on to another.

  1. They don’t gossip and make meetings standing up:

They don’t indulge themselves in unnecessary talks. They don’t feel the need to talk critics and look down about others as they are themselves busy in achieving their own goals and don’t indulge in backbiting talks of others as they consider it as their productive time killer. They make meetings standing up so that they don’t waste their time in unnecessary talks.

 

  1. They don’t procrastinate: Highly focused people don’t procrastinate. They know well what is to be done now and what later. They are mindful and have clear vision and live in the present situation. They just work on their priority basis. They don’t peep out of their minds over the unnecessary jobs. They focus on their goals and work to accomplish them. They know better that a good plan executed today is far better than the great plan executed someday.

 

  1. They don’t entertain distractions: They limit themselves to their tasks on hand and do not entertain distractions. They are highly focused to produce the end results. They keep themselves far from e-mail, social media and chat alerts. They also keep themselves far from people who make them distract from their work. They know very well that such distractions can cause effect on their work quality and hence deteriorate it. They manage their activities well within their productive time.

 

  1. They don’t judge people and make comparisons and seek validations from others:

Highly focused people believe in their work and themselves. They know if they themselves don’t believe in their work why should others bother about it. They work for themselves first then for others. They work for their own self-growth and they are focused on their own work. They know that everyone has a story which has made them and every story is different. They don’t compare themselves with others except with the person they were yesterday. They present their work in the best possible way and can prove it to be right. Here I would like to quote few words of Mr. Ratan Tata, who says, “I don’t believe in taking the right decisions, I take decisions first, then make them right.” That’s the spirit with which they work.

 

  1. They don’t allow disorganization:

Highly focused people don’t allow disorganization in their lives. They know well that there should be a place for everything and everything should be in it’s place. It saves a lot of time and you can get instant access in the time of needs. It also helps them to boost their productivity, otherwise a lot of time is wasted to procure the items when they are needed, which have an adverse effect on our productivity as well as generates stress.

  1. They don’t fear to take risk:

Highly focused people are never afraid to take risks. They just do what they ought to do and just do their tasks. They don’t let fear dominate their lives and worry about the results. They know if they don’t do it now, it cannot be done. Who has seen tomorrow? They take chances and grab every opportunity which comes their way. They know better how to grab every possible opportunity, they come across. They don’t bother to change their profession, to dare any challenge, or to go for some new project. They take risks to succeed and experience from the failures. They don’t want to regret on not taking risks in the end.

  1. They don’t dwell on the past:

Highly focused people don’t dwell on the past. They learn lessons and take experiences from their past and live in the present. They let go the things which happened in the past because their desire to success is always greater than their fear of failure. They learn from their mistakes and keep going on.

  1. They don’t act randomly but prudently:

Highly focused people don’t act randomly but prudently. They judge before doing and take time to act with prudence. They stick to their goals and keep pushing themselves towards it. Even when they feel low they go back and think why they started and it gives them a boost and increases their motivation level towards their goals. They are of the thinking “when other’s can, why can’t I?”

 

  1. They don’t have unrealistic expectations:

Highly focused people don’t have unrealistic expectations. They are patient people and do work for themselves. They know there are no shortcuts to success. They work with full concentration and focus to produce results, they are realistic and they know well life is not easy. They know well how to dance in the rain. They know unrealistic expectations are only the source of stress and frustration. They don’t panic when the outcomes don’t go as planned, rather sit back calmly and monitor where they lacked the focus and what went wrong.

  1. They don’t say yes to everything:

Highly focused people don’t say yes to everything. They know well where to say no and where to cut off, they do that politely. They know that they can’t please everyone, they focus on their own priorities and they don’t bother about others if they did not give value additions towards achievement of their goals. They know that they can’t judge others and what they think about them. Those who bother don’t need any attention and to others it doesn’t matters. Research conducted at the University of California in San Francisco shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. Saying no to a new commitment honours your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

  1. They don’t look backwards and quit:

Highly focused people don’t look backwards on the way they have started. They only move forward. They know that the road to success is not that easy and it required lot of efforts, hard work, and continuous dedicated efforts to achieve anything worthwhile. Highly focused people are tough people who never quit. They know that failure is an unavoidable part of their growth process and they have to work harder and smarter when the time demands and they keep an eye on their goals and investigate where they lacked in order to get succeed. They are hard determined people whose will power can shake for a while but they never allow themselves to quit because they know they have to succeed in any way possible. They investigate the root cause and what was the reason they couldn’t make it, they learn from their failures and again try to succeed till they actually get success.

 

  1. They don’t blindly accept what they read on the internet as truth without thinking about it:

Highly focused people don’t blindly accept what they read on the internet as truth without thinking about it. They make their own judgement based on their so far accumulated knowledge and look at the source and relevance of any material on their work and lives. They just take the relevant excerpts and leave the rest.

That’s all I added up to this list of 20 things highly focused people don’t do. Do you have any other? Please leave a comment.

100 Lessons from Henry Ford

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Innovators change things. They take new ideas, sometimes their own, sometimes other people’s, and develop and promote those ideas until they become an accepted part of daily life. Innovation requires self-confidence, a taste for taking risks, leadership ability and a vision of what the future should be. Henry Ford had all these characteristics, but it took him many years to develop all of them fully.

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line,He developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford.

As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with “Fordism”: mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.

Here are 100 great lessons from him:

  1. “In Life there are no big problems; there are just a lot of little problems.”
  2. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
  3. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
  4. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
  5. “One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
  6. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
  7. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
  8. “An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”
  9. “It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays wages.”
  10. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
  11. “You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.”
  12. “There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
  13. “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”
  14. “A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.”
  15. “You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.”
  16. “I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”
  17. “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”
  18. “Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.”
  19. “We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s dam is the history we make today.”
  20. “I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”
  21. “Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”
  22. “History is more or less bunk.”
  23. “What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do something about them.”
  24. Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
  25. If you think you can do a thing or you think you can’t do a thing, you are right.
  26. Anyone who stops learning is old,whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
  27. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
  28. Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is sometimes hard to realize this. For the world was build to develop character and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in marching onward.
  29. Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complaint.
  30. I believe God is managing affairs and that he doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
  31. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
  32. One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
  33. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
  34. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
  35. If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
  36. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
  37. It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
  38. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
  39. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
  40. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
  41. Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
  42. There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
  43. Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
  44. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
  45. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
  46. I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.
  47. Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away the costs.
  48. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
  49. Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
  50. A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
  51. Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it.
  52. The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
  53. Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it; if you are sick you should not take it.
  54. Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
  55. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
  56. If I have asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
  57. Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it’s black.
  58. Vision without execution is just hallucination.
  59. Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
  60. You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible.
  61. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.
  62. Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.
  63. When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V-8 motor, he chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine-block in one piece. Ford replied,”Produce it anyway.
  64. Success is 99% failure.
  65. I see no advantage in these new clocks. They run no faster than the ones made 100 years ago.
  66. None of our men are ‘experts.’ We have most unfortunately found it necessary to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert because no one ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the ‘expert’ state of mind a great number of things become impossible.
  67. There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.
  68. Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you are absolutely right.
  69. Money doesn’t make us anyway it just unmasks us.
  70. I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one.
  71. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
  72. The way to learn to do things is to do things. The way to learn a trade is to work at it. Success teaches how to succeed. Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already.
  73. “I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready, and then it is inevitable. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.”
  74. “We try to pay a man what he is worth and we are not inclined to keep a man who is not worth more than the minimum wage.”
  75. “Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.”
  76. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”
  77. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”
  78. “Where people work longest and with least leisure, they buy the fewest goods. No towns were so poor as those of England where the people, from children up, worked fifteen and sixteen hours a day. They were poor because these overworked people soon wore out — they became less and less valuable as workers. Therefore, they earned less and less and could buy less and less.”
  79. “There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail”
  80. “New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don’t know what the hell the rest of the United States is.”
  81. “As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty and special privilege grow”
  82. “That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness.”
  83. “Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.”
  84. “To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form.”
  85. “Sometimes you just don’t like somebody”
  86. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
  87. “As we serve our jobs we serve the world.”
  88. “Experience is the thing of supreme value.”
  89. “To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.”
  90. “The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt.”
  91. “It ought to be the employer’s ambition as leader to pay than any similar line of business, and it ought to be the workman’s ambition to make it possible”
  92. “Success is about creating value
    Failure is a chance to begin again more intelligently. It is just a resting place. We learn more from our failures than our success”
  93. “Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth.”
  94. “Speculation into thing already produced that is not business”
  95. “It is not usual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet what else is he?”
  96. “The idea of gas engines was by no means new, but this was the first time that a really serious effort had been made to put them on the market. They were received with interest rather than enthusiasm and I do not recall any one who thought that the internal combustion engine could ever have more than a limited use. All the wise people demonstrated conclusively that the engine could not compete with steam. They never thought that it might carve out a career for itself. That is the way with wise people—they are so wise and practical that they always know to a dot just why something cannot be done; they always know the limitations. That is why I never employ an expert in full bloom. If ever I wanted to kill opposition by unfair means I would endow the opposition with experts. They would have so much good advice that I could be sure they would do little work.”
  97. “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”
  98. “It is probably true that the commonest real cause of anti-semitism is the action of the international Jew who is often unknown and always secure, but innocent victim of it is the poor Jew.”
  99. “That man is best educated who knows the greatest number of things that are so, and who can do the greatest number of things to help and heal the world.”
  100. “Technically this isn’t a quote because no one can verify that Ford said these very words.”

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