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How You Can Select the Best Mobile


Since every person has his/her own likings and disliking when it comes to purchasing a new mobile so there is no final answer on which mobile is the best mobile. However, in this article I will help you find the best mobile which you are looking for. Also I will keep this article less technical for your better understanding.

Generally speaking, purchasing a new smart phone has become a tricky task because of hundreds of mobiles available in the market. This is actually a good thing because you can chose the best mobile from a wide range of mobiles.  If you are an Iphone or Blackberry fan then the task becomes easier but please be sure if you really need an Iphone or a Blackberry. However, if you consider purchasing an Android or Windows based phones then you have a variety of options to consider before you conclude the final model.

To make this task easy, I recommend visiting gsmarena.com where you can easily filter down the huge database of mobiles to a small number and then you can compare these mobile with each other to conclude which mobile is best for you. The filtering process is easy to use and can be completed in a minute. The Filtering Tool consequently brings you very less number of mobiles which fulfill your requirements. The filtering is done based on your choice of selecting the screen size, front/back cameras specifications, processor (CPU) speed (CPU), memory size, RAM/ROM, , Operating system, GPS, wifi (WLAN) etc. Once you are left with 2-5 options you can use the phone comparison feature to select the master piece you are looking for.

This is how the Phone Finder looks like:

Below are some key questions you might have while selecing your mobile:

Which Operating System:
The most common now a days is Android as it gives hundreds of thousands of free applications and games to download and enjoy however few applications might be vulnerable. On the other hand, iOS has less number of applications but more secure compared to Android. If you are curious to know more about Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows then visit this page

Which Camera:
If you are not too techy and want to capture the pictures for Facebook or personal home usage then  5Mega pixel is sufficient for you. If the Camera has Flash then it is an add-on.

Which Processor:
I suggest considering 1GHz processor minimum at the time of this article. Less than this may result in slow response time in using your mobile

What Memory Size:
If you are looking for good response time, consider 512MB minimum for RAM. For storage consider 8GB to 16GB since you would like to keep a lot of pictures and multimedia in your mobile.

I have tried to keep this article simple and easy to understand in order to buy the best mobile phone. If you would like to discuss any in-depth features or if you have a high-end technical query, please reach me here and I shall try to help as early as possible.

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50 ways to a bright idea!




When you have a bright idea there is always someone who takes the wind out of your sails by asking "What about …?" Why not preempt them by doing a little homework first? Below are 50 questions, variations on the usual who, what, why, when, where. Think your idea through using these as prompts and see if you can improve your idea.
Who
1. Who is affected by the problem?
2. Who else has it?
3. Who says it is a problem?
4. Who would like a solution?
5. Who would not like a solution?
6. Who could prevent a solution?
7. Who needs it solved more than you?
When
8. When does it occur?
9. When doesn't it occur?
10. When did it appear?
11. When will it disappear?
12. When do other people see your problem as a problem?
13. When don't other people see your problem as a problem?
14. When is the solution needed?
15. When might it occur again?
16. When will it get worse?
17. When will it get better?
Why
18. Why is this situation a problem?
19. Why do you want to solve it?
20. Why don't you want to solve it?
21. Why doesn't it go away?
22. Why would someone else want to solve it?
23. Why wouldn't someone else want to solve it?
24. Why is it easy to solve?
25. Why is it hard to solve?
What
26. What might change about it?
27. What are its main weaknesses?
28. What do you like about it?
29. What do you dislike about it?
30. What can be changed about it?
31. What can't be changed?
32. What do you know about it?
33. What don't you know about it?
34. What will it be like if it is solved?
35. What will it be like if it isn't solved?
36. What have you done in the past with similar problems?
37. What principles underlie it?
38. What values underlie it?
39. What problem elements are related to one another?
40. What assumptions are you making about it?
41. What seems to be most important about it?
42. What seems to be least important about it?
43. What are the sub-problems?
44. What are your major objectives in solving it?
45. What else do you need to know?
Where
46. Where is it most noticeable?
47. Where is it least noticeable?
48. Where else does it exist?
49. Where is the best place to begin looking for solutions?
50. Where does it fit in the larger scheme of things?
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10 Tips to Control your Speaking Voice



One of the most important components of public speaking is the sound of your voice. It influences the impact of your message, and might even make or break the success of your speech. Fortunately, for many people, good voice quality can be learned.
Instructions :
1.      Breathe from your diaphragm - Practice long and controlled exhales. When you speak, use breath to punctuate your point. For example, take a breath at the end of each phrase whether you need to or not. Use that opportunity to pause and let the listeners absorb what you say.
2.     Use pitch - Lower pitches generally are more soothing to hear. However, modulating your pitch for emphasis will keep your listeners engaged. Develop your pitch by practicing humming.
3.      Moderate your volume - Find out if you speak too loudly or too softly. When you begin speaking, ask your audience how your volume is (each situation is different). Try to stay at the appropriate volume throughout your speech.
4.     Moderate your pace - This one is also closely related to breath. If you speak too quickly, people can't keep up. If you speak too slowly, people will lose interest. Record your speech to determine if you need to change your pace. Get feedback from others.
5.     Articulate - Try exaggerating your lip movement to reduce mumbling. Practice articulating tongue twisters and extending and exaggerating vowel sounds. Become an expert at articulating tongue twisters as quickly and crisply as possible. Focus on the ones you find difficult.
6.     Practice your speech in advance and determine where you want to pause for a breath. For more emphasis, pause for more than one breath. Mark your breathing points in your notes.
7.     Loosen up before you begin. Look side to side. Roll your head in half-circles and roll your shoulders back. Shift your rib cage from side to side. Yawn. Stretch. Touch your toes while completely relaxing your upper body, then slowly stand up, one vertebra at a time, raising your head last. Repeat as needed.
8.     Posture - Stand up straight and tall to allow full lung capacity and airflow.
9.     Record your voice repeatedly using different ways of speaking. Determine which one is most pleasing.
Practice breath control - Take a deep breath, and while you exhale, count to 10 (or recite the months or days of the week). Try gradually increasing your volume as you count, using your abdominal muscles—not your throat—for volume. Don't let your larynx tense up

Increasing Happiness by Sharing Happiness

 We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

We live in a give-and-take society. When we give, we usually expect to get something in return. But sometimes we give for the sheer joy of giving. We don't expect anything in return. It just makes us feel good to know that our giving has made a positive impact; it has helped in some way or it has made someone happy.

A devastating tornado hit close to where David and his family lived but they were very fortunate that they didn't get much damage. However, only miles away there was severe destruction along the path the tornado touched. David and a few volunteers quickly went to see if they could offer their help to the families in need. They spent the next couple weeks cleaning, painting, rebuilding homes and lives. David sacrificed many hours of his time but when he looked into the teary eyes of those they helped and saw such gratitude and hopefulness, it was all worth it.


When we give freely and what we are able, we usually find that we have more to give than we had realized. We might have our service and help to give, as well as our time, attention, or finances. When we give our best and we give it willingly, we can't help but get something in return and often that something is happiness.

Affirmations:

No matter how big or small my giving is, it enlarges my capacity for happiness.

I will PRACTICE happiness today….by giving freely and cheerfully.


Empowering Thoughts:

Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you. ~Madeline Bridges

Give cheerfully and freely. It is the energy behind the giving that matters so do not give grudgingly. ~David Gikandi

 

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Are you using energey wisely?

1. Turn off your home office equipment when not in use. A computer that runs 24 hours a day, for instance, uses - more power than an energy-efficient refrigerator.
2. If your computer must be left on, turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more than half the system's energy.
3. Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%.
4. Battery chargers, such as those for laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
5. Screen savers save computer screens, not energy. Start-ups and shutdowns do not use any extra energy, nor are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear - and saves energy.
6. One of the best energy-saving devices is the light switch. Turn off lights when not required.
7. Dirty tube lights and bulbs less light and can absorb 50 percent of the light; dust your tube lights and lamps regularly.
8. Fluorescent tube lights and CFLs convert electricity to visible light up to 5 times more efficiently than ordinary bulbs and thus save about 70% of electricity for the same lighting levels.
9. Ninety percent of the energy consumed by an ordinary bulb (incandescent lamp) is given off as heat rather than visible light.
10. A 15-watt compact fluorescent bulb produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
11. By reducing the temperature setting of water heater from 60 degrees to 50 degrees C, one could save over 18 percent of the energy used at the higher setting.
12. To help reduce heat loss, always insulate hot water pipes, especially where they run through unheated areas. Never insulate plastic pipes.
13. Use an electric kettle to heat water. It's more energy efficient than using an electric cook top element.
14 Iron your clothes and linen all in one go. Do not keep a hot iron which is switched in an upright position for long period since more heat will be lost.
15. Avoid storing hot / warm food in the refrigerator.
16. Use of white or light colours for interior walls, ceilings, curtains, drapes and furniture reflects more light within the building and therefore further reduces the cost of lighting.
17. Do not set the temperature regulator of the refrigerator at high if the quantity of the food within is small. Also, stack food items inside to allow air circulation.
18. By locating doors and windows to admit more sunlight through them you can avoid using electricity for lighting your home or office during the day.
19. Orientation of the house and surrounding landscape has a large effect on energy consumption. Planting trees on the south and west will reflect natural light through the windows resulting in less use of heating appliances like room heaters etc. in winters and would provide ample light.
20. Auto defrost refrigerators consume more electricity. Larger the refrigerator, higher will be the usage of electricity.

Efficient energy management is key to sustainable development and growth and let's leave no stone unturned to conserve energy.



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Some Psychological Tests :)



TEST NO. 1
THE THIRD EYE: If you could have the third eye on your body, where would you put it on?
1) Your head
2) Your heart
3) Your back    
4) Your hand



TEST NO. 2
WHAT KIND OF CHAIR DO YOU PREFER?
1) Cloth covered
2) Leather covered
3) Wood
4) Cushioned
5) One with a built-in massager


TEST NO. 3
1 9 5 0 what is your first thought when you saw the above number?
1) Year
2) Phone number
3) Money
4) Combination code in a locker room


TEST NO. 4
THE CAVE YOU WANT TO VISIT... . You decided to go for a cave tour. What kind of caves do you want to visit?
1) Cave with a narrow entrance but a wide exit.
2) Cave with a same space of entrance and exit.
3) Cave with a wide entrance but a narrow exit.


TEST NO. 5
There is a cake with plenty of room to put many more candles on it. How many more candles do you want to put on the cake?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three or four
4) More than five


TEST NO. 6
A NEW PLANT... . Noticing a new plant pop up from the ground, what is your first thought?
1) Glad and want it to grow quickly.
2) Be careful. Don't step on it.
3) Oh! Will it give flowers?
4) Thank God! Many thanks to you, God, for its growth.
5) All right! No more watering!



HERE IS THE ANALYSIS
TEST NO.1
1) You have no respect to your lover, instead, you often exploit him/her. As far as love is concerned, you are too QUICK. You easily fall in love with someone and leave him/her right away when you get bored.
2) Since you are scared of being cheated by the others or not wanting to be disappointed again, you, therefore seem to be contented with your unrequited love.
3) It takes you a long time and big effort before falling in love with someone. But, once you are in love, you will love him/her with all your heart, sincerely and forever.
4) It is hard for you to get deeply involved with someone. Most of your relationships are just more than friends but less than lovers.
 
TEST NO.2
1) Cloth covered. You want your partner  to be together with you always, no matter when or where.
2) Leather covered You want your partner  to be more open with you about himself/herself.
3) Wood You want your partner  to take more care of his/her dress and manner.
4) Cushioned You want your partner to be a little bit more relaxed, calm and composed.
5) One with built-in massager You want your partner to DO more for you. The message behind the question: A chair is for sitting on. If you choose to sit on certain chair, you have no suspicions or distrust towards it. This is the same psychology present in our relationship with the people we like. In other words, the qualities you look for in a chair are similar to the qualities you look for in a partner. Sit down for a minute and give it some thought.

 
TEST NO.3
1)You think he/she is very smart one... .you love his/her brain.
2) You love his/her personality... .Everything he/she does is beautiful.
3) Let's face it... ..you love his/her money.
4) You lover his/her appearance... .you like a good looking person.



TEST NO. 4
The philosophy behind this test indicates how you spend your money... ...
1) You easily spend your money much more than what you earn.
2) You keep balance between the money you can earn and the money you spend.
3) Stingy you! Though you have earned a lot of money but you hardly spend it off.


TEST NO. 5
1)Wow! You seem wanting to get married as soon as possible. You may get married at the age of 20 or right after you have finished your education.
2) You want to be married a little sooner than the other. However, you want your marriage be agreed and pleased by the others.
3) You want to enjoy your youngster life as long as possible. So you don't want to be married too soon. You may get married when you are over 25 even you already have your steady loved one.
4) You are full of curiosity. You are curious about everything. You want to travel and accumulate your experience more and more. You want to prove yourself with the challenging work. You may enjoy your unmarried life until you are 30 or over even you have had so many lovers by then.


TEST NO. 6
This test indicates your attitude towards your parents... .
1) You don't want your parents to interfere whatever you are doing.
2) You feel grateful to your parents for bringing you up and making you a nice person.
3) You rely on your parents so much and want them to be always close to you.
4) You have your sincere thanks to your parents.
5) You want to be self-survived as soon as possible.

Well... ... if the tests works for you.....you may probably understand yourself better by now. Some tests worked for me, others didnt :)

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Questions to ask yourself to improve yourself

 

An old proverb says, "He that cannot ask cannot live". If you want answers you have to ask questions. These are 75 questions you should ask yourself and try to answer. You can ask yourself these questions right now and over the course of your life.

 

1. Why not me?
2. Am I nice?
3. Am I doing what I really want to do?
4. What am I grateful for?
5. What's missing in my life?
6. Am I honest?
7. Do I listen to others?
8. Do I work hard?
9. Do I help others?
10. What do I need to change about myself?

 

11. Have I hurt others?
12. Do I complain?
13. What's next for me?
14. Do I have fun?
15. Have I seized opportunities?
16. Do I care about others?
17. Do I spend enough time with my family?18. Am I open-minded?
19. Have I seen enough of the world?
20. Do I judge others?

 

21. Do I take risks?
22. What is my purpose?
23. What is my biggest fear?
24. How can I conquer that fear?
25. Do I thank people enough?
26. Am I successful?27. What am I ashamed of?
28. Do I annoy others?
29. What are my dreams?

 

30. Am I positive?
31. Am I negative?
32. Is there an afterlife?
33. Does everything happen for a reason?
34. What can I do to change the world?
35. What is the most foolish thing I've ever done?
36. Am I cheap?
37. Am I greedy?
38. Who do I love?
39. Who do I want to meet?
40. Where do I want to go?

 

41. What am I most proud of?
42. Do I care what others think about me?
43. What are my talents?
44. Do I utilize those talents?
45. What makes me happy?46. What makes me sad?
47. What makes me angry?
48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?
49. Am I healthy?
50. What was the toughest time in my life?

 

51. What was the easiest time in my life?
52. Am I selfish?
53. What was the craziest thing I did?
54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?
55. Do I procrastinate?
56. What is my greatest regret?
57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?
58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?
59. Do I stand up for myself?

 

60. Have I settled for mediocrity?
61. Do I hold grudges?
62. Do I read enough?
63. Do I listen to my heart?
64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?
65. Do I pray only when I want something?
66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?
67. Do I let other people's negativity affect me?
68. Do I forgive myself?
69. When I help someone do I think "What's in it for me"?

 

70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?
71. Do I smile more than I frown?
72. Do I surround myself with good people?
73. Do I take time out for myself?
74. Do I ask enough questions?
75. What other questions do
I have?


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Why charity is important


In today's materialistic society, charity is often seen as low priority. 
 
However the reality is that the community we live in has a huge influence on us personally – it fosters safety, responsibility and sustainability – so it is important that we take our community seriously for the greater good of humanity and for our own personal benefit. 

Most importantly though, you'll gain an appreciation for what REALLY matters – and it's not fame or fortune! 

After-all, there are many high-profiled people who are great believers in charity and the planet. Bill Gates donates millions of dollars to charities, Bob Geldoff and U2's Bono are great crusaders against world poverty, and many other celebrities offer money and their time to a variety of causes. 

Yes, these people have the money to give and their image has done pretty well out of their endeavours – but at the heart of their generosity is the genuine desire to make a difference. And they do. 

But, you don't need lots of money or fame to contribute to the community – we all can. 

It is my honest belief that we should all help those less fortunate than ourselves – and trust me, if you have the resources to be able to read this article on-line, then there are lots of people out there who are less fortunate! 

Whether this help is financial through appropriate donations or through donating your time as a 
volunteerdoesn't really matter, but we should all feel some social responsibility to do something. 

Everyone can do something. YOU can do something. If you don't have the time, DONATE. If you can't afford to donate money, VOLUNTEER and offer your time or services

Making Donations 

As a general guide, aim to donate 10% of your income to charity. You may have heard the phrase, "Charity starts at home" – so make sure your budget can afford it! 

Some things to keep in mind when choosing a charity:
  • Pick a cause that you believe in the most – all charities are worthwhile, but which ones are YOU passionate about?
  • Look around your, there are thousands of poor people desrve to be helped out, there are so many families which are not having food, money for education, warm clothes, fan for cooling, shelter to stay, basic comodities. Go help them, help them on weekly, monthly basis. Consider the ways they can get their jobs back so that they are not depenedant on anyone anymore Work on the preventive actions to reduce poverty and poorness.
  • Payment terms – do they have a 'subscription' donation system where you're set up to make regular donations? Do they have a minimum donation acceptable? Do they accept all payment options? Do they provide a written receipt (they should!)? An of course, is this all acceptable to your finances.
  • Can you claim donations for this particular charity as a Tax Deduction? What are the particular tax laws in your country?
  • What does the charity do with the money – are you concerned that too much of the money is spent on administration fees and staff costs?
  • Of the charities you've investigated, which one gives the biggest 'Bang for your buck'?
And of course, encourage your children to give some of their money to charity too - little kids love putting money in donation boxes, and you may be surprised how well older children understand the concept of giving to charity
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Be Graceful Under Pressure: 7 Tips


You're on stage. Three hundred pairs of eyes are fixed on you. You're killing: Twenty minutes in and the audience is in the palm of your hand. Then your slide show freezes up.

Your skin tingles. Your body tenses. You stammer. Your eyes dart back and forth from the audience to the screen to your laptop to the stage manager in the wings.

You fall apart.

Here's how to ensure you can stay cool--no matter what happens:

1. Practice the basics.

Run through your demo a number of times. Smooth out the kinks. Make sure you know it cold.

Make sure you can perform it on autopilot--in a good way--so that some of your focus can be applied to reading the room instead of wondering, "Okay, what do I do next?"

Then think about the most likely questions or interruptions. Rehearse what you'll do if the client wants to see a certain function again. Rehearse what you'll do if the client wants to know how a certain function applies to their processes. From the customer's point of view, the best demos are interactive and informal--make sure you're ready to present the demo as a conversation rather than a presentation.

2. Then rework the basics.

All your initial practice will result in a set of logical steps: 1, 2, 3... To really know your stuff, change it up. Start with step 5. Start at the end and work backwards. Skip a couple of steps.

Rehearsing a different order helps reinforce your knowledge of your material and also prepares you for those inevitable moments when the client says, "That sounds good so far... but what I really want to know is this."

When that happens you won't need to say, "We'll get to that later," and frustrate your client because you're fully prepared to get to it now.

3. Practice the "What if?"

Once your presentation is in good shape it's time to prepare for things that could cause you to freeze. What if your software locks up? Figure out what you'll do. What if your client is delayed and you only get 10 minutes instead of 30? Decide how to shorten your presentation so you still hit key points. What if you get questions you aren't able to answer? Decide how you will respond.

Go ahead; go crazy. Think of some outlandish scenarios and decide how you'll handle them. It's actually kind of fun.

Then...

4. Visualize.

Athletes mentally rehearse; they imagine themselves performing an action. It works for them--and can work for you.

There's no need to make your product fail on cue so you can practice what to do. Just rehearse it in your mind. There's no need to get a few friends to role play hijacking your meeting so you can rehearse how you'll respond. Just picture it happening, and picture what you'll do.

Not only is visualization effective, it also has a calming effect: Picturing yourself succeeding is a great way to build confidence and self-assurance.

That's especially true if you:

5. Create solution shelves.

Responding quickly is a skill that can be developed; that's why the military, police, and emergency workers train relentlessly. There's no need to think on your feet if you've already done the thinking. Stick your solutions on mental shelves, and when you're faced with a tough situation, reach for the solution.

Go back to your "What If" scenarios. If a key employee doesn't show, what's the solution? Stick the answer on your shelf. What if price is an issue before you even get a chance to start? Stick the answer on your shelf. What if the room you're shown into isn't appropriate for the demo? Stick the answer on your shelf.

The more answers you prepare and shelve, the more you can rehearse and visualize. Instead of having to think on your feet, it's stimulus-response.

Stimulus-response is easy.

6. Learn from close calls.

Say something goes wrong; your client doesn't notice, but you realize it was a close call that could have ruined the presentation. Don't just walk away relieved. Think through what you could have done--and add the solution to your mental shelf.

Close calls are like gifts, because they let you learn painlessly.

7. Rinse and repeat everywhere.

You can apply this approach to almost any situation, whether business or personal: Giving feedback, pitching investors, disciplining employees, dealing with confrontation, playing a sport, starting and building relationships... it doesn't matter.

You don't need to be brave. Just take a systematic approach to developing skills and gaining confidence.

Do the work and bravery, composure, and coolness under fire are unnecessary.

They're automatic


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Harness your positive power


A negative outlook usually leads to negative experiences, but taking an optimistic approach to life, and everything it throws your way, can reap dividends and lead to positive experiences. 
Some evidence even suggests that being positive makes us happier, and happier people generally live longer!


Be in control of yourself
The biggest difference between people is their attitudes. 
We can be positive or negative, and this is reflected in our enthusiasm for doing things, 
or our response to certain situations. Although you can't necessarily control the things 
that happen to you, you can control how you react to them. 
For example, if an accident holds you up on your way to work, you are likely to be late 
and quite possibly very angry — but getting angry is wasted energy. 
Have a coping mechanism or strategy — just accept you are going to be late and deal with it.

Don't dwell on the past
What is gone is gone, and how you deal with the aftermath is the most important thing. 
There is no point apportioning blame, either on yourself or others. You have the power to 
change a situation and move on. It is so easy to say 'I should have done things differently' 
with the benefit of hindsight. However, if bad things have happened, look at tomorrow 
at exactly what it is — a new day — in which good things can happen, if you let them.

Get off to the right start
On waking, take some time to lie there and think about the day ahead and your feelings about it. 
Think about your attitude to each aspect of the day and consider if there is any part that you feel 
particularly negative about. If so, think about the best way to deal with the event in this situation, 
but more importantly, where possible, think about how you will manage in the future — is there a way 
of not putting yourself in this situation again in the future?

Enlist help
If there is any particular task that you really can't face alone, then enlist some help. 
There is nothing like getting someone else on board to help out to make you feel more positive 
about tackling a job — be it at home or at work. 
You could even try enlisting the help of your family — don't be a martyr and end up feeling 
miserable about your chores and responsibilities.

Be pro-active
If there are things in your day that you are truly going to struggle to be positive about, 
try and work out what is it about them that makes you feel that way. Is there anything 
you could do that could change your attitude towards it? 
If you regularly dread your commute to work, then perhaps you could consider 
a different mode of transport. 
If it is your job that is the problem, then is it perhaps time to start looking for work elsewhere.

Carry happy memories
If you are ever feeling negative, nothing quite perks you up like a happy thought. 
Think of the positive times in your life and when you were at your happiest. 
You might be able to prompt your memory and happy feelings by carrying a cherished item 
or photograph, or even by listening to a favourite song with positive associations.

Tomorrow is another day
Aside from famously being the last line in Gone with the Wind, this truism should be used in your daily approach. 
However bad your previous day may have been (and you might be feeling your previous optimism didn't pay off), 
it is worth persisting rather than letting yourself turn towards your dark side.

Thinking positively is about making a commitment to yourself to get the most out of your day. 
It is about being enthusiastic, keeping your mind focused on important things and developing 
strategies for dealing with problems. 
The best advice is to do your best each day and try not to look back at things that 
happen to you along the way — just reflect on them in a positive learning way.

Of a person's mood, Abraham Lincoln once said, 'Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be'. 
It's up to you as to how you feel, and how you act. In turn, this will affect the way in which others react towards you. 
Remember, if you always do what you've always done, then you'll always have what you've always had.


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M Junaid Tahir

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Story: The Duck and the kids

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm.
He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.
  
He Practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting
A little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was 
Walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck.

Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck
Square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved.

In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see 
His sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

After lunch the next day Grandma said, " Sally, let's wash the
Dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in 
The kitchen." Then she whispered to him, " Remember the duck?" So
Johnny did the dishes.

 Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go
Fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make 
Supper."  Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told
Me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally
Went fishing and Johnny stayed to help. 

 After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's,
He finally couldn't stand it any longer.  He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.  Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know.  You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long 
You would let Sally make a slave of you."

Thought for the day and every day thereafter?

Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil
Keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad 
Habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) ....whatever it is....You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing..... He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. 

 He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave
Of you.

The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He
Not only forgives you, but He forgets . It is by God's grace and 
Mercy that we are saved. 


 

M Junaid Tahir

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The Ten Signs of Good Manners

  1. Little arguing; 
  2. Listening well;
  3. Avoiding searching for shortcomings;
  4. Covering mistakes;
  5. Not Finding excuse;
  6. Patience when annoyed;
  7. Blaming one's own self;
  8. Seeing one's own faults rather than other people's faults;
  9. Having a beaming face with the young and the old;
  10. Saying kind words to those who are below and above one (with regards to religious knowledge, righteousness, social status, and so forth).

 

Do you have these habits in your personality?
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