Today's Inspiration: Character Counts !


Your Age
Does not define your Maturity
Your Experience
Does not define your Wisdom
Your Grades
Does not define your intellect
But
Your Character
Defines your real Personality…

Relationship Tip: Understand your friends and foes

Someone agreeing with you is not always your friend, And someone opposing you is not always your enemy.Many relationships fail because people spend too much time pointing out each other’s mistakes instead of appreciating each other’s uniqueness

Our Qualities are like Ice



 
God has amazing principles of abundance. Any normal human being can get exposed to such principles by exerting positive efforts with pure intention into the right perspective. Extensive scholarly studies conclude that the root level principle of abundance and spirituality is to love and serve the creatures of God. His creatures are not limited to Humans only. A bird in your window, the cat in your house, the stray dogs and every single breathing thing, including trees is creature of God. God multiplies His blessings when someone loves His creatures.

Spirituality is usually taken as a complex, not-easy-to-understand thing whereas in my opinion you are already a spiritual person: 

1- when you do things purely for the sake of God, without any greed.
2- when you serve His creatures without any expectation (money, respect or any other benefit) .
3- when you have a big heart to offer your services whenever and wherever required, no matter big or small.
4- when you want to add value into someone's life.
5- when you want to resolve someone's unhappy situation.

On the contrary, some of us are self-centered people, not concerned about others feelings and needs. We should understand that all the God-given blessings and qualities we have, are ​like ice. While the ice is melting (as the age factor), the coolness of ice should not be limited to ourselves instead our ice should cool down someone's 'hot jug'.
​Our qualities and blessings should be beneficial to other creatures of God.​
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When we distribute what we have, God multiplies His blessings and adds more! When we surprise others, God surprises us. Needless to mention that God's surprises are far beyond the level of our comprehensions.

The crux of this article is to make a concrete commitment to ourselves to spread small happiness from today and start the great journey towards an awesome blessed life!


Things to do:
I will put genuine efforts in the following domains:
1- serving my family, relatives and friends with the best intention.
​2- adding value to the lives of orphans, widows and poor.
3- expanding my horizon to serve the society with time, money and efforts.
4- Encouraging my fellow beings and bring them to the journey of spiritualism. 
 


 
 
 
 
 

The Cost of Envy


When a colleague outperforms you, a friend has a bustling social life, or when someone has a seemingly perfect relationship, it is easy to turn to resentment.1 Most of the time, we don't admit to these feelings, but the green-eyed monster lurks beneath the surface.
Whether or not we'd like to admit it, we've all felt jealous of someone else in the past.
Competitive and jealous feelings are an adaptive strategy. Humans are naturally inclined to compare to others because it was essential to outperform others in order to survive.2
While it seems natural to become envious or resentful of others, the feeling does more harm than good.

Envy Costs Your Entire Mind

Envy interferes with people's ability to think and act. Instead of working on attaining a high level of success, it focuses a person's energy on what they lack.3 An envious person is blind to their own progress since their only aim is to have what someone else already has. Without benchmarks for their progress, envious individuals quickly lose their motivation altogether.
Those who worry about the final outcomes that others experience don't think about the journey that their competitors had to take to reach that level of success.4 Envious people are blind to their own strengths, and they're unable to see the weaknesses of rivals.
If you spend your whole life envying others because you think they are more efficient, more easily promoted, or better at solving problems, you'll never become better. A person who wastes time worrying about others' successes will not be able to see his or her own potential. Even when the envious person succeeds, he or she will likely still be so focused on the other person that there is little cause for celebration. The vicious cycle continues, and the envious individual never feels satisfied.
The reality is that there will always be someone smarter, better, or stronger. Enviousness condemns people to lead lives in which they constantly hope to have more. The green-eyed monster can never be satisfied. Intrinsic motivation for success yields better outcomes than resentment of others' accomplishments.

Cut the Chord and Stop Depending on Envy

I understand that even the most altruistic and optimistic among us may be tempted to envy others from time to time. When I face envy, I revisit my purpose and desire to succeed. I find motivation through grounding myself in my vision.
When I first started Lifehack, it was a struggle. This was during a time when the web was becoming exponentially popular each day, and lots of new companies were popping up everywhere to fill in the space.  During that time I heard about a startup close by that quickly grew to fill a huge office. Their building had four floors, a fancy layout, a big canteen, and a rec room with a pool and a dartboard. Almost immediately I thought, "Wow! That sounds cool. I wish I could have those things too. It must be nice." I was impressed, but started to have that uncomfortable feeling comparing myself to this suddenly successful startup.
 
I could have allowed this feeling to fester, but instead I turned inward to remember what was important to me. I reminded myself that I am most interested in creating an environment that boosts productivity. Anything that doesn't increase productivity is superfluous, and could actually create distractions.
 
Then, I thought about the goals of my work. I want to create a product that has a positive influence on others. It doesn't matter whether my office space seems cool. What is truly important is how the work that we do in these offices can change lives.
 
My team doesn't need all those bells and whistles to create a fun work environment. My team members are fun and creative all on their own. If I spent all my time worrying about how big their offices were, I'd be upset with myself for not being able to offer them what that other startup has. I'd be too busy worrying about my feelings of guilt to push my mission forward.

When I focus on my aspirations and work to improve myself, it brings me closer to achieving my mission. Knowing what I really want is the best motivation, and it wards off envy better than vain attempts to have what everyone else has. There's just no reason for me to envy what others have because those things don't align with my vision for this company.
 
Freeing myself from the control of envy has liberated me from unrealistic and counter-productive desires. I can see the progress I've made as well as the areas in which I'd like to grow, and I allow my work to stand on its own merit instead of constantly comparing it to the work of others.
 
Not only is freeing oneself of envy critical for staying focused on what is important, it also makes life much more pleasant. Being able to applaud another person's success without having a negative reaction has led to more opportunities and partnerships than if that success had created an adversarial relationship.
When you start to covet the success of others, realign yourself with your vision, and recognize that we are all on a journey to become the greatest versions of ourselves.
 

Wisdom: Understanding Life

To understand life better, you have to go to 3 locations :

1. Hospital
2. Prison
3. Cemetery


🏥 At the Hospital, you will understand that nothing is more beautiful than HEALTH.
🔐 In the Prison, you'll see that FREEDOM is the most precious thing.
💐 At the Cemetery, you will realize that life is worth nothing. The ground that we walk today will be our roof tomorrow.


The truth is that we all come with *nothing* and we will go with *nothing* ... Let us, therefore, remain humble and be grateful to God at all times for everything.

Great Professional Tips for Your Office & Business


 
ü        Keep track of what you do; someone is sure to ask.
ü        Be comfortable around senior managers, or learn to fake it.
ü        Never bring your boss a problem without some solution.
ü        You are getting paid to think, not to whine.
ü        Long hours don't mean anything; results count, not effort.
ü        Write down ideas; they get lost, like good pens.
ü        Always arrive at work 30 minutes before your boss.
ü        Help other people network for jobs. You never know when your turn will come.
ü        Don't take days off sick unless you are.
ü        Assume no one can / will keep a secret.
ü        Know when you do your best morning, night, under pressure, relaxed; schedule and prioritize your work accordingly.
ü        Treat everyone who works in the organization with respect and dignity, whether it be the cleaner or the managing director. Don't ever be patronizing.
ü        Never appear stressed in front of a client, a customer or your boss. Take a deep breath and ask yourself: In the course of human events, how important is this?
ü        If you get the entrepreneurial urge, visit someone who has his own business. It may cure you.
ü        Acknowledging someone else's contribution will repay you doubly.
ü        Career planning is an oxymoron. The most exciting opportunities tend to be unplanned.
ü        Always choose to do what you'll remember ten years from now.
ü        The size of your office is not as important as the size of your pay cheque.
ü        Understand what finished work looks like and deliver your work only when it is finished.
ü        The person who spends all of his or her time is not hard-working; he or she is boring.
ü        Know how to write business letters including thank-you notes as well as proposals.
ü        Never confuse a memo with reality. Most memos from the top are political fantasy.
ü        Eliminate guilt. Don't fiddle expenses, taxes or benefits, and don't cheat colleagues.
ü        Reorganizations mean that someone will lose his or her job. Get on the committee that will make the recommendations.
ü        Job security does not exist.
ü        Always have an answer to the question, What would I do if I lost my job tomorrow
ü        Avoid working at weekends. Work longer during the week if you have to. 
ü        The most successful people in business are interesting.
ü        Sometimes you'll be on a winning streak and everything will click; take maximum advantage. When the opposite is true, hold steady and wait it out.
ü        Never in your life say, Its not my job
ü        Be loyal to your career, your interests and yourself.
ü        Understand the skills and abilities that set you apart. Use them whenever you have an opportunity.
ü        People remember the end of the project. As they say in boxing, Always finish stronger than you start.

 

Health: Kidneys Damage At Young Age

*KIDNEY DESERVES THE BEST*

Barely two (2) days ago, we all received the news of the demise of the Nigerian actor as a result of kidney disease.  I want to show you how to avert this menace of kidney disease. SO HERE ARE THE TOP 6 CAUSE OF KIDNEY DISEASE:

👉1. *Delaying* going to a toilet Keeping your *urine* in your bladder for too long is a bad idea. A full bladder can cause bladder damage. The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine reflexes back to the ureter and kidneys, the toxic substances can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and then nephritis, and even uremia. When nature calls, do it as soon as possible.


👉 2. *Eating too much salt*,You should eat no more than 5.8 grams of salt daily.

👉3. *Eating too much meat.* Too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxin that is very destructive to your kidneys. More meat equals more kidney damage.

👉 4. *Drinking too much caffeine* Caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering. So you should cut down the amount of coke you drink daily.

👉 5. *Not drinking enough water*. Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don't drink enough, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn't enough fluid to drain them through the kidneys. Drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water: look at the colour of your urine; the lighter the colour, the better.

👉 6. *Late treatment*. Treat all your health problems properly and have your health checked regularly. Let's help ourselves...God will protect you and your family from every disease this year.

Story: The Costly Mobile



An incident once took place when a student of Knowledge was taking a walk with his teachers in one of the gardens of their school. During this walk, the student decided to address a problem he was facing and seek its remedy from his teacher. He began to tell his teacher, 'I have a spiritual ailment; I am habitual of talking ill of others and mentioning matters about them behind their backs.'

The teacher carried on walking for a moment and then asked him, 'do you have a mobile phone?' The student answered affirmatively and took out his phone to show his teacher. The phone was one of the latest models on the market and he had just purchased it recently.
Upon seeing the phone and the student's attachment to it, he asked the student to throw the phone in a nearby mud patch and trample upon it. Whilst astonished by the teacher's request, the student questioned, 'how can I throw this phone on the floor? It has cost me a lot of money and is worth a lot to me.'

The teacher replied to him with the following words of wisdom, 'So too is the respect and honour of your brother/friend as sanctified and valuable as this in the eyes of God. How can it be easy for you to trample upon this honour and respect with such ease?'

The student realised how he had never understood nor appreciated the true value of a human being; and from that day on wards he never failed to compare the respect of his brothers to all those items which were the most valuable to him.
Source: Zain
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Today;s Inspiration: The Past is Gone !

 
 
Don't cry over the past, it's gone.
Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived.
Live in the present and make the life beautiful.
 
 

Using Mobile App to Manage and Organize Your Tasks

It turns out, our brains are actually wired to keep us thinking about our unfinished tasks. Handy when you have one thing you need to work on. Not so good when you have 30+ tasks vying for your attention at once.
That's why the first step to organizing your work and life is getting everything out of your head and onto your to-do list. From there you can begin to organize and prioritize so you know exactly what to focus on and when.

Adding new tasks

To add a new task to Todoist, just click + or use the keyboard shortcut Q to open the add task window, type in your task name, and press Enter.
We also recommend downloading our apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and more so you can jot down tasks in Todoist the moment they come to you, no matter where you are.

Due dates and times

If you know you need to have the task done on a certain day, type in a due date and/or time along with your task name.

Todoist Tip:

Todoist will automatically recognize and add the due date so you can create tasks quickly, especially on our mobile apps. If you ever want a highlighted word or phrase to become part of the task name instead of the date, just click on it to un-highlight it.
due date

You can also add recurring due dates to your tasks like every first of the month, every 2 weeks starting June 1, or every Monday. When you complete a recurring task, the due date will automatically reset so you won't forget the next time you need to do it. Perfect for remembering everything from paying the rent to submitting quarterly reports.
repeating due date

Creating sub-tasks

Try to make your tasks concrete and manageable – things you could accomplish in an hour or less. "Start my own widget company" is overwhelming, vague, and easy to put off for later. "Brainstorm a list of 25 possible company ideas" or "Call Judy to get a recommendation for a small business lawyer" are easier next steps that don't need extra decision-making to get started.
You can add those smaller steps as sub-tasks under a "parent" task. Just drag and drop a task to the right under a parent task to make it a sub-task.
In fact, some of your tasks may have enough steps that you'll want to turn them into projects…

Organizing your projects

Projects help you organize your tasks into separate lists. Your Todoist comes with a list of standard projects to get you started, but you can create, delete, re-name, re-arrange, and color-code your projects any way you like.
edit project

Creating new projects

Most users find it helpful to separate their tasks into broad projects like Work and Personal. Then they create new Todoist projects for bigger, long-term things they're working on. For example:
  • If you're a teacher, you could create a project for planning each class you teach.
  • If you're a software developer on an agile development team, you could create a new project to keep track of each sprint you work on.
  • If you work in marketing, you could create a project for each new campaign you plan to launch.
  • If you're a freelancer, you could create a project for each of your clients. (You can even share those projects with your clients.)
project examples
To create a new project, click Add Project at the bottom of your project list, type in your project's name, choose a color to make it stand out, and press Enter.

Planning your projects

To start out, try keeping your project list as simple as possible. That makes it easier to decide which tasks belong where, and helps you focus your time and energy on a small number of important projects at a time. You can always add more projects later.
For each new project you create, ask yourself what next steps need to be done to move it forward. Don't worry about getting everything down right away, you can always come back and add steps as they come up. Add each step you think of as a new task in your project.
To get started, identify the first concrete step you'll need to take to move that project forward. Drag and drop it to the top of that project's task list.

Todoist Tip:

You can quickly add a task to a specific project by typing # into the task name field. Todoist will automatically pull up a list of all your projects and narrow down the results as you continue to type in your project name. This shortcut is especially handy for quickly adding tasks on your mobile device.

Your Inbox

Not sure where to organize a new task? Add it to your Inbox first and decide later. Your Inbox acts as a default list for tasks that don't have a project yet, or tasks that aren't attached to any particular project. When you're ready, just drag and drop these tasks into the right project in your list.
Now that you have a concrete, manageable plan for tackling your projects and goals, let's take a look at how you can turn your big-picture plans into an organized daily to-do list.

Planning your day

Just listing out and organizing your tasks can be a huge relief when you're feeling overwhelmed.
But the true power of Todoist lies in helping you plan how you spend each day to make sure you're making progress on what's important to you.

Today and Next 7 Days

Your Today and Next 7 Days views let you see all of the tasks across all of your projects that are due today or in the next 7 days. This is where you'll spend most of your time in Todoist.
Your Next 7 Days view makes it easy to plan your week ahead of time. Many people block off half an hour on Sunday or Monday morning to get a big-picture overview of the week to come and decide what they need to accomplish each day.
next 7 days
Your Today view makes it easy to stay focused on the right things on a daily basis. Throughout the day, you can always check your Today list for your next upcoming task. You can even print your daily to-do list and keep it on your desk for easy reference.

Todoist Tip:

You can view and plan your tasks farther into the future too. Just type the number of days you want to view – for example 30 days – into the Quick Find search bar at the top of your Todoist.
view tasks for the next 30 days

Prioritizing your tasks

Most people find it hard to maintain a to-do list because they overestimate how much they can accomplish in a day and fail to prioritize their tasks. visit www.DailyTenMinutes.com for professional tips, stress management, and 500+ inspirational stories.
That's why we came up with the 3 guiding principles for planning your day with Todoist:
  • Not all tasks are created equal

    It's easy to let meetings, emails, and other small, urgent tasks fill up your day. As a result, bigger, more important tasks keep getting pushed to tomorrow. Taking the time to identify your important tasks before you sit down to work can help you focus your time and energy where you'll have the highest impact. Here's an easy, fast way to do that:
    At the start of each day, ask yourself: What do I need to get done to feel satisfied with what I've accomplished at the end of the day?
    Identify no more than 3 important tasks for the day, give them a due date for today if they aren't already scheduled, and mark them with a red Priority 1 flag. That will keep them at the top of your Today list.
    define priorities
  • Do your Most Important Tasks first thing in the morning

    Now that you know the 3 things you must accomplish today, it's time to actually do them. Study after study has shown that our willpower is highest in the morning, before dozens of other decisions have eaten away at our mental energy. That's why it's important to work on your Most Important Tasks first.
    Accomplishing your hardest tasks first helps build momentum for the rest of the day. And even if you get interrupted with calls, meetings, or emails later on, you'll have already made progress on your most important work.
    Luckily, if you've been following this guide so far, these tasks will already be organized at the top of your to-do list for each day. www.DailyTenMinutes.com for professional tips, stress management, and 500+ inspirational stories. Just open your Todoist to the Today view first thing in the morning and start working on your first important task.
    tasks for today
  • Expect the unexpected

    You won't always complete all of the tasks you hoped to get done each day, and that's ok! It's human nature to underestimate how long things will take.
    That's why Todoist makes it easy to be flexible and adjust your plans as you go. At the end of every day, you can use the Next 7 Days view to review and cross off everything that you've accomplished, and evaluate what you need to re-schedule for tomorrow or later in the week. www.DailyTenMinutes.com for professional tips, stress management, and 500+ inspirational stories.
    Simply drag and drop any remaining tasks left from today to tomorrow or later in the week.

    Todoist Tip:

    You can always view a list of your completed tasks by clicking on the gray clock icon at the bottom of any project's task list. If you completed a task by accident, you can uncomplete it by clicking on the checkmark


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Success in Less Time

 
Many times you're actually much closer to achieving your goals and dreams. Many people also promise themselves or start successful but just a few months down the line, they burn out and give up, because they think it is hard to achieve any success in life.
 
That is because HABITS are a thousand times more powerful than your PLANS. Unsuccessful people have habit to drop. Success is habit with certain people. If you don't change your habits,  then you won't change your future!

There are GOOD news, is that there are many different ways to change the habits that will lead you to success, wealth, good health, and abundance.

MOTIVATION is Great, But Not Enough on Its Own - motivation doesn't last for long time. Like taking bath, you'll need motivation EVERY SINGLE DAY for it to be effective. Missing your daily dose can set you back dramatically to the original point. And even if you DO get your daily dose of motivation, without the proper practical guidance, by itself it's not enough to achieve any long-term success. In Motivation You have to be a lifelong commitment of learning, acting, and adjusting – and for most of us, that's time we just don't have.

WILLPOWER - Sounds Good, But Depend– will power has a sketchy success rate at best. - willpower means you're basically fighting against yourself. In other words, your conscious mind comes into conflict with your UNCONSCIOUS mind And when you're in conflict, you achieve nothing.
 
MEDITATION HYPNOSIS - By Far the Fastest, Most Effective Path to Success
This has surprisingly successful results. It works by re-shaping your UNCONSCIOUS mind. Hypnotism gets rid of those bad habits and distractions that hold you back from achieving your goals, and help you focus ONLY on the beliefs, situations, actions, and decisions that move you closer to success with every step you take. Hypnotism works almost INSTANTLY, and its positive effects last your entire life. you'll achieve much more in much less time! It's a faster, easier, and definitely cheaper way to reap the benefits of hypnosis, and apply it to all areas of your life.
 
You can win over your any habit – drinking – smoking – food intake – wrong behavior or any dam thing. And practice any good behavior which you are not able to get through.
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12 Innovative Products For You

The world is already full of many things that make our lives a lot easier, but that hasn’t stopped people coming up with bright and new inventions, with the hope of making life even easier. Below you will find a selection of inventions that will definitely make you admire the brains of their inventors.


1. Heated Mirror




Due to heating, part of the mirror never mists up.

2. Two-Way Toothpaste




This two-way tube created by Dominic Wilcox will makes it a lot easier to squeeze out the last bits of toothpaste.

3. Buckleless Belt




This belt won't stick into your belly, and is also invisible under your clothes.
4. Double-Sided Lamp



This is the perfect solution for if your bedroom has 2 beds and the owner of one of them s to read before going to sleep.


5. Digital Coin Bank




Thanks to this coin bank, you'll always know if you have enough money to buy what you want.

6. Folding Sunglasses




These glasses won't take up much space in your bag and are easy to unfold.


7. Mini Iron




Due to its size, this iron is ideal for traveling. It can even fit in hand luggage.


8. Portable Light Balls




If you need to visit the bathroom at night, you can just take one of the light balls from this lamp.


9. Mini Power Charger



This portable charger, created by Tsung Chih-Hsien, is so small that it can be carried anywhere.


10. Illuminated Showerhead




The blue light is a temperature indicator. To add to this, it's also hydropowered so does not require any batteries or chargers.


11. Butterfly Keyboard




Keyboardio is a modernized version of the keyboard that we are used to. Due to the unique arrangement of keys, it allows the user to keep their hands in a natural position when typing.


12. Easy Fruit Slicer


This innovative slicer will help you hold and cut fruit quickly, safely, and easily.

Stress Management Tip - Its Your Choice

Life is all about choices.
When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. 
 You choose how you react to situations.
You choose how people affect your mood.
You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.

The bottom line:
It's your choice how you live life.

Overcoming Past and Future Challenges

Wait a moment. Relax. You are, right now, in your present. Behind you, the past rolls away a huge strip of film, full of success and failure, good and bad memories. Before lies a blank future, waiting to be filled with new thoughts and memories. To cross the present and get to our future, we must take our past with us, but not let it overburden us. A few thoughts about how to deal with the present, resist the past - and shape our own future.
      
                                 SIVA-TRICHY