Programming and Personal Development

Monthly Archives: August 2011

Can you Walk or Bike to work ?

Dr.Covey talks about the 4 dimensions of human life, viz. Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional/Social in his 7habits book and suggests that we invest about an hour a day in renewing ourselves across these four dimensions to bring long lasting and significant changes in our lives.   In an attempt to apply what I haveContinue Reading

Identify your strengths

    Most of us are socially conditioned to  believe that in order to get ahead in life, we need to work on our weaknesses and try to overcome them. We have been asked to not give up and persevere. However, I think this would be an inefficient solution in the long run.  Instead whyContinue Reading

Stick to the essentials – 80/20 principle

80/20 principle Also called the pareto-principle, states that 80% of your results come from 20% of your  effort.  We can see examples of it in real life, 80% of time is spent on 20% of your activities.80% of your communication occurs with 20% of the people you know.80% of your profits come from 20% ofContinue Reading

A Simple way to focus

I was travelling this week. As part of the usual flight drill, I switched OFF my iPhone during take off and switched it back ON when I landed.  It took a few seconds for it to boot up to my home screen.  During  those couple seconds, all I could see on the screen was aContinue Reading

Essence of Proactivity – 7 Habits

How many of you have heard of Dr.Randy Pauch ?  If not, its never too late to check his last lecture. A pancreatic cancer basically cut his life short to couple months. Faced with such a situation most of us would have given up. Instead he chose to inspire the world and make a difference.  TheContinue Reading

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