Lessons I Learnt From My Child – Hriyaan

Kids are so energetic & full of positivity. My child is 20 months old. I must admit – in last 20 months – he taught me so my important lessons of life. Here sharing few of them…

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  1. Every Morning Is A Fresh Start.
  2. Though your elders scold you – Cry or Crumble for sometime. Remember the lesson but Move On & Continue to Love Them !!!
  3. Love your near and dear once unconditionally
  4. Trust your near and dear once
  5. Laugh A Loud
  6. Be Happy Always
  7. Express Yourself
  8. Believe In Yourself
  9. I Can Do It Myself
  10. Be Who You Are & Say What You Feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. (Bernard M. Baruch)
  11. Dance like no one is watching.
  12. Cuddle and Kiss Whenever You Want
  13. Take Risk – Though You Fail ; Stand Up and Do It Again
  14. Clothes Are Not Worn To Impress Others
  15. Enjoy NOW
  16. Always Keep Learning
  17. Be Fearless
  18. Enjoy Small Things
  19. Play
  20. Keep Asking Questions
  21. Do Not Judge People
  22. Messy Home Is Not The End Of The Word 🙂

Enjoy Life & Always Be Thankful !!!

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Get Rid Of The Rope !

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they could not, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through the life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed few times? We do not try to get rid of old beliefs. Like elephant, we also believe that we cannot break the rope, we cannot do certain things at all.

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Failure is part of learning; Failure is part of life; we should learn to accept it and Move On !!!

 

Reference : livin3.com

13 Lessons From 2013

Recently received an email notification, it was a newsletter from Robin Sharma team. They have listed 53 lessons which 2013 taught to Robin Sharma. Here, I have tried to list 13 best out of 53 (according to me 🙂 )

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Lessons, 2013, New Year

1. Always remember that there’s food on your table, thanks to the customers you are privileged to serve.

2. Why resist change when it’s the main source of your growth? Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and beautiful at the end.

3. The more you invest in growing and developing your mindset and way of seeing the world, the more everything you touch transforms in a breathtakingly positive way.

4. Have the discipline to clean out all the energy-draining people in your life. You really do rise or fall to the level of your associations.

5. Our biggest enemy is our own self-doubt. We really can achieve extraordinary things in our lives. But we sabotage our greatness because of our fear.

6. Your environment (your home, your office, the magazines you read etc.) dramatically affects your levels of achievement.

7. Money invested in personal development and professional growth generally has a 30X plus return on investment

8. If you don’t make the time for yourself to get inspired, no one around you will ever be inspired.

9. The quality of your practice affects the caliber of your performance.

10. Integrity is more valuable than income.

11. Real leaders have the guts to have the hard conversation.

12. Adore your parents. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

13. Smile. It truly makes a difference to the people around you.

Do Remember what Dennis Kimbro once said: “If you’re the smartest one of your friends, you need new friends.”

Life Is Short. Have Fun !

Source : Robin Sharma

દીકરી એટલે દીકરી

ફેસબુક પર આજે એક પોસ્ટ વાચી અને ઘણા બધા સંસ્મરણ તાજા થઇ ગયા. ફેસબુકની પોસ્ટ નીચે પ્રમાણે રજૂ કરી છે – તમે પણ વાચી જૂવો કદાચ તમને પણ ગમશે…

દીકરી…

૧. લગ્ન સમયે બધાનું બધામાં ઘ્યાન હોય છે પણ દીકરીની મનઃસ્થિતિની ખબર કોઈને પડતી નથી.

૨. કંકોત્રીમાં પોતાના નામ પછીના કૌંસમાં લખેલું નામ કદાચ છેલ્લી જ વાર પોતાની આઈડેન્ટીટી બતાવી રહ્યું છે. હવે નામની પાછળ બદલાતું નામ અને બદલાતી અટક સાથે વાતાવરણ પણ બદલાવવાનું છે.

DAUGHTER૩. ગઈકાલ સુધી જે દરેક ઈચ્છાઓ પૂરી કરાવીને જ જંપતી હતી આજે એ ઈચ્છાઓ પર કાબૂ મેળવતા શિખી ગઈ હોય છે કારણ કે દીકરી કોઈને કશું જ કહેવા માંગતી નથી!

૪. એટલે જ એ સાસરેથી પિયરમાં આવે છે ત્યારે પહેલાં ઘરના પાણીયારામાંથી જાતે ઊભી થઈને સ્ટીલના જૂના ગ્લાસમાં પાણી પીવે છે, હજુ પણ એને ઘરના કોક ખૂણેથી બાળપણ મળી આવે છે, હજુપણ એને પપ્પાની આંગળી ઝાલીને ફરવાનું મન થતું હોય છે. સીડી પ્લેયરના મોટ્ટા અવાજમાં હીંચકા ખાવાનું મન એને આજે પણ થાય છે. પણ, હવે એ દીકરીની સાથે સાથે પત્નિ બની છે.


૫. સુકાઈ ગયેલા આંસુનું માપ લિટરમાં નથી નીકળતું ! પિતા પાસેથી નાની નાની હથેળીઓ પર હાથ મૂકીને નસીબ અજમાવવાના દિવસો ‘છૂ’ થઈ જાય છે! પોતાના જ ઘરમાં મહેમાન બનીને આવવાનું જેટલું દીકરી માટે અઘરું છે એટલું જ મહેમાન બનીને આવતી દીકરીને પોતાની સગ્ગી આંખોએ જોવાનું પણ અઘરું છે.

૬. દીકરો ખૂબ થાકીને ઘરે આવ્યો હશે અને ગમ્મે તેટલો મોટો હશે પણ એનો બાપ એને અડધી રાત્રે ઊઠાડીને કામે મોકલશે, એ જ આશયથી કે દીકરો તો કાલે ફરીથી નિરાંતે ઊંઘી જશે પણ, દીકરી ઊંઘતી હશે તો પિતા એને ઉઠાડવાની હિંમત નહીં કરે ! કદાચ આ ઊંઘ ફરી ક્યારેય ન આવે તો? દીકરો પરણાવતી વખતે બાપ હોય એના કરતાં વધારે જુવાન બની જાય છે… પણ, દીકરી પરણાવતી વખતે એ અચાનક જ ઘરડો લાગવા માંડે છે !!

દીકરી એટલે દીકરી… દીકરીના બાપ હોવું એટલે દુનિયાની સૌથી નસીબદાર વ્યક્તિ હોવું, દીકરીની મા હોવું એટલે પોતાનાં સ્ત્રીપણાને પોતાનામાં જ ફરી એકવાર ઉછેરવું. ઘરના આંગણે ફુલો ઉગાડયા હશે તો આંગણું ખૂશ્બુદાર બનશે પણ ઘરમાં એક દીકરી હશે તો જીંદગી જ ખૂશ્બુદાર બની જશે.

Winning Memories !

Still remember the day when my team mate asked me ‘should we participate in AppFest 2013’ !

Deval : What is AppFest 2013 !

Team Mate : I do not know in detail but we should attend this as it is related to Android… we can attend first day presentations and we will decide about Hackathon based on 1st day experience.

After few minutes…

Team mate : Hey, I am done with Registration.

Just few minutes casual conversations lead us towards the Winning moments of AppFest 2013.

More than 60 teams participated in IAMAI organized Hackathon with their unique ideas. After 24 hours of challenge, Arnion Team of Hitesh Chavda, Keyur Brahmbhatt & Deval Talati emerged as a First Runner Up.

Award Winning App of Arnion was Pop Up Dictionary !

Pop Up Dictionary is an offline English to Gujarati & Gujarati to English dictionary. It assists users to find meanings On The Go. It is a handy Language Tool for users and now it is available on Google Play Store.

Select Word → Copy It → View Meaning – Yes, It’s that simple !

Gujarati DictionaryGujarati to English Dictionary

I thought about my learning from Hackathon and realized following dots :

  • Team Work Always Lead Towards Accomplishment
  • You Are Accountable For Your Action
  • How Good Your Idea Is – It Will Require Marketing
  • Winning Always Matter
  • I Work Best Under Pressure

It was an overwhelming experience to participate in Hackathon & meet bunch of talented professionals. Look forward to participate in upcoming Hackathon !!

Download our winning mobile application and do share your feedback !

6th April 2013 – Inspiring Day For Me !

On 6th April 2013, I got an opportunity to meet Shri Ratilal Chandaria almost after 5 years. With all proud I am writing that he is truly a young man at the age of 90 years. With our all love and respect, we call him ‘KAKA’.

On 6th April, Webgurjari and Wikipedia awarded Kaka for his immense contribution to Gujarati Language.

Brief introduction of Kaka, for those who yet not get a chance to know him and his immense contribution to Gujarati Language, Shri R P Chandaria is a founder of Gujaratilexicon– The Most Comprehensive Gujarati Language Resources. It is the first, the biggest and the most comprehensive Lexical Resource in Indian Language. He spent nearly 2 decade to prepare this lexicon.  He served the Gujarati community by providing a landmark work in the history of Gujarati Language.  He provided enormous amount of Gujarati data to Gujarati Lovers on a Single Click.  By developing the Gujaratilexicon he brought an ocean of words for Gujarati Lovers.

We met Kaka Last Saturday and spent around 3 golden hours with him. Believe me, he is the real source of inspiration for lot of young people like us. No matter how the life takes him through, Goal to grow Gujaratilexicon has been always top of his mind. The contribution he has made since last 20 years for Gujarati Language, is remarkable.

I read many articles about ‘Importance of Goal in Life’ ‘Passion Towards Your Goal’ and so on, but Kaka is a Live Example for me. What A Spirit ! What A Humble Personality !

He has demonstrated to the world – what an old individual at the age of 90 years could achieve if he/she is determined towards his/her goal.

6th April 2013 Ceremony video clip for reference and motivation 🙂

ENGLISH VINGLISH – Go For It !

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ENगLISH VINGLIश movie is about Mother – Her Self Respect & A Little Respect Which She Expect From us.

It is unfortunate that (consciously or unconsciously) we do not take her sacrifices into consideration!

ENगLISH VINGLIश is A Simple though Solid Movie ! Low Budget though Highly Educative ! Remarkable part of the film is 5 minutes constructive role of Big B.

We can predict the story well in advance, however Gauri Shinde has represented the script superbly and flawlessly.

If you think that your mother is Too Simple, Cannot communicate well in English, Not following society Etiquette then I insist – you should watch this movie at least once.

Things which I learnt from Movie :

  • Be Confident
  • Do Not Take Your Self For Granted
  • Enjoy The First Experience Of Your Life – As It Will Never Come Again
  • Respect Your Family
  • Be Happy !

Verdict : EN गLISH VINGLIश is a film which gives us some immense moments. There are moments in the film which are so engaging and heart wrenching – the scene where Sridevi is being questioned at the Embassy by a foreign officer – “So how are you going to survive in America without knowing English?”, and the reply is prompt by a fellow Indian Officer -”Just like you survive here in India without knowing Hindi”. Moments like these and many more makes EN गLISH VINGLIश a fantastic experience with regular doses of humor.  Film indeed gives us more than just ENGLISH lessons, Lessons about LIFE !

Go for IT !!!

Live Your Life !

I have a bad habit of making myself understand that life is life – we may not change other individuals’ reactions but we can always try to control our reactions and this is what I am learning nowadays !!!

Few days back I saw one Gujarati play named “102 Not Out” – initially I did not like it as I was watching it with closed mind, I was under erroneous impression that “102 Not Out” is for Senior Citizens – who should know how to live life after retirement. Believe me I watched whole play with this mindset only and stepped out of hall thinking that it is a good play for Senior Citizens. Not sure, but there is a hunch that many of young minds who watched this play might carry the same notion.

As per my unconscious habit, next day I was doing SWOT of ‘102 Not Out’ and realized that writer cum director of play Saumya Joshi has passed very intelligent and touchy message which I failed to understand and realized it almost after 24 hours (it’s called Tube-light 😉 )

The Punch Line was “જીવન  જિવિ જાણવુ જોઇએ ; જીવન જિવતા આપણે વચ્ચે ક્યારેય મરવુ ના જોઇએ” (please ignore grammatical mistake – if any)

Saumya Joshi very nicely passed an important message that Live Your Life Fully !

Now the question is – How ! how can we live our life fully ! we need to meet work deadlines, family expectations, on top of all these Social Commitments. We always struggle to balance our work and personal life. Out of all these How Can We Live Our Life Fully !

So, here I narrated few points for it ; if you find even a single point sensible then at least try it once :

Be Positive : I love these two words, I tried it consciously and it works. Focus on good thoughts and good things will happen. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Be positive. Say, think and do positive things. Remember that the glass isn’t half empty, it’s half full.

Accept Everyone : We need to know that it is next to impossible to find replica of ourselves. We need to accept people around us the way they are, no matter whether they are family members, colleagues or friends. Acknowledge their goodness rather than the differences in their beliefs. Do not judge others. Treat them the way we like to be treated.

Maintain Control : Do not react unconsciously. We need to be responsible for our actions and inaction. Maintain a personal code in the situation at hand and try to find common ground.

Be Flexible : Accept change as a positive thing in life. Go with the flow and be open for change.

Forgive yourself and others : At times we may forgive ourselves but it is always very difficult to forgive our near and dear once. Blaming others usually holds us back in our past and somehow we are unable to move ahead in life. Forgive our near and dear once and embrace whatever life offers you.

Accept Yourself and Be You : Have the courage to be yourself. Don’t be shy! You are who you are! We should not try to become The Mr. / Ms. Perfect ; we should do the things which we like to do. People usually missed to live their life in the futile hunt of creating an idol out of his/her own life.  Live your life fully and without making any extra efforts you will become an Idol for others. Remember one things – Nobody else is going to live your life, so now it’s up to you !

 Be Empathetic : If everyone only see life as per his/her own perception, we’ll forever be close and narrow minded. At the time of making any decision and coming to any conclusion – See things from others’ shoes as well.

Be Confident : Believe in yourself and your abilities. Be confident. If we don’t believe in ourselves, how can we expect others to believe in us !

Take Nothing for Granted : We should appreciate everything and everyone around us – our family, friends, house, job, career… One day, we may wake up and find that one of those things is gone, so it is better to appreciate them while we  have them.

Friends : Choose friends carefully. We all are mature enough to understand rest… Warren Buffet said – “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

Happy Independence Day !!!

References : http://personalexcellence.co and http://www.wikihow.com

A Man … !

A Man who plays multiple roles in his Life – Son, Brother, Husband, Son-In-Law, Brother-in-Law, Father, A Professional and so on….

We usually discuss and receive emails mentioning that “A woman is the most beautiful creation of God”.  Have we ever noticed or realized that just like woman – A Man is indeed one of the most beautiful creations of God !

He starts compromising at very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister.

Later he sacrifices his love for just a smile on his parents face. Even, he sacrifices a lot many things just to see a smile on his family’s face.

He forgoes his hobbies for his wife and children by working late nights. He builds their future by taking loans from banks and then repaying them for the life time. Thus he sacrifices full youth for his wife and children without any complain and with a responsible smile.

He does a lot but still he has to tolerate the unnecessary comparison done by the family members – That Mr. ABC is a smarter, good money maker… than him.

Trust me, he struggles beyond his limits and finally his life ends up by compromising for our happiness. He is that creature of God who no one can compete with.

We must respect a man of our life. We may not know what he has sacrificed for us !

Just extend your hand when he needs it and I am sure we shall receive twice fold of love from him !

 

Respect and Value Your Man !