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Resolution 2006

By closely examining Myself, I found that I am a big-time Procrastinator.

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
I suppose Don Marquis was just trying to be cute, but who wants to live their lives in the past?

We should always live in the present.

Sure, positive memories can be good for the soul. And it is wonderful to look forward to the future.

But our life is now, no matter how much we procrastinate, so let's live it now.

Today.

This very minute.

Positive Quote Of The Day!

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power. -- Lord Alfred Tennyson

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!















The Winning Edge - By: Peter Doskoch

Peter Doskoch is a science writer based in New Jersey, and he is the former executive editor of Psychology Today.

In the summer of 1994, in the tallest of Princeton University's ivory towers, Andrew Wiles was completing one of the most extraordinary odysseys in the history of math. For more than three decades, Wiles had been obsessed with Fermat's Last Theorem, a seemingly simple problem that had stumped mathematicians for 350 years. French mathematician Pierre de Fermat had noted that although there are plenty of solutions to the equation X^2 + Y^2 = Z^2 (for example, 32 + 42 = 52), there is no corresponding solution if the numbers are cubed instead of squared. In fact, Fermat scribbled in the margin of a book that he had "truly marvelous" proof that the equation X^n + Y^n = Z^n has no solution if n is any number greater than 2. Unfortunately, he never put his proof on paper.

Wiles was 10 years old when he encountered the theorem. "It looked so simple, and yet al…

Are You a Procrastinator?

We have to start with the definition of procrastination. In general, procrastination is the gap between intention and action. You wake up with the intention to write a report. But for some reason it is aversive, and you keep putting it off. A key point--procrastination involves actively putting something off, not just letting something slide in front of it from a too-long to-do list.
Only you can tell whether you are a procrastinator. It usually involves some negative feeling when you put off a task, like anxiety or guilt.

If you think of procrastination as a trait, then we all have a certain amount within us. It's related to conscientiousness, your sense of orderliness, of dutifulness. People who are low on the trait of conscientiousness also tend to be procrastinators. But for most of us, the "procrastinating" that we do is not problematic. Most likely, we are unduly beating ourselves up for being procrastinators when the real problem is that we live in a world that is l…

Is the To-Do List Doing You In?

Many days seem to bring an endless barrage of tasks and responsibilities, all of which apparently must be tackled right away. You spend the day putting out fires, but by the end of the day you haven't accomplished any of the really important things you set out to do.

In desperation, you draft a to-do list — but most days, you can make little progress with it. When you look at the list each morning, a big fat cloud of doom is right at the top — those difficult, complex, important tasks that are so crucial to get done — and so easy to avoid.

Plenty of us create a to-do list to address feelings of being overwhelmed, but we rarely use these tools to their best effect. They wind up being guilt-provoking reminders of the fact that we're overcommitted and losing control of our priorities.

Is there a better way to use the to-do list? Experts on procrastination and efficiency say yes.
There's a right way and a wrong way to do a "to-do." According to procrastination researc…

Shivers

Ever wonder what a shiver is?
If your body temperature starts falling, one way to heat it up is to get your muscles moving, and if you won't do it by jumping or running, your body will kick-start them in a more desperate fashion.

Ever wonder what anxiety is?
If your life fails to inspire, one way to get things going is to go out and do something, and if you won't do it by embracing new risks, will kick-start it in a more desperate fashion.

Kick-start your life yourself, before your mind does it for you.

Memories

When you lose all hope, when things seem bleakest, when life seems like it can't scratch you up any more, there is one thing you can always reach for.

Memories of things that did work well. Memories of times you loved. Memories of beauty you have seen or felt. Memories allow you to feel joy in the midst of sorrow. Memories allow you to feel a hug when you are alone. Memories allow you to smell a rose, even when the snow is two feet deep.

Pull out some memories today, and relive the best that life has to offer (so far).

Motivational Quotes of the Day!

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
-Stephen R. Covey, American Speaker/Trainer/Author of "The 7 Habits ofHighly Effective People"

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was hëre first.
- Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer andHumorist

Values

What do you get when you mix red and yellow? Orange, of course.

So why do so many of us see the world in black and white. Every one of us knows exactly what is right and what is wrong. Funny how our certain knowledge differs from person to person. Could we both be right? In most cases, yes. Because we are all seeing orange, just different shades of it.

In a few cases, someone mixes red and yellow and sees blue. Oops. We have a problem. But most of us know the difference between right and wrong, appropriate and inappropriate, etc.

What to do? Hold on to your beliefs and values, as they are important to who you are. But respect others whose views might not be identical. After all, they are not you, and their beliefs and values are important to who they are, too.

Air is Free?

Think Again.

You take in Oxygen (O2) and give out Carbon-di-Oxide (CO2). You have to add (burn) your own Carbon along with Oxygen when you return it to nature.

This thought just crossed my mind when I came across the line ‘Nothing is FREE in this world’.

Choice

Every situation presents you with two paths. You can choose the path of reaction or you can choose the path of action.

The first path is not really even about choice. It is the abdication of choice to every little event. You might leave the headlights on overnight. Or the photocopier jams. Or you spill ketchup on your blouse. The first path allows these events to bring you down, because you simply react.

The second path is the path of choice. It is about choosing how you want to feel. Dead batteries, jams and stains won't bring you down because they do not factor into your choice. If you choose to be happy, you will still be happy. These little events will still be inconvenient, but inconvenience is not the same thing as misery.

Just Wondering

Now, I see a difference in my blog.

I have the Blog name changed and also the template which seems better. I am happy about the changes that have been made on this :)

Just wondering, why do I like astronomy/astrophysics conceptually and not with Mathematics in it? Is it because I dont understand ? or is it because I don't want to understand? I don't know.
When it comes to equations in physics, I go bonkers.

I am saying this coz, in my final year Bsc., my subjects being Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, I was equally interested in physics as well as Mathematics. I joined Honors course in Astrophysics in St. Joseph's College.

A scientist from ISRO used to come to take the sessions. I always admire him for his one liner "Pictures speak 1000 times louder than words" which he really meant and used to teach with more number of slides. I really liked the initial sessions as it was all concepts and slides which I loved.
Later, perhaps after 5-6 sessions, it was all m…

No motivation

I feel that my blog doesn’t motivate me to blog on a regular basis.

Just thinking why it doesn’t motivate....
Firstly, the background is so flashy....in search of good template.
Secondly, also looking forward to change the name of my Blog....I guess it’s awful....

Let me change these two and see if I get motivated....

Significance

Significance

We often think that we must accomplish some huge, highly publicized feat to achieve greatness-climb Everest without bottled oxygen, invent some wonderful product that everyone in the world needs: make the Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest, save a child from a burning building, or win a TV reality show contest.

Actually, greatness comes from consistently making wise smaller choices. The accumulation of many good small choices has the same impact as a few small drops of Tabasco sauce-intense power!

Greatness comes from consistently keeping our commitments and promises. Keeping our word builds trust from others and trust in ourselves.

When we seek after and respect goodness, we develop greatness in ourselves. We attract greatness by appreciating the outdoors, reading good books, developing our talents, and carefully selecting television programs and movies that inspire integrity.

POSITIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY
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The three great essentials …

I Am Not an Illiterate!!

I Am Not an Illiterate!!

The Day before Ananth Chaturdashi.
Venue: My uncle’s place
Occasion: Ganpathi Hom
Time: Around 10Am

All my aunts, cousins joined in for the occasion. My uncle still had the Ganapati idol at home and had planned to immerse it on Ananth Chaturdashi. Hom had already started when we stepped in. Everybody busy watching the hom and seemed they were praying too. After an hour, it was time to disperse after the pooja was over. Suddenly there was increase in the pitch of voice exchanging pleasantries, sharing the experiences, facts and gossiping about the stuff they really enjoy (that is to discuss about who did what and was it right or wrong, how somebody should have done something, why did someone do something like that…list goes on….).

After a while they seem to have got bored of talking about the same thing over and over about the same. After lot of discussion (rather gossip), it was time to prepare lunch. While preparing lunch they discovered new topics to discuss, for …

Working Memory

Working Memory

What is Working Memory?

Memory over a short period of time is called Working Memory. This is a simple process of remembering things for a short period of time that happens everyday in our lives.

Early psychological work in the 1950's and 1960's led to the hypothesis of 'short term memory'; a process of limited capacity and only operative over a few seconds. The concept of 'working memory' is an extension of this idea, with the added idea that short term memory is woven together with higher cognitive processes, such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension.

Unlike long term memory, which has a large clinical body of research, working memory has only recently become the focus of intense clinical study. It is often assayed in intelligence or cognitive examinations using span tests, in which patients are asked to repeat a set of digits in reverse order (if I read "8-9-3-2-1-9", you would say "9-1-2-3-9-8") or alphabetize a group of w…

Lord Krishna!

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Here are some very good pics of Krishna which I got in a mail circular and also there goes a message.





Hear what Krishna says:......

If I answer your prayer at once, it is because I am testing your faith.

If did not answer your prayer at once, it is because I am testing your
patience.

If I did not answer your prayer at all it is because I have a better
plan for you.

Remember Krishna's promises are yes and Haribol! He is God
not man, which explains why He can never fail, hold on, don't be discouraged, your
miracle is knocking at the door of your heart.

A little more faith is what you need to see all your needs met.

The Prayer Answering Krishna is saying He has met all your needs.

Have a Lovely Weekend!

Long time!

Its been a long time after I posted the first blog. Everyday I think i should write something special or something interesting.

In this thinking process, I tend to never write anything at all.
Now I ve decided, I will start with writing things that catches my attention everyday and the things that I observe and feel I should write about it.

Let me begin with ToDay(Friday). Just had three things on my mind

1. Had to go out with my mom to temple(Krishna janmashtami special)

2. Had been to IIM-B to collect the CAT form. I never realized when the dates of issues the cat forms by SBI passed by. Today was the last day. Luckily, I had informed one of my friends in IIMB(Praveen) to get the form. Praveen was aksing about Zango, FC espesially Psychodementia.

3. I had to finish reading a book which I couldnt complete coz I was watched movie" Maine Pyar Kyuon Kiya". Fun movie, liked Sush' acting:)

Will keep posting the lastest stuff...:) Till then EnjOY

Mera Bharat Mahan

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Let me Begin my Debu' post with the Independence Day Message!




HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL!!!!!

MERA BHARAT MAHAAN

Regs,
Rathna