Every Cigarette Reduces Your Life By 11 Minutes #NoSmoking

Yesterday I saw a short film about #NoSmoking. It’s message was so impactful that I woke up with its hangover. And vowed to never smoke again in my life.


Today I woke up with the dark memories of a short film I saw yesterday. The film was titled same as the title of this post. The message of the film was represented very beautifully. I have added the link of the short film for you to spread the message. I am pretty sure you will like the message of the film.

I am an occasional smoker. I smoke when am upset, tensed or sad. I know that smoking is bad for health. Most important of all I am aware that smoking can directly cause terminal diseases like cancer. However, I continue smoking. I needed something that would open my eyes. 

The film had a very intriguing presentation style. It began with a bedridden young man making his last wish. He was bedridden as a result of smoking. He expresses his last wish of making love to girl. His wish is granted by his parents by his parents by marrying him with the beautiful girl. But the boy suddenly dies before he begins his honeymoon. 

For me the message turned out to be an eye opener.

We find those things around us which are the reflection of our mind. If our mind is filled with love, we find love around us and neglect hatred. If our mind is filled with negative things we find load of negativity around us and completely neglect the good things around. When I set out on the morning walk, I saw a young boy in his early twenties smoking on the roadside. The first thing that came to my mind was that of a pity for him. He was wasting the 11 minutes of his life. 

There are few thoughts about #Smoking which I would like to express:

1) Before I used to smoke, I always thought that smoking might be giving some happiness to the smoker. Later I experienced that its a painful exercise. 

2) I began smoking as a #Curiosity and later it became a habit. When I smoked, I never knew why I was Smoking.

3) On some days when cough got hold of me, I used to become tensed. I used to think that the cough would never ends and I will find out that I have got a lung cancer. It’s nightmarish. 

4) Smoking filled my mouth with bad taste and bad breath. I never liked to speak with anyone after smoking.

5) Recently I noticed that I smoked with some weird mentality. I smoked thinking that it has some medicinal effects. (like painkiller and stress reliever)

6) It’s funny to say, but I never liked the fact that I smoked. Still when I count the number of years I have been smoking, its 8 years.

Here’s the link to the Video. Share it to your friends who you think need an #EyeOpener to give up smoking.

How About Some Passion #Health

There are so many sources of inspiration for me. I can’t say what will inspire me more. Sometimes books and movies leave their magic on me. Sometimes competition with peers pushes me forwards.  However, 

I get highly inspired by real life people. What eye perceives enters directly to my mind.

Today I compared the #Passion of senior citizens with that of the youngsters. I was amazed with what I saw. Senior citizens are more passionate about Health and fitness. When they walk, they walk like their life depends on the #MorningWalk. They are very particular about sweating. When I look at them, the stream of passion passes through me.

I started thinking about it. I have tried to summarize them here.

Q) They are very particular about Health because they have seen the consequences of not taking care of themselves. 

W) They are sadder because the young generation is not so passionate about Health. They so much wish to pass on their legacy to next-generation. 

E) Not just the physical fitness. They also care a lot about their spiritual enhancements and mental peace.

R) They are very particular about timings. No matter whether it rains or it is so cold, they never skip their morning #Routine. 

T) While leaving the jogging park, they make it a point to have a glass of Bitterguard juice and buy the newspapers. 

Y) Their faces beam with happiness. I guess, that’s the reason behind their motivation. 
What do you think about these findings? Let me hear your views.

Say It With Smile- ‘It’s Alright’ #TryIt

It’s easy to hurt someone with words. Especially when someone has made a mistake and won’t mind it if you used wrong words or called him names.

It’s a noble thing to say sorry when you have hurt someone. That way the person who was hurt feels better. The one who says sorry feels guilt free and at peace with himself. 

#Attitude is a difficult thing to maintain. Especially with words. When I was on the verge of boyhood, I learnt these 2 words, ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’. I struggled finding a gap between being humble and too naive while using these words. Sometimes I said sorry too often that I felt weaker inside. Sometimes I said thank you, so much, on such negligible instances that it made me feel weaker too. I later on learnt that the effective use of these 2 words determined my personality. Well, its same with everyone. 

Today while jogging inadvertently my shoulder rubbed against the female who was jogging in opposite direction. I was very much absorbed in my own thoughts today.  Mine is a strong shoulder. She might have felt the impact. I stopped the same moment and felt that I made a mistake. The female was in her mid thirties. She was a medium built, fair complexioned, married women. She wore blue and saffron coloured track suit. 

“I am very sorry.” I said apologetically 

She gave a faint smile and said, “It’s alright, such things happen.” 

I felt so better and relieved in a moment. She said those words in most graceful way possible. 

When I came back from park I thought about it. I felt for the two sides. First one was me. I felt so better when she said those words so #Politely and #Sportily. A good thing from morning can light up your day. It almost made my day. Second side was that of the female. She had the option to use angry words with me. The females hold their attitude at higher altar in our society. They hold kind of grudge on males as a whole. So, she will have easily used some wrong words or called me wrong names like idiot, fool etc. But instead she used kind words with smile on her face. She would have felt much better too. When you have an option that you can behave bad and still you behave good, that makes you feel #Stronger.

How To Think In The Morning #TowardsHappiness

It’s not easy to control our thoughts. However, its important. Today, I woke up and the first thoughts that came to my mind made me think about #HowIThink.

Thinking in a good way is the key to #Happiness. Expecting less & less from others and giving out love with patience is the way to the #FulfillingLife.  

Today I woke up with the sound of drizzling rain in my balcony. I knew I can’t go for a walk in such a weather. So much of passion will not suit my health! There were some options with me now. First and my favourite, I  could go back to sleep. Second, well, before a second thought entered my mind, I hid myself under the blanket. 

I wanted to go back to sleep. But #Habits & addictions make you miserably weak. Though I hid below the blanket and closed my eyes, I couldn’t sleep at all. Thus, I had to think about what else I could do. I thought, it will be good to just feel the morning breeze and watch the rain. Because I seldom find to do these things.

When I stood in the balcony feeling misty breeze on my face, suddenly my mind took me back to 20 years. I was a kid of 7. It is among the first of my memories. On a rainy day, we were trapped in a damp place outside the city. My parents worked as the labourers and they were abandoned. Penniless and in New place, We spent a week on meagre food. As soon as this thought came to my mind I thought, “why Did I think of the most negative instance? A lot of good things had taken place in rainy seasons. I had joined school in rainy days, I saw my brother getting married in rainy days, my results of exams came in rainy days, my photos were printed into newspaper in rainy days and I met with the love of my life in rainy days.”

All these memories were printed in my memories. But one sad memory took over them and made me dive into the past I so much wanted to forget.

Now I came to know the nature of human brain. We think of negative things first. We tend to remember them longer. Because we play these situations in our minds again and again until they become profound memories. But how should we think?

It’s important to apply filter on our thoughts. Let’s consider thoughts to be independent articles floating in our mind’s space. We need to apply filter on each one of them and catagorise them. You did not understand what am saying ? Let me explain..

As soon as a thought starts floating in our mind we should recognize it. For example as soon as my mind thought about negative memory from 20 years back, I should have catagorised it as a negative thought. Then, I should have catagorised it further as a non-important one. It was a morning time and I should have asked my mind to think about things that motivate me. I should have thought about how lucky I have been to survive  3 deadly accidents. I should have felt happy for having a girl I loved as my wife. There were a lot of good things I should thought about.

That’s another secret of happiness. Learning to think properly is a key. We should stop thinking and worrying about negative things. We should think and adamantly make ourselves think about positive and good things. Ones we started playing with our thoughts, thoughts stop playing with us. Ones we started taking control of them, they start behaving like obedient boy. It’s not so tough as it may seem. It’s so easy. We just need to start thinking about what we are thinking. That’s it.

Practice thinking like this every morning. Put a filter on thoughts that come to your mind. Give up the negative, sad thoughts of failure, loss and calamity. Make yourself think about good things instead. Take a look at your life and you are sure to find a lot of good things. You have earned a lot of success, happiness, respect and place for yourself. Think about those happy things. 

Let me know what you thought about it. GOOD DAY TO YOU.

He Knew How To Sell #MarketingAnything

Marketing is a must have skill for everyone. I learn a secret of marketing from a street vendor today. It was certainly an important lesson in my life.

Marketing isn’t just a job. We need to learn and implement marketing in our day to day life. When we find it difficult to express our feelings in words; when you find that people are not finding you worth; when you want to get things done from anyone – #MarketingSkill skill is what you want. Because unless your do the marketing of your skills, qualities, offerings you won’t be able to get their worth.

Marketing is a one tough game. I am working in this field for as much as 3 years now. Still I find it tough. My mind often wonders what is the one secret to marketing.

There are a few vendors selling healthy food and drinks just outside the jogging park. These people set up their makeshift stalls right from when the first person comes for jogging. I find them highly #Dedicated towards their business. They don’t have much of the variety in offerings. They sell Carrot juice, bitterguard juice and breakfast cereals. The best part about their makeshift stalls is, they hang the posters on them. The poster has the mention of health #Benefits of their products. They convey it rightly. But every vendor does the same. That’s not much of a learning. The #SecretOfMarketing came in broad light when I spoke with the vendor.

When I asked about the bitterguard juice he said, “Have it sir, its a very nice juice. Just take a look at its benefits. They are miraculous. So many rich people especially come to my stall for bitterguar juice.”

What an astounding answer! The vendor poured all the secrets of Marketing in simple words.

The best part was, he said #ItIsReallyGood. This sentence kills you. Everyone is looking for Good things.

He showed me its benefits in #WrittenForm. I already knew them. We humans tend to think that written things are more true. That surely makes an impact. 

The last part was most essential of all. When he said that so many rich people come to his stall for bitterguar juice, he meant the juice is surely good. But he has the best of it.

He surely made his sell. I think human beings are born as followers. Most of us follow rich, famous and successful people. So when someone tells us like, rich people do this- do that, we tend to follow.

I bought a glass of bitterguar juice. It was so bitter. When I finished it, I read what was written in the end of poster “It May Taste Bitter But Has Sweetest Effects. Thank You, Come Back Again.”

The Eye Opening Conversation #StartNow

The best time to start working towards healthy lifestyle is NOW. A conversation in the morning opened my eyes and made me more serious about physical health and well being. Readout to find more.

Sometimes we behave like we have got all the time in the word. At some point or other some of us might have wondered, ‘it doesn’t matter if a day is wasted. There’s still time.’ 

It’s a good way to think in the difficult times. #Time passes too soon. There’s always a new day to start afresh. However, in the times of peace, it is not appropriate way of thinking. What happened today opened my eyes. 

I observed an elder person in his late sixties every morning. He was a slim person of average indian height. More than half of his hair was white now. The most distinctive thing about him was his dedication towards #PhysicalExercise, #Yoga, #Pranayam and #Meditation. He exercised like his life depends on exercise. I witnessed his presence in the jogging park but never got to speak with him. Partly because when I was relaxed he was always busy with meditation or Yoga exercise. 

Today I got an opportunity to speak with him. He was free when I was about to finish with jogging. He was a very pleasant personality. He had retired from government services last year. He was an engineer and worked in the field of turbines installation. Now he lived with his son and his wife. After exchanging pleasantries, I came straight to the point, “Why do you exercise so much?” I asked.

He smiled, “I have to exercise. Last year I had a stroke. I fall down suddenly one afternoon while I was working in the heat.” He showed me the mark on his chin. The chin had got wounded when he fall on the stones.

“With God’s grace I survived. Doctors said that it was so serious that I might have died on the spot. He advised that I should do physical exercise now otherwise there won’t be no #NextTime.  When I was out of the hospital, I went to Ramdeo babas training camp. I learnt Yoga and meditation there. Now I exercise for 1 and half hours on daily basis.”

Yes, the conversation was on the lines you would already have expected. But it opened my eyes. Like you I also know that I should take care of physical fitness. But when I had conversation with the eldrely gentleman today, I got serious about it.

LifeIsBeautiful and to enjoy this beautiful life, good health is a must-have. I have observed that it doesn’t take a lot of time to maintain fitness. You don’t have to hit out to gym and workout for hours. A fifteen minutes of daily exercise can keep you fit. That’s my personal observation.

There won’t have to be an eye opening situation so that we will start with it. There won’t have to be someone reminding us and nagging at us to do the exercise. Taking care of ourselves is a way of saying #ILoveMyself. 

Let’s stop saying that I will start exercising from tomorrow. Let’s stop postponing things. Let’s go for a healthy lifestyle. Let’s make it a habit to smile at difficulties. Let’s make a better tomorrow for ourselves. Am going to be extra serious about #MorningWalks starting today. What about you? What do you have about morning walks in mind? Which exercise suits you better? The jogging, gym, Yoga, Pranayam or some other. Where are you planning to implement it? And most important of all, when will you wake up so that you are able to manage your morning time? If you haven’t planned about these things yet, why not sit down and plan it today. It’s a SUNDAY. 

I wish a long life to the gentleman. May God bless him. And God bless you too.

Don’t Forget To Make Your Impression #LiveSmart

Living in a style that matches your personality. It makes you look a powerful person. If you want to grab attention of the people around you; if you want to look confident and not let anyone try to dominate you; if you want to show your love for yourself then you should start living as smartly as possible. What I saw in today’s #MorningWalk gave me this important lesson.

About a fortnight back I read an interesting news, ‘President Barack Obama’s wife revealed that he used the same tuxedo for his entire 8 years tenure.’  As a proof of the same the article showed dozens of Obama’s photos with different international dignitaries. Well, thats really interesting given that he could very well have managed the new tuxedo every time. This article flashed into my mind today early morning. Our eyes are the gates to our mind. My eyes have the habit of leading me into thinking.

I live as shabby as possible. My wife keeps trying a lot to make me live like rich people. But, I just can’t. Living smartly, I gather, isn’t just about availability of nice clothes and accessories. It’s about the willingness to get under those clothes and accessories. 

This morning my attention was caught by a person in his late fifties. He was medium built and had got the nice red and blue track suit. His face had an aura of freshness on it. He was shining with beauty and confidence. As soon as I looked at him I said to myself, “Boy, I should start living like that.” I had never seen that man before, I don’t know who he was but by the time I left the jogging park, he had left his mark on my mind. We might not be dressed properly all the time but our mind suddenly starts screaming at us that we should when he finds someone really well dressed. 

#LivingSmartly can really transform a person. I have felt it. When am dressed nicely am more #Confident than usual. I tend to think more optimistically. I don’t feel weaker compared to anyone. I believe, its important to feel so nicely. It’s important to #GroomOurselves. Because looks matter a lot, that’s how people treat you. That’s how people recognize and remember you. So the next time you are going outside the boundaries of your house, don’t forget to #MakeAnImpression.