Free Press Journal
  • Being focussed On Your Goals

    CHUCK GALLOZZI once wrote: “We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of limitless accomplishment and satisfaction. Do something right and move on to the next right thing.” We are all unique human beings having infinite opportunity available and the power to do something

  • Lift Yourself To The Very Roof

    Our greatest asset is our mind. Palatial houses, cash, jewellery, security guards, electronic devices installed at home are not real assets.

  • Reach for the Stars

    HAPPY people are transparent, like themselves and like others too. They are not suspicious of what others want or expect of them. For example, a husband and wife are one unit, a team steering life together. With good self-esteem, they can share their feelings openly without fear of rejection. They can tolerate imperfections and instead of a co-existence, they can exist for each other.

  • Turn Ideas Into Action and Results

    SOMETIMES, you feel that you are swimming against the current. The ‘Decca Hisla’ (a variety of fish) is more tasty because it swims against the current. Athletes practise running against the wind to overcome resistance and create the required stamina. The politician fights the election against odds, adverse conditions and swings in the voting pattern. The policeman deals with crime and law and order with tremendous uncertainties, ominous endings and unfavourable outcomes.

  • The Secret Of Your Personality

    Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote: “We possess by nature the factors out of which personality can be made. To organize them into effective personal life is every man’s primary responsibility.” Why do many say that Amitabh Bachchan is great, can act well and is maturing more and more with age? It is the inherent talent in him to project himself, project his personality in a favourable light. Maculae once said: “Popularity is power” and

  • Keys To Releasing Our Potential-II

    Wise people say: “Reduce the tendency to assess, evaluate and interpret the world. Replace and substitute this futile activity with action, joy and love. We can’t measure life in school terms giving grades like A, B, C. Gradually, a tendency develops to avoid doing things except to score “A” grade. In that process, we miss out everything.  Whatever are the circumstances, we can make the situation a field of learning or an avenue

  • Keys To Realising Our Potential-I

    Let the horse be in front and the cart behind because that would be natural. But some experts say that you should get the cart before the horse, if you wish to achieve personal greatness. Let me explain it further. Once I asked my friend a question: “Are you happy?” He replied, “No, I am not”. I continued, “What do you think it would take for you to become happy and content?” Without

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    Without handicap, you can’t succeed-II

    Alexander Wolcott once said: “Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have.” If we have a goal in mind, we should do something about it and not wait till everything is perfect. Instead of wasting our time in deciding whether we should do a thing or not, go ahead and do it and face the consequences too. If we keep on procrastinating, we are handling the stress of

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    You Will Find All That you Are Searching For

    Christopher Columbus did not set sail to discover the new world on the strength of a mere dream. His log books read like a manual for goal-setting: “I proposed to make a new chart for navigation on which I will set down all the seas and the lands in their correct locations and their correct bearings. Further, I shall compile a book and map everything by latitude and longitude. These things will be

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    Factors Which Influence People

    A Tata, Ambani, Bajaj, or a Birla accumulates a fortune through the application of the same principles that are available to all of us. We envy their wealth without ever thinking of studying their philosophy and appropriating it to our own use. We look at a successful man at the hour of his triumph and not when he was struggling.

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    Great wonders of the mind — T.G.L. Iyer

    According to author Walter Staples there are five wonders which operate the mind. The first wonder is that we think in pictures that are activated by words. For example, when we think of a wedding we see a bride in bridal costume and the happy faces of parents. When we think of a funeral, we picture sadness, sobbing a sense of loss and solemn faces.

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    Get whatever you want — T.G.L. Iyer

    A pediatrician once told me: “On the average a child will fall over 240 times before succeeding to stand up. Nature whispers to the child not to quit because if it quits, it will only fail.”

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    The Kingdom within– T.G.L. Iyer

    If Abraham Lincoln could educate himself with no more than a dozen books and serve a country to be remembered forever; if a deaf, dumb and blind Helen Keller could not only live life positively but uplift all those disabled at birth; if a Nelson Mandela could languish in a jail for 26 years and become the President of South Africa with a majority of Blacks and a minority of Whites, there

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    Light is beyound the tunnel — T.G.L. Iyer

    In 1968, in the Mexico City Olympics, John Stephen Arkwari of Tanzania painfully hobbled into the Olympic stadium, and was the last to finish the Marathon.

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    Attaining self- reliance— By T.G.L. Iyer 

    SELF-RELIANCE is not about changing ourselves; it is about becoming ourselves. Underneath all our artificial exterior is a human being waiting to be woken up. Ignoring or betraying this authentic self is what is responsible for in this world. What we are seeking really is to discover ourselves. By doing so we uncover the divine energy that runs through each and everyone of us. We can start right now to live genuinely

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    When it gets dark stars will come out– T.G.L. Iyer

    A renowned historian was once asked: “What was the most important thing you learnt in your life’s study of historical events?” He promptly replied: “When it gets darkest, the stars come out.” John Smart Mill, who later became a celebrated English philosopher and economist, suffered from mental illness in 1826 when he was only 20 years old. He sank to such depths of despair, that he contemplated suicide.

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    Know yourself — by T.G.L. Iyer

    Every major difficulty we face in life is a fork on the road. We can choose a track towards breakdown or the other towards a breakthrough.

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    Do not quit – By T.G.L. Iyer

    There is that popular poem ‘Don’t Quit’ from an unknown author which says:

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    Technique of goal setting (I) — T.G.L. Iyer

    YOU can evaluate your goals using three tools. First, rate the intensity of desire for each goal on a one to ten scale. A rating of one would mean ‘low desire’; a rating of ten would mean ‘intense desire’. You can write the rating against each goal. Second, evaluate the cost inherent in the pursuit of each goal.