16 Nov 2017

What drives you?
What makes us do what we do? Why do some of us excel at writing, some at managing tasks, and some at building consensus?The answer is motivation.Whatever we do at any given point is driven by a motive. But sometimes, we don’t know our own motives. When that happens, we have less knowledge of who we are and cannot control how we feel.  All our actions can be traced back to six mot...

22 Nov 2016

10 things to stay motivated
“Beginnings are easy. But midway I am demotivated.”I hear this all the time. I face it too. The dream is exciting until it starts to get rocky or it starts to malfunction. People don’t turn out the way we expect. Work doesn’t turn out the way we expect. Soon, the euphoria fades. In no time, you have tuned out of your dream. You wonder how to go on. You even start asking, ‘Is this wo...

23 Feb 2016

Developing Grit as a personality trait
Here's some food for thought: Talent is over rated. 'Grit' is all that matters.Every second person I meet has a recurring problem. How do I stay motivated when I am bored? How do I bounce back from failure? I know I can but I lose focus and interest soon?The answer is plain perseverance, being relentless about the goal. Some people call this mental toughness. Some people call it ...

26 Oct 2015

How to become a new person in 5 easy steps
Imagine this: You wake up one morning as a different person. This means you have a different rule book in your head.For instance as per your old book, you’d look at your to-do list and you go, ‘Another long day of fruitless labour with no clear goal in sight.’ Now, with the new rule book, you look at your job list and you say, ‘My work matters and I’m good at it. This here is an inte...