Thursday, January 8, 2009

Health is indeed Wealth !!

I once read an Arabian proverb which said "He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything". And I agreed whole heartedly. Many of us, in pursuit of our goals, tend to forget how important health is to achieve the very same goals. Without sound health, it would not be possible to achieve anything. And many of us presume that good health is our birth right and needs no effort to maintain.

Dear friends, it is imperative that we be conscious of the fact all the time that we need to put effort to enjoy a healthy body. We need to remember that our body is like a machine which needs to be taken care.

Nutritious and balanced diet taken at regular intervals coupled with good fitness regime and adequate sleep are pre-requisites. Abstinence from things that can damage health should be strictly followed. Right kind of exposure in form of friends, reading, life style, thinking will all help in forming healthy habits and give you longer period of problem free life.

God has endowed many of us with good natural health and it is our duty to take care of this asset that will remain with and support us till the end of our lives. Neglecting it will only be detrimental to our happiness. With good health, we can strive to reach our goals and have fun along the journey.

As Robin Sharma so nicely put it "Care for your health. Don’t be the richest person in the cemetery."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do your Best !!

At every point of time, we are doing things - Sometimes for ourselves, sometimes for others. Actions or words or thoughts flow from us all the time. What should be one's attitude & approach? How should one deal with the flow?

In my view, the right approach would be to always "Do Your Best" (DYB). Why DYB? This is the only way to ensure that one’s output is of the highest quality possible. This is the expectation that everyone has of each of us - that is to give our best effort in whatever we do. There is no point doing anything with a casual or indifferent approach which will result in output of poor quality, consume more time / other resources and result in wasted efforts.

DYB is an obligation on each of us to carry out. It is a commitment to ourselves and to others to expect the best from us - Nothing less. With God's grace, each of us is blessed with a certain level of talent and a mind which has no limits. "The only limit to achievement is in our mind" is a saying I heard long ago. It is imperative therefore that we open our minds to achieve great things. We also need to make up our minds that anything that comes out of us will be the best possible.

When each of us is in this DYB mode, the world will become a much better place. Quality of output will improve, there will be more self satisfaction and joy. When we are in DYB mode, people will sit up and notice us, appreciate us, recognise us and celebrate us. It is a great feeling.

Try it!!