When Key F1 Cant Help

Why do you have to clutch on things that won’t save the situation?

a drowning man screaming f1 instead of "Help"

This man is drowning and he is busy screeming F1! F1! F1! (referring to the Help key (F1) on his keyboard). Tell me how he’s going to get out of trouble.

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The miracle of “One moment, and the Next …”

The miracles of Jesus are astonishing and this unpopular one is really amazing!

It is called the miracle of “suddenly”. I’m sure you’ve heard of men who turned legitimate millionaires overnight.
Have there not been men who left home as mere men but returned same day as heroes? Or haven’t we seen men who were servants yesterday, but today they are masters? That is the miracle of “one moment, and the next …”. It talks about a sudden good outcome.

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a Lesson Professor taught his MBBS Students

 Life at times, may be tough, but it’s a lot tougher when one is not paying attention.
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Some group of 1st year students of MBBS were attending their first anatomy class.
They all gathered around the surgery table. On the table was a real dead man.
The Professor started the class by telling them two important qualities of a doctor.
The 1st is, NEVER BE DISGUSTED FOR ANYTHING ABOUT THE BODY. As an example, he inserted a finger into the dead man’s anus and tasted it in his own mouth.

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Why do we equate genius with precocity? – by MALCOLM GLADWELL

Dont be too hard on yourself or others, strokes of genius don’t necessarily manifest early for everyone. Some are born prodigies and some can be described as late bloomers. The following story is striking , thought provoking and inspiring.

 

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Peanut cactus  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ben Fountain was an associate in the real-estate practice at the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, just a few years out of law school, when he decided he wanted to write fiction. The only thing Fountain had ever published was a law-review article. His literary training consisted of a handful of creative-writing classes in college. He had tried to write when he came home at night from work, but usually he was too tired to do much. He decided to quit his job.

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Stephen R Covey on: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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English: Stephen Covey at the FMI Show, Palestrante on June 22, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is possible to be busy without being effective says Coven. How?

In this article, Stephen R. Covey in his bestselling classic, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, shares with us, insights on the things that help us be effective in our everyday lives. He called them Habits, and they are:

1 Being proactive.
This talks about thinking ahead. Being able to initiate a change rather than reacting to events. Being able to prevent a problem before it happens

2 Beginning with the end in mind.
This is like having a good mental picture of what we want the end to be. This is like creating a personal mission statement, or our ultimate objective and working backward from there. It’s like a self-guidance system that guides and guards our choices, so that whatever we do today is in line with the image created of ourselves at the end.

3 Put first things first. 
This talks about the power of priority. This Habit helps actualize Habit 2 above. When we have an ultimate picture in our mind, we plan and live each day with things that really matter at the back of our mind.

4 Think Win/Win.

This talks about being fair, balanced and reasonable in our daily transactions. One person’s success doesn’t need to be achieved at the expense of the success of others. Thinking win-win is a secret to better relationships.

5 Seek to understand, then to be understood. (That is, learn to empathize)

This talks about empathy. It talks about understanding and that ability to imaginatively enter into another person’s feelings. Without empathy, there is no influence. Without deposits in the emotional bank account in relationships, there is no trust. Genuine listening gives precious psychological air to the other person, and opens a window on to their soul.

6 Synergize.
Synergy results from the exercise of all the other habits. The more the good habits we embibe, the better the results we achieve.

7 Sharpen the saw.
Improve! Get better! Renew!  We need to balance the physical, spiritual, mental,and social dimensions of life. “Sharpening the saw” to increase productivity involves taking the time to regularly renew ourselves in these other areas or aspects of life that help create a good balance because all these parts compliment themselves.

This other title may interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/laws-of-leadership-by-maxwell/

Watch Clip: Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits – Joyce Meyer –

The Great Aristotle of Greece

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There lived a great man named Aristotle of Greece. He laid a great foundation for today’s exploits. Read a few things about this legend.

Did you know, Aristotle was a student of Plato and in turn, he (Aristotle) tutored the famous king,  Alexander the Great?
Aristotle was, and remains a great man. He is a man of many parts: he studied many subjects possible at the time and made significant contributions. His writings cover many subjects, including physics,  poetry, theater, music,  rhetorics, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology.
According to Wikipedia, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. His writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality (virtue ethics), aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

Interestingly, Aristotle, means “the best purpose”. Unfortunately, in some environments, Aristotle shortened as ARISTO is a word used in a negative sense, the sugar-daddy relationships. But in truth, Aristotle is a good name which also stands for great achievements.

 

Watch this BBC Review: Why Are So Many Great Men Short?

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Interpretations and Misinterpretations

At times, Certain things look differently depending on which side you approach them. The following story gives a vivid illustration of this fact.

There was a certain worker who had the privilege of working in an organization that paid allowance to employee children.

After some time, this practice got expensive and management decided to hold a review meeting. In the course of the argument that ensued in the board room, this man got up and said, “Children are a gift from God therefore and there is nothing wrong in my having as many as come”  This position got the goats of this other lady who countered and said, “Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much, we wear raincoats”.

Hmmn!  Such an interesting argument. What do you think? 

Watch these funny kids Argue:

This other post may interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/inspiring-ways-to-protect-your-treasures/

Words that Heal better than Medicine

Literature and Medicine

These Words are potent. They might just be the medicine you need!

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” — Helen Keller
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Les Brown
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle
“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” — Lauren Bacall
“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” — Vince Lombardi
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We must become the change we want to see.” — Gandhi
“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” — Phillip Brooks
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln

Eat these words. They have in them the potency to change your world. Share them too with people you care about.


If you liked this post, then this other one may interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/motivate-yourself-in-simple-ways/

Watch Clip: Herbal Medicine: Aloe Vera

the Tiny Giants of the Rain Forest

Tiny beetles fell a Sequoia, the largest tree on earth. What a paradox!

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The temperate rain forests of the United States around the coast of northern California  are home to special breed of redwood trees called the SEQUOIA. (You remember the Toyota car named Sequoia?)

Scientists regard the Sequoia tree as the largest tree on earth. A Sequoia grows up to 380 feet high, so big that a tunnel was once made in one of them and cars could drive through. Sequoia redwood is also not known to rot. Waoh !  Indeed this is a special breed of tree.  But something strange happened sometime ago.

It happened that a  Sequoia fell over, but it wasn’t a strong wind or human action that got it bowing. What happened ?  When scientists investigated the incident, they found many tiny tunnels eaten through by beetles.

Now let’s draw a mental picture here: about five beetles will fit into an adult’s palm; but a Sequoia  is so big that cars can drive thru a tunnel made in it. The little giants have fallen the gigantic giant. What a paradox!

I think the beetles in this story are like “the little foxes that spoil the vine”;  those little things that make mess of otherwise great things or people.
Reading this makes me tell my mind NOT to allow those seemingly little things that can mock me. How do you see it?

Watch this documentary on the power of ants:

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Serendipity – making fortunate discoveries by accident

Odyssey of the Mind

Many discoveries of our time were by accident. However, note, “In the school of  discovery, chance favours the prepared mind”  And what does this mean?

Naturally, when we purpose to seek an answer or solution to some problem, the mind will most likely become exceptionally sensitive to any occurrence or clue that might be relevant to the quest. 

The essence of this post is to say, when you seek answers, be willing to invest a good deal of time in seemingly “fruitless” work, for in doing so, you expose yourself to fortunate accident.

Serendipity it is,   that faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Solutions at times come this way. So, Keep moving, keep trying, you might soon bump into the solution you seek.


Enjoy this music video titled “Sweet Serendipity”

See how this other post inspires you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/i-believe-i-can-fly-by-r-kelly/

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