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There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. The fact you see or state you're in remains same - only way you look at it changes. "Positive thinking" doesn't always get job done but it changes way you look at things. Right now, just grasp idea that your attitude in any given situation is your choice, and attitude you choose will determine your happiness and achievements in life. Let me illustrate this with a story I read about twenty years back. It is about a young bride from east whose husband was stationed in desert during World War II. She decided to go with him even though she was told that living conditions were very bad and tough. She lived in a small hutment a village. Living conditions were really bad; place was full of sand and was infected with snakes everywhere. The wind constantly blew, and sand got into everything. The days were long and boring. The only people she saw were tribal and they didn't speak her language. When her husband was ordered further into desert on maneuvers, she decided she just couldn't take it anymore. She wrote to her mother that she was coming home. Her mother answered with just two lines, "Two men looked out from prison bars. One saw mud, other saw stars.
“After reading lines over and over, she began to feel ashamed of herself. She didn't really want to leave her husband. She made a choice to look for stars. Over next few weeks, she made friends with tribal and started learning their language. They taught her weaving and pottery. She became fascinated with their culture, history - everything about them. She also began to study desert and found it to be fascinating - not desolate place she had been seeing. She wrote to her mother and got her to send books about desert. She studied all different types of trees. She collected seashells that were left there millions of years ago when sand of desert was an ocean floor. She eventually became such an expert that she wrote a book about it. What had changed? Not desert; not s. By simply changing her own attitude, she had transformed a miserable experience into a highly rewarding one. That's lesson we can learn. Your attitude is key to happiness in life, and you have complete control over it. Each of us shapes our own life, and shape of it is determined by attitude we hold most of time. Manage your Time Well I wish I had 48 hours a day! But god has given us only 24 hours. There is too much of job pressure on me! How do I do it! You can still do it by managing your available time well. Usually, there's not much you can do about amount of work that needs to be done. But there's a way you can increase effective time you have to do it. A recent time management study by University of Leicester, in England, found that for every hour we spend working only 30 minutes are actually productive work. The rest of time, we waste on little or no value tasks. The study also found that most people worked in short bursts followed by periods of waiting, distraction or mini-breaks. Just think: If you could do an hour's worth of work every hour, you'd be able to pack 48 hours into each day! Contd..
Author has 28 years of experience in the field of Teaching and Management. He is M. Tech from IIT Kanpur and has worked in different capacities including Signal corps Indian Army, Regional Manager for a Telecom Company. Currently he is Associate Professor with ITM, Gurgaon that is rated as best Engineering colleges of North India.