Value of time in our daily life

    Time is considered as a very important source . As important as money. We have realized the importance of time in buisness , governance, management and all the major and minor fields.
   But we usually not think about this significant of time in our day to day life. We usually take time for granted. How many times have you had a thought like “let is do this tomorrow not today” , ” we will do it 5 minutes after. After all what does 5 minutes matter.”
    But 5 minutes too can matter. If you neglect them they may not affect your routine. If you utilise them properly they may save you from lot of trouble.
    Here, are some of my experiences where 5 minutes have mattered.
    In the morning usually Papa drops me collage. He insisted that we should leave by 7:40 am  . First day I delayed for just 5 minutes. It started a argument between us. I fail to understand what is so wrong if I am just 5 minutes late.
   Well I understood when we reach the circle of Dhaula Kuan( a busy intersection in Delhi, India). It was already full of buses and office going people. It took around 20 min to cross it and I was 10 min late for first period.
    Next day I ensured that we leave at exactly 7:40.
    With just going 5 min early we got much less traffic and empty Dhaula Kuan circle. I reached collage 15 min early. This incidence taught me an lesson with remembering.
     As I usually reach early, I started noticing who reaches the college first, second and so on. A ranking system formed in mranking
    I observed that ranking is someone can drop to 6 or 7 places by just 2 min delathathis may seem childish. But this is applicable on many other places in life like a race or FCFS services.
    Weather you are first out last may depend on 5 minutes.
   Do you know that according to a research an average person wasted around 6 years of his life doing nothing. How these wasted 5-5 minutes converts to 6 years is matter of awe.
    Think of you can utilise these wasted years to do something you love – read books, watch movies, spend time with your dear ones , won’t your life will have much more meaning.
    Avoiding these delays is not so difficult as it seems. tommy. t have to plan your day.
    Believe me just making even a rough time table with achievable targets can increase you productivity my 150%(2.5 times) and your happiness by 50%.
    Research of many years and experience of 100s of successful. It will  people is backing this fact.
      Try this you will feel this yourself. Today before going to bed make a checklist of things you want to achieve tommrow. It will hardly take 5 min. List may cointain anything . Even stupid things (like plans to irritate your sister). Make a resolve to beat it tomorrow. At the end of the list save 5 minutes to make targets for the next day.
      With time as this habit will become part of your daily routine you will be more productive, confident in yourself and a more happy person.
     Because there all will also be part of your daily routine.
      Thanks for reading. Have a happy and productive life.

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Learn to be truly mature with Capability Maturity Model

      Many times I have heard from my parents and elders to become mature. I always thought what is maturity exactly and how to become mature? Should I stop playing RPGs(role playing games) or stop reading teenager fantasy books. Should I stop crying on small things or having fun by irritating my sister (live it).
 
     So, what the heck I do to become mature. Above things are good to show others. But, not enough to actually make me mature. Intact, doing things other’s want from you (and not yourself) is the greatest sign off immaturity. 
        To my amazement I got my answer from my must boring subject Software Engineering. In in to classify software developing organisations on the basis of maturity we use a method called Capability Maturity Model(CMM).
        It tells us about the level of maturity of an organization and what characterised are of that level. Surprisingly, this can be applied in our lives also.
       CMM ranks organisations with 5 levels (stages) of maturity. Higher level means high maturity that leads better profits in business and success and true happiness in our lives. These levels are
    

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1. Initial
          This is the lowest level. In this level thinking is adhoc. It means they’re is no plan, no discipline, no proper rules.
Things are very unpredictable. It is impossible to determine anything due to lack of experience .
     All of us have to pass this stage (especially during teenage) when we are discovering the world. The main problem on this stage is lack of experience and thinking capability. Due to this we are very dependable on others to make a way for us.
     It is not important that you are at this stage. Important is how fast you can evolve from this stage.

2. Repeatable
     This is second stage. The main characteristics of this stage is that we improve our thinking capabilities and try to plan before we do anything. That brings a big change. It provides stability to the life and by sticking to our plan we can ensure success again and again. But the plan is usually in mind only. We don’t think it necessary to write it down, (it feels stupid). 

3. Detailed
        This is a major improvement on level 2. Here, the planning and procedures are well documented. We write down our plans and hope it is manageable. What things need to be done. Usually checklists ate formed. We are not dependent on out memory.
      By planning and proper management of plan are can ensure stability and induce displine in our lives. That goes a long way.

4. Managed
           It includes all features of detailed level. Plans are made and are documented on detailed.
        Aside from that one very important thing is done. Quantitative targets are formed. Making targets like I wanna be best football player or I would be next Bill Gates are cool. But such vague targets will take you nowhere. Such long terms targets need to be divided into short targets that must be well defined.
     Make well defined targets. And quantitative targets are most well defined. It is easy to follow a number that an emotion. Like I will finish maths and I will finish math in a week doing 1 chapter in each day.
      Quantitative target terms you what to do today. By following then you eventual reach your goal. A vauge target equals aiming in darkness. But can everything be measures. May be yes. Try this http://wp.me/p5ZVm7-E
     This level provides extraordinary stability with the help of quantitative targets.

5 Optimizing
          We have come do far. What more can we do. May be trying going back and see has something not for lost in the journey.
       As one grows more and more serious in life . Stared making plans, documenting them, making quantitative targets. They forget the very reason they have started silk this. That is the joy to learn something new, the curiosity to discover the unknown world. It may seem the sign off immaturity but this is the most important thing. This is the very reason the word maturity exists.
      In the last stage rediscover this. Try to find an opportunity to learn something new in everything you do. In other words keep optimizing.
      Learn from every experience. Try to think what you lack and how you could you have done better. And improve those fronts and enjoy yourself.
     When you curiosity is combined with your conceptual thinking and discipline you will truly be a mature person existing on a higher level of evolution.
    
     That’s all on this post. Hope you like it. Enjoy your life and keep optimizing.
  
     

Experience the greatest rpg – your life

     RPG(role playing games) is a genere loved by many gamers. Weather it is Final Fantasy or pokemon or kemco games,  rpgs have found a place in the hearts of many.
    RPGs  are so popular because these games try to stimulate real life. In real life we need experience to achieve anything and experience is gained through hours of practice.
     RPGs stimulate this. Most of these games have a level and stats system. Each character have unique stats like strength,  vitality,  intellect,  magic etc.
When player wins a battle he is awarded some experience point that are added to the level bar and the bar increases. When level bar is maximized the character level is increased with that his stats also making. Intresting. Isn’t it.
        Gamers spend 10s of hours in winning more and more battles to gain experience. The rising level bar keeps them motivated. Maximizing the bar gives them immense satisfaction and motivation to carry on and on.
     Will it not be wonderful if we can bring this motivation in our real Lives. If we can visualise our goals or targets like bars. If we can create a stat system for us.
     This will keep us motivated always. It is proven that results that can be seen with naked eyes act as better motivater.
      But there is a basic problem. Most of our stats do not have a measure. Tell me how will you measure your health,  vitality or intelligence. You can say go for regular check ups or take it test every month. But these all are money and time consuming and may not worth your efforts. Also there is no measure for qualities like love,  compassion or will power. Is there?
      So what we do? What is the solution? We want a way that is simple, easy to understand,  effective and can measure anything.
      Answer is a simple application smartphone Raise the bar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lvl.xpbar (link is for android search raise the bar for ios appstore)
        This is a goal tracking app but it has an additional feature that separates it from other such apps.
       It uses bar to track your goals. You can track by time (eg: how much hours I study) or by amount (no. Of pages etc.) and at last the feature I was talking about. A level up system.
     It is similar to the level up system. You can track things that usually have no measure or difficult to measure.
     Take this example. This is the screenshot of my stats.
   

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   You can see the four bars that I track. Vitality,  will,  spirituality, Intellect. You can award yourself points whenever you do something positive related to what you are targeting.
   Like yesterday I was longing to eat ice cream but I control myself. So I awarded me a vitality point and will point. In the morning I did brush my teeth for full 2 minutes and was awarded 1 vitality point. Today I solve 20 math problems and was awarded 3 intellect point. I helped one of my friend in revision for tomorrow’s exam and was awarded 2 spiritual points. Isn’t it awesome.
     When bar is maximized you will gain a level and become a more healthy or more intelligent or improve your will power or become a better human being.
    These are stats that I have selected. You can select anything you want to improve in yourself. Weather it is creativity or any subject,  goodness or relationships with others. Your bad or good habits.  Anything that cannot me measured in meter,  kg or seconds. To understand this more clearly you can read http://wp.me/p5ZVm7-7
      I have tried this simple motivating technique personally. If you honestly follow it you will become better.
    There are many things in our life that do not look important and are neglected. Like do not brushing teeth properly may not affect in two or three days but what will you feel when you lose your teeth at ab early age.
      You may not help your friends in need and can lose them.
     These small small things may have negligence or no effects in short term but can ruin your life in the long run. As the result is slow and usually there is no immediate award there is a high chance that you will neglect or be demotivated to carry on with then.
    So this simple technique can keep you motivated and remind you of your targets.
   At first,  it may feel stupid but as you carry on it will become a game that will have tremendous awards in real life. It will help you achieve good habits that can change your life. (I have got more than 20 will points for not eating nails. Now I am never scolded for it)
    It is proven that humans tend to perform better when they have a challenge to conquer and a goal to reach.
   Also it will give you immense satisfaction and happiness when you level up that is a great prize in itself.
    The app is free. No need to buy pro version it just removes adds nothing special. It is easy to understand and use. It includes excellent tutorials for every function. Please check it out
Raise the bar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lvl.xpbar (link is for android search raise the bar in ios appstore)
      It has changed my life for better. Hope the same for you.
    Heey,  I finally completed this article. I deserve atheist 2 will points. That takes be to level 6. Yipee
      Thank you for reading. Hope you like it. Please share your thoughts with us.
       

   
  

Patience and Passion – Key to success

        Sai Baba , a holy saint who has earned a place that equals god in the hearts of many. He has millions of followers in India and around the world.
    

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     His teachings can be easily applied practical in day to day life.
He has given two virtues which guarantee success in anything you aim for .
     Shradha and Saburi
    Passion and Patience
   IF anybody has these 2 things he/she can achieve anything , whatever he/she desires , whatever his or her dreams are.
This is not a thing for which you can say “happens in fairy tales” or
“Looks good in saying , practical not possible” .
    I completely agree that it is difficult but it never can be impossible.
   Let us analyse passion first . What words came to your mind when you hear passion . Determination , motivation , will . Passion is much more than these. While these all are good for short term goals of your life . You need passion to achieve something big .
Passion is your insistence for your goals , your insistence to accept defeat .
      Passion is your battle with external and internal forces that hidden in the path to your goal. External forces like distractions , family or power pressure etc. Internal forces comes from within you like your ego , laziness , hesitation etc. You need to fight them to achieve your goal.
     There are various ways to fight them to develop and maintain your passion
1. Be positive always
       Look at everything with a positive altitude . Weather it is mockery or insults or criticism. Try to learn from everything . When you see positive on negative things , they will make you mentally stronger as well as will bring out your weaknesses and strengths.
2.Make sure you deserve it
       Put enough efforts to strive for your goals . Anything can only be obtained with hard work . You have no right to blame god or fate when out it is your fault . You cannot have passion along with guilt .
3. Try to take the right path always
      Try not to take any unethical path to achieve your goals. The wrong path will eventually harm you in some way or the other. You will never have satisfaction or peace of mind even if you will succeed . For more info on this you can read
http://wp.me/p5ZVm7-d
4.You can always use technology
Search you smartphone’s app or play ( our any other) store for
goal tracking apps . When you visually see the bar of your goal rising , you will be motivated you carry on forwarded . Also you can judge are you upto the mark.
      The apps I use are
    http://goo.gl/bymX7 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lvl.xpbar
A screen shot of first one

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       You may have lots of passion but it may not be enough. You should keep Patience. Everything happens when its time comes

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    Fate will not give you anything easily. First you have to show it that you deserve it . Patience is a virtue that can help you in everything in your life.
     Patient do not mean that you sit idle . You should keep doing your part . Keep striving for the goal . Don’t get upset when you don’t get desired result . Don’t leave anything just because of small defeats . Sooner or layer you will get what you deserve . Remember these words of Lord Krishna

Do not

worry about the fruit. That is my responsibility. Just keep doing your action.

      Patience is not just a virtue . It is wisdom . These are some simple ways to maintain patience in your journey to your goal.
1. Proper planning of time as well as other things
       Take time to first finale a plan of things. Make a note of things you need to do or what you need .
Analyse your goal . Find previously what you want . You don’t want to waste time chasing something not important . Make a priority list of things . Make a timetable or a to do list each day in the morning.
You know the best . Follow any method that work for you.
       Proper planning may take some initial time not will save a lot on the long run. Also , you will avoid confusion and unnecessary frustration.

2.Decompose or break your goals in small targets
        Small targets are easy to achieve . Completing them provides motivation and satisfaction . You will not rush for things . Also it makes your path flexible . You can change it when circumstances change without loosing much progress that you have made.
       This method more gaining great importance in corporate world . It can be applied to anything.
     You can use some goal tracking apps that can break down goals got you.
     I prefer this app http://goo.gl/bymX7 . Search for smart goal tracker if your phone doesn’t run on android.
     A screen shot with weekly targets

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3. Find time to rest and recreation
        

Rest if you must but don’t you quit

   You cannot work 24 hours a day. Take ample time to rest . Also , take time for recreation . Don’t suit idle for resting . You will only keep thinking about your work and will not rest your brain . Divert your mind a little . Take a walk in a park close to the nature . Take on some hobby painting , reading(it is best), chatting with friends , facebook our whatever you like. But beware never forget what your goal is . Don’t let any of this became a distraction.
    
      This is all  in this article . Passion and patience , virtues taught buy a saint many years back are actually much more than just sayings . They are art of living.
     I can draw only one conclusion from ask this . That mantra of success is no rocket science it is just 2 words.
    Shraddha aur Saburi
     Passion and Patience

    Thank you for reading this article . Please share your thoughts . They are invaluable to us.