Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day April 22 Checklist

World Earth Day is A Day to Celebrate Earth on April 22. It is very important to observe Earth Day as it encourages us to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! On the eve of this 40th anniversary of the Earth Day, I have set the following agenda to be a little more eco-conscious than usual:

To Do List
  • Plant few trees 
  • Try to pay bills on-line 
  • Take a re-usable carry bag 
  • Gift plants instead of flowers 
  • Use energy saving equipment  
  • Work on laptop instead of desktop 
  • Take print-outs only when necessary 
  • Not to work on computers all the day 
  • Keep car engine idle at traffic junctions 
  • Switch off appliances & lights when leaving rooms 
  • Not to buy “snack packs” wrapped in cardboard & plastic 
  • Conserve water –Turn-off taps & attend to leaking water taps

  1. Conducting  "Let Us Take Online Pledge" an interactive live web session  at 5-00 pm on April 22:  [ I invite you to join this FREE session by clicking the above link ] 
  2. Attending a meeting at Hyderabad, India on "Green Earth & Sustainable Development" an address by my friend Dr. PVS Jagan Mohan Rao, Past President of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The meeting will be followed by Green Snacks !!


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Friday, April 2, 2010

Key To Experience Success

We have heard people liberally using "Failure is the steppingstone to success". In my opinion success comes as a result of applying essential key factors.  Here are TEN principles generally practiced by successful people.
  1. Vision: Successful people will have a clear picture of what exactly they want to achieve or become. They Keep this picture at the top of their mind at all the times.
  2. Belief: They believe that they will succeed.  Success oriented persons stay away from negative influences (people, books/articles, anything negative), which make them doubt their ability to succeed.
  3. Responsibility: Successful people realize that they alone are responsible for the outcome of their efforts and their future. 
  4. Affirm: They make it as a habit of saying out loud what they hope to achieve. Success tip for them is to speak of it in the present tense, e.g., 'I am fit and trim', as opposed to 'I will be fit and trim'. Another tip they apply is to write down the affirmation and then look at it (or better still, rewrite it) several times each day. This helps their mind stay focused on the goal.
  5. Commitment: They make a firm commitment to action, decide to take steps to achievegoals then honour the commitments.
  6. SMART goal:   Successful persons keep their  goal to be Specific, Measurable and Motivational, Attainable and Attractive, Realistic   and Timed.
  7. Plan & Take Action: They Work out a plan of action. Break down the plan into baby steps. Take a step or two each day, reminding yourself that each step is bringing you closer to your goal. 
  8. Persistence: Successful persons do not give up until they have achieved what they desire. 
  9. Gratitude: They maintain an attitude of gratitude, knowing that their dream is about to become a reality.  
  10. Become a giver. In their relationships, they always think in terms of what they can do for the others.They tend to be kind and generous to all .
I keep trying to follow these principles consistently. Are you also applying to your life situations?  This key WILL guarantee you to experience success in any endeavor.