Archive | February, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan

27 Feb

” The more I am beaten down, the more I am being told I am not good enough, the more I am said he is over and done with, I will succeed. I have a very simple logic. If you want me to be unsuccessful, just praise me and say I am the best. As soon as you are telling me that I am not good enough, I am not letting go of this. I am very clear on this. I don’t say this with any misplaced self confidence. I say this with a strange belief and I read somewhere and I wrote this on the twitter, that many a times in a day I have to remove knowledge and make space for my beliefs, and knowledge can say, how long, how long can you go on? Knowledge can say but everything comes to an end. Knowledge can say that it wasn’t a good decision, but belief is something, I am a big believer. I can sit here and believe that something can happen. It can never change for me. I believe that I am one with God. And I don’t say that because I have become this big star. I became a star because I always believed that. This is a secret that I am telling everyone, if you don’t want me to be successful, oh praise me and flatter me completely and I will fail. But if you put me down and you are saying that you did this wrong, and this again is my childishness, you tell me this is wrong. I will do it. I am “ziddi, dheet‘ ( Stubborn,cussed) maybe a little “badtameez“‘ ” Unruly, ill mannered) ( . I am completely childlike. You can’t take away my success. It’s like taking a candy from a kid, because I am like, you tell me I am bad, I will, whatever you call, rub my heels, I will fight, I am going to get it done.”

― Shah Rukh Khan @ NDTV (2011)

I  guess have posted this before and for  more on the interview with inimitable Barkha :http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/i-am-srk-full-transcript-140736

Every time think about “money” my non – egoistic blissfulness goes for a toss. I remember reading in an American banking chief executive’s interview that you perhaps need certain amount of “ego” to succeed and once you get there then you must “let go”. I read it in knowledge@ Wharton newsletter. I found that perspective sensible.  I like Shah Rukh Khan. For me every interview or most interviews of him is like a TED talk.  He has spoken @ Yale. No platform is big for him. He is bigger. He is a bright bright superstar. I take him seriously.

I remember writing down in one of my little note books that in this phase of life want to truly succeed. At least make self available for success. Guess must have figured this has been a subliminal thread in some of my posts.  Today was thinking ” what is success for me” . My answer for today is ” True love and True success ” . True relationship and predictability at work. Love and excellence. Family and dignified bread.

I have always striven towards ” True” . I  made efforts and stumbled. It has not fully come about.  My desire is ” True” to really come true. I want to get grittier about ” true’ 🙂

I do not want to fail. I  always felt certain ” cussedness” is necessary, may be certain sense of “self” is necessary, may be Shah Rukh is alluding to ” grit”. Imagine him saying ” You can’t take away my success. It’s like taking a candy from a kid, because I am like, you tell me I am bad, I will, whatever you call, rub my heels, I will fight, I am going to get it done”.  This is the most successful Indian actor speaking..

Please also see this the brilliant actor speaking ” I have to remove knowledge and make space for my beliefs, and knowledge can say, how long, how long can you go on? Knowledge can say but everything comes to an end. Knowledge can say that it wasn’t a good decision, but belief is something, I am a big believer. I can sit here and believe that something can happen. It can never change for me. I believe that I am one with God. And I don’t say that because I have become this big star.”

I have become a believer and  feel above is true. We all are one with God and must make available for our success. I believe so. Little bit of Shah Rukh in all of us. This for today dear friends 🙂 my internet connection is a horror. Hope you have a lovely day! Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” Sooner or la…

25 Feb

” Sooner or later things will settle of their own accord. You need not settle them; you simply settle yourself. Get settled yourself. things will fall into their own arrangement – they always fall, they always follow you. Once you are settled, the whole world is settled. Once you are in harmony, the whole world is in harmony. Once the inner accord is reached, there is no discord in the world. My emphasis, total emphasis, absolute emphasis is : Get settled.”

― Osho

Every thing begins with us and world is a reflection of us. We are the world.  “I need to settle” dear friends. I learnt  we must complement each other. We need energy of love. We need energy of acceptance. Hope you have a nice day!  Thank you!

Lunch with sister ( 24/2/2014)

24 Feb

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Amol and Jaya, brother in law and sister @ favorite eating joint..

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My sister Jaya..

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Me still recovering from a little indisposition.

I like going out with my sister. Its been two years since she has been married. I miss her, though never say that to her, we do not get to meet as often. But whenever we do, we got out for a lunch or a movie. My job is the driver and rest she does.  My brother goes to play badminton at her place. I also take my brother and mother to her residence. The job remains driver.

My internet connection is crazy, my mom has given me a ultimatum of finding a partner in six months, apparently her astrologer has forewarned her. I am in a soup and more of that later 🙂

Good night dear friends!  Hope you have a lovely day! Thank you!

 

 

Feedback solicited..

23 Feb

Dear friends,

“Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”

―  Elon Musk@ TED

Blogging is a labor of love. It’s my little dialogue with the world. I try to share learning’s. I like this conversation.I am grateful for the opportunity to  share this space and read some wonderful blogs and delightful posts. I have deep admiration for your efforts and myriad talents from painting, poetry, music, photography, literary reviews, spirituality to culinary skills.  My humble endeavor has been to share a life journey. Broken, happy and bare. I generally spend an hour on blogging. Sometimes internet connection is real bad. I still persist and look forward to this space.  Sometimes miss out on reading your posts.I promise to get better.I would be most happy to hear feedback on blogging from you dear friends. Good, Bad and Ugly. I would appreciate any negative feedback. please do not hesitate.

Please feel free to post any comment here or if you wish to write by email, my email address : sureshnair71@hotmail.com

Marshall Goldsmith, leading executive educator who has fine tuned ” Feedback” into a management practice, says he makes people whose ” Feedback” are solicited to “four commitments : a. Let go of the past. b. Tell the truth. c. Be supportive and helpful – not cynical or negative. d. Something to improve, focus on ” improving” than ” Judging”.”

The caveats is shared in good faith. I will be grateful for any feedback, good , bad or ugly. Negative feedback is welcome. I solicit it 🙂

Hope you have a lovely day!  I wish you happiness, peace and joy! Thank you!

Much Love, Suresh

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Who is the hardest worker on the ATP World Tour?

22 Feb

Who is the hardest worker on the ATP World Tour?

I want to share this video about the who trains hardest on ATP world tour. The player’s unanimous verdict is Rafael Nadal ( Rafa) and David Ferrer. No wonder they are No.1 and No.4 on ATP world tour rankings.Two of my favorite tennis players and sport persons. Rafa in this video states David Ferrer as the most hardworking tennis player on circuit. May be all champion claycourters  and Rafael Nadal greatest of them all. I remember watching Andre Agassi matches during later half of his career and thinking that he played with  a near zen focus like a master.  Every time visit favorite book shop, keep seeing Andre Agassi’s autobiography ” Open” and Rafael Nadal’s book ” Rafa : My story” on shelves. They are on my reading list. For the moment am scared of buying  books as my mother is upset with me, she told me last time, what will you do, eat them :). I like Grit. I like Hard work. I like determination. I am not enamored by 19 billion$ exits, for me its the joy of working hard at something you love, sport, hobby, people, vocation and life.

“When you are coming back after a hard times, after an injury, after moments that you are not well, so when you are having the chance to be back, is true to be back you need to work hard.You need to work with the right attitude every day. You need to be ready to suffer, to enjoy the suffering, and to be able to change the situation.”  That’s Rafael Nadal @ US open,2013.

I love to watch Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. They never give up. I hope Ferrer to wins a slam one day. May be it does not matter. Tommy Haas says in the video clip ” You must always think that the guys on top are working hardest. There is no secret to success. ”  I believe so. Elon musk alluded to same in a TED conversation.

I just want to work hard at my game, work and life. A work which love and a loving partner who allows to read books 🙂

Have a lovely day! Thank you!

Faith in Oneself : Swami Vivekananda

21 Feb

 Faith in Oneself:

” The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us. If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves. Born with the consciousness that they were to be great, they became great.

Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself. But it is better for us that we should know it from the very first.

To the man who has begun to hate himself the gate to degeneration has already opened; and the same is true of a nation.

Our duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God.He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.

Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak,weak you will be; if you think yourselves as strong, strong you will be; if you think yourselves impure, impure you will be; if you think yourselves pure, pure you will be. This teaches us not to think ourselves as weak, but as strong,omnipotent, omniscient. No matter that I have not expressed it yet, it is in me. All knowledge is in me, all power, all purity and all freedom. Why cannot I express this knowledge? Because I do not believe in it. Let me believe in it, and it must and will come out.

The history of world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. That faith calls out the divinity within. You can do anything.  You fail only when you do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power.”

― Swami Vivekananda

The biggest learning of my life is to believe in ourselves. Always have faith in yourself. I insist. I wanted to share this inspirational message of the great philosopher – saint from my country, Swami Vivekananda. Always teach your children to have faith in themselves. Always teach them to love themselves. A healthy child is a healthy person is a healthy society is a healthy nation. The great saint teaches ” “The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”.  I dedicate this to all you dear friends. Have a lovely day! Remember to always have faith in yourself!  I thought was worth repeating this one more time.  Thank you!

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Timbaland : The Way I Are ft. Keri Hilson, D.O.E., Sebastian

20 Feb

I want to share this song for you dear friends:

The Way I Are :Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson, D.O.E., Sebastian

Remember the time, baby…

[Verse 1 – Timbaland]
I ain’t got no money
I ain’t got no car to take you on a date
I can’t even buy you flowers
But together we be the perfect soulmates
Talk to me girl

[Bridge – Keri Hilson]
(Oh) Baby, it’s alright now, you ain’t gotta flaunt for me
If we go and touch, you can still touch my love, it’s free
We can work without the perks just you and me
Thug it out ’til we get it right

[Chorus] – Keri Hilson & (D.O.E)
Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are
(I’m about to strip and I want it quick
Can you handle me the way I are?)
I don’t need the cheese or the car keys
Boy I like you just the way you are
Let me see ya strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like, I like, I like…

[Verse 2 – Timbaland]
I ain’t got no Visa
I ain’t got no Red American Express
We can’t go nowhere exotic
It don’t matter ’cause I’m the one that loves you best
Talk to me girl

[Bridge 2 – Keri Hilson]
Oh, baby, it’s alright now, you ain’t gotta floss for me
If we go and touch, you can still touch my love, it’s free
We can work without the perks just you and me
Thug it out ’til we get it right

[Chorus] – Keri Hilson & (D.O.E)
Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are
(I’m about to strip and I want it quic
Can you handle me the way I are?)
I don’t need the cheese or the car keys
Boy I like you just the way you are
Let me see ya strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are

[Verse 3 – D.O.E.]
Baby girl, I don’t got a huge ol’ house I rent a room in a house
Listen baby girl, I ain’t got a motorboat but I can float ya boat
So listen baby girl, once you get a dose of D.O.E. you gon’ want some mo’
So listen baby girl, when I make it I want you there, want you there, want you there, yeah

Your body ain’t Pamela Anderson,
Its a struggle just to get you in the caravan,
But listen baby girl,
Before I let you lose a pound I’ll buy a bigger car,
So listen baby girl,
I love you just the way you are, the way you are

[Bridge 2 – Keri Hilson]
Oh, baby, it’s alright now, you ain’t gotta floss for me
If we go and touch, you can still touch my love, it’s free
We can work without the perks just you and me
Thug it out ’til we get it right

[Chorus] – Keri Hilson & (D.O.E)
Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are
(I’m about to strip and I want it quick
Can you handle me the way I are?)
I don’t need the cheese or the car keys
Boy I like you just the way you are
Let me see ya strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are

[Chorus] – Keri Hilson & (D.O.E)
Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are
(I’m about to strip and I want it quick
Can you handle me the way I are?)
I don’t need the cheese or the car keys
Boy I like you just the way you are
Let me see ya strip, you can get a tip
‘Cause I like you just the way you are

I am a Timbaland fan 🙂 I like all his collaborations. “So listen baby girl, I ain’t got no money,I ain’t got no car to take you on a date,I can’t even buy you flowers, But together we be the perfect soulmates..” I wonder..

I went out in morning after a fortnight. I feel little better and my learning from last two weeks is ” Always create positive and pure thoughts”. I manufacture only pure thoughts. Hope you have a lovely day and baby girl..:)

Thank you!