Dawn of a new year 2011

Happy New Year 2011

It is 2011 already and the new year promises to be harbinger of change for me personally. In the middle of a short sabbatical, a period of introspection on this journey of life, spending quality time with family and growing stronger wings, I just cannot wait to get started to do the things I love this new year. There is so much to look forward to, following the clarion call of bigger dreams, writing more, getting back to playing some sport or the other, maybe a few treks to let the soul waltz, lots on the anvil actually.

Happy new year wishes to all visitors to this blog and may this new year propel you to greater heights in terms of realizing potential and achieving all those dreams that you always wanted.

Looking back though there were some sparkling nuggets of wisdom that kept me grounded and gave me real direction in 2010. These proverbs/ sayings were messaged to me by a dear friend, lots of time these messages came when actually I needed some clarity of thought and direction and it really kept me going. Quite a few of them were lost when they were accidentally deleted when taking a backup during a firmware upgrade for my mobile phone. I guess it is apt that the rest forms part of this new year post, bootstrapping the year 2011 with positive energy and cheer that overflows the brim.

New year wishes to all of you once more and thank you Gan. Partake some manna dew down below..

Progress can be achieved through change. But a person who cannot change his or her mind can change nothing – Shaw

No road is too long with good company – Turkish proverb

There are only two roads in life – the road you take if you act against your own judgment and which leads to ruin. The other road is the one you must follow – Chronicler of the winds

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it – Luccock

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking about what nobody has thought – Albert Szent Gyorgyi

The most decisive actions of our life are most often unconsidered actions

One who walks on others tracks leaves no footprints

He who takes control of his own destiny will achieve his goals

Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world – Landor

Iron rusts with disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and gets frozen when cold; so too does inaction sap the vigor of the mind – Da Vinci

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes – Proust

Wherever you go, whatever be the weather, always bring your own sunshine

All the knowledge i posses everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own – Goethe

Absence diminishes mediocre passions but enhances great ones just as the wind extinguishes candles but fans fire

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit

I am the only one, but i am one. I cannot do everything but i can do something. And i will not let what i cannot do interfere with what I can do – E E Hale

A small dark spot on a white surface is much more distracting than a heavily stained dark surface

Truly caring for old people is supporting them to live independently with dignity; not making them depend on us for every need or want as though we are doing them a favor

There is a thin line between love and hate, there is a little grey between black and white

Ask what can be done, do not explain why something cannot be done

Whether you think you can or you think you cannot…you are right – Henry Ford

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they in hand, he or she alone should decide how to play them to win the game – Voltaire

The growing child always wants to learn something new, is soon bored with repetition. Wanting to do the same things the same way is a sure sign of growing old.

Managerial decision making sequence – What? How> When? Where?… then only Who should do it

Change happens in an instant, it is only the preparation for change that takes time

Great ideas makes us courageous, success builds our confidence

A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are for – John Shedd

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  • Shalini Rajan Feb 17, 2011

    Hey Prakash, I’m not sure if you remember me. Used to be with you at NIT, Trichy.

    Found your blog posts really interesting. Want to discuss them with you. Could you email me?

    Shalini.

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