And the movie Swades opens with…

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the following quote from Mahatma Gandhi…

“Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress.”

I think I am going through some what similar phase of my life.

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Live Your Life On Purpose

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Found it on Internet, following 8 points are must read for being successful.

1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life – In a society where people blame everything from their parents to the government for failure, those who don’t buy into this mentality or succumb to the “victim” thinking succeed. To blame something or somebody outside yourself is saying they have control of your life and not you. Someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.

2. Live Your Life On Purpose – What separates motivational thinkers from the unsuccessful is that they believe they’re doing what they were put her to do. The difference between this and just living, is that the latter is just getting through the week with the least problems. But when you live your life on purpose, your main concern is doing the job right. For the entrepreneur this means finding a cause you believe in and building your business around it.

3. Be Willing to Pay the Price – Be willing to pay the price for your dreams. Wanting a big house, a luxury car, and a million dollars in the bank is all very nice, and everyone wants these things – but are you willing to pay the price to get them? This is one of the major differences between the successful and unsuccessful.

4. Stay Focused – Every day we’re bombarded with hundreds of tasks, phone calls, messages, and everyone competing for our time. Focusing requires giving up something in the present because you are investing your time in something that will pay off big-time down the road. Jack Canfield and Mark Hanson were turned by 30 publishers when they submitted the first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book. Instead of giving up, they stayed focused on their goal and did four or five interviews per day for radio, TV, and newspapers, for five days a week for a whole year. Eventually, a small publisher decided to take a chance, and of course now it’s a best-seller that spawned an entire series that have sold more than 10 million copies.

5. Become An Expert in Your Field One striking factor all successful people have in common is how seriously they take their profession. They strive to be the best at what they do, and do almost anything to improve. If someone followed you around all day with a video camera at your business, would it be a tape you’d be proud of or embarrassed about? Make the decision today to work at being the best in your field. How? By finding out what the “best” in your field are doing, and do what they do.

6. Write Out a Plan for Achieving Your Goals – Write out an action plan/map for how you’re going to achieve your goals. Trying to reach your goals without a plan is like trying to drive from Los Angeles to Chicago without a map. A goal that isn’t written down is merely a wish or fantasy.

7. Never Give Up – Never, never, never give up. When you’re fully committed to achieving your goal, giving up is not an option. You must be willing do whatever it takes to make it happen. The power of perseverance is an awesome force. As someone once said, “inch by inch it’s a cinch”. Think of the lowly inchworm – if it pondered the length of the trip from start to finish before it started, it probably would never move. To a worm’s point-of-view, the garden path must look like a trip to Mars. Never give up! Keep on going like the Eveready battery bunny, and pretty soon you’re there.

8. Don’t Delay – Nobody knows how much time they have left to accomplish their dreams, and we must remember that we don’t have forever. The clock is ticking, and sooner or later your number comes up and you’re gone. Successful achievers know this too, but they don’t view it as a “negative”. Achievers use it to “spur them on”. They go after what they want as energetically and as passionately as possible, for as long as they have.

I miss you

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“I miss you when something really good happens, because you’re the one I want to share it with. I miss you when something is troubling me, because you’re the only one who understands me so well. I miss you when I laugh and cry, because I know that you’re the one who makes my laughter grow and my tears disappear. I miss you all the time, but I miss you the most when I lie awake at night and think of all the wonderful times we spent with each other for those were some of the best memorable times of my life.”
— Author Unknown

Happy Birthday To Me!

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22 years ago, God gifted my Mom and Dad with a sweet baby boy, or shall I say that me with loving parents (I would prefer to say second statement). At that time, I was in hands of my parents, living the best moment of my life and now I am some 4000 miles away fighting with my career goal. At that time there were many people around to kiss me and pull my cheeks and today there is no one here to even hold my hand. Oh! I really forgot, I have some stupid, completely different, intelligent and lovely friends here in Tokyo who are best example “Friend in need is Friend Indeed”.

22 years ago I cried first time and again today with a cry of joy I wish myself “Happy Birthday” with the quote:

And in the end, it’s not only the past that count, but also the future that is about to come.

and an image that simply shows that a few pieces have gone but a long drive is still remaining..

Lastly, Thanks to all of you who made my 22 years of life, worth living.

Just before I was about to post this, my friend “Aniket” gifted me with a image saying Happy Birthday..Here it is.

Thing I learned In Past 5 Months

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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama

Things started on 2nd July this year at Vertex Software Pvt. Ltd.. We are 8 of us undergoing Japanese Language and Culture (JLC) training out of which 7 of us are freshers including me. First we learned to greet in japanese, then started with hiragana, katakana, Kanji and the rest is a long story. After lot of hard work (not by me, but by our Japanese teacher), we are am now able to write, read and communicate in Japanese.

Also we learned a lot about the Japanese culture. It began with bow and greeting to every person we meet (obviously in office), eating using chopstick, followed by the manner of exchanging cards and lot more. Post 5 months of JLC training, here I explain some of things that have changed in me.

Got Punctual

Slowly I began to understand the importance of minute and then of a second. In college if I used to be late by 50 minutes in a 1 hour lecture, then friends used to say “yaar tu sahi time pe aaya hai…nahi toh attendance nahi lagta” (you have come n right time, else you wouldn’t have got attendance) and here in office my training starts at 9:30 am and if I reach even a second post 9:30 am then I need say bunch of sorry to bunch of individuals. So now I am left with only two options either be before time or make a contact saying that I would be late and reason for being late.

Wake Up Early

I think I have rarely attended any lecture scheduled before 10:00 am. It was really tough and hard to get out of the bed before sun had fully shown into my bedroom. But all this changed when a backbreaking month of July started. I pulled my self out of bed by 8:00 or so. Earlier I used to set up pattern of lateness by getting up late and now by getting up early I feel that I have actually washed out my habit of lateness.

Learned To Plan Ahead Of Time

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. – Alan Lakein

Although the process of planning puts lots of strain on one’s mind, but what I am happy with is the calmness that you feel once everything is planned. I used to plan just few bits of my life during my college days, which was always an outline of the plan. Now I have started planning much ahead of the time, sometimes I end up planning month before even for the smallest task. I maintain a task diary to help me remember about my assignments and thus help me fight with deadlines. I can plan most of the things, but to be true I really mess up with finances. That’s what I target to achieve in the start of next year.

Stopped Judging Person On First Impression

Many of us, when we talk with someone for the first time we automatically tend to make certain assumption about a person. I also follow the same, but now I have learned that it is fine to pay attention to someone’s first impression but its never a good choice to judge a person on first impression. Many a time first impression can be wrong. At the start of training I too judged individuals based on first meeting, I made some good/bad conclusion about them, but I was wrong. Later as time passed I realized that a real personality of friend can only be understood after you spend some time with him/her.

What One thinks..can be bought to stage..turned into a reality

This reminds me of the great quote said by Shahrukh Khan in movie “Om Shanti Om”

… Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chahoo too
Pori kaynaat usay tumse milne ki kosehesh me lagjati hia..

-said by Shahrukh Khan in Om Shanti Om

This is really true. Anything that I really want to do, I did it. or I should say I was made able to do by all the positive forces revolving around me. Ahh.. some philosophical words right? Actually I can’t give you any examples that explains you why I think that “Everything is Possible”, but I can assure you that whatever you think it can be brought live with just few out of box efforts.

There are lot more things that I learned while undergoing first on-job training, but to keep it simple and short I would like to end it here. Now I would like to hear what you felt after working for first few months? What were the changes in you? Did you turned into a workaholic or a remained a cool dude?

My Introduction In Japanese

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I have been learning Japanese since last 20 days and as of now I have learned to read and write few sentences in Japanese. By the end of this year I will be appearing for JLPT 3 (Japanese Language Proficiency Test). To demonstrate what I have learned till now, here I am writing my Introduction in Japanese.

はじめまして。わたしはサンディープです。コンピューターのエンジニアです。インド人です。わたしのたんじょうびは2月22日です。

わたしは7時におきます。わたしは月曜日から金曜日まで働きます。休みは土曜日と日曜日です。わたしは9時半から5時半まで日本ごをべんきょうします。ときどき、わたしはへやでラジオをききます。毎あさ、いつもしんぶんをよみます。どうぞよろしくおねがいします。

Note: Above Introduction is extract of our class activity.