40 Tips For Better Life From ISHA YOGA

 

 

  1. Take A 10-30 Minutes Walk Every Day. And While You Walk, Smile.
  2. Sit In Silence For At Least 10 Minutes Each Day.
  3. Sleep For 7 Hours.
  4. Live With The 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, And Empathy.
  5. Play More Games.
  6. Read More Books Than You Did In the past year.
  7. Make Time To Practice Meditation, Yoga, And Prayer. They Provide Us With Daily Fuel For Our Busy Lives.
  8. Spend Time With People Over The Age Of 70 & Under The Age Of 6.
  9. Dream More While You Are Awake.
  10. Eat More Foods That Grow On Trees And Plants And Eat Less Food That Is Manufactured In Plants.
  11. Drink Plenty Of Water.
  12. Try To Make At Least Three People Smile Each Day.
  13. Don’t Waste Your Precious Energy On Gossip.
  14. Forget Issues Of The Past. Don’t Remind Your Partner With His/her Mistakes Of The Past. That Will Ruin Your Present Happiness.
  15. Don’t Have Negative Thoughts Or Things You Cannot Control. Instead Invest Your Energy In The Positive Present Moment.
  16. Realize That Life Is A School And You Are Here To Learn. Problems Are Simply Part Of The Curriculum That Appear And Fade Away Like Algebra Class But The Lessons You Learn Will Last A Lifetime.
  17. Eat Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince And Dinner Like A Beggar.
  18. Smile And Laugh More.
  19. Life Is Too Short To Waste Time Hating Anyone. Don’t Hate Others.
  20. Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously. No One Else Does.
  21. You Don’t Have To Win Every Argument. Agree To Disagree.
  22. Make Peace With Your Past So It Won’t Spoil The Present.
  23. Don’t Compare Your Life To Others’. You Have No Idea What Their Journey Is All About. Don’t Compare Your Partner With Others.
  24. No One Is In Charge Of Your Happiness Except You.
  25. Forgive Everyone For Everything.
  26. What Other People Think Of You Is None Of Your Business.
  27. GOD ! Heals Everything.
  28. However Good Or Bad A Situation Is, It Will Change.
  29. Your Job Won’t Take Care Of You When You Are Sick. Your Friends Will. Stay In Touch.
  30. Get Rid Of Anything That Isn’t Useful, Beautiful Or Joyful.
  31. Envy Is A Waste Of Time. You Already Have All You Need.
  32. The Best Is Yet To Come.
  33. No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up And Show Up.
  34. Do The Right Thing!
  35. Call Your Family Often.
  36. Your Inner Most Is Always Happy. So Be Happy.
  37. Each Day Give Something Good To Others.
  38. Don’t Over Do. Keep Your Limits.
  39. When You Awake Alive In The Morning, Thank GOD For It.
  40. Please share This To Everyone You Care About.
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Ducks Quack, Eagles Soar

 

 

Ducks Quack, Eagles Soar

I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me.

He handed me a laminated card and said: ‘I’m Wasu, your driver. While I’m loading your bags in the trunk I’d like you to read my mission statement.

Taken aback, I read the card. It said: Wasu’s Mission Statement:
To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment.

This blew me away. Especially when I noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!

As he slid behind the wheel, Wasu said, ‘Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.

I said jokingly, ‘No, I’d prefer a soft drink.

Wasu smiled and said, ‘No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, lassi, water and orange juice.

Almost stuttering, I said, ‘I’ll take a Lassi.

Handing me my drink, Wasu said, ‘If you’d like something to read, I have The Hindu, Times  of India, ET and India Today.

As they were pulling away, Wasu handed me another laminated card, ‘These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you’d like to listen to the radio.

And as if that weren’t enough, Wasu told me that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him.

Then he advised me of the best route to my destination for that time of day. He also let me know that he’d be happy to chat and tell me about some of the sights or, if I preferred, to leave me with my own thoughts.

‘Tell me, Wasu,’ I was amazed and asked him, ‘have you always served customers like this?

Wasu smiled into the rear view mirror. ‘No, not always. In fact, it’s only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I  spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard about power of choice one day.

Power of choice is that you can be a duck or an eagle.

If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. Stop complaining!

Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.

That hit me right,‘ said Wasu.

‘It is about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were
unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.’

I take it that has paid off for you,‘ I said.

‘It sure has,’ Wasu replied. ‘My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I’ll probably quadruple it. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on it.

Wasu made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles.

Have an eagle week..next week… And next…And….