“13 Reasons Why?” is a popular TV series on Netflix based on the Novel having same title. I am going to share a top life lesson I still remember from the TV series (it has been quite a time since I watched it). Learn to let go gracefully: When Clay was constantly ghosted by Hannah after her suicide. Clay decides to let her go gracefully for his own mental peace. He ends his speech with the words “Hannah I love you and I let you go”. Hope you like it. Continue reading Life lesson we can learn from TV series “13 Reasons Why?” (Spoiler ahead)
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’. But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior. In some ways … Continue reading Life changing Quotes from the book: Man’s Search For Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
(Format) Years before the present : event. 13.5 billion : Matter and energy appear. Beginning of physics. Atoms and molecules appear. Beginning of chemistry. 4.5 billion : Formation of planet Earth. 3.8 billion : Emergence of organisms. Beginning of biology. 6 million : Last common grandmother of humans and chimpanzees. 2.5 million : Evolution of genus Homo in Africa. First stone tools. 2 million : Humans spread from Africa to Eurasia. Evolution of different human species. 500,000 : Neanderthals evolve in Europe and the Middle East. 300,000 : Daily usage of fire. 200,000 : Homo sapiens evolve in East Africa. … Continue reading Timeline of history (from the book Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harrari)
Buy this book here: https://amzn.to/33tMdI3 Summary of the book “THE PARABLE OF THE PIPELINE- BURKE HEDGES” The author starts the book with a short story. In a village lived two young men (& friends) Bruno and Pablo. A water spring was situated over the top of the mountain which was the only source of water for the villagers, so one day they hired Bruno and Pablo and offered them good amount of money in return of number of buckets of water they carry down the village. Bruno was very happy and satisfied because with the salary offered, he could buy … Continue reading THE PARABLE OF THE PIPELINE- BURKE HEDGES (Summary)
( You can buy the book “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” from the link below: https://amzn.to/2YEqdX2 ) Book Summary : The 7 habits of highly effective people (by Stephen R. Covey) Be proactive : Do what you can. Focus on the things you can control rather than the things you can’t. Reactive people always focus on the things they can not control while proactive people focus on the things they can control. Begin with the end in mind : Are you doing things you want to be remembered as? Lets say you want be a good parent, if … Continue reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People : Book Summary
(Buy “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK” here: https://amzn.to/2YzoqTb ) “This is why not giving a fuck is so key. This is why it’s going to save the world. And it’s going to save it by accepting that the world is totally fucked and that’s all right, because it’s always been that way, and always will be.” “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.” You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will … Continue reading My personal favourite picks from the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” that will wanna make you reserve your F*cks for good.
( Buy the book “WHEN” here: https://amzn.to/2KkA3Zl ) There are times when we feel mentally stuck to something (or in the middle of something) and can’t let go of it. May it be a grudge, an ex, a setback, or a bad past. Could be anything. But here is a good news. Self-Compassion can help us not only get out of such a situation but also motivates us to be a better version of ourselves. How does it work? We are often more compassionate toward others than we are toward ourselves. This can harm our well-being and undermine resilience. We … Continue reading Why is it a good idea to write yourself a few paragraphs of self-compassion? (Takeaway exercise from book: WHEN by Daniel H. Pink)
( Buy the book “WHEN” here: https://amzn.to/2KkA3Zl ) (this article will teach you the right way to take a nap at office or anywhere for that matter to improve cognitive performance and boost mental and physical health. Naps are seen as a mark of shame and sloth but after reading some amazing facts about naps in this article you will be forced to think again) We sometimes intentionally, most times inadvertently take naps. But when we wake up, we usually feel woozy, wobbly, and befuddled- shrouded in a haze of grogginess and enveloped in a larger cloud of shame. To … Continue reading SLEEPING ON THE JOB 😴 (Takeaway lesson from the book: WHEN by Daniel H. Pink)
( Buy the full book here: https://amzn.to/2Klu0nk ) (This article is a chapter summary of the book mentioned. The most important and basic chapter of the book which we all can relate and can learn something which can be applied to our super busy lives to calm it down for a moment, for good). CHAPTER-1: REST WHY AM I SO BUSY? When everything around me is moving so fast, I stop and ask, “Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?” The author explains the situation with an example: A dear friend of her (a buddhist nun) … Continue reading Chapter Summary : The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down (How to be Calm in a Busy World) -HAEMIN SUNIM
On thoughtbook I will share book summaries, takeaway lessons, quotes, anything and everything that is worth a read. HASTA LUEGO. Keep Reading, Keep Growing. Leaders are Readers. Are YOU? “An year ago I would have never imagined to travel outside the country but in actual I went twice in a span of six months. The concept of “mini retirement” that I read in the book “THE 4 HOUR WORKWEEK” made it possible.” Thank you Tim Ferriss. Continue reading Happy Reading, Happy Learning.