[5-Bullet Tuesday] Are You Under The Weather?

On December 25, 2019 by mohitsawhney

Hi All,

Here’s your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Tuesday”, list of things I’m enjoying or pondering.

How I’m chilling–

During this time of the year, when the cold wave has engulfed various parts of the country, people just can’t stop complaining about the chill. The irony, though, is that instead of making you feel better, talking about it will only make you feel worse. After all, what you focus on grows.

A poem I read–

It is in chilling times like these, when this poem resonates with me:

 “As a rule,

man is a fool.

When it’s hot,

he wants it cool.

When it’s cool,

he wants it hot.

Always wanting

what is not!”

Thought I’m motivated with–

I read this story of Amitabh Bachhan years ago. He was shooting in Rajasthan in a place where the temperature had fallen down to around 4 degrees Celsius. But he had absolutely no qualms about it and was continuing shooting his scene normally. During break time, a lady asked him, “Mr. Bachhan, don’t you feel cold?” Mr. Bachhan simply replied, “When I think about cold, I feel it!” (जब ठण्ड के बारे में सोचता हूँ , तो लगती है !)

This particular dialogue is so inspiring for me whenever I feel distracted and tend to lose focus. If you have a laser sharp focus towards your goal, such minor excuses will not affect you.

Quote I’m pondering –

“Two men looked out from prison bars,

One saw the mud, the other saw stars.”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

What I learnt—

My 11 year old son, Tanav, was sharing with me that we must not take our friends for granted and neither should we let them take us for a ride. Sometimes, people who look like friends, end up being the ones who bring us down and shatter our confidence. So, it’s important not to be stuck with a friend just because you once were.

He added, “Papa, there are two types of people in this world: Those who talk to you in their free time, and those who free their time to talk to you.                   

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