I Give Up!

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Over 5 years, 104 countries, thousands of visitors, we have enjoyed it all. But there comes a time when certain things have to be changed, the new ways have to be brought in and here I have decided to do the same. There are days when I feel that I have failed to innovate and got stuck with the old ways. So, I want to give up the old ways and take sometime off to put together the content that you guys would love to read.

For sometime there will be no new posts uploaded(don’t know how long!) but as and when it will be back.. be sure, it will be a different content.

I leave you with a quote form Steve Jobs – Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right”.

Will miss you….

Love,

Paul

You are a LION and you are meant to ROAR!

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You are not born for the ordinary. You are born to go beyond. Beyond boundaries, beyond your own restrictions, beyond your own comfort. You are meant to break the shackles of your fear.You are meant to be great. Coz you can. At times you may feel you are nothing, that you can do nothing, I do feel that too. There is this strange fear of failure, of being embarrassed, of being ashamed, of regret and failure.

You will struggle, we all do, its fine, its ok, its part of a long journey. That fear will be there, it will grow, it will grow on you even more, that fear of not being able to achieve everything, that life will not be enough to achieve everything you ever want. But that’s ok, life is a learning journey, you will get somethings, some will be a struggle, but at the end wouldn’t it all be worth living. “Life happens” and yours will happen too.

You will make it to the top, you will some day, some day soon. Keep hoping, keep working, keep struggling, coz that struggle is life.. that struggle is “Life Happening”. Fight for it, make it a struggle worth fighting, coz you are a Lion and you are meant to ROAR!

FROM A CURRENTLY INSPIRED SOUL.

– (anonymous )

What are you most grateful for today?

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“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around”. – Willie Nelson

Gratitude has always been a bridge which has helped me to travel from where I was to where I wanted to be. I realized that the more I am grateful, more comes my way to be grateful for. Over 8 years I have kept a gratitude journal and when I look back it amazes me to see that the things which were not a reality in my life back then, today they are. Lot of the credit goes to the power of Gratitude.

What are you going to be grateful for today?

Tips to write your Gratitude journal.

You can write it in your phone or do it an old fashion way of pen and paper. I have tried both and I would prefer pen and paper, but it’s good to try the other way too..

  1. Start writing down 5 things you are grateful for everyday.(over time you can increase it)
  2. Be consistent.
  3. Do it for 30 days continuously to see the difference in your life.

May you have a gratetul life ahead of you…..

Paul Fernandes

If I did it my way and failed, it’s OK, An extra step changes everything. -Anil Singh.

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If I did it my way and failed, it’s ok. These words came out of Anil Singh’s mouth and most of the audience had an immediate connection with him. This article is my take on Anil Singh’s TEDX, Panchgani talk, which at a personal level did move me a lot. His journey with marathon started with the London marathon. The difference between participatory sports and spectator sports was crystal clear in his talk.

He said, “When over 40,000 plus people participate in the marathon run, there are 40,000 plus winners and with it 40,000 stories.” These were golden words, because isn’t our life about stories ?

He spoke about getting Standard Chartered to back up his dream of having a marathon and how he made people understand the fabric of sports. Two things which stood out were perseverance and love for sports. I think we all need to have both, love and perseverance no matter what field we are into.

I am paraphrasing the words of Anil Singh – ‘If I did it my way and failed it was ok, I would get a good sleep, imagine I did it your way and failed, I would never get sleep’. May be this is what we need sometimes, to believe in our dream and to know that in the end it will workout.

Anil Singh introduced India to “Dream run”. And this year(2018) it’s called as TATA Mumbai marathon.

Anil Singh is the founder and Managing Director of Procam International – the company that promotes the iconic TATA Mumbai Marathon, Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, TCS World 10k Bengaluru and the Tata Steel Kolkata 25k.

Imagination Breathing wishes him all the best for his future endeavours. Let’s all as he says, “Keep plunging away”.

Problems need to be saluted with LOL . by: Evangel Nongpluh. Shillong,India.

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Problems need to be saluted with  LOL .

           What if we find a quick and easy solution to every problem?  If solution is provided easily life would be  simple , right?   or … May be boring!!! We won’t know how much our inner strength is, and how to exercise our brain in thinking. Life is a game. We play hard to reach our goal and when we fail, We still have another chance to play again, and win all the level of games in our life. It never ends and we won’t quit the game easily.

              When we can laugh out loud (LOL) for silly jokes. Why not laugh out loud (LOL) for problems and start treating our problems as bad as it treats us!! Solution to every problem is always there but it just that it don’t comes out easily.Let’s not wait for others to make us happy or spoon feed us. Will make our self happy so that our surrounding can be happy. Lets use the words ‘’I can do it’’ instead of ‘’I can’t do it’’ will change the words‘’I will bear it’’ instead of ‘’I can’t bear it’’ and have patience to every problem. Will play a fun and fair game with problems. Sometimes  we can be very cunning while playing games, let’s be cunning with problems too. Lets  start with LOL to every problem and then change the outlook of it. Let’s see how problems can stay longer with us and how we give a warm welcome to every problems with LOL.!!! We don’t deserve to be depressed for unnecessary things.  Life is nothing but a flashback of Laugh Out Loud(LoL) to every part of our life.

Do not take your friends for granted (Friendship day/week special) By:Paul Fernandes (Imagination Breathing)

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Do not take your friends for granted (Friendship day/week special).

          I take this opportunity to wish all well-wishers of Imagination Breathing a Happy friendship day/week.

Every friend is unique, some like to listen, some like to talk non-stop, no matter what, they are still our friends. Hope you have wished your friends a Happy Friendship day/week. Some take this small thing of wishing someone for granted, you never know – may be that particular friend of yours was just waiting for your wishes.

There are some who do not have friends..  Can we identify some and bring smile to them in this coming week….. (It’s a challenge, are you ready for it?)

Below are some quotes on Friendship. These quotes may ignite a feeling of friendship in you.

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William Shakespeare.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead. – Anna Cummins

 

Regards

Paul Fernandes

Founder

Imagination Breathing.(inspiring lives)