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

Bigger the crisis, bigger the opportunities…

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The words of Napoleon Hill are ringing in my ears.

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit”.

If you are not experiencing crisis or have never experienced crisis in your life than this post is not meant for you. But for those who are or have experienced crisis in your life, let’s make this reading journey together.

Hey, by no means I wanna say that I am an expert at crisis handling, I am in crisis most of the time but there are things that have helped me to come out of crisis and that is exactly what I am gonna share, and may be you can use some of these methods…

One of my good friend committed suicide some time back and no one even knew he was going through crisis or problems, because he never expressed it or showed any signs of it. May be you are going through some crisis in your life or may be someone who you know may be going through one, but never shows it. This post may be just something that you may need or someone else may need. So, don’t forget to share it….

Do you remember when you were a child small things such as electricity going out before your favourite TV show would be so disheartening that we would feel our whole life had collapsed. Time when your best friend did not give you the chocolate and gave it to someone else we would be so hurt that – thoughts like why;what; how would emerge in our head and would not talk to them for days, just because of a chocolate. Today when we have grown up a little we look back and find all those small small tensions = something to laugh at… like wise I feel Half the crisis or tensions go away when we talk to someone with a little bit of more experience in our life than we have, so that brings me to my first point..

1.Find a mentor: Here the person should have seen a little more life than you have, should be professional at mentoring and someone who you can trust and of course who has to be a good listener, no body likes advices, people like people who can be their guide and not advisers.

2.Books: Books(self help) according to me are a great source of support. So always have a good self help book by your side.

3.Don’t tell your problems to everyone: Truth is nobody cares about your complaining and problems. They are rapped in their own world, all don’t really care, they may feel sorry for you. Tell me, what are you gonna do with their feeling sorry?

4.Write down 2 things : Everyday write down 2 ways in which your life can be better. Believe me I tried this for 30 days few years back and let me tell you, it worked and worked in ways I couldn’t fathom. I can’t tell you the science behind it..but it works.. try it..

5.You are in that situation for a reason: You can allow your situation to make you or break you. There is a reason for it all.. wait, it will unfold itself.

I will leave you with few lines…

May be...

If Steve jobs had got stuck in the crisis after he was fired from the company he started, May be, we wouldn’t have PIXAR animation studio.

If J.K.Rowling got stuck in the back of her car thinking of all the problems in her life and never starting to write something, may be, we wouldn’t have HARRY POTTER.

I can go on and on with may be.. but what’s more important is

If ……………………(your name) prevailed through my crisis then may be the world will be able to witness……………….

Remember, Sometimes making opportunities for yourself is better than waiting for one….

-Paul Fernandes

You are going to die!

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“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”  – Steve Jobs

What if someone tells you that you are going to die and that you just have few hours or days  to live. How would that make you feel? Would you be proud enough to say that you achieved your goals in life? Forget about achieving it, did you even try to get what you wanted out of life.

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The TRUTH  is we are all going to die. So rather that waiting to die, let’s make our life worth it. None of us are here for a long time, but some go about living their lives, dragging their feet as if they have ‘thousand years’ on earth. Most of them spend their time on couches or bed wondering about what can they do with their life. So, wake up!

Do the things you love and follow your  dream.

If  a reminder about DEATH doesn’t motivate you, then I don’t know what will motivate you.

Keep your phone away or get up from that computer desk and go follow your passion.

Now is the time to act upon your dreams.

Best wishes,

Paul Fernandes

Founder

Imagination Breathing .com

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How do you want to be remembered? by: Paul Fernandes

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How do you want to be remembered?

A question that has been lingering in my mind is, how do I want to be remembered?  I like what Steve Jobs once said “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today.” This quote has been stuck in my head and every time I have to take a major decision in my life this quote plays back in my head.

So my friends of Imagination Breathing . Are you doing what you always wanted to do?  Are you living a life that you always wanted to live?

May be it’s about time to ask yourself – How do you want to be remembered?

Thank You.

Best Wishes:

Paul Fernandes.

Founder

Imagination Breathing(inspiring lives)

In honor of Steve Jobs – Feb 24, 1955 – Oct 5, 2011. by : Paul Fernandes.

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“If today was the last day of my life would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”- Steve Jobs.

When I started “Imagination Breathing”, I wanted someone ,something to inspire me,so that I can inspire others through my work.  I came across his talk on youtube he delivered at a commencement ceremony in Stanford university(2005).  This truly inspired me and fear of failure started taking a back seat in my life. As of today blog- “Imagination Breathing” has been viewed in 92 countries in just five months. Thank’s to “wordpress” for giving me a platform and thanks to Steve Job’s for his wise words.May his soul rest in peace.

Wise words of Steve Jobs.  Hope they inspire you too…

1.You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

2.If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.

3.Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

4.Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

5.Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

6.That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

 

Best Wishes:

Paul Fernandes

Founder

Imagination Breathing.

(Inspiring Lives)

10 Quotes, from influential people who faced hardships and yet persevered. by : Paul Fernandes.

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  1. “If you can dream it, you can do it”-              Walt Disney
  2. “Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith”. –  Steve Jobs.
  3. “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.     – Nelson Mandela.
  4. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”.                                                   –  Maya Angelou
  5. “There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid”.               – Mahatma Gandhi.
  6. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”                                – Helen Keller.
  7. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”.           – Albert Einstein.
  8. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars”.       – Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right”.          – Abraham Lincoln.
  10. “ Your time is limited, so don’t waste living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.             – Steve Jobs.