I keep a "memory jar" for each year wherein I write in brief the best moments of my life & lessons learnt. Even a small event which taught me something goes in it .
I strongly believe in " No regrets, only lessons learnt ".
( That's handpainted by me! :) )
Occasionally when I have a rough day or when I am elated , I go through the chits one by one savouring the lessons learnt . It keeps me grounded. Makes me realise I am blessed to have had so many #memories & grown as a person and that life is beautiful !! 😇
Things that happen to us, just happen. It is we who perceive it to be good or bad as per our emotions at play. It is then that practising gratitude becomes of utmost importance for we need to realign our thoughts towards #positivity& #contentment & steer away from negativity.
Life can be cruel but it is also beautiful if we learn to be thankful.
Are we thankful for the hot food on our plate ? Did we realise we can see the beauty of nature only due to the gift of vision bestowed upon us? Are we thankful each day for having a sound mind?
Let's stop complaining about all that we don't have and instead focus on all that we are fortunate to have !! For no matter how difficult our life seems for us , let's remember there will ALWAYS be someone who would gladly switch places with us and live our life happily!
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By far the best book I have read in a long long time.
One can simply begin from any page,for each note makes so much sense that we get lost in them , sometimes chuckling & often amazed .
Here are MY learnings from
" A Book of Simple Living" by Ruskin Bond.
The book is enriched with life lessons . Most profound of all for me being ,
#Life is simple despite all its hardships and complexities .
For the purpose of life is to live ....
Now, how we choose to live our life makes it simple or complicated.
Do we chase #happiness by climbing infinite mountains in the quest for fame & wealth or do we savour the goodness in the little things that often come our way but go unnoticed and unappreciated by us ?
For ultimately , " It is the little things that matter the most ".
#Forgiveness is the key to a good night's sleep . We clutter our minds when we cannot forgive.
We may be wronged many a times but one must learn to forgive even without receiving any apology .
For then the day's deeds are truly done .
#Nature is the best teacher and companion .
She gives us everything , expecting nothing in return .
But she is a force to reckon with when meddled with ...
Be like nature - generous and kind always but don't let others take you for granted .
1/2— Vidya Ganesh (@VidyaG88) October 3, 2021
Non finance books which I revisit often. They have made me a better person.
Ask @InvestmentBook1 for Amazon offers.
Tuesdays with Morrie
A Book of Simple Living
Man's Search for Meaning
The Courage to be Disliked
Zen & The Art of Happiness
With the new regulatory changes in place ( from 200 units to 1unit ) things shall get interesting with more liquidity & retail participation in REIT.
(Disclosure : Holding hence , Biased )
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Simplified.— JST Investments (@JstInvestments) June 9, 2021
A product that provides a fixed income that is better than FD +an upside like equity.
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I first read this book in 2009 after losing 80% of my monies on Penny stocks as a student when the 2008 drawdown happened.
Thought it was too simple !
Now in 2021, I think this is one of the best books to absorb & implement.
Investing means different things to different people - Be it health/ career/external assets with an intent to reap benefits in future.
So then is everyone an Investor ?
When people do different things with even same investment products we give it a different name.
Investing is a PERSONAL Plan .
It's NOT a product . NOT a procedure.
One needs to have a clear picture of one's financials BEFORE making an investment plan.
Investment products comprise of items with distinct characteristics DESIGNED to satisfy a particular need.
Nothing is permanent except CHANGE.
Same applies for market cycles.
Different Asset Classes help us in that.
By smart movement one can increase the velocity of one's money.
It is NOT about timing the markets.
It's ABOUT the trends in an asset class.
Many folks acquire Speculative habits mistakenly thinking they are Investing. ☠️
L.T Investing is central for optimum returns.
Markets will be volatile.
But in long run shall only go ⬆️
Some notes on Cash Flow & Capital Gains Model , Speculation & Law of The Farm
A quickfire thread based on a book I read recently titled " 80/20 YOUR LIFE " .
Disclaimer : This is MY interpretation & the ratio (80/20) is variable..
The essence here is to identify what matters & weed out the inconsequential & thereby manage time accordingly.
The #Pareto principle - 80/20 Rule is pretty well known & discussed in context of work & business productivity.
But it can also be applied practically in our day to day life in all possible aspects to ensure smooth sailing.
How do we do that? 🤔
Pretty simple actually !
Our Top priority goal must be a S.M.A.R.T goal aka :
Time based goal .
Everything is #time based as time saved can be used constructively for other purposes or even wasted happily ! :))
A large proportion of our output results from a small proportion of inputs . LEVERAGE SMARTLY !
*Cultivate a forward looking #mindset.
* Learn to #skim and #scan.
* Dedicate #focus & #energy to tasks that produce the greatest impact WRT our goals.
* #Unlearn often
Maintain a quality to-do list & a daily to-do list .Ensure high value tasks are mentioned first. Stick to it !
*Be realistic .
*Don't bite off more than you can chew.
*Under promise & over deliver at work to gain attention intially ( NOT VICE VERSA!)
More from Quotes
1. "By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
2. "What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others."
3. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
4. "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
Read this to Find more Meaning in Life.
Frankl's memoir describes how he survived the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
Not only does he describe his experiences
But he also discusses how he was able to find meaning through his suffering.
Here are 3 Powerful Lessons to help you find more meaning in life
1. You always Have The Freedom to Choose
Arriving prisoners were stripped of everything they owned and separated from everyone they loved.
Everything can be taken from you except one thing:
The Freedom to choose your attitude and response to a situation
You can't avoid suffering in your life
But can always choose how your respond to suffering.
Your choice determines if You're a Victim of Your Circumstances
Or the Victor of Them.
Find meaning by choosing to respond to the task that's been handed to you.
2. Create something to Aim For
While in the camp, Frankl would constantly refer to Nietsche's quote:
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how"
Frankl would visualize being back with his wife or lecturing in colleges again to help him get through his suffering
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