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    • 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 1
    • 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 2
    • 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 3
    • 1.First, Find Out What You “Signed up todo” – Take the time to reflect on what youbelieve are your 10 best qualities, andwrite them down. Stir vigorously, and thenapply them, every day. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 4
    • •2.Life Requires Trust – becauseas Henri Nouwen once said, “Nothingalive is the same from moment tomoment. To live is to face the unknownover and over again.“ This, I learnedfrom a chance reading of an obituary ofa 78 year-old who loved his simple life. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 5
    • •3.Watch Out for the Under Toad! – Don’tlet the accumulated weight of thoughts ofthe past and future “pull you under” thepresent, to where what’s going on at thatvery moment is of the least importance.(Thanks to John Irving and Garp for theinspiration here). 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 6
    • •4.Never Stop Dreaming - Elvis reminded meof this through a powerful song, “If I CanDream” from his ’68 comeback special.“But as long as a man has the strength todream, he can redeem his soul and fly…“(lyric by W. Earl Brown) 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 7
    • •5..“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things” –This line from the movie “The ShawshankRedemption“ has stood the test of time for me for themessage it tells us all about the power of the human spirit.Because no good thing ever dies. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 8
    • •6.Always Stop and Learn from Mistakes - I’vedeveloped a 4-step approach to do this –Acknowledgment, Correction, Learning, & Rear-View Mirror - because our ability to takepositive things out of the errors we make iscritical to making our life’s journey a fulfillingone 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 9
    • •7.The Last Hurdle to Happiness is YOU – Sometimesthe hardest thing is to simply accept the fact that wecan be, or are, happy. We all too often back awaywhen we near that threshold, as if we don’t deserveit. Yes, we do. Go for it. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 10
    • •8.We CAN Make a Difference in This World– I know, heard that before, right? But I haveproof, with these three words (thanks ChrisGarrett) – Chicken Tikka Masala. Go hereand see what I mean. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 11
    • •9.Make Fear Your Friend – Think about the times you gotover the hump and conquered fear. Remember how goodthat felt? Yes, there is a “Joy of Fear” -ask a few mountainclimbers. I’m not advising you to climb K-2, but perhaps youcould take the advice of the retailer Lululemon – “Do onething a day that scares you“. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 12
    • •10.Never Grow Up, Never Give Up, and Earn YourFulfillment - This is my triptych on the “Secret of Life”– three posts, linked together, as a life mantra. Itreally summarizes the way I wish to live each day ofmy life. Keep the child-like awe. Be persistent inachieving my goals. And find fulfillment in earningthem. 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 13
    • 4/6/2012 8:15:43 PM By Dr.Rajesh Patel,Director, nrvmba,email:1966patel@gmail.com 14