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  • 1. Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance1, Lotus Enclave, 98 Anand Park,Aundh, Pune 411 007 Indiawww.myefg.inExtract from the book – Stop complaining, start thinkingAuthor – J.P.Vaswani1. ”Thank you” has a magical quality. There is a music, melody, sunshine & warmth vitalizing powerof gratitude.2. Thank you to be uttered with genuine feeling3. This word can change merely living to fine art of living, with joy and grace.4. If only the prayer you said in your life “thank you”, that would suffice5. Thank you - The secret of successful relationships …The praise is an investment in one’s ownhappiness, The poorest human being has something to give which richest can not buy.6. Offer thanks to God for every moment of your life – Gratefulness is the key to a happy life thatwe hold in our hands7. Nobody is happy, nobody is satisfied, everyone wants to be something what he or she does nothave, let us begin gratefulness for what we have8. When you stop complaining & start thinking, you stop criticizing and start appreciating. Your lifewill be transformed. You will find living rich, graceful, meaningful worthwhile life which is filledwith abundant & source of joy and peace to yourself & around you.9. Complaining & criticizing can make life bitter & sour, being grateful makes us positive, happy &optimistic10. There are two alternative choices. You can complain because roses have thorns or you canrejoice because thorns have roses!11. Complaints stem from a sense of unhappiness and dissatisfaction with the life.12. Complaining is not the best way to deal with life so why?13. Try the attitude of gratitude14. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but a parent of all the others
  • 2. 15. Gratitude is a foundation of a peaceful life, a secure & stable mind; it is also a essence ofspirituality.16. Learning to express Gratitude – take pen & paper , list down which are points making him badmood. Later ask him to with positive points for which he feels gratitude. The list will be muchmore.17. Gratitude is not an attitude to yourself, it should be a attitude to the life, an attitude which youshow to others.18. You must learn to give your best with or without appreciation. Don’t let the quality of your worksuffer, because others do not praise you.19. You are wonderful, say it to friends, colleagues, co-workers, parent, spouse & children20. Appreciative words are the greatest incentive for doing the good work21. Making others feel good about themselves builds better relationships22. Focus on what is right and not on what is wrong, let us enjoy what we have & not crib for whatwe do not have, appreciate people for what they have then focusing on their defects23. When people tend to become negative, we need to offer those help & support to carry through,inspiration, incentive to cultivate faith and repose their trust.24. Few people want only to be at receiving end of care, compassion, understanding, help,appreciation and sympathy. They should think of giving these to others.25. Great lessonsa. Learn to value peopleb. Realise that no one is perfectc. Look for merit & not defectd. Take the lead in appreciatione. We need one anotherf. Give people what they deserve and a little moreg. Offer thanks to god, every moment of life26. Learn to value people – Respect your fellow human beings, treat them fairly, disagree withthem honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, worktogether for a common goal, and help one another to achieve it
  • 3. 27. Human resources are most underrated, undervalued & underutilized28. If you do not value your people, you will lose them29. There is a correlation between how you treat your people and company’s financial results30. People who are valued & appreciated, give their best, create an environment where they aremade feel valued & appreciated31. Praise helps people to reinstate their own self esteem32. People’s sense of self worth & dignity are high value assets33. A respected, well treated employee is a satisfied employee who will work even harder toenhance the self respect & prove the worth to an appreciative employer.34. Simple & cost effective techniques to boost morale of employeesa. Express thank you through words, emails, call, notesb. Encourage people to express their ideas and suggestionsc. Do share a light moment with them, crack joke, smile or laugh with themd. Do send a birthday card on their birthdaye. Be sensitive to their needsf. Understand their perspectiveg. Encourage creativity & innovation through special awardsh. Put realistic expectations, remember each one has different potentiali. Do not exercise control over people or event, just offer them right guidance & directionj. Praise deserving staff publicly & in meetings35. Managerial skills – they are responsible not for productivity but for the happiness & emotionalwell beings and making work environment comfortable. He has responsibility of building career& future of the subordinates. Encourage them to contribute via ideas & suggestions.36. The best brains & talent need to be nurtured in an environment that allows them to growpersonally & professionally37. No one is perfect…that’s why pencils have erasers!38. I am Nobody, Nobody is perfect therefore I am perfect!
  • 4. 39. The spirit of tolerance & acceptance are essential for happy life & peaceful mind. Expect theworld we live is far from perfect. We are not ourselves a paragon of perfection, so allow othersas well not to be perfect.40. When expecting to be perfect is a problema. Obsessive concern over other mistakesb. Setting excessively high standards for ourselves & othersc. Unreasonable doubts about others ability to perform the tasks with excellenced. An over emphasis on control and benchmark41. Perfection & excellence is always a moving target!42. Be fearless & pure, never waiver in your determination or dedication, give freely, be self-controlled, self motivated, sincere, truthful, loving, and full of desire to serve. Learn to bedetached and take a joy in renunciation. Do not get angry or harm any living creature. Also becompassionate & gentle, show good will to all. Cultivate will, vigour, patience, purity & avoidmalice & pride.43. To accept people with their imperfections & weaknesses, continue to appreciate them, becompassionate & gentle, kind & loving and bear patience.44. Look for the merits & not defects45. We cannot have theories for everything, especially while getting along with the people. Eachone of us is unique & different, and sensitive, and changing mood every now & then sorelationships definitely cannot be programmed.46. Society is formed out of families, community, institution and corporations47. Have a growing sense of awareness, great deal of understanding, tolerance, sympathy, andmutual respect.48. Every relationship is unique & special, needs to be nurtured with understanding &patience..parent, spouse, children, family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, superiors,subordinates, employer, employees, etc49. The secret of successful relationships is found in understanding your own heart. Also secret ofharmonious and peaceful life is to focus on people’s merits & strengths, not on their weaknesses& defects.50. Fault finding, constant criticism & magnifying the mistakes of others are poor & ineffective waysto change the world.
  • 5. 51. Learn to laugh with others, try a smile or a kind word52. Tongue is very powerful instrument & can commit four grievous wrong – a. uttering false hood,b. scandal or gossip c. finding fault with others and d. excessive talk53. Let us be generous with praise, appreciation and encouragement54. Everybody has something good, let me learn that!55. We have ingrained notions what is right-wrong, proper-improper and acceptable & not-acceptable56. Unless we learn to accept people as they are, we will lose all possibility of finding happiness inour relationships. Approach people with love & understanding, you will find the same reflection.57. See the good in others, utter kind words & loving thoughts about them. This will have healingeffect on them and you. Do not criticize or find faults with others, you keep growing & yourmind will be peaceful.58. Take the lead in appreciation – We are only be said to be alive in those moments when ourhearts are conscious of our treasures…..Thornton Wilder59. Human relationships thrive on caring, sharing and mutual appreciation. We rely on our lovedones, our friends and those closest to us for moral support and encouragement.60. I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that Ican show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer not neglect it, for I shall notpass this way again.61. We feel happy if appreciated, and then why not make others happy?62. When we send out warmth, love and appreciation, it comes back to us63. Take a pause, reflect & count the blessings offered by life, we will realize how much there toappreciate in our own life. Do not ignore or neglect!64. Appreciate nature, blue sky above you, green grass at your feet, magnificent hills, vast seas, lifegiving rivers, beautiful gardens & amazing people & animal kind!65. We are kind, courteous, polite to strangers but rude to parent, spouse & kids!66. Take time to live since world, nature have so much to give!67. We should not lack in quality of appreciation & hence take a lead in appreciating others.68. We need one another- No one can whistle a symphony, it takes a whole orchestra to play it!
  • 6. 69. We fail to give credit to others when it is due, reluctant to acknowledge the role others haveplayed in our success, we feel we alone are responsible for our achievements.70. There is a necessity of interdependence & togetherness71. We achieve our true potential in a peaceful, stable and secured society allowing us to flourish atour best72. Life offers us too many opportunities for us to evolve emotionally & intellectually73. We each of us can contribute our own special & unique efforts to make life more meaningful &beautiful. We should have courage to weather any storms.74. God chooses his own people foe each task. Vast & panoramic drama of life, our role would bemeaningless if it were not for the parts played by others.75. Give people what they deserve and a little more – There is no happiness in having or ingetting, but only in giving.76. Let us treat people as we would like to be treated by them77. CEO of a fortune 500 company tells how you treat other CEO is not important to me, as howtreat waiters in restaurants & cleaners and assistants in the office78. A person who is nice to you but rude to waiter or others is not a nice person79. Energy follows thoughts, we are what we think80. If you want to be a winner then choose to be positive81. A positive man, a man of contentment is known by his attitude to the things happening aroundhim.82. Attitude of acceptance with gratitude is the secret of true contentment. And a man withcontentment is always at peace with himself and the world. It is a subtle law, which puts you onthe path of self-growth83. Acceptance turns despair into faith, strife into harmony, chaos into order, and confusion intoclear understanding. It restores the peace in our heart and dream for future.
  • 7. 69. We fail to give credit to others when it is due, reluctant to acknowledge the role others haveplayed in our success, we feel we alone are responsible for our achievements.70. There is a necessity of interdependence & togetherness71. We achieve our true potential in a peaceful, stable and secured society allowing us to flourish atour best72. Life offers us too many opportunities for us to evolve emotionally & intellectually73. We each of us can contribute our own special & unique efforts to make life more meaningful &beautiful. We should have courage to weather any storms.74. God chooses his own people foe each task. Vast & panoramic drama of life, our role would bemeaningless if it were not for the parts played by others.75. Give people what they deserve and a little more – There is no happiness in having or ingetting, but only in giving.76. Let us treat people as we would like to be treated by them77. CEO of a fortune 500 company tells how you treat other CEO is not important to me, as howtreat waiters in restaurants & cleaners and assistants in the office78. A person who is nice to you but rude to waiter or others is not a nice person79. Energy follows thoughts, we are what we think80. If you want to be a winner then choose to be positive81. A positive man, a man of contentment is known by his attitude to the things happening aroundhim.82. Attitude of acceptance with gratitude is the secret of true contentment. And a man withcontentment is always at peace with himself and the world. It is a subtle law, which puts you onthe path of self-growth83. Acceptance turns despair into faith, strife into harmony, chaos into order, and confusion intoclear understanding. It restores the peace in our heart and dream for future.