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Life’s Little Secrets<br />learning all the way<br />some are  copied - some are inspired <br />over 95% have been written...
There’s nothing like family. Invest your time in them. They will always be the first to stand by you whenever required<br ...
Make as many friends as possible during school and college. <br />They will be the happiest to see you even if you haven’t...
Family comes first. Then it’s your friends, respect them as much. Then it’s the material world <br />(there are exceptions...
Learning does not have any age. Elders will share experiences. Younger ones will teach you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vis...
Respect your parents the most <br />They are usually the only ones who will never envy you if you do better than them and ...
Each of your parent will need someone to speak to and you can be their best, and the luckiest listener<br />Vishal Badani ...
If you’re selfish, tell your friends about it honestly. They’ll never mind it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wor...
It is better to give your money to your family than to your lawyers<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com...
Rigidity grows with age. If at your age you didn’t change according to what your parents advised, at double your age don’t...
Never play dirty tricks in your family. It will disturb the entire hierarchy, from the oldest to youngest including you<br...
Your time to your family, partner, work and friends must be available simultaneously. It’s difficult but that is what life...
Neglect your work and your work will neglect you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />14<br />
Hard work and smart work have no substitutes<br />You must work hard towards working smart and continue to work hard<br />...
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. It’s not their fault<br />Vishal Badani - http://vish...
People who chisel at everything you say must be explained with (live) examples only. They lack all abilities to understand...
Help a person in need, irrespective of the social status. He / she will never forget you<br />Vishal Badani - http://visha...
Willingly, without expectations, support and help the ones who you find lower than your social status, especially a poor i...
Hypothetical<br />You will always know all five out of five facts someone’s telling you personally, especially when an eld...
Start with a sorry if you believe you are asking a wrong question. But never hesitate asking<br />Vishal Badani - http://v...
Learn to listen. It’s the easiest way to learn<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />22<br />
Never interrupt when you know it or are completely aware of something when one’s talking, even if you know the answer. He ...
Buy some loner time for you, to just do nothing at all. This is the time where you will get to know where you stand and wh...
Wasting some time is not bad. Live up to it and learn the art<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />...
Decision-making: Be quick; don’t hurry. Gather timely information; don’t be impulsive. Work with a set date and deliver <b...
The quintessence of developmental success is ‘clarity in your speech’<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.c...
People will break your trust once in a while. If you didn’t trust them, they wouldn’t have. Give them a couple of reasonab...
Don’t procrastinate decision-making and difficult work. Procrastination is probably the smartest way to calculate your des...
Don’t be cynical; cynicism is never accurate<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />30<br />
Being judgmental based on assumptions will ruin your personal life and peace of mind<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbad...
Change is essential. Change with the generation. Make necessary changes with experiences<br />Vishal Badani - http://visha...
Avoid the company of pessimists. They will do everything in their ability sub-consciously to demoralize you. Simply, leave...
Marriage will be beautiful only if you’re partner becomes your companion. Never leave opportunities to work towards making...
Spend time loving your child. Each time you think about it in the future, you will only cheer yourself up<br />Vishal Bada...
Each time you sing when people are around, they’d smirk or laugh at you. Could you have helped them any better during the ...
You must love your Country<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />37<br />
Remain as much to the point in your explanations; otherwise you will bore others. And next time round, they’d be afraid of...
If you’ve taken somebody’s obligation, you will have to repay it sooner or later<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani....
To the next generation, until you succeed, your attempts to question will be an argument and your non-questioning will be ...
If you help the poor, he’d respect you and will be obliged. If you helped the richer as much, he would find it as his righ...
If you borrow money to renovate your house, the market must, and will stop lending you, sooner rather than later<br />Vish...
Everyone wants to be No. 1 in whatever they do. Read that number again (No. 1). It will tell you that its literal meaning ...
Never say no to any kind of work, be it at the lowest level. You may never do it again, but you will learn how to think<br...
How you think will always remain more important than what you think<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com...
If you messed up, accept it. Everyone makes mistakes and people appreciate hearing about them in person<br />Vishal Badani...
You must know how much money you will need ten years down the line for yourself and especially for others around you<br />...
The first mistake is a mistake. The same, second time, can be acceptable. The same, third time, is a crime<br />Vishal Bad...
Make mistakes early on. When time to make the most important decisions arrive, you’ll be at an advantage<br />Vishal Badan...
If you are successful, everyone will be around you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />50<br />
Learn to say no. You will end up saving a life time lying<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />51<b...
A fixed investment offer that provides you exponentially high interest rates on your money as compared to the general mark...
Responsibility is never given. It has to be taken. Don’t lose an opportunity to take up responsibility<br />Vishal Badani ...
Two things can break any relationship. Money and Tongue. Maintain your transactions timely and in-full. Using the latter w...
Compromise to the extent that you do not lose your identity<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />55...
Sacrifice, but for your satisfaction and for others’ benefits. Not for making someone feel bad or to teach a lesson<br />V...
Accepting failures is important. Next time you will aim at accomplishing rather than aiming at diminishing your threats to...
In a relationship, talk and work towards solutions. Digging the ground and the past won’t help any bit<br />Vishal Badani ...
Try to please all and lose it all. It’s not worth it. You can’t be everywhere<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wor...
Respect your competitors and request them to teach you. They will love it and usually will not deny. Their accuracy will b...
Take risks if you must grow. Risk-taking has an age. Most people will not be able to take their first risk after they’ve g...
Benchmarking is significant in whatever you do. Select your samples wisely<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpr...
Your instincts must be believed upon, and your intuitive decisions are correct more often than not <br />Considering these...
Work towards only as much as you can handle. Else you will spoil all in hand<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
People who disagree with you, with an explanation of their own are some of your best teachers<br />Vishal Badani - http://...
Don’t pounce upon people who failed especially if they didn’t take or buy your opinion. The syndromes: ‘I told you’, ‘I wa...
Choose subsequent joy and happiness over ego. Ego will never allow thoughts to channelize and translate<br />Vishal Badani...
Tension or tense moments for all, ‘of’ any age, at the highest level are of the same magnitude <br />Consider a kid’s exam...
Invest money early on. You are bound to make some mistake with your decisions at some point in life<br />Vishal Badani - h...
There is no replacement to a smart education. Doing what you are passionate about and selecting the right career is the ke...
Never mind changing your career. Society only watches, hardly contributes<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpre...
Success reaches your head quicker than to the people around. Maintain your individuality but use your success wisely<br />...
Never go to sleep angry and upset, resolve the problem before going to bed then the next day will truly be a new beginning...
If you have choices, be happy. It’s remarkable an opportunity to have the chance to make a choice. Many don’t have options...
If you don’t believe in what you are doing, don’t do it. The risk now is the minimum<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbad...
While taking crucial decisions never think or assume about what society will think<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadan...
Credit system is probably the worst legitimate system that has successfully evolved. Avoid credit as much as you can<br />...
Never fight against power unless you are equally or more powerful<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<b...
To finish your accounting, you must understand it once, and learn when required. Then, buy an accountant. You don’t need t...
Years of hard work have passed in someone’s success that you see today. Don’t believe even yourself if you think you will ...
I love those who believed I would not be able to do anything. An important chunk of my success is thanks to them<br />Vish...
Smile when someone’s angry at you and / or is shouting. You can’t demoralize that person any better<br />Vishal Badani - h...
Work round the clock, and your efficiency and thinking ability will get to its worse sooner. Take a break<br />Vishal Bada...
If you think you can’t do something, spend little money on it. You will at least try. And then you will learn how to put m...
Invest your time and money in books and reading. It will never replace any knowledge. Comfortably, take a look at the last...
When your job means that you are out of your comfort zone, you’re learning<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpr...
Follow work timings. That’s the simplest way to finish your job timely and improve your efficiency<br />Vishal Badani - ht...
Punctuality in anything you do will lead to results, irrespective of the nature of the outcome<br />In addition, it’ll fac...
It’s ‘the scale’ of anything you do that must keep improving. Revise it every three years, if not earlier<br />Vishal Bada...
Your brilliance will never be promoted by others. You will have to do it yourself<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani...
Back off if you’re unsure of making only one selection on a crucial decision requested by someone. Ensure that you don’t c...
Talking about morals will help, but life’s more factual. Performance counts unfortunately<br />Vishal Badani - http://vish...
Never pretend to gain sympathy. You’ll get used to it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />93<br />
When it comes to educating yourself, the best time to do it is ‘now’. Always<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
Don’t be too affected by other people’s judgments, most successful people were written off by many<br />Vishal Badani - ht...
If you don’t listen to the music you enjoy, you’ve wasted half your life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpres...
God made mother. And all mothers collectively are handling the world<br /> A mother loves her child the most<br />Vishal B...
Don’t shrink anyone’s enthusiasm by protruding or interfering; it’s like squelching the life out of someone<br />Vishal Ba...
Don’t wait endlessly to define ‘the purpose of your life’or how you want to live. You don’t have to do this when you’re 50...
Polite confrontation is always the best solution to resolving a problem. Escaping from it makes it worse<br />Vishal Badan...
The time you spend predicting bad circumstances can easily be replaced by forecasting good circumstances. Spend your time ...
The only (and the best) way to look good is to know how best you can carry yourself<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbada...
Your job as a leader will not be to do your subordinate’s work but remove obstacles which inhibit and affect their efficie...
Addiction to perfection is senseless. You will always be afraid and lack a mistake-evaluation system<br />Vishal Badani - ...
Not everyone is useful. But never hesitate helping<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />105<br />
When at work, relationships are secondary<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />106<br />
Invest in medical insurance. It will have to be used someday<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />1...
Being mentally healthy is equally or only more important than being physically healthy<br />Being healthy overall is the b...
If you’re distracted often and can’t finish your work, you will not be able to envisage the larger picture. Ever<br />Vish...
You neither need to provide opinions, recommendations and suggestions to everything you hear or overhear, nor do you requi...
Penny wise pound foolish idiom applies. Take it seriously. Accept the suggestions of those who point out these mistakes in...
Never take a loan for your marriage<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />112<br />
Avoid partnerships at work. Someday you will quarrel with your partner<br />Working on a percentage-sharing or offering a ...
Crying is good sometimes. It helps you start afresh<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />114<br />
Thank the person who helped you. It will encourage him to continue to help others<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani...
Feel sorry for yourself if you’ve got to be apologetic for the same mistake time and again<br />Vishal Badani - http://vis...
Never forget the one who has ever helped you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />117<br />
Be high on self-esteem albeit with a selfless attitude. If you don’t believe in yourself, others probably would never<br /...
Being charming is always better than better-looking. Improve your worth<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress...
Laugh like a paranoid when someone’s shouting at you. There’s no better way to exploit their anxiety<br />Vishal Badani - ...
Replace your charming taunts and sarcasms with timely talks. You’ll work towards improving a relationship than purposely d...
Generations change. Learn from your next generation. They’re the quickest in your current times<br />Vishal Badani - http:...
You should spend money, but reasonably. That’s how you’d love other things more than money and satisfy your passions<br />...
If money can buy everything and anything, buy it. For everything else that you want, work hard<br />Vishal Badani - http:/...
Freedom is more about being able to choose whom to depend on, than being independent<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbad...
There’s enormous learning in travel. Invest your money in visiting the world<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
Money is money. There is no replacement. Don’t stop earning even if you’ve reached the top and you may have to only donate...
Delegation to the right person is ‘the quintessential’ to your growth and success. Don’t fear taking the authority back af...
In business, if your offer is not profitable to the next in line, you will only sooner start losing<br />Vishal Badani - h...
Raising kids is not a joke. Never challenge your wife<br />(for men)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.co...
Society will never completely change <br />The systems still pronounce ‘Man and Wife’ in marriage, and not ‘Man and Woman’...
Working towards solutions is more important than working towards problems. Someone’s done enough to make the problems appe...
Digging the past can ruin your relationship<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />133<br />
Luck is necessary. Working and not just thinking about something will get you closer to luck<br />Vishal Badani - http://v...
Do anything and everything that makes you happy, within legitimate limits. Never stop your partner too<br />Vishal Badani ...
A time will come when you must chalk out which relations to keep and which to let go off. Do it periodically and maintain ...
Proving yourself right is not winning. You will simply lose out on most that’s yet to come<br />Vishal Badani - http://vis...
Grandparents are the only ones who will love your kids the most<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br ...
Disregard the achievements of others and your stage will come to face a similar situation<br />Vishal Badani - http://vish...
Don’t point a finger at someone who failed, but at least tried. You will completely break them down. Ask yourself if you h...
Hurting someone will always haunt your conscience<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />141<br />
Those who can’t respect your family are not worth being around with<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com...
Your life partner will always stay with you irrespective of your age. Work towards building the relationship<br />Vishal B...
Sad, but everyone will remember who didn’t attend their marriage. You must<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpr...
Practice at least one sport. It relieves you of all your pressures in life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpr...
If you don’t get time, you’re perhaps organizing it all incorrectly. Everyone lives for the same number of hours in a day ...
Teaching the stubborn man will frustrate you and aggravate him. Yet, you should give it a couple of tries. Then, leave it<...
Smile as often. It heals, it’s free, it’s the best thing that your loved ones would want to see you doing<br />Vishal Bada...
Become very good or possibly the best at something at least. That’s how the people will ask your advice on at least one ma...
Take all necessary legitimate steps to ensure your work is beneficial to all stakeholders<br />Vishal Badani - http://vish...
Pay your bills timely. Penalties on things you’ve used in the past is a criminal waste of money<br />Vishal Badani - http:...
Be careful with your innocence. Everyone around is here to exploit it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.c...
In life, you will get at least one penalty shoot-out. Hope for that opportunity to arrive. You must score a goal<br />Vish...
Starting from scratch is great. Nevertheless, if you have resources, use them and stop struggling<br />Vishal Badani - htt...
Repay your loans as early as possible. Never think you will get it all and repay all at once. It will never happen<br />Vi...
Give it all or give in and don’t comment<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />156<br />
(Gujarati Sayings) Stay away for from four Vs as much as possible: Vaid, Vakil, Vaishya, Vyaaj (meaning in order: Doctor, ...
Opinions are at a free flow when your time is incorrect<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />158<br />
Share your knowledge. It may change someone’s life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />159<br />
Your savings are vital. You never know when you will need them. Begin saving early<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadan...
If you have never written anything about yourself in the last five years (except for on social networking sites), do it no...
Never hesitate to ask for your pay check timely. That’s as long as you believe you’ve earned it<br />Vishal Badani - http:...
Focus on completing one important work at a time. Multi-tasking while working on something significant will increase the c...
Impulsive decision-making is not quick decision-making<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />164<br />
Make writing in any language, a habit if possible. While writing you will not want to make mistakes unlike your fidgety mi...
Care for others like they want to be cared; not the way that satisfies you<br /> (if at all you only wanted to care)<br />...
Ultimately, everything that you do boils down to attaining ‘satisfaction’. Start calling it your primary agenda in doing a...
Being cared exponentially increases others’ morale. Show it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />16...
You must appreciate others’ when they have achieved ‘their desired’. Never delay. Your timely appreciation encourages them...
Reward yourself in any which way. Everyone needs encouragement and so do you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
Don’t be an escapist. Take initiatives and make decisions. Be responsible for your decisions even if they must go wrong<br...
Iterate your attempts of making failure a success if you believe what you’ve thought is correct<br />Vishal Badani - http:...
All educated are not learned. Life and experiences teach you extensively. Embrace those learnings. Decentralize them. Then...
I hate to believe this one but I am made to (perhaps rightly): Don’t believe anyone completely the minute you go out of yo...
Three things are most important: ‘eating your meals’ — “happily”, ‘sleeping’ — “on a bed which is comfortable”, having a ‘...
Avoid being driven by circumstances. Make choice a priority<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />17...
Murphy’s laws will work the most for all and unfortunately they are unofficial in law books. Ironically, in my opinion, al...
Calling a fool, “a fool” will not make you any smarter. Learn from his foolishness and avoid making those mistakes that he...
Subject knowledge mastery (strong fundamentals) and continuous research, quality, self efficiency’s constant improvement —...
Discipline is the stepladder that can transit you from where you are to where you want to go. Do not confuse discipline wi...
Empowerment will not lead to automatic results. It should be followed by a regular check if more responsibilities have bee...
The way to peace has to become a habit. It has to be practiced and selfishly perfected to suit your needs. You must<br />V...
Most people you meet will prolong their talk in the area of knowledge they are (very) good at. You must know how to subtly...
Nearly all you meet will have knowledge on most subjects. You can’t keep talking to all<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishal...
If you consider life as a battle, so be it. If you don’t, you’ll still be working to your strengths, and watching the worl...
Conform if you can’t change situations around you because of lack of control<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
You must be able to make or own at least one property besides your own house<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
Participate in all festivals as far as possible. It’s a rare sight to find everyone around you happy<br />Vishal Badani - ...
Talent without discipline and improving principles will more often than not, get wasted<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishal...
Time and again, if you find yourself against the majority, accept the fact that some aspect in your viewpoint is lacking. ...
Don’t waste a lifetime on proving that your point was correct<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />...
No I don’t believe that working without targets make any sense. Working for the sake that all work and you must too, is a ...
Prolonging decisions will ruin your life and of the ones around you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com...
Don’t make permanent solutions to temporary reactions. All involved will pay for only one person’s mistake<br />Vishal Bad...
As you grow with time, your friends will gradually start reducing<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<b...
You must realize that your ideals can be wrong. Reassess them every year<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpres...
Going up with concrete solutions (on paper) is a better way of approaching your boss when you are going to present problem...
Keep your points ready on a sheet before discussing with anyone, especially with your boss<br />Vishal Badani - http://vis...
Pay rise will only come with additional responsibilities. And definitely not because of inflation<br />Vishal Badani - htt...
Create more responsibilities at your work so that you can grow. You can’t wait for the market or your boss to do that<br /...
Be it the smallest, write your achievements at work. It will either make you happy or tell you where you are lagging<br />...
Competitors must be considered sweethearts. Your industry will grow only with your combined efforts<br />Vishal Badani - h...
Live your student’s life to the fullest. You will never get these years back<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.word...
Gift your parents and loved ones whenever and whatever possible. The brightest smile may appear with the smallest move<br ...
Anytime at whatever scale if you’re stuck or indecisive, pull out your pen and paper and start writing your options. You’l...
During your academic career you must stage-wise benchmark colleagues who are better than you. Create levels. Then make you...
The top class can influence the politicians with power and glamour; the lower class, by virtue of voting rights timely. It...
Liquor isn’t bad. It’s obscure to get drunk and worst to get noticed<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.co...
It does not matter what you are at School. It matters what you are at a School re-union<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishal...
If you haven’t tried bad (but safe) things, you wouldn’t understand how good things make a good life<br />Vishal Badani - ...
You must at least have one circle, outside of your work arena, to talk intellectual ‘stuff’<br />Vishal Badani - http://vi...
If you can’t quickly fix your mistake, hiding it is worse. Seeks opinions immediately<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalba...
I consider those men wise who: make mistakes, work towards improvements, share their knowledge, live to the fullest<br />V...
If you really wanted to make a difference in a real sense, smile at someone else<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani....
Don’t stop your next generation in using newer things even if it means you must practice appropriate levels of parental co...
Never speculate with a loaned amount or borrowed money<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />216<br />
The (net) profits you must make in a business annually should be greater than the sum of: maximum interest available in th...
Any person who starts a working career will take at least 4 years to settle. The time could only get longer<br />Vishal Ba...
You must pay higher for high quality products and services<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />219...
It’s the foolish who thinks he’s bargained well. It’s really the seller who’s the winner<br />Vishal Badani - http://visha...
Arrogance, ego and ignorance are interrelated, interdependent and your surest way to ruin you. Choose none<br />Vishal Bad...
As much as possible, speak without disclaimers to avoid confusions<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<...
It takes a set of several illogical(s) to unite and make some logic. Never leave that opportunity<br />Vishal Badani - htt...
I haven’t met a single individual till date who has never justified his / her thought. It’s their lame excuses and erratic...
The one who awaits an apology is hurt the most. Learning how or not to accept, and subsequently react to an apology requir...
You must not buy new things only out of necessity. Do buy them because you'd love to have them<br />Vishal Badani - http:/...
You're a loser if you credit yourself on someone else's achievement. Sooner, you'll be identified as a nuisance<br />Visha...
The simplest and the best: Respect everyone who comes your way without any hidden agendas. Simply, don’t expect anything. ...
Thanks for your patience<br />patience<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />229<br />
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Life has changed. And it keeps changing all the time. Here are some of the extracted life’s secrets albeit belittled often times. These are my learnings, some practiced, and several yet to be adopted principally. The list may only grow.

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  1. 1. Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Life’s Little Secrets<br />learning all the way<br />some are copied - some are inspired <br />over 95% have been written personally<br /> my learnings, some practiced, and several yet to be adopted principally<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />2<br />
  3. 3. There’s nothing like family. Invest your time in them. They will always be the first to stand by you whenever required<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Make as many friends as possible during school and college. <br />They will be the happiest to see you even if you haven’t met them since over a decade<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Family comes first. Then it’s your friends, respect them as much. Then it’s the material world <br />(there are exceptions; they are countable)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Learning does not have any age. Elders will share experiences. Younger ones will teach you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Respect your parents the most <br />They are usually the only ones who will never envy you if you do better than them and will care for you without prejudice<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Each of your parent will need someone to speak to and you can be their best, and the luckiest listener<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />8<br />
  9. 9. If you’re selfish, tell your friends about it honestly. They’ll never mind it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />9<br />
  10. 10. It is better to give your money to your family than to your lawyers<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Rigidity grows with age. If at your age you didn’t change according to what your parents advised, at double your age don’t try to change them<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Never play dirty tricks in your family. It will disturb the entire hierarchy, from the oldest to youngest including you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Your time to your family, partner, work and friends must be available simultaneously. It’s difficult but that is what life is about<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Neglect your work and your work will neglect you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Hard work and smart work have no substitutes<br />You must work hard towards working smart and continue to work hard<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. It’s not their fault<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />16<br />
  17. 17. People who chisel at everything you say must be explained with (live) examples only. They lack all abilities to understand you otherwise<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Help a person in need, irrespective of the social status. He / she will never forget you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Willingly, without expectations, support and help the ones who you find lower than your social status, especially a poor in need. They will not mind becoming your slave<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Hypothetical<br />You will always know all five out of five facts someone’s telling you personally, especially when an elder speaks. <br />The sixth piece of information is bound to come up and that’s where you will learn something new and discover something significant. Never cut their talks off<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Start with a sorry if you believe you are asking a wrong question. But never hesitate asking<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Learn to listen. It’s the easiest way to learn<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Never interrupt when you know it or are completely aware of something when one’s talking, even if you know the answer. He / she may never continue to speak or advice you in the future<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />23<br />
  24. 24. Buy some loner time for you, to just do nothing at all. This is the time where you will get to know where you stand and what you are<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Wasting some time is not bad. Live up to it and learn the art<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Decision-making: Be quick; don’t hurry. Gather timely information; don’t be impulsive. Work with a set date and deliver <br />(for indecisive thinkers)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />26<br />
  27. 27. The quintessence of developmental success is ‘clarity in your speech’<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />27<br />
  28. 28. People will break your trust once in a while. If you didn’t trust them, they wouldn’t have. Give them a couple of reasonable chances, without conditions<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Don’t procrastinate decision-making and difficult work. Procrastination is probably the smartest way to calculate your descent in life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Don’t be cynical; cynicism is never accurate<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />30<br />
  31. 31. Being judgmental based on assumptions will ruin your personal life and peace of mind<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Change is essential. Change with the generation. Make necessary changes with experiences<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />32<br />
  33. 33. Avoid the company of pessimists. They will do everything in their ability sub-consciously to demoralize you. Simply, leave them. They haven’t a cure<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />33<br />
  34. 34. Marriage will be beautiful only if you’re partner becomes your companion. Never leave opportunities to work towards making it happen. Companionship is everything<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />34<br />
  35. 35. Spend time loving your child. Each time you think about it in the future, you will only cheer yourself up<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />35<br />
  36. 36. Each time you sing when people are around, they’d smirk or laugh at you. Could you have helped them any better during the day? Never mind<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />36<br />
  37. 37. You must love your Country<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />37<br />
  38. 38. Remain as much to the point in your explanations; otherwise you will bore others. And next time round, they’d be afraid of listening you out<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />38<br />
  39. 39. If you’ve taken somebody’s obligation, you will have to repay it sooner or later<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />39<br />
  40. 40. To the next generation, until you succeed, your attempts to question will be an argument and your non-questioning will be carelessness or guilt. Never mind. Still ask<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />40<br />
  41. 41. If you help the poor, he’d respect you and will be obliged. If you helped the richer as much, he would find it as his right and ‘may’ respect you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />41<br />
  42. 42. If you borrow money to renovate your house, the market must, and will stop lending you, sooner rather than later<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />42<br />
  43. 43. Everyone wants to be No. 1 in whatever they do. Read that number again (No. 1). It will tell you that its literal meaning is: “there can only be 1″<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />43<br />
  44. 44. Never say no to any kind of work, be it at the lowest level. You may never do it again, but you will learn how to think<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />44<br />
  45. 45. How you think will always remain more important than what you think<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />45<br />
  46. 46. If you messed up, accept it. Everyone makes mistakes and people appreciate hearing about them in person<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />46<br />
  47. 47. You must know how much money you will need ten years down the line for yourself and especially for others around you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />47<br />
  48. 48. The first mistake is a mistake. The same, second time, can be acceptable. The same, third time, is a crime<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />48<br />
  49. 49. Make mistakes early on. When time to make the most important decisions arrive, you’ll be at an advantage<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />49<br />
  50. 50. If you are successful, everyone will be around you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />50<br />
  51. 51. Learn to say no. You will end up saving a life time lying<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />51<br />
  52. 52. A fixed investment offer that provides you exponentially high interest rates on your money as compared to the general market rate, will never return your principal amount<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />52<br />
  53. 53. Responsibility is never given. It has to be taken. Don’t lose an opportunity to take up responsibility<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />53<br />
  54. 54. Two things can break any relationship. Money and Tongue. Maintain your transactions timely and in-full. Using the latter wisely is in your control and mind<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />54<br />
  55. 55. Compromise to the extent that you do not lose your identity<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />55<br />
  56. 56. Sacrifice, but for your satisfaction and for others’ benefits. Not for making someone feel bad or to teach a lesson<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />56<br />
  57. 57. Accepting failures is important. Next time you will aim at accomplishing rather than aiming at diminishing your threats to the chances of success<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />57<br />
  58. 58. In a relationship, talk and work towards solutions. Digging the ground and the past won’t help any bit<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />58<br />
  59. 59. Try to please all and lose it all. It’s not worth it. You can’t be everywhere<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />59<br />
  60. 60. Respect your competitors and request them to teach you. They will love it and usually will not deny. Their accuracy will be indisputable<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />60<br />
  61. 61. Take risks if you must grow. Risk-taking has an age. Most people will not be able to take their first risk after they’ve grown<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />61<br />
  62. 62. Benchmarking is significant in whatever you do. Select your samples wisely<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />62<br />
  63. 63. Your instincts must be believed upon, and your intuitive decisions are correct more often than not <br />Considering these two foremost, only then weigh your options<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />63<br />
  64. 64. Work towards only as much as you can handle. Else you will spoil all in hand<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />64<br />
  65. 65. People who disagree with you, with an explanation of their own are some of your best teachers<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />65<br />
  66. 66. Don’t pounce upon people who failed especially if they didn’t take or buy your opinion. The syndromes: ‘I told you’, ‘I warned you’, ‘I knew it’ will break that individual<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />66<br />
  67. 67. Choose subsequent joy and happiness over ego. Ego will never allow thoughts to channelize and translate<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />67<br />
  68. 68. Tension or tense moments for all, ‘of’ any age, at the highest level are of the same magnitude <br />Consider a kid’s examination in the next few hours or a mature individual’s important business risk. Comparing your tensions with others is the worst you can ever do<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />68<br />
  69. 69. Invest money early on. You are bound to make some mistake with your decisions at some point in life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />69<br />
  70. 70. There is no replacement to a smart education. Doing what you are passionate about and selecting the right career is the key<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />70<br />
  71. 71. Never mind changing your career. Society only watches, hardly contributes<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />71<br />
  72. 72. Success reaches your head quicker than to the people around. Maintain your individuality but use your success wisely<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />72<br />
  73. 73. Never go to sleep angry and upset, resolve the problem before going to bed then the next day will truly be a new beginning<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />73<br />
  74. 74. If you have choices, be happy. It’s remarkable an opportunity to have the chance to make a choice. Many don’t have options. Taking timely decisions is the key when you have choices<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />74<br />
  75. 75. If you don’t believe in what you are doing, don’t do it. The risk now is the minimum<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />75<br />
  76. 76. While taking crucial decisions never think or assume about what society will think<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />76<br />
  77. 77. Credit system is probably the worst legitimate system that has successfully evolved. Avoid credit as much as you can<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />77<br />
  78. 78. Never fight against power unless you are equally or more powerful<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />78<br />
  79. 79. To finish your accounting, you must understand it once, and learn when required. Then, buy an accountant. You don’t need to study everything. This example works in all walks of life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />79<br />
  80. 80. Years of hard work have passed in someone’s success that you see today. Don’t believe even yourself if you think you will become rich or successful as soon as you start your work. <br />The belief that hard and smart work with commitment will get you ‘there’ holds most importance. <br />Perseverance pays<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />80<br />
  81. 81. I love those who believed I would not be able to do anything. An important chunk of my success is thanks to them<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />81<br />
  82. 82. Smile when someone’s angry at you and / or is shouting. You can’t demoralize that person any better<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />82<br />
  83. 83. Work round the clock, and your efficiency and thinking ability will get to its worse sooner. Take a break<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />83<br />
  84. 84. If you think you can’t do something, spend little money on it. You will at least try. And then you will learn how to put more money<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />84<br />
  85. 85. Invest your time and money in books and reading. It will never replace any knowledge. Comfortably, take a look at the last 800 years<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />85<br />
  86. 86. When your job means that you are out of your comfort zone, you’re learning<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />86<br />
  87. 87. Follow work timings. That’s the simplest way to finish your job timely and improve your efficiency<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />87<br />
  88. 88. Punctuality in anything you do will lead to results, irrespective of the nature of the outcome<br />In addition, it’ll facilitate necessary correction timely<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />88<br />
  89. 89. It’s ‘the scale’ of anything you do that must keep improving. Revise it every three years, if not earlier<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />89<br />
  90. 90. Your brilliance will never be promoted by others. You will have to do it yourself<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />90<br />
  91. 91. Back off if you’re unsure of making only one selection on a crucial decision requested by someone. Ensure that you don’t confuse them further. It’ll backfire<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />91<br />
  92. 92. Talking about morals will help, but life’s more factual. Performance counts unfortunately<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />92<br />
  93. 93. Never pretend to gain sympathy. You’ll get used to it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />93<br />
  94. 94. When it comes to educating yourself, the best time to do it is ‘now’. Always<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />94<br />
  95. 95. Don’t be too affected by other people’s judgments, most successful people were written off by many<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />95<br />
  96. 96. If you don’t listen to the music you enjoy, you’ve wasted half your life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />96<br />
  97. 97. God made mother. And all mothers collectively are handling the world<br /> A mother loves her child the most<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />97<br />
  98. 98. Don’t shrink anyone’s enthusiasm by protruding or interfering; it’s like squelching the life out of someone<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />98<br />
  99. 99. Don’t wait endlessly to define ‘the purpose of your life’or how you want to live. You don’t have to do this when you’re 50 years old. Live early<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />99<br />
  100. 100. Polite confrontation is always the best solution to resolving a problem. Escaping from it makes it worse<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />100<br />
  101. 101. The time you spend predicting bad circumstances can easily be replaced by forecasting good circumstances. Spend your time wisely<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />101<br />
  102. 102. The only (and the best) way to look good is to know how best you can carry yourself<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />102<br />
  103. 103. Your job as a leader will not be to do your subordinate’s work but remove obstacles which inhibit and affect their efficiency<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />103<br />
  104. 104. Addiction to perfection is senseless. You will always be afraid and lack a mistake-evaluation system<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />104<br />
  105. 105. Not everyone is useful. But never hesitate helping<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />105<br />
  106. 106. When at work, relationships are secondary<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />106<br />
  107. 107. Invest in medical insurance. It will have to be used someday<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />107<br />
  108. 108. Being mentally healthy is equally or only more important than being physically healthy<br />Being healthy overall is the best achievement<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />108<br />
  109. 109. If you’re distracted often and can’t finish your work, you will not be able to envisage the larger picture. Ever<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />109<br />
  110. 110. You neither need to provide opinions, recommendations and suggestions to everything you hear or overhear, nor do you require vomiting when you recollect something similar / better that happened to you or your friend in the past. If you do it always, you’re wasted<br />Change that habit<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />110<br />
  111. 111. Penny wise pound foolish idiom applies. Take it seriously. Accept the suggestions of those who point out these mistakes in you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />111<br />
  112. 112. Never take a loan for your marriage<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />112<br />
  113. 113. Avoid partnerships at work. Someday you will quarrel with your partner<br />Working on a percentage-sharing or offering a stake, are the best alternate solutions<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />113<br />
  114. 114. Crying is good sometimes. It helps you start afresh<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />114<br />
  115. 115. Thank the person who helped you. It will encourage him to continue to help others<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />115<br />
  116. 116. Feel sorry for yourself if you’ve got to be apologetic for the same mistake time and again<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />116<br />
  117. 117. Never forget the one who has ever helped you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />117<br />
  118. 118. Be high on self-esteem albeit with a selfless attitude. If you don’t believe in yourself, others probably would never<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />118<br />
  119. 119. Being charming is always better than better-looking. Improve your worth<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />119<br />
  120. 120. Laugh like a paranoid when someone’s shouting at you. There’s no better way to exploit their anxiety<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />120<br />
  121. 121. Replace your charming taunts and sarcasms with timely talks. You’ll work towards improving a relationship than purposely destroying it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />121<br />
  122. 122. Generations change. Learn from your next generation. They’re the quickest in your current times<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />122<br />
  123. 123. You should spend money, but reasonably. That’s how you’d love other things more than money and satisfy your passions<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />123<br />
  124. 124. If money can buy everything and anything, buy it. For everything else that you want, work hard<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />124<br />
  125. 125. Freedom is more about being able to choose whom to depend on, than being independent<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />125<br />
  126. 126. There’s enormous learning in travel. Invest your money in visiting the world<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />126<br />
  127. 127. Money is money. There is no replacement. Don’t stop earning even if you’ve reached the top and you may have to only donate it. If you don’t need it for yourself, use it for good work<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />127<br />
  128. 128. Delegation to the right person is ‘the quintessential’ to your growth and success. Don’t fear taking the authority back after due explanations<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />128<br />
  129. 129. In business, if your offer is not profitable to the next in line, you will only sooner start losing<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />129<br />
  130. 130. Raising kids is not a joke. Never challenge your wife<br />(for men)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />130<br />
  131. 131. Society will never completely change <br />The systems still pronounce ‘Man and Wife’ in marriage, and not ‘Man and Woman’ or ‘Husband and Woman’<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />131<br />
  132. 132. Working towards solutions is more important than working towards problems. Someone’s done enough to make the problems appear<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />132<br />
  133. 133. Digging the past can ruin your relationship<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />133<br />
  134. 134. Luck is necessary. Working and not just thinking about something will get you closer to luck<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />134<br />
  135. 135. Do anything and everything that makes you happy, within legitimate limits. Never stop your partner too<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />135<br />
  136. 136. A time will come when you must chalk out which relations to keep and which to let go off. Do it periodically and maintain the important ones<br />Never leave the ones who’ve helped you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />136<br />
  137. 137. Proving yourself right is not winning. You will simply lose out on most that’s yet to come<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />137<br />
  138. 138. Grandparents are the only ones who will love your kids the most<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />138<br />
  139. 139. Disregard the achievements of others and your stage will come to face a similar situation<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />139<br />
  140. 140. Don’t point a finger at someone who failed, but at least tried. You will completely break them down. Ask yourself if you had the balls to do it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />140<br />
  141. 141. Hurting someone will always haunt your conscience<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />141<br />
  142. 142. Those who can’t respect your family are not worth being around with<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />142<br />
  143. 143. Your life partner will always stay with you irrespective of your age. Work towards building the relationship<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />143<br />
  144. 144. Sad, but everyone will remember who didn’t attend their marriage. You must<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />144<br />
  145. 145. Practice at least one sport. It relieves you of all your pressures in life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />145<br />
  146. 146. If you don’t get time, you’re perhaps organizing it all incorrectly. Everyone lives for the same number of hours in a day as you do<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />146<br />
  147. 147. Teaching the stubborn man will frustrate you and aggravate him. Yet, you should give it a couple of tries. Then, leave it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />147<br />
  148. 148. Smile as often. It heals, it’s free, it’s the best thing that your loved ones would want to see you doing<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />148<br />
  149. 149. Become very good or possibly the best at something at least. That’s how the people will ask your advice on at least one matter<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />149<br />
  150. 150. Take all necessary legitimate steps to ensure your work is beneficial to all stakeholders<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />150<br />
  151. 151. Pay your bills timely. Penalties on things you’ve used in the past is a criminal waste of money<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />151<br />
  152. 152. Be careful with your innocence. Everyone around is here to exploit it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />152<br />
  153. 153. In life, you will get at least one penalty shoot-out. Hope for that opportunity to arrive. You must score a goal<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />153<br />
  154. 154. Starting from scratch is great. Nevertheless, if you have resources, use them and stop struggling<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />154<br />
  155. 155. Repay your loans as early as possible. Never think you will get it all and repay all at once. It will never happen<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />155<br />
  156. 156. Give it all or give in and don’t comment<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />156<br />
  157. 157. (Gujarati Sayings) Stay away for from four Vs as much as possible: Vaid, Vakil, Vaishya, Vyaaj (meaning in order: Doctor, Lawyer, Prostitute, Interest). Your money and peace will only have a one-way traffic<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />157<br />
  158. 158. Opinions are at a free flow when your time is incorrect<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />158<br />
  159. 159. Share your knowledge. It may change someone’s life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />159<br />
  160. 160. Your savings are vital. You never know when you will need them. Begin saving early<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />160<br />
  161. 161. If you have never written anything about yourself in the last five years (except for on social networking sites), do it now<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />161<br />
  162. 162. Never hesitate to ask for your pay check timely. That’s as long as you believe you’ve earned it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />162<br />
  163. 163. Focus on completing one important work at a time. Multi-tasking while working on something significant will increase the complexity and result in unfinished work<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />163<br />
  164. 164. Impulsive decision-making is not quick decision-making<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />164<br />
  165. 165. Make writing in any language, a habit if possible. While writing you will not want to make mistakes unlike your fidgety mind<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />165<br />
  166. 166. Care for others like they want to be cared; not the way that satisfies you<br /> (if at all you only wanted to care)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />166<br />
  167. 167. Ultimately, everything that you do boils down to attaining ‘satisfaction’. Start calling it your primary agenda in doing anything that you do. Then do it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />167<br />
  168. 168. Being cared exponentially increases others’ morale. Show it<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />168<br />
  169. 169. You must appreciate others’ when they have achieved ‘their desired’. Never delay. Your timely appreciation encourages them to do better<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />169<br />
  170. 170. Reward yourself in any which way. Everyone needs encouragement and so do you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />170<br />
  171. 171. Don’t be an escapist. Take initiatives and make decisions. Be responsible for your decisions even if they must go wrong<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />171<br />
  172. 172. Iterate your attempts of making failure a success if you believe what you’ve thought is correct<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />172<br />
  173. 173. All educated are not learned. Life and experiences teach you extensively. Embrace those learnings. Decentralize them. Then device them to effectively work towards your long-term passion<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />173<br />
  174. 174. I hate to believe this one but I am made to (perhaps rightly): Don’t believe anyone completely the minute you go out of your house <br />(I hate this and I make this mistake purposely sometimes)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />174<br />
  175. 175. Three things are most important: ‘eating your meals’ — “happily”, ‘sleeping’ — “on a bed which is comfortable”, having a ‘good bathroom’ — “to yourself”. Now that’s where and how you will spend more than half your life. Naturally<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />175<br />
  176. 176. Avoid being driven by circumstances. Make choice a priority<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />176<br />
  177. 177. Murphy’s laws will work the most for all and unfortunately they are unofficial in law books. Ironically, in my opinion, all life’s secrets that you are made to understand and learn throughout your life, seem to be indirect consequences of these (Murphy’s Laws)<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />177<br />
  178. 178. Calling a fool, “a fool” will not make you any smarter. Learn from his foolishness and avoid making those mistakes that he’s mastered<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />178<br />
  179. 179. Subject knowledge mastery (strong fundamentals) and continuous research, quality, self efficiency’s constant improvement — are the three keys to become successful in any work you do. Then, it’s only the ‘scale of work’ that’s required to grow successfully – a promise<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />179<br />
  180. 180. Discipline is the stepladder that can transit you from where you are to where you want to go. Do not confuse discipline with willpower. You must also practice when and how to take a break from your disciplinary settings<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />180<br />
  181. 181. Empowerment will not lead to automatic results. It should be followed by a regular check if more responsibilities have been taken by sub-ordinates successfully<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />181<br />
  182. 182. The way to peace has to become a habit. It has to be practiced and selfishly perfected to suit your needs. You must<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />182<br />
  183. 183. Most people you meet will prolong their talk in the area of knowledge they are (very) good at. You must know how to subtly alert them of their efforts of wasting your time<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />183<br />
  184. 184. Nearly all you meet will have knowledge on most subjects. You can’t keep talking to all<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />184<br />
  185. 185. If you consider life as a battle, so be it. If you don’t, you’ll still be working to your strengths, and watching the world around you happily<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />185<br />
  186. 186. Conform if you can’t change situations around you because of lack of control<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />186<br />
  187. 187. You must be able to make or own at least one property besides your own house<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />187<br />
  188. 188. Participate in all festivals as far as possible. It’s a rare sight to find everyone around you happy<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />188<br />
  189. 189. Talent without discipline and improving principles will more often than not, get wasted<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />189<br />
  190. 190. Time and again, if you find yourself against the majority, accept the fact that some aspect in your viewpoint is lacking. Make inclusions and fortify it timely<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />190<br />
  191. 191. Don’t waste a lifetime on proving that your point was correct<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />191<br />
  192. 192. No I don’t believe that working without targets make any sense. Working for the sake that all work and you must too, is a wasted thought. You must know where you’re heading even if you fall short or may never achieve your set targets<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />192<br />
  193. 193. Prolonging decisions will ruin your life and of the ones around you<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />193<br />
  194. 194. Don’t make permanent solutions to temporary reactions. All involved will pay for only one person’s mistake<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />194<br />
  195. 195. As you grow with time, your friends will gradually start reducing<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />195<br />
  196. 196. You must realize that your ideals can be wrong. Reassess them every year<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />196<br />
  197. 197. Going up with concrete solutions (on paper) is a better way of approaching your boss when you are going to present problems<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />197<br />
  198. 198. Keep your points ready on a sheet before discussing with anyone, especially with your boss<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />198<br />
  199. 199. Pay rise will only come with additional responsibilities. And definitely not because of inflation<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />199<br />
  200. 200. Create more responsibilities at your work so that you can grow. You can’t wait for the market or your boss to do that<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />200<br />
  201. 201. Be it the smallest, write your achievements at work. It will either make you happy or tell you where you are lagging<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />201<br />
  202. 202. Competitors must be considered sweethearts. Your industry will grow only with your combined efforts<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />202<br />
  203. 203. Live your student’s life to the fullest. You will never get these years back<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />203<br />
  204. 204. Gift your parents and loved ones whenever and whatever possible. The brightest smile may appear with the smallest move<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />204<br />
  205. 205. Anytime at whatever scale if you’re stuck or indecisive, pull out your pen and paper and start writing your options. You’ll soon start weighing them and will be able to decide<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />205<br />
  206. 206. During your academic career you must stage-wise benchmark colleagues who are better than you. Create levels. Then make your way forward<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />206<br />
  207. 207. The top class can influence the politicians with power and glamour; the lower class, by virtue of voting rights timely. It’s the middle-class that must burn and wait for what happens, not that they can control or change anything<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />207<br />
  208. 208. Liquor isn’t bad. It’s obscure to get drunk and worst to get noticed<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />208<br />
  209. 209. It does not matter what you are at School. It matters what you are at a School re-union<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />209<br />
  210. 210. If you haven’t tried bad (but safe) things, you wouldn’t understand how good things make a good life<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />210<br />
  211. 211. You must at least have one circle, outside of your work arena, to talk intellectual ‘stuff’<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />211<br />
  212. 212. If you can’t quickly fix your mistake, hiding it is worse. Seeks opinions immediately<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />212<br />
  213. 213. I consider those men wise who: make mistakes, work towards improvements, share their knowledge, live to the fullest<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />213<br />
  214. 214. If you really wanted to make a difference in a real sense, smile at someone else<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />214<br />
  215. 215. Don’t stop your next generation in using newer things even if it means you must practice appropriate levels of parental control later<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />215<br />
  216. 216. Never speculate with a loaned amount or borrowed money<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />216<br />
  217. 217. The (net) profits you must make in a business annually should be greater than the sum of: maximum interest available in the market on the money invested for one rotation, the value of the rent of your total business premises, the amount of time you spend on your business<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />217<br />
  218. 218. Any person who starts a working career will take at least 4 years to settle. The time could only get longer<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />218<br />
  219. 219. You must pay higher for high quality products and services<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />219<br />
  220. 220. It’s the foolish who thinks he’s bargained well. It’s really the seller who’s the winner<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />220<br />
  221. 221. Arrogance, ego and ignorance are interrelated, interdependent and your surest way to ruin you. Choose none<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />221<br />
  222. 222. As much as possible, speak without disclaimers to avoid confusions<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />222<br />
  223. 223. It takes a set of several illogical(s) to unite and make some logic. Never leave that opportunity<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />223<br />
  224. 224. I haven’t met a single individual till date who has never justified his / her thought. It’s their lame excuses and erratic levels of justifications when they falter that concern me the most<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />224<br />
  225. 225. The one who awaits an apology is hurt the most. Learning how or not to accept, and subsequently react to an apology requires brilliance<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />225<br />
  226. 226. You must not buy new things only out of necessity. Do buy them because you'd love to have them<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />226<br />
  227. 227. You're a loser if you credit yourself on someone else's achievement. Sooner, you'll be identified as a nuisance<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />227<br />
  228. 228. The simplest and the best: Respect everyone who comes your way without any hidden agendas. Simply, don’t expect anything. Help as much as possible. It’s the best way to live and remain content<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />228<br />
  229. 229. Thanks for your patience<br />patience<br />Vishal Badani - http://vishalbadani.wordpress.com<br />229<br />

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