Tennis rebooted

This season I started taking my Tennis serious once again. I have not played in a long time, and I was good back when I played. This season I re-started the same and am doing many things to keep it going. Also, I have started to play matches in leagues and tournaments. I am capturing all those events in a calendar which is located at Google Calendar and is Public for everyone to view.

Chanakyaneeti – Never outshine your master

Never outshine your master


Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.

From one of favorite books: 48 Laws of Power.



We are creatures of habit, reacting automatically to events as they happen. It thus matters greatly what our habits are. They are mostly a matter of practice. The oftener we do something, and the more circumstances in which we do it, the more it becomes a habit. Therefore, to make something a habit, do it. To make something not a habit, don’t do it.

Root cause of all problems – “Yes”

Ironic to the title of this post, I want to share my feelings where we tend to please someone so many times by ending up saying “yes” to everything they ask. Many a times we have heard from people: “Learn to say no”.

This such an important thing because Every no takes you nearer to a yes”. Every no takes you closer to the “Yes” you want. Understanding each No is a roadblock that has been removed from your path to your goal.”

Self Reflection

Two different schools of thoughts:
“It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. All that matters is what you think of you. We lose so much energy worrying about the opinions of others, wanting to be liked. Leadership and personal mastery is about rising above social approval – to self approval.” 

“It is other people’s opinion and what they think of us is probably just a mirror for us. If people are the true mirrors, where is the harm in taking a peak every now and then, to see how flawless we have become, to see how good looking we have grown. Every morning we look for self-approval but we need a mirror to tell us that; and we do not ignore that. Similarly, should we disregard the other mirror of people for giving us this truth? There are times when it will give us an idea on how to correct our appearance so we can shine on (feedback) and there will be other times, when we know we are shining but we still need confirmation that we do indeed shine (recognitions).”
So long as you are living by your values, running your own race and living your dreams, who cares what anyone else thinks/says about you? It should always be about doing what’s right. 

I always look into the mirror and do what I find is right for me.