Feb 6, 2008

Robin Sharma Preachings

These are the excerpts from Robin Sharma's book "The Greatness Guide".
I liked them so much.
Hope others will also like it .. and try to follow it :)

“There is difference between knowing the path and walking the path”

1 Each day life will send you little windows of opportunity. Your destiny will ultimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of opportunity.
2 The moment you stop doing the very thing that got you to the top of the mountain is the very moment you begin to slide down to the valley.
3 When you bring highest talent and deepest devotion to the work you do, what you are really doing is setting yourself up for a richer, happier and more fulfilling experience of living.
4 The best among us are not more gifted than the rest. They just take little steps each day as they march towards their biggest life.
5 Reading a book by someone you respect allows some of their brilliance to rub off on you.
6 Insanity is doing same things but expecting different results – Einstein. The real risk lies in risk less living. You can’t win a game that you don’t even play.
7 Some of life’s best pleasures are its simplest ones.
8 Make time to think. There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
9 Leadership begins on the extra mile – stretching oneself.
10 Positive reference points will pull you into a new way of seeing things and introduce you to a new set of possibilities. Door you never even know existed will begin to open.
11 Business is relationships.
12 Be the eternal optimist. Value people. Be an original (don’t give up yours dreams to follow the crowd). Laugh and have fun (no point in being successful but sad).
13 When you get back to doing these things that lifted your spirit and sent you soaring, you reconnect with that state of happiness that you may have lost.
14 Life helps those who help themselves.
15 Genius = Focus + daily improvement + time
16 Listening intently to someone is one of the best ways I know of honor that person and forge a deep human connection.
17 Human beings move when their emotions are moved.
18 Every time that you say ‘Yes’ to something that is unimportant, you say ‘No’ to something that is important.
19 Challenge serves beautifully to introduce you to your best – and most brilliant self.
20 All the people in the team need to know their role and then show up fully in that role – like a leader would.
21 If you think something cannot occur in your life, then there is no way you will take the action required to make that goal a reality. Your “impossible thinking” manifests itself.
22 Every great leader (or visionary or great thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.
23 The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. But the second best time is today. You can’t hit a target you even can’t see.
24 Extraordinary leadership is a balance between tender yet tough, compassionate yet courageous, part saint and part warrior, friendly yet firm. Being a leader is not being liked; it’s about doing what is right.
25 You are here to find a cause, that main aim, that vital destiny that will move you at the most visceral level and get you up at the crack of dawn with fire in your belly.
26 Your schedule is the best barometer for what you truly value and believe to be important.
27 Don’t ignore something to get something new. You may lose something in the process (e.g. family to become famous).
28 Learn to get what you want while loving what you have.
29 Top athletes know that practice is how you get to greatness.
30 Be outrageously energetic, and madly alive.
31 It’s amazing how far you’ll get by just staying with something long enough. Most people give up too early. Their fears are bigger than their faith.
32 What distinguishes people with extraordinary character from the rest of us is how they respond when life sends one of its inevitable curves.
33 One gets best ideas when he is relaxing and having fun.
34 Take a moment and think about the people in your life who need to be cherished, appreciated and told that their support has been helpful.
35 Live as if today is the last day in your life. It is a profound way to bring some urgency and commitment into your days.
36 Real leadership is not about prestige, power or status. It is about responsibility.
37 Do your part and don’t blame others.
38 Avoid the F’s – Fear, Failure and Forgetting. Develop Faith.
39 People with ‘no problem’ are dead.
40 A mistake is only a mistake if you make it twice.
41 The people or circumstances that take your power have extraordinary value. They reveal your limiting beliefs, fear and false assumptions.
42 There is a cure for aging that no one talks about; it is called learning.
43 Confront your limitations. Refuse to be average. Stand for what is best. Keep Innovating.
44 Develop habit of having OAD – Obsessive attention to details.
45 Take personal responsibility.
46 Pay attention.
47 “I cursed the face that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”. Its human nature not to appreciate all we have until it’s lost.
48 There will be plenty of time to sleep when you are dead. Be Wise, early Rise.
49 What good is making a mistake if you don’t learn from it?
50 If you don’t ask, then you’ll not get.
51 Exercise. Maintain a good heath.
52 Boomerang effect. Give out what you most want to come back.
53 Time once lost can never be regained.
54 Good manners are stepping stone to being a remarkable human being.
55 You can’t be great at work until you feel great.
56 Never have a feeling that you are not in control of your life.
57 Don’t think you can do it, know you can do it.

“Every one of us will die; but so few of us really live.”

Aug 6, 2007

bug in google

I did a search for "sangeek" in Google ..
the result page footer showed up links to four pages "1 2 3 4 Next" as is the case with most of the searches ..
but when I clicked on the link "4" to go to the fourth page .. the result page footer changed to "1 2" with no "Next" this time.
I am wondering if this is a bug in Google where the first page shows up more results than actually present or if they have done it deliberately to cover up for few search results(which I feel may not be the intention).
Any clarification in this regard is welcome.

Screenshots of the pages to prove my point

1. first page when I search for "sangeek"

2. Mark the footer of the search page which shows 4 search result pages

3. Notice the change in the number of pages when I click on the link "4" to go to the last page.
The number of pages of search results has been reduced to 4.

Now I hope critics who find my finding as a joke will, try it out for themselves before commenting.