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Opportunity Knocks, but Exactly How Many Times?

Opportunities are rare. You must pounce on them the moment they show up. That's what it is all about. You know what they say: “opportunity knocks but once” Do not be fooled people, because more often than not, these type of quotes are used to get you in line, to get...

I am a wimp most of the times

Are you a wimp? Probably. Do you want to be braver, bolder? Probably. ## I am wimp most of the times. I make too many excuses, I rationalize too many things for long enough for them to lose all appeal and I think I am right most of the time. I also make – at any given...

2 Questions, and answer the second one first

I was re-reading Chris G's great little book “World Domination” (download for free here), and in that book, he asks two questions: “What do you really want out of life?” and “What can you give to the world that no one else can?” The remarkable thing about the above...

The Main Motive for Your Actions (it’s not money)

Why are you getting an education? To learn something new? Really? Or is the primary reason for you to get an education, to go to university, is to get a good job? Why get a good job? To earn money, you answer quickly. But is 'getting a job' the best way to 'earn...

Are you even capable of reasoning with someone?

To reason with someone, you need to entertain other person's thoughts with your own. You need to compare the other opinion with your own. To do this honestly, you actually need to allow for a possibility of your own opinion being wrong. This possibility, this thought...

Coffee in a teacup

He was then silent. So was I. The coffee shop deserted. I began lifting my teacup of coffee, and stopped in mid-air. Looked up. He returned my stare. I then answered, "Have your words and thoughts live longer than yourself. Perhaps your words, your writings, your...

Is This what Your God wants?

As the drama right after Salman Taseer's murder unfolded on GeoTV here, I tried to explain to Akhtar (the servant watching the TV with me), how this Qadri has tried to punish a supposed blasphemer (as of course, nothing Mr Taseer said could be put within the realm of...

Finding my god

Finding God has a lot to do with defining God People talk a lot about finding God. What they are really saying is that they are 'defining' God. Your god is defined by your actions. Period. You may claim to believe wholeheartedly in Allah, in Yahweh, in Jesus, in...

Attack from all sides

It is very easy to lose hope these days. Hope is a rare commodity it seems. Let us have a quick look: Pakistan is right now the world's 10th failed state Religion is a loaded word now. It used to mean things like 'believing in God' and 'being the best you can be' and...