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Welcome to another edition of warikoo Wanderings.
In this edition, I talk about the mistakes I made in my 30's, the books I read this week, the movie that made me cry in the first five minutes itself (WTF!), some quotes and a question for all of you.  

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MISTAKES I MADE IN MY 30's (AND 20's too)


I love reading about mistakes.
And I love sharing them too.
And here is the simple reason.

We all make the same mistakes.
WE ALL MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES.
But we don't think that is the case.
We think that successful people make lesser mistakes, or worse, don't make mistakes at all.
Or we think that people who inspire us face very different challenges in their lives.
Our mistakes are trivial.
Theirs are important and meaningful.

NOT TRUE!

We all make the same mistakes.
And it is only by reading about the mistakes of others, do we recognize this fact.
And it is only by sharing our mistakes that we give people an opportunity to recognize this fact.

I shared the Mistakes I Made in My 20's (Twitter, LinkedIn, PDF) previously and people appreciated it. 
I followed it up with Mistakes I Made in My 30's (Twitter, LinkedIn, PDF) and people, yet again, acknowledged it gracefully.

And the single largest comment?
I made the same mistakes.
I am making the same mistakes.
I can see myself making the same mistakes.

So,
The next time you feel you are the dumb one, the incapable one, the inadequate one, the worthless one, the stupid one, 
The next time you feel you are the only one who hasn't figured life out while everyone else is so sorted,
The next time you feel everyone else around you is not making the same mistakes that you are,

Remind yourself,
We all make the same mistakes.

PS:
The thing about success isn't just making mistakes.
It is about making them and reflecting upon them.
Mistakes + Reflection = Success!


BOOK I AM READING RIGHT NOW


Read 2 books this week.

I had never read an Osho book before.
And was recommended Awareness: The key to living in Balance
Good read.
It was repetitive for me, but for those getting introduced to the concept of Awareness, it can be a great book to read.
Do not expect any answers.
Expect a dialogue around awareness and what it is. 

The other book was awesome though, because it challenged me deeply. 
The Courage To Be Disliked
This threw a lot of my assumptions out the window and frankly, I am still coming to terms with them.

For instance, we all have come to believe that our childhood shapes up a lot of who we are. And the inadequacies that we suffer from in adult life are because of the childhood trauma that we experienced.
This book says, "There is no trauma"
If we suffer, it is because we chose to.
Even if we say we want to change, we do not change, because we chose not to change.

Pretty heavy stuff - strongly recommended though if you wish to challenge your status quo! 
And challenge it will :)


SOME QUOTES I WANTED TO SHARE


Do not try and remember anything.
Write it down.
Keep a calendar.
Free your mind from tasks.


(Share this on Twitter)

 

To correct our flaws, stop looking for them in others.

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Sympathy: I feel sorry for you
Empathy: I can understand what you must be going through
Respect: I admire the way you are handling this
Respect >> Empathy >> Sympathy


(Share this on Twitter)

 

The lion in the circus is called well-trained.
Not well-educated!

(Share this on Twitter)


I CRIED IN THE FIRST 5 MINS OF GUNJAN SAXENA (THE MOVIE)


I love cinema.
And I love to cry with it.

Last weekend, watched Gunjan Saxena (Netflix) and started crying in the first five minutes itself. 
The moment she is running towards the airplane and you know how hard she would have worked to get to this spot and now she is getting her moment.

I LOVE underdogs! I so so so love Underdogs!
I recall watching "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander" and howling! Crying as if a family member had died. 
Because that movie was about the guy no one believed in, who went on to do things that no one imagined he would!
And "Taare Zameen Par" - OMG! 
That is when the Delhi Govt. considered banning crying during movies, because of the flooding I caused. 

I am so tempted to start a Telegram group titled "Movies that make us cry" and create a community around this :))


QUESTION FOR YOU


What's something that you used to do as a kid, and still do?
Why?

Let me know :)



Until next Friday, 
stay awesome
stay focused
DO EPIC SHIT

- warikoo


 

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