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Fear of failure

Fear of failure

The single most universal internal block that supresses our growth is fear of failure, lack of confidence, self-doubt, and lack of self-belief

However, it is also true that in a safe environment people tend to tell the truth about themselves and when they do, it is the responsibility of the leaders to help them cope with the shortcomings. But building others self-belief demands that we release our desire to control them.

Learn how Aarti Naik of Sakhi for Girls Education transforms lives of Girls from Mumbai Slums

Learn how Aarti Naik of Sakhi for Girls Education transforms lives of Girls from Mumbai Slums

Aarti, who herself grew up in the slums of Mulund became a changemaker with the help of Ashoka Changemaker initiative, and has founded Sakhi for Girls Education—an initiative to help girls from slums get educated and move upward in their lives. Over the years, Aarti has started multiple initiatives in Mumbai and in a village in Osmanabad and has been able to help hundreds of young girls stricken with poverty, get the much needed guidance and education.

Is work from home making you invisible?

Is work from home making you invisible?

It has been over a year now and soon you are already starring at your appraisals or probably just awaiting the outcome. While there is no doubt that each one of you has put in more number of hours than in normal situations while managing kids, dogs and spouses. Not everyone gets an equal opportunity to showcase their achievements in front of people who matter. Either you have not got that many opportunities to be on all-important video calls or you are not the one who would push their way in making yourself visible. We have all kinds of people, some make a lot of noise without doing much and some prefer to sit quite believing that their work should do all the talking?

Perfection is a fallacy

Perfection is a fallacy

There is nothing like perfection, it is non-existent because perfection is also a perspective. What may be perfect for you must be nonsense for someone else. People can be extremely good at something, because of the passion, hard work and most importantly the repetition, which we call as an experience, they add to their work, but they aren’t perfect. No artist can give a masterpiece each time. Best sales guy does not win business every day, and we the communicators, don’t get the front page for our clients very often. Trying to be perfect is like torturing yourself each day, whipping yourself each time you fail. It is not worth it.