Inspirational

Barrier

Few days ago I experienced a major setback in my career, my life was completely disturbed and I felt very hurt, somedays I felt like giving up on life. I accepted complete defeat. Then one day while browsing on internet I came across a below story

“During a research experiment a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.

As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.

The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other.

Again, the shark quickly attacked.  This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off.  Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail.  Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition.  Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.

This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks.  Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.

The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack.  The shark was trained to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.

The moral:  Many of us, after experiencing setbacks and failures, emotionally give up and stop trying. Like the shark in the story, we believe that because we were unsuccessful in the past, we will always be unsuccessful. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our heads, even when no ‘real’ barrier exists between where we are and where we want to go.”

Tourism

Tourist Attractions Miami (Florida)-Part II

As I mentioned in my earlier post one article would be very less to cover all the attractions in this Beautiful Blue Florida city, I am sharing the part II of Miami tourism article with my reader…..

For those who have not read the first part of this article please click on the link below

https://itsgautamihere.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/miami-florida-part-1/

Bayside Marketplace–  This place is a festival marketplace in Downtown Miami wrapping around the banks of Bicayne Bay. This two level open-air center hosts more than 150 shops including retailers like ‘GAP’,’Victoria’s Secret’ etc and delicious restaurants to taste international cuisines.Apart from shopping and dining visitors can also enjoy lively performances from Miami’s best local musicians or hop on a refreshing Bay cruise, from tours of the celebrity homes on Star Island to party cruises on weekends.

Zoo Miami– Formerly known as Miami MetroZoo, is a zoological garden near Miami, is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida. This zoo housing over 3000 animals is divided into four section “Asia”,”Africa”,”Amazon & Beyond” and “Australia”.Alongwith  this zoo also houses “The American Banker’s Family Aviary, Wings of Asia” . The aviary features 300 rare birds of 70 species in a temperate mixed forest. Guest can also have the unique experience of feeding the Giraffe’s at Sambaru Giraffe feeding section.

Beaches & Water Activities- Take a dip in clear blue waters of Atlantic Ocean or stroll on the pristine white sand on beaches like South beach, Hollywood beach , North beach or Fort lauderdale beach. Also you can try different activities like snorkeling ,kayaking , scuba diving and glass bottom ride at Key Largo, Florida keys.

Cruises-Major cruise line operate cruises from Miami to Bahamas, Caribbean and to exotic destinations within central and south America. Most of these cruises run year round.

Malls– Miami has a host of malls for shopping. Some of these are “Dolphin Mall”, “Miami International Mall” , “Sawgrass Mall” “Dadeland Mall” etc from where you can shop for different brands like “Calvin Klein”,”Forever 21″,”Gap”,”Vistoria’s Secret” “Michael Kors”, “Levi’s” etc

 

With this I conclude this article on Miami Tourism I will be back soon with new toruist destination.

Life

Value of Life

A little boy went to his old grandpa and asked, “What’s the value of life?”
The grandpa gave him one stone and said, “Find out the value of this stone, but don’t sell it.”
The boy took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what its cost would be.
The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone and said, “You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone.”
The boy apologized and said that the grandpa has asked him not to sell it.
He went ahead and found a vegetable seller.
“What could be the value of this stone?” he asked the vegetable seller.
The seller saw the shiny stone and said, “Take one sack of potatoes and give me the stone.”
The boy again apologized and said he can’t sell it.
Further ahead, he went into a jewellery shop and asked the value of the stone.
The jeweler saw the stone under a lens and said, “I’ll give you 1 million for this stone.”
When the boy shook his head, the jeweler said, “Alright, alright, take two 24karat gold necklaces, but give me the stone.”
The boy explained that he can’t sell the stone.
Further ahead, the boy saw a precious stone’s shop and asked the seller the value of this stone.
When the precious stone’s seller saw the big ruby, he lay down a red cloth and put the ruby on it.
Then he walked in circles around the ruby and bent down and touched his head in front of the ruby. “From where did you bring this priceless ruby from?” he asked.
“Even if I sell the whole world, and my life, I won’t
be able to purchase this priceless stone.”
Stunned and confused, the boy returned to the grandpa and told him what had happened.
“Now tell me what is the value of life, grandpa?”
Grandpa said,
“The answers you got from the Orange Seller, the Vegetable Seller, the Jeweler & the Precious Stone’s Seller explain the value of our life…
You may be a precious stone, even priceless, but, people will value you based on their intellectual status, their level of information, their belief in you, their motive behind entertaining you, their ambition, their risk taking ability & ultimately their calibre.
So don’t fear, you will surely find someone who will discern your true value.”
*Respect yourself.*
*Don’t sell yourself cheap.*
*You are Rare, Unique, Original and the only one of your kind.*
*You are a masterpiece because you are the MASTER’S PIECE.*
*No one can Replace you.*
Quotes

Leadership Quotes

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”
Brian Tracy

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
Jim Rohn

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”
Stephen Covey

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”
Warren Bennis