It's not about being perfect all the time.

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Imagine you are a tightrope walker. You are at a show performing your stunts. There is no net beneath you to protect you if you fall. It may seem very dangerous for someone who is looking at it from the outside. Yet for you, walking across a rope is nothing but another walk in the park. You easily walk across the rope every day. However, with time, your audience finds your trick a bit mundane. All you do is walk across a rope. Your audience demands more from you. Yet you can not deviate from your comfort zone and take…


Another Walk in A Different Park

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2019 was pretty special for me. It gave my life some clarity and a little sense of direction. More than that, it gave me so much energy to move on to the new decade. For the longest time, like many other Sri Lankans, I was obsessed with a superstition. I believed that it is a bad omen to share what I did or the plans I have for the future. I used to think that sharing your stories, both good and, bad is some form of boasting. Yet with time, I realized that if you share it with the right…


The chain reaction starts within you.

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Being able to persevere the hardships is arguably the most important aspect of success. It is what will matter the most in the long battles you face in life. All the talent and experience you gained over the years will not matter if you don’t have the talent to persevere through the hardships and see it through till the end. According to Stanford University, perseverance is one of the building blocks of a child’s early success. I won’t be spending too much time on the obvious. …


Not another liberal article aimed at the President.

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What an election we had. We got a new president-elect, and the former president does not look like he is willing to let go of his seat in the Whitehouse. As of this moment where I write this, Trump’s office has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia against the election results. He kept on tweeting about corruption in the system.

Even before a month before the elections, the polls gave signs that Trump might lose his seat. Around the same time, the president started to talk about possible corruption. Especially with a recorded number of emergency ballots coming in…


The fear is real as much as you respond to it.

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Humans took tens of thousands of years to gradually evolve to become who we are today. Though we are not the oldest creatures on the planet, the long years we spent have made us very efficient animals. Over the years, we have developed various defense and offense mechanisms both physically and mentally to help us survive and procreate.

From nature’s perspective, their main objective is to make sure that a specific species evolves to stay protected and make offspring to propagate the population. All the evolutionary mechanisms are built…


A side we never see, a story we rarely read.

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Okay, this could be the most unpopular story I ever write. I’m sure most of you will not agree with me, and some of you will even hate the idea. But I decided to write it anyway because this is a topic that people seldom talk about. Certainly, it is not an idea that is entertained in the current context. Nevertheless, some people would get benefited out of it.

This has to do something with the most uttered phrase of any life coach, “be ambitious”. Most of us are in-fact very ambitious. We may have our personal bests yet, we…


Not a story about a bunch of gritty, hyper-specialized senseless people.

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In the record-breaking book of 2008 by Malcolm Gladwell, The Outliers, he speaks about how some people get to become extremely successful in their respective careers. While he emphasizes the fact luck plays a significant role in it, he also mentions another key element that defines success, which is even more powerful. That is specializing and head-on commitment to that specified niche. It might not sound very familiar when I put it that way. The 10,000-hour rule is how everybody knows what I’m talking about.

In his book, Gladwell brings out a theory saying that anyone needs to spend a…


Salary is like personal hygiene. There is a minimum level you need to become decently happy. But…

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“It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.” ~ Charles Jaffe

Let me start off with a little story of mine. I had a friend who went to college with me. She was living with her parents and mainly depended on them. She did some part-time gigs here and there as anyone would, but largely she was living off her parents. She had a pretty tough life back then. As soon as she was done with college, she managed to land a permanent job with a decent salary. She was super excited to join this new…


Now you get what you like, not what is right.

Allow me to start with a disclaimer. Ever since the Great War, the world has really changed for good. It made us understand our differences and how to live with them.

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Yes, racism, sexism, and every other form of discrimination are there. Yet we all got to admit that the world is still a better place. Then what is all the fuss is about? Well, it was all jolly good and progressive up to a point, and then suddenly everybody got the ability to talk to everybody. That created a huge market for illogical and fake ideas.

The internet, the…


Leave all the superheroes in the movies. You need the whole team

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The Star of the class who seeks for brownie points. The one who’d remind the professor to give more assignments in college. And the star of your meeting who jumps in to save us all from imminent doom! More often than not, they all play the same role in their respective structures. Yet, we despise the first two and celebrate the latter.

If you take a meeting of 10 people who are there to align their intentions and make decisions, there will always be a few people who run the meeting while others tag along. This dynamic is not harmful…

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