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Overcoming Setbacks and Tragedies

Personal Development Posted on Tue, August 21, 2012 16:35:05

Sometimes we are tested in life with tragedies, setbacks and crises such as personal illness, social unrest (lke the London riots in 2011) or political instability or persecution (like what has been happening to the people in the Middle East and in Burma). Some people are destroyed by these events while others survive and then develop strengths, skills and perspectives that they did not have before the test.

In Greek mythology there is the story of a wrestler who gets stronger every time he is defeated and thrown to the ground. In world history there are great figures like the prophets Abraham, Moses, Jacob, Joseph and Mohammed. Each of these people have faced situations that seemed unbearable and hopeless, yet later on they survived, recovered and developed to achieve great things which seemed unimaginable or impossible for them to accomplish in their moments of crisis.

There have also been great kings and emperors who began in humble and desperate circumstances or faced a great loss in the middle of their lives and survived life threatening crises to achieve things not accomplished before by anyone or by very few afterwards.

Many ordinary soldiers and civilians also have lived through tragedies that at first seemed to mean the end of their useful lives but yet have gone on to achieve things that have astounded the world. People like Helen Keller, Louis Braille, Douglas Bader and many others who have survived sudden accidents, illnesses, wrongful imprisonment, torture and displacement and yet gone on to amaze the world with their achievements.

In recent times many children and young people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Korea, Palestine, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, Arakan, Syria, Lybia, Iraq and Afghanistan have been tested by losing their homes, family members, possessions, health and even limbs. Some have died. For the others there is a choice. To continue in depression or desperation or to survive, persevere, revive, dream, visualise and achieve as much as they can with whatever they have left. They have a second choice, to compete with and hinder others from sucess or to seek out mutual areas of interest, overlaps in objectives and projects and cooperate together to build a better world for everyone and a better life story for themselves like the prophets, rulers and ordinary people mentioned above.

The first step is to learn the stories of those people and understand how they thought and what actions they took in their struggle to bounce back from tragedy and achieve what is amazing.

Mohammed Mominur Rahman.
August 2012

Put up Your Standards

Personal Development Posted on Tue, March 20, 2012 16:31:40

Tony Robbins explaining why you need standards and why you should have high standards.

Finding out How you Feel at Different States and Changing your Habits

Personal Development Posted on Tue, March 20, 2012 16:20:35

Anthony Robbins explaining that results depend on what you do regularly and how to change these habits.

Importance of having a clear mission

Personal Development Posted on Tue, March 20, 2012 15:54:11

Anthony Robbins explaining why you must have a clear focus on what you want in life.

Personal Development

Personal Development Posted on Sun, January 08, 2012 14:59:18

Personal Development is an activity, which turns into a habit in successful people, to continually improve yourself, your skills, your knowledge, your attitudes and your values, habits and methods. Every school, college and university engages in personal development of its students, but sometimes this can be too expensive for people. More inexpensive methods are to shadow, model or copy an admired personality, this could be your Father, older brother or cousin, a teacher, a local leader, a celebrity or a historical figure. ‘Self Help’ books became popular in the USA and from there, the idea has spread to other countries. In recent years, people like Stephen Covey, Anthonny Robbins, Lou Tice, Colin Rose and Tony Buzan have written many books to help people develop themselves. In this section we will explore and learn some of the fruits of their work as well as the work of others.