See it is simple! One needs to kill whatever is not working right for oneself. If you delay doing this murder; you shall only be delaying becoming the best version of your own-self.

At 40 my time, stamina and willpower is limited. I have deep realized that only a smart, skillful management of my attention can improve the choicest aspects of my Life. Being on autopilot- not giving much thought to what I am doing or talking randomly i.e. loose talking will not help (frenetic shallowness has not helped me or anyone ever). Read More

https://akashgautam.com/2018/05/04/why-i-decided-to-quit-doing-loose-talking/

Kaakacheshta, vakodhyaanam, swaana-nidra tathaivacha
Alpahaari, grihastyaagi vidyaarthi panchalakshanam

Any mention of studying & what makes a good student would be incomplete without this Sanskrit shloka. It means – the five most important qualities that any sincere student needs to possess are: perseverance like a crow (never gives up), concentration of a heron (who catches fish like no one else does), sleeps like a dog (always alert), does not over-eat and does not socialize like a house on fire. It’s a very brief summary of this entire blog post on how to study for long hours with Concentration.

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https://akashgautam.com/2018/03/22/how-to-study-for-long-hours-with-concentration/

It’s either a very common question or a very common problem I see – when someone is talking relationships. And we have all reeled under this. Either suffered at the hands of our own stupid beating heart, or seen people around us suffer as we nodded in disagreement at their stupidity.So, if you have constantly been falling in love with the wrong person, been very frequently saying – ‘Dear Heart, why again?’ – give this blog post a slow, sincere read.

A short story first.

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https://akashgautam.com/2018/03/14/why-we-usually-keep-falling-in-love-with-the-wrong-person/

Everyone wishes to be saved from something. Everyone. This is what I have come to realize during my conversations as a Motivational Speaker with people in different life stages. Our need for escape from whatever it is that plagues as at that moment – makes us do a lot of things – some good, some really stupid. I am so glad I found my escape in ‘spirituality’. Meditation for me, is like coming up for fresh air for someone who is drowning. It is that beautiful a feeling. And I make copious notes during my readings. Bringing to you 11 deeply inspiring spiritual quotes (both Hindi and English) that truly bring out the beauty of the divine. Also, try making it your escape. Hope you LIKE / LOVE it!

So, here they are:- ‘Deeply inspiring Spiritual Quotes’ :-

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https://akashgautam.com/2018/03/05/11-deeply-inspiring-spiritual-quotes/

If you are someone who wants a lot of money right from the start of your career, this post is not for you. But I would suggest that you read it still. Strange but I see 100s of super successful people making a U turn, late in their careers to come back to the field of teaching and research. So, stay tuned and you never know – it might be your big idea! Now, to the main question – Why a career in higher education, teaching and research makes sense in India right now? What is it about the education scenario in India that makes me believe this could be the most cunning move for people with the right fit?

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https://akashgautam.com/2018/02/21/why-a-career-in-teaching-and-research-in-india-makes-sense-right-now/

Before you begin reading this, I have a confession to make. I may have indulged in some overthinking before writing this article. I always do, for all my blog posts. And then I fight it. So that’s what this blogpost is about: How to Stop Overthinking & finding ways that actually work. Because let’s face it – sending the brain on a hyperactive overdrive in the wrong direction never helped anyone.

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https://akashgautam.com/2018/02/13/how-to-stop-overthinking-6-solutions-that-actually-work/
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