Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Rango: Who Am I? I could be anyone!

Godfather II: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Shawshank Redemption: Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

Gladiator: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” 

Dark Knight: You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Spider Man: With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift. This is my curse. Who am I? I am Spider-Man.

Kung Fu Panda: To make something special you just have to believe it’s special. […] There is no secret ingredient…

The Pursuit of Happiness: You got a dream…you gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.

Adaptation: You are what you love not what loves you

Braveheart: Every man dies, but not every man really lives.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

Hitch:”Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.”

It’s a Wonderful Life:Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

Batman Begins: 

1. And why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again.
2. To manipulate the fears of others, you must first learn to master your own.
3. It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you. 

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai: 

1. How big you shall become is dependent on how big your heart is. 
2. “Whose Destiny is the same are bound to meet up in the path”
3. “A man’s greatest weakness is always more powerful than his greatest strength”
4. “When a man becomes immensely passionate about something, that passion becomes his true identity

3 Idiots:

1. Make your passion your profession. That is the key to your super achievement in that field
2. Need for revamping conventional educational system.
3. The difference between knowledge and its application.

Rang De Basanti:

1. Importance of taking responsibility E.g. a. For transforming the nation (fighting against the corrupt system), b. For your actions (killing the corrupt defense minister.)
2. The transformation which can happen in the lives of different students when they become part of a bigger cause.
3. Centuries can go by, but yet, things will remain the same for some people.

Finding Nemo:

1. Step out of your safe zone: Like Nemo, you sometimes have to go beyond your safe zone to really find yourself. Be brave.

2. Even in the murkiest water, you are not alone.

3. Just keep swimming. Like Dory says in Finding Nemo, Just keep swimming. Don’t stop, don’t give up. You might not always know where you’re headed, and sometimes it will feel like you’re heading in the wrong direction, but if you stop swimming, you’ll never get there, you’ll never get anywhere. Just keep swimming.

Harry Potter – It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

No  man is perfect. Throughout the 7 books, Harry Potter has taught me that  it is our decisions that decide our character and not our abilities.  Lord Voldemort is possibly the most able Wizard in the world but that didn’t mean he is the greatest.

Moneyball – We’ve got to think differently.

Moneyball taught me that success can be achieved even under impossible situations. All you need to do is think differently. If there is one way to do one thing, then there are other easier and quirkier ways to do the same thing.

Into the Wild – The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.

I’m not going to abandon my family and walk into the wilderness of Alaska but Into the Wild has taught me that human spirit can only be fulfilled through new experiences.

The Lord of the Rings – All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you 

LOTR has taught me to do things with what I have. You can whine, you can complain and you can cry but your hand has already been dealt. There is no going back. But, you can control things that happen from this moment.

The Prestige – Man’s reach exceeds his imagination!

The Prestige has taught me that Man and Mankind in itself will never be satisfied with itself. The power of human obsession has done some terrible things to this world and it the same obsession that has enabled Man to exceed even his levels of imagination.

Iron Man – Heroes Aren’t Born, They’re Built

Quite a weird choice one might think. But, Iron Man has taught me never to underestimate the power and reach of Technology.

And hey, who doesn’t like Iron Man?

“Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.”
“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
“I studied every thing but never topped. But today the toppers of the best universities are my employees”
“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”
“The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.”
“If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.”
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” “Computers are great because when you’re working with them you get immediate results that let you know if your program works. It’s feedback you don’t get from many other things.”
“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”
“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”
“So it’s an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn’t have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts — you know, they, they kill children. It’s a very sad thing, because these vaccines are important.”
“Success is a lousy teacher.It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”
“The vision is really about empowering workers giving them all the information about what’s going on so they can do a lot more than they’ve done in the past.”
“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

 

Figure out where you need to focus your energy, and then use the 80/20 rule

Devote 80% of your energy to the most important 20% of your activities. Remember that you can’t be everywhere, know everyone, and do everything. And avoid multitasking: it can cost you 40% efficiency.

 

Thinking is a discipline. If you want to be better at it, you’ve got to work at it

Consider developing a thinking schedule like Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, who sets aside a half day every two weeks, a whole day every month, and two or three full days every year.

 

Smart thinkers expose themselves to different ideas and types of people

They’re also selective about spending most of their time with people who challenge them.

 

It’s one thing to have an idea, another to follow through

“Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.”

 

Thoughts need time to develop. Don’t just settle on the first thing that comes to mind

Remember the last time you had a brilliant idea at 2 a.m., but it sounded sort of ridiculous when you woke up the next morning? Thoughts need to be “shaped until they have substance” and need to stand the test of “clarity and questioning.”

 

Smart people collaborate with other smart people

Thinking with others yields higher returns. It’s like giving yourself a shortcut. That’s why brainstorming sessions are so effective.

 

Reject popular thinking (which often means not thinking at all)

Too many people act, hoping that others have thought things through first.To reject popular thinking you must be OK with feeling uncomfortable. Also remember that right now, there are a bunch of other people out there deciding to think for themselves — and they’re the ones who are successful.

 

The best thinkers plan ahead, while leaving room for some spontaneity

When you’re strategic, you reduce your margin of error. Simply having vague ideas of where you are and what you want to accomplish will get you no where.The keys to being strategic: 1. break the issue down, 2. ask why the problem needs to be solved, 3. identify the key issues, 4. review your resources, 5. put the right people in place.Henry Ford once said, “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into smaller parts.”

 

To think differently, do different things

Try new routes to work, meet new people, read books you might even consider boring. The key is exposure to new ideas and ways of life.

 

To appreciate others’ ideas, you need to value other ideas

You can’t think you’re always right. Give other concepts a chance.

 

Have an agenda — for the day, and when you meet with people

Too many people only plan for the day. Smart thinkers take time to plan out their weeks, months, and long-term goals — and then they follow through.They also don’t walk into meetings, parties and coffee dates blind. They decide what they want to learn from people before walking through the door.

 

Reflective thinking gives you perspective and confidence in your decision-making skills

If you’re not reflecting, it’s holding you back more than you think.As Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

 

Get over negative self talk. Winners think in terms of “I will” and “I can”

Smart people don’t see limitations. They see possibilities.Former baseball star Sam Ewing once said that “nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said could not be done.”

 

Creative people are dedicated to ideas

They embrace ambiguity, don’t fear failure, and hang out with other creative people.

 

Naturally optimistic people find it hard to be realistic thinkers

A realistic perspective allows you to get close enough to a problem in order to tackle it. Facing potential consequences also helps you be more efficient, and it gives you credibility.To become a more realistic thinker, you must: 1. appreciate the truth, 2. do your homework and get the facts, 3. think through the pros and cons, 4. consider the worst-case scenario, and 5. align your thinking with your resources.

 

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember we can all change the way we think

“Learning how to master the process of thinking well leads you to productive thinking. If you can develop the discipline of good thinking and turn it into a lifetime habit, then you will be successful and productive all of your life.”

 

Source Taken From The Book : How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life