I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.

— Srikumar Rao

The most colorful Srikumar Rao quotes that will transform you to a better person

Being obsessed by goals is bad for you.

You should set goals, even ambitious goals, regularly. But focus on them only to the extent that they give you direction.


It does not matter whether I am in Hong Kong or Sao Paolo - people always want to talk about toxic bosses and what to do about them.


It's wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up.


If you have an ongoing relationship with a person, think of everything positive about that person that you possibly can and enter your interaction from that space. Ignore all the crap that used to drive you up the wall before. You will be amazed at what a change this attitude shift brings about.


I am not a big fan of positive thinking.

The term suggests that there is something negative that you have to counteract by being positive. That is an artificial duality.


Knowing that you are living in a dreamworld is very liberating, because it gives you the option of waking up.


Positive thinking is so firmly enshrined in our culture that knocking it is a little like attacking motherhood or apple pie.


We have the ability to craft a life where we are completely fulfilled.

We think it is dependent on outsiders, and to some extent it is, but it is much more dependent on the attitude we bring to life.


Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life.


Galileo got it wrong. The earth does not revolve around the sun. It revolves around you and has been doing so for decades. At least, this is the model you are using.


Certainly businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before, and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. To balance this, we now know a lot more about how we can successfully cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future.


Before you can follow your own drummer, you have to hear the drummer.


About Srikumar Rao

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday April 11, 1951

I don't focus on happiness as a goal or an end.


Stress appears in your life because you have a rigid view of 'This is the way the world should be,' and the Universe pays scant regard to your desires. And you refuse to accept this.


Many persons swear by positive thinking, and quite a few have been helped by it.

Nevertheless, it is not a very effective tool and can be downright harmful in some cases.


When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.


If I can impact an executive and his or her team, I can help to change the culture of an organization.


There's no destination. The journey is all that there is, and it can be very, very joyful.

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