Here are 25 things you can do to fire up your internal motivational burners:

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.

Vinay Mitra* got up as usual at 7 am, got dressed for work and reached the office just as his watch ticked 9, happy to have beaten the traffic for once. His boss was surprised to see him and gesticulated from his cabin, asking what he was doing at work. Suddenly Vinay realised to his horror that he was supposed to represent his company at the NASSCOM summit in Bangalore that day. He had completely forgotten about it.

With most of us spending 10-14 hours at work everyday, our workplaces have become our second homes. As a result, even the slightest of hindrances here tend to blow up into vexing issues, particularly if they are not tackled in time. Very often, these issues relate to our colleagues' behaviour. It can get a little awkward when it come to addressing some of these directly, as a lot of them concern subtle aspects of behaviour that are difficult to articulate.

Winning with People >> The Power of Empathy

We have all experienced the truism that life doesn't always go quite as smoothly as we would like. And that sometimes the curveball's that life throws at us can be very, very stressful. When times get tough, our focus naturally turns inward, and it's not unusual for people during these periods to feel alone and besieged. It is at moments like these that we appreciate empathy the most. We don't necessarily want someone to solve our issues (although that would sometimes be nice), but it's nice to know that someone grasps the implications of our situation.

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