Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Electoral Reforms

Electoral Reforms:
The top most drawback in the current electoral system in India is that whosoever manages to get about 15% to 25% of the total votes polled (as per the current first past the post system), gets elected as people's representative in the Parliament/State Assemblies thereby projecting herself/himself as the politically popular person representing the wishes of the majority; while actually S/he is not. Consequently, in actual practice, the wishes of the majority of people go un-addressed, thereby resulting in mass dis-satisfaction and sometimes, even unrest. To cope with this situation, electoral reforms specifically including the provision of preferential treatment single tranferable voting system (wherein a voter expresses three preferences from amonst the candidates in field) should be introduced, and the person getting more than 50% of the total votes should thus be declared elected. Consequently, the party in power shall naturally be considered as the most popular representing the wishes of the majority and it shall result in lesser and lesser unrest. Moreover, the Government thus actually commanding majority among the masses must have the strong will to successfully counter the problems created by some NGOs from time to time. It shall also empover the Government to deal with the demand of those, who are currently asking for the 'Right to Recall'.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Psychology of Success

Whatever one looks outwardly, his real self is revealed by his attitude. A positive attitude helps in development of action for success. The following steps can be helpful to develop positive attitude—

1. Develop the habit of looking for the positive and optimistic things.

2. Make a habit of doing it now. Live in the present and do away with
procrastination. Develop the habit of accomplishing every task without

3. Develop an attitude of gratitude for what you have instead of what you
don't. Be always thankful to those from whom you ever get help.

4. Continuously develop the habit of learning new things. Get into
continuous education programme for self-improvement and
competence in your chosen field for realizing your objectives.

5. Develop good self-esteem by selflessly doing something for those
whom you can't give money or prosperity and don't expect anything
in return.

6. Look for good points in everything and each individual. But also keep
away from negative influences of petty thinking people, intoxicants,
negative programmes of the media, etc.

7. Develop self-discipline and abstain from undesirable actions. That is
what will make you more focused. Don’t use inauspicious, negative
and abusive words. Use good and meaningful language.

8. Start doing what is necessary and possible. Learn to like things that
need to be done.

9. There should not be any gap between what you say and do. Be
punctual in whatever you do.

10. Be prepared to listen to criticism. If you disagree, do it courteously.

11. Don’t be a miser in appreciating ,congratulating and encouraging

12. Get rid of your debts and obligations as soon as possible.

13. Determine your definite objectives clearly. Always keep your eyes on
achieving your aim. Remember! Life is action not contemplation. As
Robert Frost said: 'Miles to go before I sleep'. Ultimately, success is
what you want it to be, and that choice resides solely in your mind and

14. Start each day with a positive note aimed at improvement in your
thinking, actions and behaviour. There are many temptations in the
world, but one has to head for his goal without distractions. Only your
persistent efforts can achieve what you want.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Psychology of Success.


Attitude is a settled way of thinking or feeling. The study of attitude assumes importance, because our actions meant for achieving success depend upon what we think, feel, react to a given situation. Attitude may both be positive or negative depending upon the various factors that determine it and set it into an individual's personality and actions. An individual's attitude is chiefly developed and determined by his/her environment, life-experience and education.

Environmental factors include the nature of influences (positive or negative) from home, cultural and religious background, traditions and beliefs, peer pressure, workplace, media, as well as social and political environment.

Our life-experience is influenced by the type of people we deal and the circumstances we face and accordingly our actions and behaviour get moulded. Formal and informal education received in a planned manner develops into wisdom, makes one learn the life-work, the art of living and thus influences our attitude.

Impact of attitude on life is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. We can say that life is 10 per cent what happens to you and 90 per cent of how you react to various situations.

Some people think of attitude as a little thing, but it makes a big difference. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. One can be happy at times and sad at times. However, the remarkable thing is we have a choice regarding the attitude we will embrace for whatever happens. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.
You can look on the positive side of the situation and take life positively. Each time something happens, one chooses to learn from it. It is all in the mind how you react to different situations. You can be what you want to be.
It is your choice how you live life. Attitude, after all, is everything.

The less energy you expend in unnecessary emotional gyrations the more you have for intelligent decision-making and self-development for success. Your thoughts create your reality. The goal is to be the driver of our actions, not the passenger. So, work on constantly framing your experiences in ways that are empowering for you and others, and make your life more workable and enjoyable.

While identifying your strengths and working on them, you could reach the critical mass of good habits, which are crucial for success. It will also encourage you towards making serious efforts to identify your negatives and work on them. Change is possible in each one of us at any age.

People with great education and brilliant brains can fail in life because of their wrong attitude. Those with right attitude find something good, something personal in everything even if it is right.

Attitude not only affects our performance, it also has a profound effect on the attitude of the people around us. Therefore, in order to be successful and happy at work, in the social environment and home, it is very important to have a positive attitude.

We all inherit a temperament, which is some total of our feelings and reactions. It dictates how we behave and is reflected in our overall personality. You can work on your temperament and make a positive change.