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5 things we can learn from Sankranthi

Sankranthi is a very auspicious festival for people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and also celebrated by all the Hindu’s across the world.

It is the first harvesting festival of the year. We celebrate the festival for 3 days (some celebrate 4 days too). Day One is Bhogi where you put up bon fire early morning. Day 2 is Sankranthi, where you celebrate with all family around and Day 3 is Kanumu, where you relax and spend time with family. According to me, here are top 5 things we can learn from the festival.

Discarding the Old – The world has progressed much more in the last 10 years than in the last 100 years. It is very important for us to keep revisiting and discarding older ideas and change our thought process from time to time.

Keep away the evil – Any kind of evil is not good. For every positive thought, there is negative thought. To be successful, having positive thoughts is very important and this comes only with practice. Successful people never think negative.

What you sow is what you reap – Habit is the most powerful thing in this world. One habit can change everything we perceive and see. Developing positive thinking and optimistic approach to problem solving, keeping negative thoughts away are all the habits which you want to sow. In farming, there are famine times, there are times when there is excess water and there are times when the farmer does not get the returns as he expected. Keeping all these things aside, he pushes to cultivate and bring out fantastic crop. Harvest good thoughts and you will only see positive returns even though you run into tough times along the way.

Togetherness – Family time is important and so as Team time. Once a while, it is very important to spend time with team members and colleagues. It builds the bonding between individuals and this increases the productivity. Spending time with family makes you feel wanted and cared for. This is what fuels us to do what we do. Spending time with family and team is very important in achieving what we pursue. So, make time for them.

New Beginnings – When you begin new task, always begin new. Learning from the mistakes is different from brooding from the past. Identify what went right and what went wrong the last time, device a strategy to incorporate learning’s from the past mistakes into the new approach. But, always start New.

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