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Secret Wisdom of Successful Communities and Cultures

Anshuman Sharma

Copyright 2012 Anshuman Sharma All Rights Reserved ISBN : 978-1-300-19152-0

Dedication To my beautiful daughters Gunn and Kli To my gorgeous wife Nilam

Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents Introduction Secret 1 - Hard-work works Secret 2 - Move out of your comfort zone Secret 3 - Envision the path before starting Secret 4 - Know a person in his critical time Secret 5 - Bring out your best Secret 6 - Rule of 80:20 Secret 7 - Believe in your dreams Secret 8 - Understand the dynamics of every system Secret 9 - You control your life Secret 10 - Know what you want in life Secret 11 - Put yourself in the positive loop Secret 12 - Will-power makes your way Secret 13 - Opportunities in problems Secret 14 - Money deserves its respect Secret 15 - Commitment Secret 16 - Power deserves its respect Secret 17 - Give power to your words Secret 18 - Control your day Secret 19 - Bring simplicity in thoughts Secret 20 - Nothing is impossible

Secret 21 - Bring simplicity in communications Secret 22 - Have faith on something Secret 23 - To gain mastery, practice Secret 24 - Start early, as habits build over time Secret 25 - Think deeply Secret 26 - Put soul in your things Secret 27 - Be extremely practical Secret 28 - Journey is more interesting than the destination Secret 29 - Have right logic for every decision Secret 30 - Reject fear Secret 31 - Proceed for action Secret 32 - Avoid conflicts Secret 33 - Everything in Life is a miracle Secret 34 - Avoid time and energy wasters Secret 35 - Problems can never stop a winner Secret 36 - Do what you like Secret 37 - Destiny needs to be managed Secret 38 - Recognize and connect with right people Secret 39 - Be a force or be the part of force Secret 40 - Never accept anything free Secret 41 - Feel the beauty with heart Secret 42 - Do what is right Secret 43 - Build the power of community Secret 44 - Do what you are good at Secret 45 - Have an adventurous life Secret 46 - Never let geographical boundaries restrict your success Secret 47 - Realize the universe inside you Secret 48 - Be internally driven

Secret 49 - Know thyself Secret 50 - Be straightforward and clear Secret 51 - Scrutinize with your heart Secret 52 - Your dreams have sense Secret 53 - Use latest available tools and technology to get ahead Secret 54 - Never speak false to self Secret 55 - Know the right timing Secret 56 - Why get disappointed in future? Secret 57 - Take the road less travelled Secret 58 - Contribute in life Secret 59 - Fill yourself with hope Secret 60 - Keep eye on results Secret 61 - Live in present Secret 62 - Never give up Secret 63 - Keep hurry to minimum Secret 64 - Let nothing obstruct you Secret 65 - Have big ambitions in life Secret 66 - Smile at pain Secret 67 - Complete it now Secret 68 - Hard times never last Secret 69 - Let money and people work for you Secret 70 - Attitude defines you Secret 71 - Laugh a lot Secret 72 - Law of reciprocity Secret 73 - Complete the task Secret 74 - Appreciate your free gifts Secret 75 - Be presentable Secret 76 - Understand the power of love

Secret 77 - Avoid too much analysis Secret 78 - Be away from bad habits Secret 79 - Have passion in life Secret 80 - Live after death Secret 81 - Be credible and trustworthy Secret 82 - Be what you can be Secret 83 - Find need, discover solutions Secret 84 - Self-clarity Secret 85 - Consider yourself blessed Secret 86 - Strength in visualization Secret 87 - Enjoy every day of Life Secret 88 - Actions are louder Secret 89 - Avoid irrelevant stuff Secret 90 - Learn from experience Secret 91 - Dream big with open eyes Secret 92 - Explore Secret 93 - You will have your day Secret 94 - Only you can make yourself Inferior Secret 95 - Work in team Secret 96 - First change self Secret 97 - Be your best self Secret 98 - Know the power of self-belief Secret 99 - The time is right Secret 100 - Whatever you do, do it at your best Secret 101 - Aim High About Author


We know that the only constant is change which is responsible for enriching the life of people and propelling humanity forward. Trends define the demands of people for new products and services which keep changing with time. Companies put huge resources and funds in research and development to create new products and capture the market share in their industries. New technologies keep evolving which augment performance of people by improving connectivity, providing new tools and knowledge sharing. Companies keep working on new business models for their companies to adjust to the changing times. Individuals also change with time. The environment affects their behavior and their views about the world. People have evolved with time and have adopted new ways to present and express themselves. The fashion keeps changing fast, carrying a large number of people with it. Society has itself changed a lot and has affected the people in one way or the other. The family system has graduated to a new level and many previously unacceptable practices have gained acceptance in the society. Various micro and macro factors keep influencing the way people live in the society affecting their decisions and actions. Experiences are one of the biggest drivers of change; laws are modified based upon their desired impact in the society. Constitutions are amended based upon the demands and expectations of the citizens of the country. But there is something which never changes and remains universal to humanity.

These are the set of rules for humans which remain true and deliver results in every era and at every place. They are simple to understand and have straight interpretation. Successful people in every generation have quoted them again and again as the main reason for their success. These rules bring the best out of them making them perform feats which looked impossible for others. As every human has the same potential but only few of them are able to perform extraordinary, these rules are the foundation for that difference. Many communities strictly follow some basic rules which make them successful and prosperous. They make these principles a part of their culture by associating them with religion or to the uniqueness of their community. They have learned these rules through generations of trial and error, over a long period of time. With time these becomes beliefs, which guides and defines the actions of the members of community. Some of these principles run in the cultures of successful families, in which elders imbibe the core of their beliefs in their young ones. The fundamentals of these rules remain same while the interpretation and way of conceiving them may change from generation to generation. This book discusses these principles, in brief, and delivers the required message in limited number of words. It specifies each rule in few sentences followed by thoughts to implement them in your life. You need not follow the suggestions and find a way for implementation which suits you. The only objective is to make the reader understand the value of these rules and to motivate her to take required steps for implementing them in life. The value addition by these principles in the lives of the readers would convince them to include this learning into their lives to achieve their dreams and to get success in their endeavors. To write this book we identified the success principles of various cultures and communities which they transfer to their next generation. Generally each community

has only specific values which are considered as the foundation for their strength and exclusivity. We have tried to understand these fundamental principles of these cultures and present them in this work. To keep everything simple we have specified the concept and left it to the reader to comprehend and implement it in their own way in life. There is no prescribed way to read the book, as each chapter is mutually exclusive and describes one principle in brief. The idea specified in each chapter should be considered as the starting point of understanding and experiencing the concept.

Secret 1 - Hard-work works

One of the main factor which differentiate between and an unsuccessful person and achiever is hard work. A hardworking person is a winner in every way. Hard work is linked to physical capacity, will power, commitment and optimism. A person toiling needs to have commitment to keep working hard, which would be backed by her will power. This person also requires optimism and sincerity to keep working hard to get results. People sometimes get confused with hard work and smart work, saying that working hard is old school of thought while todays market requires smart work. In fact, these types of people are definitely not smart who try to defend their laziness and habit of procrastination in the shadow of smart work. It is required to clarify that almost all hardworking people are Working Hard, Smartly, which means that they are really smart people who are working hard. How would you define yourself, hard worker, smart worker or hardworking person working smartly? Can your work be done in a better or smarter way? You always need to be aware about the aspects in which you are highly productive, sharp and dynamic.

Secret 2 - Move out of your comfort zone

As human beings we are all tuned to avoid pain of any type and in any way. We tend to create a comfort zone for us in which we feel easy, protected and relaxed. The negative of this zone is that it makes us risk averse and complacent while making us weak and incompetent. We need to break out of our comfort zone and put ourselves into conditions in which we are required to perform and take uncomfortable decisions, as it would bring the best out of us. If you dream and have big ambitions in life then you will need to move out of your comfort zone and take required decisions and actions. Each winner takes tough but required initiations to achieve their goals. These are sincere people who understand their responsibilities and enjoy every moment of it.

About Author

Anshuman is an entrepreneur and investor and has been instrumental in nurturing many successful companies. He has created of several profitable companies in various domains. He is also involved in supporting development of several other organizations. In business, his interests lie in cutting edge technologies and innovative services. His guidance has helped many businessman, investors and entrepreneurs to succeed in their objectives. He has also supported several entrepreneurship cells and incubation centers. He is an engineer and a management graduate. He can be reached at