Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pick up your word today..

The Power of Word’ (My last post) reminds me my elective classes in my college days. I feel happy and proud to say that I was a student of Prof. Alwin Roger (sorry, Prof. Success - that is how he likes to be called and that is how his nameplate in the staffroom is) who inspired me through his wonderful sessions.

Usually, the students feel easy to clear English courses provided by the English department, and all would prefer the same as elective. The English department allocates more students from history and economics department to the elective classes offered, since those students feel difficult to take other courses from other departments.  Very few from other departments are allocated to this English Course. I was from Mathematics department and got a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the English Course.  The course provided in English department was handled by Prof. Success.

The students generally don’t give much importance to the elective classes, so most of them used to bunk the classes. This happens with all the departments. Exceptionally only Prof. Success classes were always packed. That’s the kind of interest he brought in all the students to listen him. He influenced everyone with his inspirational talks. He is a psychologist too.

He tells us, ‘The words we use to communicate are very important’ and he never uses a negative word in any of his speech or conversations. That impressed me a lot. Generally while taking attendance in the class, other professors used to call the roll numbers of the student and we say ‘Yes sir/Present sir’. He is different from others, He used to call the students as ‘The winner of Rs.101(Roll number) Crores ’ and we reply him as ‘Success’. And if the student is absent then we should tell ‘Enjoy’, since he would be enjoying his leave somewhere.

He says, ‘The word has power, with the word we can do magic. Choose a positive word for you and keep telling it often. That gives you energy. That gives you hope. That gives you courage and confidence. That makes you feel happy. That brings you positive thoughts. That makes you achieve your goal. That makes you dream high. The energy it produced will reflect in you and you will reflect to others, such that you can impress and inspire others’. He proved himself by inspiring all our students and we are reflecting him today. 

This is how he slowly taught us about positive thinking and the importance of the words. He brought changes in many life’s and continuing the same now. On behalf of all his students, I would like to thank and dedicate this post to him. I also wish him all success in all his journeys.

God is Success.   

Sunday, October 9, 2011


What is the pampering word you often heard from your mom? What is the word which your dad used to strengthen you? What is the word your sisters/brothers used to tease you? What is the word your teacher used to remark you? What is the word, the grandpa next door used to scold you? What is the word you inspired from your friend? What is the word you heard first from your love?  What is the word your child first pronounced?

There are many such questions to ask. And we all have the answers too. Knowingly or unknowingly the word which we hear/use influences us. The word reminds us some people, some moments, some days, some period and vice verse. We all are emotionally attached with all the words which we use to communicate. Though a man and a woman understand their love for each other, it brings happiness to them only when it is proposed (said through some words). Though two men understand their disliking on each others, their relation gets broken only when the words spill out from their mouth. And those are the word’s which will carry their life ahead, generations after generations.

The word we use tells everyone, who we are. We are the product of the words we listen and speak. It is as important as the blood to our body. According to bible, God created everything with his words. Man didn’t create the word but with the ‘Word’ which became a man.  The first verse from John in the bible says ‘In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God’. 

A word can make anyone happy, angry, joy, worry, regret, tempt, motivate, discourage, irk, excite, weep, impress, inspire, dream and live. That is the magic of the word. Please remember that our words can do all these magic to us and to others.

Now let us ask a question ourselves, what are the words we use to tell others in the above mentioned questions? Let us be conscious about it, if it hurts others. We can create our own world with these magic words. What is your magic Word? 

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