Weaknesses

Weaknesses are our greatest threats, but to have a threat is by itself the great weakness.

We, all of us, are held, tied-up in strings that we invented ourselves. The strings that aren’t really there. The beads that form the strings are made-up of our “assumed” weaknesses and threats. We assume that they exist just to hold us back from all the glory.

As humans, we must constantly strive towards breaking those beads. We must the acquire knowledge, to free ourselves of the strings that hold us back. An attempt by itself is strong enough break us free from the strings of weaknesses and threats.

Our weaknesses are our biggest enemies. They threaten us to not to perform – to not to attempt breaking free from the strings. The threat of losing; the threat of non-performing; or the threat to our lives – threats are what makes us weak. And as weak, individually or collectively, we cannot bring any change.

Only the knowledge of truth can free us from our threats. The knowledge that nothing is permanent. The threats that weaken us will not really be there tomorrow. The weaknesses, that yesterday held us from bringing the change, will disappear tomorrow. This simple fact that the threats are only temporary removes half of our weaknesses, and hence break us free of the strings.

And once we are free, we must choose a path for us, and reach to the absolute abode of strengths. The abode where we aren’t weak anymore. We aren’t frightened and scared anymore. We are liberated beings. Free.

– Suyogsutra

Attitude

Attitude is a matter of habit for some. Others, are just habitual of their attitude.

I am of an opinion that you can win over any challenging situation, provided you carry the right attitude. And, no challenge is too big for you to win over if you remember the path to the right attitude. That’s your choice; the choice to walk on the thin line of attitude.

Some of us fall prey to our own attitudes; No matter what they do to hide, they cannot adopt good, positive intentions. As I understand, we must first win over ourselves (the world within us), to see the brighter side of challenges (in the world outside).

The choice to walk on the thin line of attitude, which separates winners from losers, meets the line of abilities at willingness. Once you decide you need to win, you will. And, that attitude, is a matter of habit.

Suyogsutra

yad yad ãcarati…

yad yad ãcarati śreşţhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ
sa yat pramãņaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate

Whichever and however a great personality conducts himself common men follow; whatever he accepts as authority that and that alone certainly all the world will follow. Therefore, a leader must preach what he is taught and teach as he preaches.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3, Verse 21

The Knowledge of the Knowledge.

There isn’t anyone in this world who knows more than they don’t know. But, there are those who feel that way! Based on the famous thought from Confucius, this post relates our knowledge about knowledge, and the connection of it with technical communication; read on.

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I didn’t get to say goodbye too!

They say that if it did not end happily, then it wasn’t the end. Perhaps! This post is dedicated to all those who parted ways before greeting the others, wishing them for success and prosperity. But, I’ve some questions that are still unanswered. Read, and let me know what you think.

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Progressive Disclosure: Progressive Learning

The only way we must learn and improve is that we must gradually improve the way we learn. So true it is! Progressive learning can be defined as a structurally-stepped, gradually-increasing-in-levels-of-complexity-in-cognition-and-comprehension procedure. I would be happy to read your views on what I’ve covered in the post.

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Well-kneeded Documentation

Good documentation does have some far-fetched benefits. And, the benefits don’t only belong to or cater to, the documentation department. I’ve seen, met, and made friends with folks who belong to other departments, and yet get benefitted with good documentation. Why don’t companies take documentation seriously? Anyway, I hope I’ve covered all possible departments to which the documentation links. Let me know if you know more. We’ll add them to the list!

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Editors and Their not-so-easy Work!

Fix problems with the write-up, stick to the standards, create a flow for understanding, keep the language simple, and yet maintain the soul of the writers’ work… it isn’t easy to play the editor. But, don’t we take the profile for granted? That’s exactly what I’ve tried to explore with this post.

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Minimalism

Minimalism is one skill, which needs special mention in technical communication. Derived from the works of John M Carroll, the idea of Minimalism is based on structure-based, task-oriented cognitive learning systems. This blog post is about how I see Minimalism contribute to the tech-writing community around me.

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Standardizing Content

Technical writing is neither complete nor consistent without documentation standards. This post contains my understanding of the need and use of standards in the tech-comm community. Read and provide your thoughts on it.

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