Beauty is the brilliant divine light……

Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate:

Greta Garbo. Beautiful Swedish Actress.

Greta Garbo. Beautiful Swedish Actress.

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“Beauté n’est ni dans le visage attrayant séduisante ni dans le corps de rêve glamor. Ce est la lumière divine dans le cœur qui se allume et fait de notre beau monde.”

“Beauty is neither in the alluring attractive face nor in the seductive glamorous body. It is the brilliant divine light in the heart that illuminates brightly and makes our world beautiful.”

– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

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Insightful Inspirational Quote from Beyonce…..

Originally posted on Deo Optimo Maximo:

 Knowing one’s Self-worth and having strong Confidence in one’s abilities is extremely important for Success as much as Happiness.

Here is an inspirational quote from Beyonce, in the same context.

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Happy New Year!

-Deo,

Massachusetts, Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

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A Viaxe Continúa! The Journey Continues!

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“Never look back, even if you’re forced to by circumstances at odds. Keep your head high, and continue to move upwards and onwards. You’ll soon discover that there are millions of beautiful things waiting for you on your path going forward. Even in the worst case scenario, it’s better to get lost on the new and less travelled path moving forward, than to get stuck in the old muck going backward. Never dwell in the past. Always live in the present. Continue to pursue your Dreams of the future, as your journey continues. A Viaxe Continúa!”

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with time!”

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

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Destiny Is A Matter of Choices We Make……

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“Destiny doesn’t live in the stars, but she stays within our characters at all times, in my view. Our characters are governed by our actions, which in turn are driven by our thoughts. So it’s our Thoughts that truly control our Destiny. Who we’re today, and who we’ll become tomorrow is thus purely directed by our thought process. Hence, thinking positively and optimistic attitude become the key to awesome “Now” and amazing “Tomorrow”. Destiny is never a matter of chance, but a matter of choices that we make every moment. Think positively – always!

– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V.Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V.Shenai-Khatkhate.

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 “Interestingly all people are born unique, but most people die copies! Take charge of your life. Lead your life the way you want it to be, and not the way others would like it to be. Life is always what you make out of it, so make it worthwhile and beautiful by following your values and principles. Cheers!”

– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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Look Around

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Excellent article on Competitive Intelligence…..

I came across this article by serendipity, as it cites one of the quotes from our blog. My thanks for the citation, and off course, for the insightful post.

– Deo

Deodatta V.Shenai-Khatkhate.

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 “In order to better understand the world, you will have to turn away from it….”

-Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Originally posted on Proactive Intelligence:

September 30, 2014

One thing that CI DIYers have to learn (and so do some CI professionals) is to look around, to use your peripheral CI vision.

If you were considering buying a home, you would, of course, check out the house, maybe even hire an expert to do it in more detail than you can. The same is true in CI.

But, in the case of the home, you would go further. You would look at the neighbors on every side – how are their homes kept up? Then you would check out the rest of the neighborhood, looking at schools, parks, stores, the fire station, traffic flow, etc. Unfortunately, in CI, that is not always the case.

To use your peripheral CI vision, think more broadly. Yes, you have the competitor – which we often call the Target. The very term reflects the narrowing of the focus. But…

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Revisiting Two Roads Diverge In A Yellow Wood…..

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Two roads diverge in a yellow wood, and I – I may choose neither of them. Instead I’ll create my road to follow my Dreams. After all, any road is only a road, until you make something of it – just like Life is full of millions of choices, and yet Life is also what you make of it. Every learning I will gain in my journey, will leave the leaves trodden black; some time ages and ages hence. And that’s what will make all the difference.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V.Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

 Interestingly, after writing this excerpt many years ago, I serendipitously came across a quote by great writer and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, which offers essentially a very similar philosophy of life. It’s an amazing coincidence, and I surely like it. I would like to share with our readers and followers, that wonderful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with the classic eloquent poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

Enjoy!

-Deo

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Here is the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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“Life is always what you make of it. It cannot be yours if you allow others to write on the blank pages of your book of Life. You must take charge, and lead your life the way you believe it should, with the values you believe in. Start writing the chapters of your book of Life with your own wonderful words, not dictated by others. Good luck!”

– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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“Interestingly all people are born unique, but most people die copies! Take charge of your life. Lead your life the way you want it to be, and not the way others would like it to be. Life is always what you make out of it, so make it worthwhile and beautiful by following your values and principles. Cheers!”

– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

Royal Eagle riding the storm, and flying high leveraging the strong winds.

Royal Eagle riding the storm, and flying high leveraging the strong winds.

Here is my favorite poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, with my two cents.

Robert Frost, 1913.

Robert Frost, 1913. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, is a very interesting poem, and also one of my most favorite poems. Frost first published this poem almost 100 years ago, in 1916, in the collection entitled “Mountain Interval“. We often meet circumstances that need taking difficult decisions and making tough choices where we must select one path and reject one that may be an equally attractive alternative. Personally, I think this poem becomes more interesting and tricky because of the “sigh” (of regret or self-satisfaction?!) in the final stanza. In Frost’s own words, this sigh was explained as: “It was my rather private jest at the expense of those who might think I would yet live to be sorry for the way I had taken in life.” Whether the sigh being one of satisfaction or deep regret, the poem touches the fundamental human tendency of analyzing the decisions made years earlier to convince oneself that the decision taken was logical and most importantly, one “that has made all the difference”.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost
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Robert Frost’s House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Frost poses with his birthday cake on h...

Robert Frost poses with his birthday cake on his 85th birthday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A U.S stamp with the picture of the poet Rober...

U.S. Postage Stamp with the picture of Poet Robert Frost. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Handwritten version of 'Happiness mak...

Handwritten version of ‘Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length’ by Robert Frost. Found inscribed in a Robert Frost book in the Special Collections Library at Duke University. Date of signature in the book predates formal release in publication of the poem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Frost, Dartmouth 1896.

Robert Frost, Dartmouth 1896. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Famous People Born on January 5…..

Tomorrow, 5th January is fifth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 360 days remaining in the year (361 in leap years).

In Christianity, 5 January is considered a special day, known as the Eve of the Theophany. It’s the day of strict fasting, on which the Christian devout will not eat anything until the first star is seen at night. 5 January is also called Paramony (“preparation”), and it is followed by Christians exactly as the Christmas Eve. The night of 5 January is the All-Night Vigil served for the Feast of the Theophany.

One interesting fun fact about January 5th:

On this day in history, 190 years ago, (i. e. on 5th January 1825), Alexandre Dumas, famous French writer of novels and plays, fought in his first Duel. During the duel, Alexandre Dumas successfully defeated his opponent, but, according to his memoirs, Alexandre’s pants fell down unexpectedly (wardrobe malfunction of 19th century?) and all spectators of Duel (including the loser) had a good laugh at Alexandre Dumas.

After all, the winner takes it all, great applaud and LOL laughter alike!

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Tonight, I am pleased to share this list of famous people born on January 5.

Shah Jahan, who commissionated the Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan, who commissionated the Taj Mahal. Born on January 5. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton. Born on 5th January. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actress January Jones at the 60th Annual Emmy ...

Actress January Jones. Born on 5th January. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amanda Hearst, 2004

Amanda Hearst. Born on January 5. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Snap of Deepika Padukone in Saree cli...

Deepika Padukone. Born on January 5. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Kristin Cavallari attending "To ...

Kristin Cavallari. Born on January 5.. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cheers!!!

-Deo,

Massachusetts, Sunday Night, January 4, 2015.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate. Born on 5th January.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate. Born on 5th January.

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