Wednesday, January 3, 2018

7 Ways to Make Early Wins As A Coach

  Ways to Make Early Wins


Starting a Second Career (As a Coach)? 7 Ways to Make Early Wins

The personal characteristics of people who want to be a coach are as important as their educational requirements. More often, it is not enough to be certified as a coach to secure early wins. Whether you’re a personal coach or a business coach, your capacity to be caring, patient, cheerful, and open-minded, and to believe that everyone can change and develop, is essential. 

If you’re starting a second career as a coach and looking for some techniques to build your credibility, here are seven ways to make early wins.

First, you need to understand and focus on your new role. 

Whatever your previous career was, you should forget about it. Pay attention to what your new role requires. Prepare yourself physically and mentally. Carefully examine which part of your new job is critical to success and work on it. This will greatly help you make the leap from your first career to the present one.

Second, learn about the people (the clients) you are working with.

Are you working with students who are looking to gain insights on the next steps in their career path? Are you dealing with professional individuals seeking to improve confidence or entrepreneurs wanting to enhance their personal impact and performance in their current role? Or are you working with an organization seeking to build a strong team for optimum work efficiency?

Third, you need to plan your strategy to help clients achieve each of their goals.

Set short-term targets that you can deliver within the first few days of meeting with your clients. Make the first impression of being a results-oriented, passionate coach. With immediate results, your clients will be able to build their confidence in you.
Wins As A Coach

Fourth, create a welcoming atmosphere to start building effective relationships.

Your clients should see you not only as their coach but also as their friend with whom they can discuss their feelings and thoughts without being judged.

Fifth, manage expectations right from the very beginning. Listen to their requests and clarify if needed.

Many leaders commit the mistake of thinking that what had made them successful at getting to the top would work the same way in their new role as a coach. Coaching is a totally different thing. You have to learn new skills, and one of them is the skill of listening.

Listen to their needs. Pay attention to non-verbal cues. Remember, these people approach you because they want to improve their personality. Sometimes, what they say is different from what you see.

Sixth, make a “contract” with your clients.

Agree on how things should be done. This way, you and your clients will have a clear picture of what to expect from the program and know which direction you are going.

Seventh, use varied methods in helping your clients realize their true potentials.

Use a combination of thought-provoking questionnaires, individual interviews, and group discussions.
Because every person is unique, you must invest time into working with the clients on an individual basis as often as possible. It is important for you and your client to get to know one another so that he or she will feel free to discuss their concerns and feelings and to ask questions they might find awkward or embarrassing. 

During individual discussions, you can help your client reach an understanding of how to overcome obstacles in life. When you are able to clarify a person’s true values and goals, you can help him face his difficulties realistically and learn to cope more readily with the problems of his daily life.
Sometimes, it is appropriate to discuss problems or issues with a large or small group. In group discussions, attitudes, values, and feelings are emphasized. Some students are also more comfortable speaking and discussing problems in small groups. The beneficial result of doing group discussions is the sense of belongingness. 

People of the same age, especially young ones, have similar concerns, but they view these concerns differently. By discussing them in a group, they will soon realize that they are not alone. And this helps lift the burden they are feeling. In return, listening to the views of other people can be informative.

Salma El-Shurafa is an experienced Executive Coach and founder of The Pathway Project. She is a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and a graduate of CTI’s Co-Active Leadership program.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Do Trophies Help or Hurt Achievement?

Challenge: Trophies and awards aren't always a measure of success.
Science: Many experts decry the overuse of trophies.
Solution: You need to define your own success.

Success can be subjective. Yes, there are measurable goals to determine a level of achievement, but success is often in the eye of the beholder. In fact, some folks who are universally considered to be winners never stop pushing the envelope and working to achieve even more in their fields and beyond. This is why you see tennis players who don’t retire after winning a single Wimbledon and entrepreneurs who make millions selling one company only to start from scratch on a new invention. They are internally motivated and driven to achieve. They aren’t reacting to outside trophies.

Take Oprah Winfrey, for example. Winning a daytime Emmy wasn't enough for her. Encouraging and promoting reading through her book club wasn't enough. She continued to expand her range and her corporation. While others might think of the Emmy as the ultimate trophy, she accepted it and moved even farther to create her own television network.


Personal Achievement

Most people will live their lives without an Oscar, a Pulitzer, or a Nobel prize, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have successes. In sports, a personal best during your weekly run or a few extra points scored during your league volleyball game are successes. You don’t need a trophy each time you spike a ball if you hold the achievement as your trophy.

The same goes in business. A promotion or raise might be the only reward you want. A plaque acknowledging all you’ve achieved for your organization in the past year or two is a nice bonus and a visible show-off-able token, but does it replace the need for a bigger paycheck?

And, remember that not all trophies are statues. In the workplace, a higher-level title, a designated parking spot, and a corner office are considered valuable trophies.

Trophies for Everyone

Participation trophies are controversial for some folks, but consider the child (or adult) who doesn’t enjoy sports. He isn’t particularly skilled, but he continues to show up to the practices and matches. He doesn’t add any points to the scoreboard, but he’s getting exercise and building muscle mass. This is a success — keeping him healthy — so what’s the harm if he also gets a participation medal to document his involvement? In this age of increasing childhood obesity, isn’t just showing up for a match all for the good?

Well, some experts believe that the participation trophy discourages those who actually accomplish the win. According to the New York Times, “The science is clear. Awards can be powerful motivators, but nonstop recognition does not inspire children to succeed. Instead, it can cause them to underachieve.”

Perhaps the takeaway message is “nonstop recognition.” Some recognition is beneficial, but a gold star for showing up at school on time might be excessive. The same might go for sports team participation, but it’s important to establish your guidelines and stick with them. Everyone appreciates knowing what the rules are.

For more on participation trophies, check out what Psychology Today has to say.

Group Awards

Maybe your greatest achievement will be as part of a team or group or organization that is successful. Great advancements are rarely accomplished in complete solitude. Everyone—from astronauts to world leaders to novelists—gets help and assistance from other people. Though you may never be awarded your own individual statue, you know that it was your electrical work that helped create an award-winning movie performance or it was your attention to detail in the accounting department that helped your company emerge unscathed from an audit. Sometimes this is just part of your day-to-day job, so you might not think of it as award-worthy or a success, but remember that it’s your success if you say it is. Just be careful how you phrase this on your resume. For example, “I was an important part of the team that supported the Olympic gold-medal winning ice skater,” rather than “I basically won the Olympic gold medal in ice skating.”

Your Success

Ultimately, you are responsible for defining your own success—in your life, with your work, and in terms of your activities. Whether you get a trophy, a pat on the back, a plaque, or a rush of endorphins, as long as you’re content, then it’s a definite win. And there’s no need to diminish any trophy that you have won. Display it and enjoy it! Just remember to continue on to the next challenge.

Author Bio

Jeffery Brauer is a freelancer pseudoscience writer based in San Luis Obispo, California. He enjoys going to the dog beach with his golden retriever, Max, and even has a few engraved trophies of his own.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Idea Generation to Successful Idea Implementation – A Neophyte’s Guide

Moving from idea generation to Idea implementation is akin to a journey from sparks to flame. This journey is only possible when an idea is strong enough to ignite a flame.  

Have an idea that ignites flame? | Image Courtsey: Shutterstock

In the present time of our lives, other’s thoughts and ideas affect us all. A lot of ideas fly through our mind each moment, but as soon as we think of implementing an idea, another one replaces it and we are left as naive. But still we must try to bounce back with an eclectic collection of ideas, cognizance of positive energy, and fanaticism of uncountable trials along with never give up attitude. Now time is to go for idea implementation, though, idea generation is as easy as blandishment of the person with good business acumen, but the implementation of the same is not a neophyte’s task.

Why people give up while implementing an idea? Some say idea generation is like dreaming while implementing that idea is like getting up from a sound sleep and acting for the same. By birth, we all are indolent and keep our interest on things which comfort us a lot. It is always our comfort zone, the practice of procrastination and negative attitude generated while failing in the very first attempt. The doctrine of success reveals the secret, that it was never docile to be successful while implementing an idea. Only those succeeded who kept on testing and experimenting.

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Yes, the secret of our all success, the secret of our entire life is the experiment. We tend to take our life as an experience. Our approach is that our learning is through our experience that means if we are not experiencing a particular thing we are not learning. But if we give up experiment how can we experience a particular thing? 

That means to experience also we should keep on experimenting the things. If we keep our trial as an experience it would lead to two implications: good experience and bad experience, which ultimately lead to happiness or sorrow in our mind and heart, thus very easily we could boost up or give up depending upon the implication of the experience which we had. The best thing in an experiment is that it gives us result in terms of yes or no. If it is yes it is ok else choose method two or three and so on but do not repeat the method, which was negative. This approach didn’t hurt us, even if we fail several times; it gives us yet another chance to implement our idea.

Ideas are everywhere, it is its implementation that makes a change | Image courtesy - Shutterstock 

In conclusion, it would be worth sharing here that it is logophobia (fear of study) and ergophobia (fear of work) that keep us away from experimentation. Thus one should come above these fears to keep on trying and trying. The day we are successful in implementing our best idea ever, that day we can say that our journey from spark to flame has been successfully traveled.

Do you agree? Please share your thoughts in comments.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Top 20 greatest hits motivational speeches of all time to motivate a dead

Top 20 Evergreen Motivational Speeches Video with Transcript Link

1 - Time for War 

Today. Right now you are going to war.
You are going into war with your opponent
You are going to war with yourself.
You are not scared… You are prepared
You are not weak… You are a machine. A Freak.
Are you focused?!?


Read Time For War Full Speech

2 - Lone Wolf

The wolf on the top of the hill
 is never as hungry
as the wolf climbing the hill
It’s not easy going it alone. But if you KEEP GOING, stay true to yourself… it will be worth it in the end.
The hardest walk you can make is the walk you make alone, but that is the walk that makes you the strongest.
That is the walk that builds your character the most.
To all of you fighting battles alone. To all of you going against the grain, battling the naysayers:
Stay strong! Keep going!

Read Lone Wolf Full Speech

3 - What Is Your Why

When you wake up every morning – What drives you?
If you want to live a life of success,
 a life of complete success, happiness and fulfilment, you MUST find your PURPOSE.
You see if you don’t know what your purpose is, if you don’t know what DRIVES you, what
INSPIRES you, then you have NO REASON to improve your life.
How can you improve your life if you have no REASON to improve it?

Read What Is Your Way Full Speech

4 - Fight Back

I know some of you are tired of being victims
Tired of being told that you can’t achieve your dreams
You won’t achieve your goals
That the things in life, you want to do, you can’t do
That the things you want in life are unreachable…
I know you are tired of hearing that.
That is why i am talking to you today.

Because TODAY I want you to FIGHT BACK

Read Fight Back Full Speech

5 - Win at All Costs

Winning is simply a mindset.
A mindset however, that is only developed by outstanding individuals
Effort will get you the win when talent is having a rest day
Effort will drive you home when everyone expects you to give up
Effort will drag you from the canvas when you have been knocked out by Life!

Why is it we don’t believe it ourselves?
Why is it that as soon as things get tough in our lives we start doubting ourselves
We start thinking that we may not make it through
Stressing worrying imagining things that may go wrong in the future

I’ll tell you the human mind is powerful but it is also DESTRUCTIVE
It can be your greatest friend or your worst enemy.

The person you see reflecting in the mirror will always provide your greatest challenges in life.

Read Believe Full Speech

7 - Today Is the Day

Every morning your feet hit the floor
Tell yourself TODAY could be the day
Today could be the day I turn my world upside down… For the better
Today could be the day everything changes

And your whole entire life could change forever

Read Today Is The Day Full Motivational Speech

8 - Most People

If you truly want more out of life, chances are you’re not really going to fit in anywhere…

I mean really fit in.
Because the majority of people, settle for average, and if you don’t drop down to their level – there’s going to be conflict…
They won’t like the fact that you are committed to your dreams, because it reminds them that they gave up on theirs.

Are you going to be a LION or a sheep ?
The king of the jungle or another insignificant NUMBER in the herd.
A respected boss or slave to a boss.

Do you Even Lift
Do you even Grind?

Read Beast Mode Full Speech

10 - Focus: Gym Motivation Speech

Today. When You Walk Into That Arena
There is 110% EFFORT,

You don’t get anywhere holding back
Champions Don’t Hold back
Beasts don’t hold back.
The Greats NEVER hold back.

Life can be brutal
Life can be unforgiving.
If i had to sum up in 1 word the difference between the greats and the average.
The difference between the successful and the nobodies of the world.
1 word.
1 attribute to describe the difference…

If you don’t have the discipline
You can forget about the trophy.
You can forget about the success, the greatness.

To the end from the start.
I wish I didn’t take life so seriously…
I wish I didn’t take life so seriously…
I wish I didn’t take life so seriously…
I wish I lived more…
I wish I gave more happiness to my family…
I wish I knew how precious life was… How fleeting… How special and at the same time fragile & insignificant …

Read Fearless Full Speech

13 - Never Quit

When you come to a crossroad, and run into the winner and the quitter in you…
Listen to the winner.
The quitter will never take you down the road you want to travel.

I believe we all have a winner in us.
There is a WINNER inside of you
Sometimes we've just been hanging around with LOSERS for far too long.
Develop the mindset of a winner.

Read Never Quit Full Speech

14 - Life's Tough

It’s tough
Life… is tough
It’s tough when you work so hard…
And get so little…

It’s hard when your effort is high…
but your reward is low

It’s hard when you do EVERYTHING right
but everything turns out WRONG

They said i changed….
Maybe… They were just jealous because they didn’t
Maybe… They were ASHAMED because they didn’t
Maybe… they were DISAPPOINTED they remained the same.

Yeah i changed.
Like anyone with ambition remains the same!
Yeah i changed

When it comes to success, there is rarely EVER a time when LUCK comes into play.
HARD WORK however always comes into play.

Hard Work does not offer a guarantee of success…
But without it, there is a GUARANTEE… 
The Guarantee of Failure!

The harder I work the luckier I get!
The harder I work the richer I get!
The harder i work the GREATER my SUCCESS!

Read Hard Work Full Speech

17 - Prepared to Die 

What are you doing all this for.
You say you want to be a champion,
But your actions don’t say champion.
Your actions say last place.
At best second place.
And second is the first loser.

You say you want to blow up
You say you are going to be famous.
But all I hear are words
And what I don’t see is work

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
In a world of inaction, over-promising and under-delivering
Every second man seems to claim himself and entrepreneur.

An entrepreneur is someone that would never call himself an entrepreneur.
An entrepreneur is someone that is happy to work, while all others are out partying.

The entrepreneurs drug is success
He is addicted to success.

The difference is not one thing
It’s everything.

The difference lies in my DESIRE
The difference is in my RELENTLESS WORK ETHIC
It’s in my sacrifice!
Dreams so BIG, they scare small minds!

The devil whispered:
“You cannot withstand the storm:
The warrior replied:

You are a warrior.
You will get through the storm.
You will show the storm who’s boss.
You will show everyone you are stronger than all things that have hurt you.
You are stronger than your past!
You are stronger than the challenges coming in your future!

Hope you liked the great collection of motivational and inspirational speeches. How'd you find them? Please share your thoughts in the comment box. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tangled Quotes - A Great Collection of Fun, Love, and Inspirational Quotes

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Tangled Quotes - A great collection of Flynn Rider quotes, Rapunzel quotes, Fun, Love, and Inspiration 

Tangled Quotes are an evergreen source of love, inspiration, and fun. It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, or what's in your mind. You are just free to go at your own pace. With these quotes, you can relish, inspire and make a good impression on the friends :-) Try to memorize them and use in your daily dialogues. Have Fun!

Here we go...

Flynn Rider
Flynn Rider: [First lines] This is the story of how I died. Don't worry, this is actually a very fun story and the truth is, it isn't even mine. This is the story of a girl named Rapunzel.
Flynn Rider: Oh mama I have got to get me one of these.
Mother Gothel
Mother Gothel: The world is dark, and selfish, and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it! 
Flynn Rider: Did I ever tell you I have a thing for brunettes?
Mother Gothel: Now, now, it's all right. Listen to me. All of this is as it should be.
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Rapunzel: NO! You were wrong about the world. And you were wrong about me. And I will never let you use my hair, again!
Hook Hand Thug
 Hook Hand Thug: Go, live your dream.
 Flynn Rider: I will.
 Hook Hand Thug: Your dream stinks. I was talking to her.

Mother Gothel: Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady. [Rapunzel smiles]
Mother Gothel: Oh look, you're here too.
Rapunzel: Look at those fireworks. They are as if they are for me.
Mother Gothel: Don't be dummy, come to mummy. Motheeeeeeer knows BEST!
Flynn Rider: You smell that? Take a deep breath through the nose! Part man-smell, and the other part is REALLY BAD man-smell. I don't know why but all together it reminds me of the colour brown. Your thoughts?

Rapunzel: Who's that?
Flynn Rider: they don't like me
Flynn Rider: they don't like me either
Flynn Rider: Let's just presume for the moment, everyone here doesn't like me.
Rapunzel: Woo-hoo! Best. Day. Ever!
Rapunzel: Have some humanity. Haven't any of you ever had a dream?
Mother Gothel: Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady... Oh look, you're here too. [laughs] I'm just teasing! Stop taking everything so seriously.
Big Nose Thug: What's your dream?
Flynn Rider: No, no, no. Sorry boys, I don't sing.
Flynn Rider: No no no no. This is bad, this is very very bad, this is really bad. They just can't get my nose right.
Mother Gothel: Skip the drama, stay with Mama!
Flynn Rider: So! You're being strangely cryptic as you wrap your magic hair around my injured hand.
Rapunzel: Sorry! Just, don't... don't freak out.
Rapunzel: I can't believe I did this! I can't believe I did this! I have to go home! I am never going back! I'm a horrible daughter! BEST DAY EVER!
Mother Gothel: How you manage to do that every single day, without fail? It looks absolutely exhausting darling.
Rapunzel: Oh... it's nothing.
Mother Gothel: Then I don't know why it takes so long?

Flynn Rider: Her hair glows; I didn't see that coming; WHY DOES HER HAIR GLOW; Why is he grinning at me?
Flynn Rider: I could get used to a view like this. Yep, I'm used to it. Guys I want a castle.
Flynn Rider: You should know that this is the strangest thing I have ever done!
 Flynn Rider: "All I want with your hair is to get out of it; literally!


Big Nose Thug: That's a lot of hair.
Rapunzel: Have some humanity. Haven't any of you ever had a dream?
Flynn Rider: Let's just assume for the moment that everyone in here doesn't like me.
Mother Gothel: Great. Now, I'm the bad guy.
Flynn Rider: All right. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm letting you out of the deal.
Rapunzel: What?
Flynn Rider: That's right! But don't thank me. Let's just turn around and get you home. Here's your pan, here's your frog. I get back my satchel, you get back a mother-daughter relationship based on mutual trust and Voila! We part ways as unlikely friends.

Flynn Rider: Alright, blondie...
Rapunzel: Rapunzel
Flynn Rider: Gazoontite.


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Funday! Five things to do on a Sunday to change it into Funday

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Turn your Sunday Into Funday

Five things to do on a Sunday to change it into Funday

Hey, World! Wassup, Hope you are making your day full out of Sunday. But let me know if you are sad on Sunday. It doesn’t look good when you make sad and gloomy faces on the day meant for fun, fun, and only fun. Below are the five things to do on a Sunday.

  1. Wait with bated breath for the Sunday
  2. Try to get a buzz out of a Sunday
  3. Start your Sunday with meditation and exercise
  4. Kill the will of anxiety on eve of Sunday
  5. Plan how to manage unplanned schedule for Sunday

1. Wait with bated breath for the Funday on Sunday

No matter how busy or engaged you are on weekdays, you always think of Sunday in mid of weekdays. This should be continued till you get into Sundays. The urge, desire, and temptation for Sunday should not be lost in between the hectic work schedules. Always remember, there will come a day of fun, pleasure, and relaxation after few days. Therefore, wait with bated breath for the Sunday, day after day, every day until you get Sunday Funday.

2. Try to get a buzz out of Sunday 

It is all about your achievements and accomplishments on every Sunday. Don’t ruin your Sunday under the pressure of regular workload, anxiety, despair and misery. Just for the sake of Sunday, for the time being, you should escalate these thoughts into weekdays. It is all about your power of positive thinking. Many people claim to have mood swings that in most cases typically divert feelings from positive to negative. But on Sunday, reprogram your mind and use mood swings to redirect your mind towards positive thoughts. Remember, your buzz out of Sunday should be a complete pack of fun, enjoyment, and entertainment.

3. Wanna have Funday? Kill the will of anxiety on eve of Sunday

Get rid of your pain and fear a day before Sunday to get a Funday

It is about your final action a day before Sunday. Killing the ill will of negativity and fear clears the way forward for a more relaxed and pleasurable Sunday. Anxiety is not more than a negative picture of imaginary things or events that we think in the present that might happen in future. Rubbing off the pictures of the futuristic false image from drawing-board of fragile mind can surely prepare us for having a relaxed and sound sleep and awake us in peace and pleasure on Sunday. 

4. Start your Sunday with meditation and exercise

Kick start your day with meditation and physical exercise that will rejuvenate and energize your positive thoughts. Each day is unique, but Sunday is marvelous! How can you afford to lose the abundant energy that you can get if you renounce your laziness? Come on, lazy bones, get up! Slake your thirst for happiness. 

5. Plan how to manage the unplanned, gloomy & sad Sunday

It is always better to plan your Sunday well in advance but in case you are sad and living in adversity; it is never too late to quickly change an annoying and sad Sunday into a Fun Day. An 18-Minute Plan for Managing your day would be quite helpful for you.

Here are few quick tips that you can use to make the best out of Sunday.

1. If you are a single person, away from your friends and feeling lonely, it is the best time to start researching on social psychology. Start reading some books or enriched blogs on human psychology. Identify the cause of loneliness. Why, How and When do we feel alone? What is the best way to distract your mind away from it? As soon as you slake the thirst of knowledge, you will realize that you have started keeping yourself busy in something that is engaging you and enriching your experience. Boom! Your feeling of loneliness has disappeared automatically and now you know a better reason to keep yourself busy and not to think those things which are not intended for you.

2. If you are not fond of reading things, you will naturally ignore the tip one. So here is the next tip. Start doing what you love or what you loved when you were not sad or lonely. There can be a range of things depending on your taste of interest, knowledge, and personality. If you are in deep pain and sorrow, tip two might not work for you.

3. If you are in deep, intense pain, your sorrow will forbid you from thinking positively and doing healthy things. People are living in such conditions rarely go for self-help unless they get some external support and affection from dear and near ones. So if you are the one who does feel that you are in pain and sorrow but still reading this blog post, should know and firmly believe that there is a tremendous amount of positive energy inside you. Now, just give a pause to reading this post and recall the person near and dear to you who needs your affection and support today? The friend who has been missed out by you. The person whom you haven’t call for many days. The people who were with you during your wrong time but are now lost in a maze or haven’t been in touch because you think they are very busy with their life and work. So if you are feeling low, here are 5 peculiar ways to quick start your day and move up in life.

A personal touch gives intense relief and joy

It is better to call or get in touch with them through any social media. The best would be giving them a surprise by personally meeting them. If you do so, you might feel happy and contended. Possibly, if you have a clean heart, by now you must have realized that this Sunday has already changed into a blissful day.

Hope these methods will help you change every Sunday into Funday.

How do you spend your Sunday? What things do you do on Sunday to change it into a Funday? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mosquitoes Bites - Curious Case of a Critter with Facts That Will Blow Your Mind


Beware! What you are going to read is extremely emotional. You might wet your eyes. 'Mosquitoes Bites' revolves around jaw-dropping facts, events and emotional relationship between a mosquito and a man.

What is 'Mosquitoes Bites' all about?

"It is a very rare, unconditional, two-sided love story between a man and a small living creature that is full of empathy, devotion, and sacrifice."

Here we go...

It seems I am dying. I shall die of starvation if I will not get blood, albeit I sipped some blood, a few days ago when I bit an infant. I am famished, weak, can’t fly to another place to gorge myself on lashings of fresh blood streams flowing in your veins. I shall perish, right here, in front of the man, who unwittingly taught me, what love is, what sacrifice is. And now, when I shall follow his path, I shall erase my existence from this land called earth. This is for if I stoke up on his blood, I hurt him and that I can’t. Now, I realize that it’s better to die than watching the dear one getting diseased.

There are some good memories, which will be cremated with me if I don’t tell you. I am petite yet pokey as I can fly maximum at speed of only two miles per hour. You think of me as a little creature but truth is that I am one of the deadliest animals in the world. This is the reason we are hated by you people. You research a lot and keep inventing chemicals like DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus and IR3535 to repel us effectively. But you know it better, how safer you are!

It was daybreak. I was flying wonderingly in a street, in search of a better place. Almost, two days had passed, since I guzzled blood of a baby girl at my last resident. Soon, I traced a home with its window opened. It was injurious to my health to fly in through the open window, as I could sense the deadly smell of a strong repellent. But, I could smell carbon dioxide also mixed with deadly fumes. We are heavily attracted to this gas. It indicates that there is a big source to feast on.  Reluctantly, I followed the smoke. It was risky and uncertain but I was fortunate enough to get at right place.

Amazing facts about mosquitoes bites


In order to protect myself from the deadly air, I quickly moved into another room via the gallery. Probably, that room was Kitchen, as I could see a man in refrigerator light, pouring out beer in a glass. We are more attracted to an alcoholic because it increases carbon dioxide around them. I made the haste, landed down on the back of his neck and pierced my proboscis deeply. The taste was good, I wanted to continue. However, as anticipated he tapped his fingers on his neck, this could have killed me, but it was my attentiveness and his dizzy spells that saved my life.

I quickly flew into another room. I could see a man in mid-twenties, asleep in bed, snoring gently. I reclined on a bottle cap placed on a stool next to his bed. I gazed fixedly at his appearance. I had never seen a human face; such lively and vibrant. Seemed, I was totally mesmerized by his spirit.

Hours after, somewhere in the different room, I heard a voice of men chatting indistinctly.

‘Just give up this plan, devise something better.’ The man spoke.

‘Devise something better!’ exclaimed the other man.

‘Yes, exactly’

‘You know it better, that things are getting ruined, but still, you want to devise something better! Remember the effort, which we put together behind it?’ The man said.

‘Yes Madhur, I remember but try to understand. It is not just about me or you. It is about the whole ecosystem, and we are a part of the same. In one way or another, it will affect us. It is not visible right away but I can predict it. He said.

‘I didn’t get “predict it”. Tell me clearly Meet, what is it all about?’ Madhur said.

‘All right, then just understand that it is not only my prediction but even scientists thrust upon saying that if we disturb ecosystem, it will lead us to some severe consequences.’ Meet said.

Madhur laughed and then said, ‘So you presume that stamping out these blood sucking critters from our home will eradicate mosquitoes from the planet earth.

‘Exactly, because our method is not constrained by the four walls of our home, our deadly idea is contagious and it shall flourish and spread all around the world to cause a disaster.’ Meet said.

‘Oh My God, have you gone mad or what?’ said the irritated Madhur.

‘If by this way, I can save these tiny creatures, then yes I've gone Mad.’ said Meet.

‘Ah, I find you very uninteresting Meet. No more I can resolutely stick to your rules.’

‘I do find your sudden disinterest in me rather very uninteresting.’ Meet said.

Madhur didn’t utter a word again. He headed towards the front door, banged the door behind him as he left.

This incident provoked a storm of thoughts in my mind. Humbleness, love, compassion, empathy, and generosity are gifted to human beings. Unlike us, they take care of all living creatures while few of us; don’t even give up feasting on our own offspring. What a gift a mind is! What a gift heart is! What a life being a human is! Oh God, Can’t I feel love?

But my thoughts came to an abrupt end when I heard someone knocking at the door. He flung the door open and looked through it inside and waited in there until a girl in mid twenty came in. Meanwhile, Meet had walked in barefoot to listen out the door knock.

‘Hey Arpita, How are you?’ Meet said while shaking hand with her. He shook hand with the man also but said nothing.

‘I am good you say’ Arpita said.

‘Yeah, I am also good.’ Meet said

‘Can I sit on this sofa’ Arpita asked.

‘Of course, why do you ask this? This is like your home.’

‘Like my home!’ She chuckled and sat on the sofa. The man also sat bolt upright, hands folded in front of him, not speaking yet.

Meet too sat beside the man and said, ‘Good to see you again, Madhur’.

‘I am not here to please you anymore Meet, I am here to get Arpita away from you.’ Madhur broke his silence.

‘Away from me?’

‘Yes, and this is because…’

‘Ah, you guys are again making a nuisance. Please! I don’t like it.’ Arpita shouted in between.

‘I am sorry’ Meet said swiftly.

She continued, ‘No need to apologize Meet, but truth is that we can’t work together anymore.’

‘But why?’ Meet asked.

‘This is because you lack clarity and so a good understanding is missing among us.’ She said while breathing deeply.

‘Clarity? Understanding?’ uttered the shocked Meet.

‘Yeah, Madhur told me everything. You haven’t eliminated the mosquito completely from your home yet. You still feel affection and love for these tiny monsters!’

‘How effortlessly you believe him!’ spoke the angry Meet with clenched fingers.

‘I heard the whizzing sound of a mosquito around my head in the morning. There is no need to oppose Mr. Meet.’ Madhur intervened.

‘What do you mean by opposing?’ Meet asked in a hostile way.

Side effect and harm caused when one is bitten by a mosquito

‘Why are you doing this Meet? You are lying just to save these creatures. How easily can you forget the pain and suffering of your family? Your brother was deaf for two months because of side effect of Chloroquine, your mother still recovering from yellow fever and your uncle died of…’

‘Enough, I know it. I know what I have lost because of these insects, no need to remind me again and again.’ Meet yelled wildly enough to halt Arpita’s speech abruptly.

None spoke for few minutes. Then, she broke the silence.

‘Think about it again, Meet. She added, ‘Bring your idea up, of jamming mosquito’s wings in the air, before the world. This will publicize us. We will be next stars.’

‘I understand but what I anticipate future is invisible to you.’ Meet said.

‘Ah, why are you so worried about the future? Just present your idea before scientists and leave it to them for implementation or disapproval. At least, we will be honored.’ Madhur spoke after a long silence.

‘I don’t know. I think this is not the ideal time to come up.’ Meet said.

And the conversation went on. Gradually, her voice was rising up. She started shouting and went mad. Her high heart rate and heavily breathing increased intensity of CO2 around her. This attracted more of me towards her. I was again hungry, perhaps greedy. You can’t restrict yourself, when in front; there is plenty of favorite food to devour on. I started whirling around her with the intention to rest on her neck and taste some blood.

‘Oh my God, she cried out aloud scratching her mosquito bite, ‘something just pricked on my neck. If this is a mosquito, I accuse you of this act Meet.’

‘See, I told you, I felt the buzz of a mosquito in the morning. It is now proven that Meet tames mosquitoes.’ Madhur said quickly.

‘No need to argue with him further. He is lovesick of mosquitoes. Let’s move out of here before we get infected. Hurry up Madhur.’ She said and briskly walked out the door followed by Madhur. They left the door ajar.

‘Arpita please’ He could only mumble though he wanted to yell out her name and stop her, but he couldn’t. He rushed to door. He peeped out from the partly opened door just to find them leaving in a car. He banged a stretched fist on the door in frustration and guilt. He was standing there like a statue for several minutes, silent and firm. Then he started looking outside and inside the door randomly, muttering words, banging his head and hands and kicking hard on the door. He continued it until he was exhausted enough to get into his bed and fell asleep.

I was amazed by his extraordinary generosity towards us. I had never seen a man who dotes on harmful creatures, a man who is concerned about the welfare of all livings on the planet. Maybe this is what called unconditional love. It is not a passion. It is not a liking. It is selfless devotion.

The sacrifice and great love is shown by mosquito - the reason it didn't bite 

Now, Meet was left all alone. I could bring an intrusion to him that could take away his loneliness. But, I felt it was my requited love that was stopping me to kiss his blood. The bondage and affection for all animals that I learned from him, was confining my wings to an invisible fence, which I could not cross to reach him. Now it was clear that feeding on his blood for my own survival was now impossible.

Days kept passing but nobody came to visit Meet in those days. It got me hungrier, feebler.

At present, my hopes are diminishing. I can’t find any possible mean to avoid my slow death. I can feel it, creeping up on me bit by bit. You may call it a silly suicide but I take pride calling it a supreme sacrifice.

Today is the day when you are witnessing my death and calling it ‘the curious tale of a mosquito bite’.

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