Great quotes

This is a dumping ground of great and powerful quotes i have found along my journey.

“Living well means spending more time on things that matter. Living poorly means spending more time on things that don’t matter. Wisdom is knowing the difference.” –

Mark Manson

All change starts with awareness

The quote “All change starts with awareness” is a commonly used phrase, but it is not specifically attributed to a single individual. It is often cited in the context of personal development, organizational change, and social movements to emphasize the importance of recognizing a problem or opportunity as the first step toward making a change

Being busy and being productive are not the same thing. It’s easy to be busy. It’s hard to be productive. Being productive is not about doing more; it’s about concentrating all your energy on the few things that matter.”

Shane Parrish

Don’t get caught up in distant goals or 5-year plans. Life is not linear; it’s a series of meandering paths. Focus on the next step, on what’s in front of you now. There are no ‘aha’ moments; only tiny, incremental gains. And that’s OK. Keep at it

“Do the best you can. No one can do more than that”

John Wooden

I never lose. Either i win or learn

Nelson Mandela

“the one thing that can solve most problems is dancing”

James Brown

“the universe buries strange jewels within us all, and then stands back to see if can find them”

Elizabeth Gilbert.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

Seneca Stoic philosopher, statesmen and Orator.

We are so lucky to live in this world , over a century ago we would have been able to watch a world class music performance once in a lifetime today we can re-watch it every day.

You tube Contributor

Success doesn’t have to be defined by status, title or material wealth. You can measure achievement any way you want

Jim Carey

Checklist manifesto

Introduction

The concept of a checklist has likely been around in some form or another for as long as humans have needed to organize tasks or procedures. However, one of the earliest formalized uses of a checklist that had a significant impact was in aviation.

In 1935, the U.S. Army Air Corps held a flight competition to choose its next-generation long-range bomber. Boeing’s Model 299, which was complex and technically advanced, was favored to win. During a demonstration flight, however, the plane crashed because the pilot forgot to disengage a locking mechanism on the elevator and rudder controls. Following this accident, Boeing developed a series of pilot checklists for takeoff, flight, landing, and taxiing to help pilots manage the multiple tasks required for operating the complex airplane safely. This idea was revolutionary at the time and contributed to the Model 299’s redesignation as the B-17, which went on to play a crucial role in World War II.

The aviation industry’s adaptation of checklists eventually influenced other high-stakes fields like healthcare, engineering, and more, where the margin for error must be minimal. The concept has trickled down to daily life and is widely used in various forms to manage complexity and enhance productivity.

Importance of Checklists

  1. Error Reduction: Human memory is fallible. Checklists ensure that steps are not missed.
  2. Standardization: They establish a standardized set of instructions for tasks, which is especially useful for complex or high-stakes operations.
  3. Efficiency: Checklists can speed up processes by laying out tasks in the most efficient manner.
  4. Team Coordination: They can serve as communication tools among team members and clarify responsibilities.
  5. Accountability: Checklists make it easy to track what has been accomplished and what hasn’t, thereby increasing accountability.
  6. Quality Control: Consistency in completing tasks often leads to better quality end products.

Real-Life Examples

  1. Healthcare: Surgeons use checklists to ensure they have all the necessary surgical instruments, that antibiotics are administered on time, and that all critical steps are followed to reduce the risk of infection or complications.
  2. Aviation: Pilots use pre-flight checklists to verify that all systems are operational, and all necessary calculations for the flight have been completed.
  3. Construction: Engineers and builders use checklists to ensure they’ve met all safety and building standards, used the correct materials, and completed required tests and inspections.
  4. Event Planning: Organizers often have a checklist to make sure that venues are booked, catering is ordered, and all logistics are sorted before the day of the event.
  5. Retail: Staff might use checklists for inventory management, ensuring that all items are in stock, properly labeled, and in their correct places.
  6. Home Maintenance: People often use checklists for regular chores like grocery shopping, cleaning, or periodic home maintenance tasks like changing air filters or checking smoke alarms.
  7. IT Operations: System administrators use checklists for server maintenance, backups, and deploying software updates to prevent system failures.

Importance of Checklist

  1. Error Reduction: Human memory is fallible. Checklists ensure that steps are not missed.
  2. Standardization: They establish a standardized set of instructions for tasks, which is especially useful for complex or high-stakes operations.
  3. Efficiency: Checklists can speed up processes by laying out tasks in the most efficient manner.
  4. Team Coordination: They can serve as communication tools among team members and clarify responsibilities.
  5. Accountability: Checklists make it easy to track what has been accomplished and what hasn’t, thereby increasing accountability.
  6. Quality Control: Consistency in completing tasks often leads to better quality end products.

To Create a great checklist

Define the Purpose

  1. Identify Objectives: Know what you want to achieve with the checklist.

Content Creation

  1. List Essential Tasks: Only include what’s necessary; don’t clutter it with every possible task.
  2. Be Specific: Use unambiguous language to describe each item.
  3. Sequence Matters: Organize tasks in a logical order, whether it’s chronologically, by importance, or by category.

User-Friendliness

  1. Keep it Simple: Aim for clarity and simplicity in design and language.
  2. Categorize: Group similar tasks together to make the checklist easier to navigate.
  3. Use Simple Notation: Checkboxes or bullet points work well for marking completed tasks.

Practical Use

  1. Test It: Pilot your checklist with a small group before broader implementation.
  2. Review and Revise: Based on feedback, make necessary changes.

Standardization and Adaptability

  1. Standardize for Recurring Tasks: For tasks that occur regularly, standardize the checklist to ensure consistency.
  2. Leave Space for Customization: If the checklist is for broader use, leave some room for adaptation to specific circumstances.

Accessibility and Distribution

  1. Easy Access: Make the checklist easily accessible, whether it’s a paper printout or a digital file.
  2. Clarify Ownership: Assign responsibility for different checklist items, if applicable, to ensure accountability.

Feedback and Updates

  1. Seek Feedback: After implementation, ask for user feedback to identify areas for improvement.
  2. Regular Updates: Periodically review and update the checklist to keep it current with changing requirements or standards.

By following these rules, you’ll increase the likelihood that your checklist will be an effective tool for whatever application you have in mind.

Top Book, Articles,Tools and Videos

This page is a list of my Top things which have helped shape who i am.

Books

  • The Checklist Manifesto –Checklist Manifesto
  • The happiness Advantage, the seven principles that Fuel success and performance at work by Shawn Achor
  • Rewrite your Mindset – Own your thinking,control your actions, change your life, by Brian Keane

Videos

Articles

Learning tools

  • udemy
  • youtube
  • Mindset & Mediation Calm > especially Jay Shetty “Daily Jay” a 7 min daily piece of wisdom to inspire you.