“I HOLD NO DEGREES TO PROVE MY WORTH AS A BELIEVER IN ‘POSITIVE THINKING’. MY EXPERIENCE IN LIFE IS MY DEGREE AND ONE CAN SELDOM FIND A BETTER ONE. I HAVE LEARNT EVERYTHING IN THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS.” — LT. COL. SHASHI ANAND.
My tryst with ‘Positive Thinking’ and its seeming power over one’s life, started when, as a young Captain in the Indian Army, I was posted to a terrorism- afflicted border of the country. Nothing seemed right. Here I was, thousands of miles away from my wife and my newborn child, whom I had hardly seen; still recovering from losing my parents early and within span of six months, as also, facing tense situations at the border and to add to my woes, facing health problems myself! I felt I was a victim of the infamous Murphy’s Law– “If Something Can Go Wrong, It Will”. This continued until, one day, a fellow Officer introduced me to a book on ‘Positive Thinking’. Though I was skeptical initially, I tried to inculcate some of the things which the book suggested and with time, I was actually able to bring about a change in my perception of situations, which in turn helped me to steer my thoughts away from negativism and move towards positivism. My life seemed more under my control and I felt lighter and I started to believe that I could bounce back with appropriate effort. Thus began my journey, where I started to read every available literature in the realm of the ‘Power of Positive Thinking’. I made my notes and tried to use suggested techniques on myself, improvising and tailoring them to suit my requirements. My belief in the principle grew when I could actually see the results that I had visualised for myself.
Inevitably, I drew in my family to witness the sea change in me and my thoughts. My wife joined me as a fellow crusader. We were thus encouraged to use principles to guide our school-going children to overcome whatever problems they would face as part of growing up and to make them ready to face the world with a positive frame of mind.
With time, I began to use some techniques to help people, other than family members; like soldiers, their families, brother officers and their families. We have done ‘Practical Research’ over three decades in various facets of life, applicable to individuals in various age groups and have seen fantastic results –some immediate, some at a latter stage—but the success rate was astounding.
It gives me a lot of satisfaction to see that we could bring about a change in people’s attitudes, their approach and thus their lives. We have thus decided to increase that area of guidance to individuals from all walks of life. We would like to give to the society its due, to help guide someone lead a satisfying life, from whatever knowledge and experience we have gained over the years.
The best part of this change is the ‘I, Me, Myself’ mantra.
‘I’ am responsible for my life and the way I live it.
The power to change my life resides in ‘ME’.
I am what I see ‘MYSELF’ as.
In short, Remember that YOU are a Change Agent for yourself and that the power lies in YOU.
We would like to add that we are an organization which is dedicated to helping people ‘Find Themselves’ with the Power of Positive Thinking to bring about subtle changes in attitudes which shape behaviour. We do not medically claim to cure individuals as we do not deal with the sphere of psychiatry.