Lessons in Living

Self-management,he adds,is a passion,and his books focus on how when you do something you love,there is no stress.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: December 5, 2013 4:58 am

“Having been in the Army for 31 years,discipline is a way of life and I use that strength to work and add value to my life” says Col (retd) DS Cheema,talking about his new book Unleash Your True Potential (Abhishek Publications). A post-graduate in management and engineering,it was while working as a guest faculty for MBA and designing programmes in many institutes that Cheema thought about writing books and articles related to education,career,defence,general matters and personality development. “As I branched out,I realised how breaking bigger activities into smaller ones to complete a project are paramount for success,” adds Cheema.

The author of books such as Time Management,Personality Development,Mastering Soft Skills,Managing without MBA,Stress,kill it before it kills you,and Communication Skills for Professionals,among others,Cheema believes in having a positive attitude in every situation as the secret for success. Self-management,he adds,is a passion,and his books focus on how when you do something you love,there is no stress. “It’s our responsibility to keep doing something constructive. My book on time management provides a practical approach to managing oneself with respect to time. It can help anyone who wishes to lead a meaningful and successful life.’’

Cheema says that his latest book focuses on the essence of life. It encourages people to look at setbacks as a new opportunity and never undermine the power of one’s latent potential amidst the daily bumps and grind. Cheema says his mantra is to do his job to the best of his ability,“even if you can change one person,your job is done and the spiral of happiness continues.”

“The book is a reminder that we can achieve excellence and success in any field we choose by liberating one’s talent and realising our true potential,” he says. The book is replete with quotations and advice,which equips one with workable methods and not just theoretical promises. “Understanding yourself is enlightenment and as you know more,you realise how little you know,’’ he adds.

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