The Unsung Superwomen of Pakistan

Pakistan has no dearth of strong female role models yet most of them remain unknown or underrated. These women can teach us a lot about perseverance, spirit and entrepreneurship and each one is an inspiration in her own right and field. Below is a list of some of those unrecognized Pakistani-bred or born women that dared to go above and beyond to make their mark in the world. Namira Salim

66 Lessons from Aristotle

Below are 66 must-read life lessons from Aristole: Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. A friend to all is a friend to

7 Critical Success Lessons

Today I want to talk about seven important success lessons.  If you’re going to succeed you must first master the lessons of success.  You must pass the test and qualify for success.  Marva Collins said, “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.”  With that, here are seven lessons to help you “go to” success. 7 Critical Success Lessons: 1. Work “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world

50 Lessons from Plato

Below are 50 must-read life lessons from Plato: We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. Ignorance, the root and stem of all

7 Must Read Keys to Bravery

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. You have the courage you need to succeed, but you must first unlock that courage.” Today I want to talk about seven keys that will unlock the bravery you need to succeed. 7 Must Read Keys to Bravery: 1. Keep It Quiet “Bravery is being the only one

The Importance of Balance

Cycles The world is naturally cyclical. We seem to have forgotten this as we rush to make ‘progress’ and to ‘achieve.’ The tides ebb and flow. Day follows night follows day. The seasons cycle endlessly around as the earth orbits the sun in a circle, tilted on its axis. Plants follow the natural cycle of life, death and rebirth as they die back in the winter and reemerge from their

Achieving More by Doing Less

We are usually told that, to achieve anything of value – to become successful or wealthy – we need to work hard. If you want to build muscle, you’ve got to work out, right? If you want to pass an exam, don’t you need to study hard? If you spend all term watching TV you’re going to fail your exams! We are so used to being told this kind of

The Benefits of Optimism

We all live in the same world. And yet the world each of us experiences is very different – not because things are different on the outside, but because the inner landscape each of us inhabits varies so much from person to person. It has been said that we do not see the world as it is, but as we are – we filter the world through our experiences and

The Meaning of Life

Life has the meaning we give it — our richness, our enthusiasm, our pride — or our cowardice. ~Miguel Torga. The search for meaning is a constant theme in our lives. In a sense, the search for meaning is our primary pursuit in life, and people have found all kinds of ways to imbue their lives with meaning. But I believe that meaning can be found in the way we


If you were unlucky enough to get caught in quicksand, you would find very soon that struggling to free yourself led to your sinking even faster. A man who cannot swim and struggles to stay afloat will end up sinking. The best option would be relax, let go, and stop fighting. A fly caught in a spider’s web can only hasten its demise by continuing to struggle. This, of course,