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Unlearning and Learning

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Hi,

Somewhere i read that a seed will only germinate if it ceases to be a seed.

How true?

When related to Adult learning; certainly makes sense!

What do you say!!

Happy Unlearning and Learning!

Fitness: Let’s Do it together – II

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 Got busy on Sat – Sun at Outdoors – Fun and Frolic – little trek and Outdoor Fitness Camp – returned few hours back.. Get ready for Monday…

Here comes Monday Workout –

Jog 1 km

Warm –up – Stretching –       10 mins

Endurance run – 4.30 mins – Run with long strides – try and maintain same speed although –

Break 1 min and repeat 5 sets to begin with;

Stretching – 3 mins

Push –ups – 20 – 3 sets — with clapping if possible or else just normal Push-ups

Twisting to sides and passing the medicine ball – 20 reps – with sit-ups – 3 sets of 20 alternately.

Pull –ups –Max you can do – 3 sets

Leg raises 20 reps – 3 sets

 Jog / Walk 1 Km

Cooling down stretches 15 Mins

And enjoy your day…

Time to Enjoy is Now!

Most Important Need of the Day!

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Yesterday, while interacting with few youngsters realized how many of them lack clarity on their Own Goal in Life. Is the Goal so important in life or one should take on the life as it comes. Certainly some clarity is must or I would say not some but definite clarity is must. Fun, Enjoyment is also a must but has to have its place when it comes to deciding the stream you want to pursue. In Indian context, as it from 11th std onwards, one chooses the correct one that one really wants or keep blaming for life and keep cursing the bad decision at some point of time

Many join Science or Arts or Commerce Stream just because of peers or just because someone at home / some relative puts words in their mouth. Do we ever check with the young ones as to what they want to do in life? May be parents at times are seen only getting aptitude test done for the kids and move on with it. Is it enough, I feel it’s much more than that. The kids must be allowed to explore themselves through different means, methods and exposures; not only indoors but outdoors as well before they take a call.

We thought of giving youngsters an opportunity / exposure through different means / activities to find out for themselves; what they really are capable of and what they really want to home on to when time comes to decide for themselves.

Do join in for the Youth Boot camp if you wish to undergo a process that will provide for the clarity about self or a clarity on  what you want for your near and dear ones. You can enroll them following the link below for registration:

http://www.meraevents.com/event/youth-boot-camp-bronzeat-pune-on–07-nov-to-10-nov-2013-by-m-i-initiatives 

Happy Outing!

Youth Development : Diwali Vacations: Pune, India

Hi,

This is how we look at this Boot camp.

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For details and registration please go to following link:

http://www.meraevents.com/event/youth-boot-camp-bronzeat-pune-on–07-nov-to-10-nov-2013-by-m-i-initiatives

Any more ideas; request to please share.

Happy Outing!

“You can not teach a person anything; you can only make him / her discover it within himself / herself”.  Anonymous

Youth Boot Camp (Bronze) 07 to 10 Nov 2013 – Pune, India

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It gives us immense pleasure in announcing a Boot Camp (Bronze) For Youth this Diwali vacations from 07 Nov to 10 Nov 2013 at our Camp Site – Camp M I, at Andgaon on Lavasa Road, Pune.

This one is for the age group 13 to 16 years.

Limited batch size of 25.

For details and registration please go to following link:

http://www.meraevents.com/event/youth-boot-camp-bronzeat-pune-on–07-nov-to-10-nov-2013-by-m-i-initiatives

We intend to make it a three stage Challenge for the Youth. Bronze being a beginner level – then Silver being next which would be for 7 days and Gold level being for 10 days.

Also request to share with everyone who may be interested to join for the same.

Happy Outing!

“You can not teach a person anything; you can only make him / her discover it within himself / herself”.  Anonymous

 

Youth Boot Camp: 07 to 10 Nov 2013

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This Diwali Vacation, thought to get young to Outdoors; with a belief that, Leaders are made and not born—the young, impressionable minds need exposure at the correct age to understand the nuances of Leadership i. e. in their formative years. instill self-confidence not just through knowledge (which is provided in plenty through theory in our education system today) but vide honing their latent physical and mental prowess. Also, educate them on the significance of Discipline (more importantly Self-discipline) in their life and much more.

Join in; you can write to us at info@miinitiatives.com

Happy Outing!

Running / Fitness: Abstract Psychology or Concrete Science: Wondering –what is that which works better…

Dilema Psy and scienceI find myself in a dilemma these days: having attended a session on Science in  Running. There it was all science behind running; something that is probably is working on everyone’s mind. Noticed this phenomenon around me, since taking retirement from the Army.

In the Army always had one guy (either Senior or an Instructor) to lead and all others followed; there was only loyalty and integrity to the Organization and belief in the person in front. That made us all follow that person and run; whatever distance he set for us!!! No questions asked, No calories measured, No BP taken before and after the run, No checks on lactic acid, No check on threshold level, when it comes to training and Many No’s to every other check-ups except follow the order.. And People did it – doing it and yet working well!! Everyone had once a year a medical check-up and that’s all…

Has it to do with Abstract Psychology or Concrete science? Wondering, How Psychology worked at its best. But then, now that one knows a bit of science; has it started worrying me more… Is it putting necessary or un-necessary caution in my mind… Is it that, I have stopped delivering longer and faster runs because of knowledge of science..

Isn’t it that everyone is made and groomed differently not only in habits / mannerism / food intake, so on and so forth? Some eat rice as staple diet and some bread; do I need to change this habit because science shows something different about rice and wheat..

When it comes to Individual Fitness or Running, doesn’t the same logic apply? One’s threshold level or lactic acid or heart rate or whatever may be different, yet in the Army, it was all the same for everyone; no different yardsticks.. When it came to running 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 km running, everyone just did it; be it day or night and every time gave better and better performance, isn’t it all in the mind though abstract and not concrete!  Where do I draw a line between Pure Fitness and Frills!!

Pure Fitness! No Frills!

Happy Running!

Sport – Army – Corporate – Governance: What Matters Most is Performance!! A Workshop to Rewind and search for it…

Hi Friends,

It’s been six years plus in to training – Corporate Training; mostly Outbound and some Indoors, post retirement from Army.. The pattern that I have witnessed is unique and mostly all or I may even dare call all by now, have a set pattern of subjects to be addressed / methods / activities / gimmick..

Thought to change the pattern by introducing following Module; let’s see if some change can be brought in; as they say one need to Unlearn to Learn something New.

This I would call it a step towards unlearning…

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 Learning is a continuous and unending process; need is to revisit basics intermittently to be on the right track! You can contact me at  info@miinitiatives.com

Happy Unlearning and Learning!

Competitive Sport (participating in tournaments) should we say it as MUST for development of a Person in all walks of life!

Mix sportsWhen you just play a Game and when you Compete in Tournament; aren’t these two different in impacting life or outlook of a person.

Participating in tournaments:

Makes you understand Winning and Losing;

Setting things right for Understanding Self better

Makes one ready to adopt to failure in life or take it in a stride.

One starts doing SWOT analysis at an early age; introspecting what he / she lacks or what he / she is good at.

Probably Understands humility also better.

Self development is taken seriously by individual himself.

He / She unknowingly starts doing Goal Setting for themselves.

Would understand Camaraderie better; be it a Team or Individual Sport,

There are many more advantages / benefits and hence should we not put the kids / youth through Competitive Sports; rather than putting them to just play some game without any outcomes or giving him or her a false notion of having played something their youth!!!

Do I need to check if our kids / youth i s going through a Grind of Competitive Sport.

Your views please.

Happy Boxing!

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Sports and Development of Children / Youth

sportsIs there a connection between these two i.e. Playing sports and Development of Children? Certainly, there is when one looks at sports as an recreational activity.. When one plays a sport be it Individual or team,

The child goes through a process of continuous interaction for the said duration.

He / she watches, observes others and learn from them.

He / she understand / abide by rules of the game and thus learn discipline.

He/ she builds self confidence, it instills aggression apart from building physical fitness and cohesiveness within the players.

Does it not give a understanding of patience or perseverance.

The child also learns creativity by changing moves or elements of surprise (how to use it to defeat the opponent!!)

With the fitness level increasing he / she develop better motor abilities apart from co-ordination limbs and eyes. Fitness also brings about betterment of cardio-vascular strength, which brings about good blood / oxygen circulation; in turn benefiting in overall growth.

Winning and losing is best understood in the sport by children; thus preparing them to accept defeat or taking defeat in a stride in later part of their life.

We can think of many such benefits of Sports. Thus isn’t there a need for each and every child to go through a sporting regime apart from computer games!!

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