Ehsan Ghanbari

Business, Travel, Books

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors!

Maybe you have heard about an African proverb that says, “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” I hardly believe this one as I can give you hundreds of example about the people around of mine! Although a few people are ready to tolerate the difficulties of the success path; the point of this post is not about that one. Knowing the fact that hardly ever people are striving about what they really want in their life, most of them contemplate that everything should be in the same way as they want to be in a provided situation for achieving great successes. I know that you are fed up hearing these sort of slogans! Whenever I visit a hero, all of them share some same characteristics!

 

Heroes hardly ever complain about the harsh situations they have had or even currently struggling with. It's interesting that they usually work hard and trying to find a solution to their problems. Time is much more important for them to spend on complaining and talking about the disaster side of life. Another important thing is about affluent kids. they are in real danger if they wouldn't be well educated. As everything has been provided for them, so they don't have enough relish to strive and achieve great successes. I personally learned the great lessons of my life in harsh Situations, frankly!

 

I have learned to welcome the rough seas of my life because as Donald Trump says I'm striving for wholeness. Strive for wholeness and believe that the greatest inventions, achievements and finally the great successes are the result of a need and the need is the result of limitation. so don't complain about the limitation of your life and call them a flip!



be nice and make communication

As I travel a lot and see a lot of people, either as fellow travelers or as the people from other cities and countries. It's really interesting that how much you make communication with people, you learn a lot about them. There are lots of targets for making communication with people for everybody. Some want to make friends, some others to know about the cultures, some for trade, etc. The point is we are living in an era that we can make communication easier. For example, you don't have to travel between two cities or two countries to see a friend! It's laughable to say something like this now, but it was about 100 years ago!

 

 

Nowadays we can have communication with our friends easily via social networks. For example, I'm working with one of my friends who live in Australia on a project, although it's been for a long time that I haven't seen her. Based on Richard Branson's idea, one of the fifth key points of success is making communication with people. Having a good friendship with people all over the world could make you feel better to have a lot of circle of friends,  or eventually could lead to a win-win result. I mean you can even find co-worker among them as well as I've done a lot before. 

 

I've made a lot of friends on my trips, in the companies I've worked for, in bodybuilding clubs, in mountaineering courses, and wherever I've been so far. As I told before, today is the era of communication. Don't make your circle of friends limited and make communication with every sort of people regarding your dignity!

 



A short trip to Rash

Rash is the name of a jungle in Mazandaran province in Iran. A few days ago, I nominated to take part in a daily short trip with an ecotourism tour. It's been a habit of mine for years and I learn a lot even through short trips. The plan was to see a waterfall before the jungle and was great:

 

 

Unfortunately, a few hours before starting this trip, the unfaithful driver would have been broken his promise and canceled the trip and we had to take another bus! So we started the trip about 2 hours later and finally, we couldn't see the Rash jungle and we just saw the first part of the plan! Unlike others, I didn't go crazy about this unwanted event and I was just thinking about this flip during the day!

 

 

I didn't see the Rash but as a matter of fact, I enjoyed the waterfall! I believe that life is not a destination as well, although I have a lot of big dreams and huge goals in my life,  I will definitely reach the destination by enjoying the journey just like this trip! 



Don't think about the summit, just keep going!

Mountaineering has always been alike the process of achieving great successes to me. Of course, it takes a lot of stamina and penchant. Just like any other process of getting success, mountaineering has a lot of analyzers and pessimists around to make you despondent. The common question of them usually is "Why would you do that!?". I don't blame anybody and I don't have any answer to that question! Last week, my friends and I decided to conquer the summit of Tochal in Tehran.

 

 

Based on forecasts, It was really nice and calm at first and after 6 hours of mountaineering it turned out to such a cold and stormy one at the height of 3800 meters. Just like any other risky activity, you should be flexible enough to change your mindset when it's needed but as it wasn't that dangerous one so we continued until summit!

 

 

Tochal not a harsh one and it's mostly known as a mountain for practicing. After spending an hour in stormy weather we saw a nice scene, and it was a kind of gift to us!

 

 

Every valuable achievement has a cost, some of them are harder and need dedication. The only thing which is important to me in mountaineering and gives me a tremendous lesson is: "Don't think about the summit, just keep going!" we can make our life honorable by the same rule and reach the summits!

 



Why we want you to be rich

 

Just finished reading the book "Why we want to be rich" by Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump. As I've said before, they both are my favorite characters and I've lived half of my life by reading their books and using their advice in my daily life. Although I haven't played the role of that entrepreneur, I've tried several times and will try again and again. This book is more and more about real experiences and ideas of two heroes about financial knowledge and the facts of today's world. I learned a lot by reading this book about the future of trade, investment, and business. The book is a little bit long in comparison to other financial books of these writers, I finished the book in two weeks by reading about 2 hours a day. Make your hands dirty and read this book if you are planning to your future and if it's important for you to make a better life!



About Me

Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns and I'm spending a lot of my time on architecture subject. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the&nb Read More

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