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PRAYAS RAJOPADHYAYA

Behavior. Management. Career

Prayas is a human behavior enthusiast, management consultant, and a corporate trainer with more than eight years of professional experience in understanding people, bringing the best out of them and helping them excel in life. As both practitioner and academician, he intends to make peoples’ lives easier through introspection and reflection of self-behavior.

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Practice, practice, practice

The famous Spartan warriors had a credo for their war - "Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war". Practice is probably the greatest thing humans can do, yet people ridicule it. For every new thing or an idea that has been brought into the world, people have laughed at it, criticized it, and ridiculed it at the beginning. As the famous quote wrongly misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi goes, "First they ignore you, then they...

The antidote to toxic positivity – Tragic Optimism

Amidst all the global health crisis and unrelenting optimistic quotes floating on Instagram and Pinterest, "Tragic Optimism" serves as a way of living. Viktor Frankl - the Holocaust survivor and Austrian psychiatrist - first coined the term tragic optimism. Frankl explains first about the tragic triad of human lives - pain, guilt, and death. Thus, tragic optimism is an optimism in the face of the tragic triad and in view of the human potential which...

Recipe for Content Life: Awareness and Courage

I first saw the combination of awareness and courage in Tim Urban's tweet. Tim called it the ingredients for the recipe of "good future for humanity". I wouldn't be far-fetched to call it a good future for "humanity", but let's just focus on us "humans". https://twitter.com/waitbutwhy/status/1320869780774096896 Upon reflecting on this tweet for nearly about a year, I have had epiphanies of this piece of insight being more and more relatable. I have come to realize...

Worries worth taking

Are any worries worth taking in life? Superficially, NO. Even Gaur Gopal Das, Indian lifestyle coach and motivational speaker, asks not to worry about any problems in life because we can either do something or not do something about it. However, on a deep and thorough perspective, maybe there are some worries that are worth scratching brains for. After coming back home from a different-than-usual haircut, people around me had vivid perceptions - some appreciating...

Toxic Positivity – The Dark Side of Bright Side

"Relax, bro! Why are you always so pessimistic? Don't think all that negative stuff. Come on, be positive, man. It's going to be alright, be happy!" This statement has undertones of a classic toxic positivity. I've heard this (or similar) phrase a lot whenever I shared about my problems, setbacks, and failures. In all honesty, this was my go-to phrase and an automated advice for anyone who shared their problems with me as well. This...

Understanding Coexistence

To exist is to live. To coexist is to live together. No nonsense, simple as that. Often in ecology, coexistence results when population of several species depending upon the limited resources manage to exist together in harmony. But this theory of coexistence comes in contradiction with the competitive exclusion principle, which states that complete competitors cannot coexist. Competitive Exclusion Principle & Paradox of Planktons In ecology, competitive exclusion principle tells us that two species competing...