Who Cares What Others Think?

what-others-thinkWe’ve all met people who don’t care at all what others think about them.

They may be wonderful people in some ways, but they tend to be like blast furnace to a snowman in social situations. And they can be the point of a great deal of awkwardness.

Still, in some ways you may envy them. Never seeming to care or even consider what others think of them – oh the freedom to live like that! Read more ›

In Defense Of Being Competitive

For some reason, being competitive kinda gets a bad rap these days. It seems that in the pursuit of fairness many have come to think of competitiveness as an obstacle to be overcome. But the pendulum may have swung too far and I’d like to argue in defence of the spirit of competitiveness. Read more ›

Wrong Imagination Can Work Against You

You use your imagination before you begin a project. But have you ever started something and never finished it, even though you really wanted to? If so, this interesting research should be of interest you.

You’ve probably heard about how we should first visualize with your imagination what we want. But this study shows that it’s possible to do that the wrong way and actually decrease your motivation to complete the goal. Read more ›

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Learn Something New When You’re Sad

sad-to-happyI want to share a magical secret with you but first a little wizardry. I love these words from the magician, Merlin to the young knight, Arthur .

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
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Four Causes For Fear Of Failure

fear-of-failureFear of failure is one of the most common reasons why people do not press forward with doing things that they want to. Well if you never try anything that it’s possible for you to try, what sort of life does that make? A regretful one, and that’s a horrible way to feel. Read more ›