Take That Step

Recently, I came upon the book Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian author and poet. I found that she has a great talent to express ideas in a heart-warming style. Here is an excerpt. If you can’t stand up…
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Raising the Pain Threshold

In an interview on business lessons, Elon Musk had a great advice as follows. Starting a business, I’d say, number one is have a high pain threshold. Alain de Botton also had something very similar to say on writing a…
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Hard Work is Not a Problem

Some time ago, I had to take a 15 hours flight which I thought would be very boring. I do not like to get trapped in a tube for a long long time without any option to walk or run…
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Moore’s Law and Human Inefficiency

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, predicted in 1965 that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every 18 months. It is not a physical law and instead just a remarkable observation of…
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Benefits of an Unbroken Run

The good thing about good habits is that they build a history of investment in that aspect of one’s life in the form of an unbroken run. This investment if continued for some time (even with pain) plays a central…
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Gems from J K Rowling

Here are some useful notes from J. K. Rowling’s book Very Good Lives. Poverty entails a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the captive of the Fates. Failure teaches us things about ourselves…
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Wait for the Receptive Mode

A mistake higher-than-average IQ people regularly commit is to jump into a situation with their potent and logical arguments. They try to make people around (e.g, kids and spouses) understand how they should react in a certain way. Very often,…
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Having Correct Role Models

One day I saw a person advertising something at Melbourne Central station. While I was sneaking past him, he stopped a person walking by to explain about his product and potentially acquire a new customer. A usual reaction to such…
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The Two Socks Test

Deep down, in reality nobody knows exactly what they are doing with their life or where the arrow of time is taking us. Even then, most of us care too much about others’ opinions in regards to who we are…
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On Multitasking

From what I know about human productivity, focusing on a single task is the best way to produce quality work. In fact, one of my favourite books The One Thing takes this mono-focus strategy to the highest level possible. One…
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