Tag Archive: Mindset

Developing a Character

Recently, I had a chance to read a great story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series for moms which you can find below. I remember well the day I realized I had a true mother here in the…
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My 4-1 Rule of Dealing with Everyday Losses

4-1 rule

Loss aversion is a term in cognitive psychology and decision theory which was identified by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman who along with Amos Tversky established a cognitive basis for common human errors. It refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding…
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Choose Your Own Dots

Steve Jobs once gave an interesting commencement address in 2005 at Stanford University. You can watch the video here and I reproduce a part of the text below. The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of…
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A Good Race to the Less

Our world is increasingly becoming focused on more. With competition everywhere, more is always required. More money, more love, more stuff, more prestige, and so on. It is very difficult for a person born in a disadvantaged position (e.g., in…
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Searching for Happiness

Most of my readers probably will know this concept but a reminder sometimes helps. Time and again, I see articles on the happiness being the north start of our lives and almost always next we are encouraged to seek ways…
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Why Writing Goals on Bathroom Mirror Works

Numerous self help professionals emphasize on writing your goals on the bathroom mirror. While one might think that remembering them in our minds and looking at them on the mirror are the same, they are actually not. Most people say…
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Some Excerpts from Mind Platter

I have found some good messages in the book Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian author and poet. Some excerpts are as follows. My Philosophy I cannot count the number of times I’ve been told not to be too…
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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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Medical Science Then and Now

Sometimes I feel that we can be grateful, in addition to the opportunities that we have now, for not going through the kinds of pains people in the past used to suffer. The modern society has gotten rid of so…
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