Tag Archive: Success

5 Seconds Rule

I read the 5 seconds rule from Mel Robbins. And I was surprised how an idea that simple could remain hidden from generations of people. Usually when I read motivational quotes by people or some strategies, I know that these…
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The Two Journeys

When I was a child, we used to visit our grandparents and cousins on a train in another city. I remember I always tried to sit down at the platform to have a glimpse of what kind of machinery goes…
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Why First Born Children are Likely to Fare Better

First child carving out their own path

There have been several research studies around the world on the first born children being smarter and more successful than their siblings. There have been several theories suggested why this is the case, some of which are the following. They…
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Changing the World

Some time ago, I had the good fortune to listen to a great talk on some important life lessons. It was given by US Navy Admiral William H. McRaven and converted into a nice book Make Your Bed: Small Things…
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Little Things Add Up

Recently, we moved into a new house within the same city. I thought that moving would be easy; we would just move everything belonging to one room to another room in the new house. It turned out that the process…
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Effect of Basis Vectors on a Life

The space in geometry is defined by three basis vectors: x, y and z. When we observe any physical object, we are locating its x, y and z coordinates. For example, the device on which you are reading these lines…
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The Hardware, the Software and the Casing

When we meet someone, particularly for the first time, we usually observe their looks or their clothes. In terms of comparison with a machine, I call these traits the hardware and the casing of the machine, respectively. Hardware is something…
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All Round Happiness Habits

Shawn Achor gave a great (and probably the funniest) TED talk on the happy secret to better work. His main thesis was that we don’t need to succeed to become happy; we need to be happy to succeed. It is…
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What is the Strangest Secret?

In 1956, Earl Nightingale produced an audiobook (if we can call that) by the name of The Strangest Secret, which has been widely recognized as one of the greatest motivational books of all time. According to him, Success is the…
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A Puzzle I Failed to Solve

Survival of the Fittest According to Wikipedia, Survival of the fittest is a phrase that originated from Darwinian evolutionary theory as a way of describing the mechanism of natural selection. The biological concept of fitness is defined as reproductive success….
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