Every man is a mystery — and that doesn’t begin to cover it for every woman. Everyone is a mystery even from themselves — unless they actively seek why they do what they do.
Do you remember sitting in school thinking, “When am I ever going to use this stuff in the real world?” I am about to vindicate your 8th grade English teacher. That’s right, there is finally a reason to know the difference between an adjective and a noun.
This in not just an academic or intellectual exercise either. It is actually going to impact your life right now. So suck it up and listen this time (unlike 8th grade).
It’s a bold thing to call reason a trap. After all, if you can’t state your case with reason, how can you state a case at all? Yet, I insist reason is a trap. Care to know why?
First, you don’t think enough. Then you think too much. Then you think the wrong stuff. Where does it end? Here’s how to dial in your thinking.
Nobody likes a perfectionist. They don’t even like each other as they seem to have separate ideas about what is “perfect”. And therein lies the rub. What makes perfect and what makes perfection?
If I promised not to tell you how to master all the insider secrets the guru ninjas use to crush it all the way to the bank, would you read this article?
Behold the results of a social experiment that show that you can’t hide your motivations behind ubiquitous technology.
If you think ambition is the thing that is going to get you where you want to go you are destined for disappointment. Just what is more important than your desire to have more?
So you see yourself as a force to be reckoned with. What if I told you that means you are selling yourself short? Read on to find out how.
Spoken (and written) language is a marvelous thing. Communication through the interchange of language makes human society possible, even humanness itself. We have all been wielding language our whole lives. Alas, we are terrible at it. Novels, stories, movies and songs: they all chronicle how pathetic we are at communicating. Ironically, our best communicators are the ones writing those novels and stories and movies and songs, the subject matter of which details our repeated failures. Being the most superior of our communicators, one would expect their lives must represent the pinnacle of human communication. In fact, as a group they are infamous for their relationship fiascos.
You are an entrepreneur, so you have carved out a little kingdom where you are in charge. But this authority comes with some strings attached that you ignore only at your peril.
Back in the day, we started off with three ice cream flavors: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. But it wasn’t enough. So then we got 31 flavors. But it still wasn’t enough. We moved up to Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs. But it’s still not enough. We demand more choices!
What do you hear when someone says, “I’ll try”? Probably doubt, lack of confidence and a deficit of reliability. What makes you think when you say “try” that others don’t hear it exactly the same way?