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One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. The key question: how do you overcome that fear? By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Without really thinking of it in those terms, that’s what I’ve been doing over the years, and that’s what helped me finally overcome my fears, and finally pursue my dreams. I...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016

One of the most tried and true methods for problem solving is the trial and error method. Despite its lack of sophistication, sometimes it’s the most efficient choice, especially because it can succeed where other methods fail. With trial and error, you’re always guaranteed a learning experience, and you’ll often identify multiple solutions as you experiment. Yet how often do we fail to proceed to the trial phase because we’re afraid of experiencing the error? We make the mistake of believing...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016

Here is a collection of wisdom quotes: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal”. – Henry Ford “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”. – Henry David Thoreau “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future”. – George Bernard...

by School Of Life on 28 July 2016

When you want to make a change in your life, especially a big one, you’ll typically meet resistance along the way. An effective strategy for rendering such resistance powerless is the strategy of overwhelming force. This is a military strategy of course, but we can co-opt it for our own personal development as well. Instead of merely dipping your toes into the change you’d like to make, you dive into it headfirst. Instead of undercommitting resources, you overcommit. Too often when people attempt...

by School Of Life on 28 July 2016

When it comes to real-life human relationships, what’s the biggest risk in the long run? Is it the risk of committing social mistakes that may lead to embarrassment and hurt feelings? Or is it the risk of holding back and doing nothing, missing out on some potentially rewarding long-term relationships? What would happen if instead of focusing on the fear of negative consequences from social interaction, you focused on the anticipation of positive consequences, such as forming new friendships,...

by School Of Life on 28 July 2016

Here is a collection of marriage quotes: “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife”. – Franz Schubert “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”. – Mignon McLaughlin “The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and...

by School Of Life on 26 July 2016

Do you ever have a feeling that you’re drifting through life, and not going where you want to go? Or that you don’t know how you got where you are today? Living consciously is about taking control of your life, about thinking about your decisions rather than making them without thought, about having a life that we want rather than settling for the one that befalls us. If you’re drifting through life, or feel out of control, or don’t know how you got here … deciding to live consciously...

by School Of Life on 26 July 2016

“Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman “I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me.” – anonymous We are all judgmental. Yes, even you. I certainly am, many times. I think it’s human nature. And yet, while it is in our nature to be judgmental, I don’t think it’s always useful to us. We look down on others, as if we are so much better … and that creates division between people. Think about it for a second: we see someone,...

by School Of Life on 26 July 2016

Here is a collection of relationship quotes: “I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together”. – Julia Roberts “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were”. – Richard Bach “But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens...

by School Of Life on 26 July 2016

How do you handle the situation where the other person continually sucks you into an argument that you never seem to be able to win? In a typical argument, each person tries to prove themselves right and the other person wrong. Of course, we all know what happens in the end — each person only ends up more entrenched in their views, regardless of who seems to deliver the most dominant argument. An argument cannot be won with resistance. You will only strengthen the other person’s resolve. At...

by School Of Life on 26 July 2016