There is an unfortunate truth in our society that is becoming more and more clear every single day we continue to progress into the future. Our schools have failed to provide us with the basic, essential skills that we simply need to have in order to coexist with each other, and to learn how to cope with change. The more change that happens in our society, the more sporadic and unstable we become, simply because we have no idea how to handle it. The other sad part is that we are totally reliant...

by School Of Life on 30 November 2016

IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED FOR THE BETTER? ARE YOU MORE FINANCIALLY SECURE? IN A BETTER RELATIONSHIP? MORE PHYSICALLY FIT? If so, congratulations. These accomplishments take lots of hard work and perseverance. Of course, you know that. You have the evidence right in front of you. When you see the external accomplishment, you are reassured of your internally driven success. It’s human nature to focus on tangible self improvement. We measure our progress from the outside in. There’s...

by School Of Life on 28 November 2016

Being successful is one of those tricky concepts that I usually tend to shy away from writing about, simply because there are so many interpretations of what “success” truly is. For some, “successful” mean money, for some it means happiness. There are so many different approaches to being successful that the waters get muddied on what really works and what doesn’t. Lately, I’ve been focusing a lot on my own personal success with challenges in my life. So, I boiled the concept of success...

by School Of Life on 28 November 2016

TRULY, HAPPINESS IS NOT WHAT WE ARE GIVEN. IT’S WHAT WE CHOOSE TO RECEIVE. THIS IS WHY AN ATTITUDE OF POSITIVITY IS SO IMPORTANT. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough,” explained Oprah Winfrey. We are inundated with reasons to become a positive thinker. A positive mindset can strengthen our relationships, help us to overcome obstacles, and even lead to success in the workplace. THE QUESTION...

by School Of Life on 28 November 2016

Almost all of us periodically sets ourselves a new goal or challenge — and just as often in the end fails to achieve them. We end up telling ourselves that we’re just not ready yet, that we’ll do it next week, next month…next year. We’re filled with laziness We might even pursue them with zeal at the start. But once we’ve made a small amount of effort, we’ll tell ourselves we’ve done enough, and it’s time to take this whole ‘starting a new life’ thing...

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016

You went to school and got good grades. You behaved yourself. You got into college. You graduated and got a job. You settled down. You bought a house and saved diligently for your retirement… DID YOU EVER STOP TO ASK YOURSELF WHY?. All too often, we get caught up in our short term goals in a way that blinds us to the big picture. The average American will spend nearly 100,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime. For those who work beyond a nine to five schedule, it will be much more....

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016

Many people mistakenly associate negativity with intelligence and worldliness. While these traits can coexist, the second two do not feed off of negativity. Rather, they survive in spite of it. People who cultivate a negative mindset are dangerous. They can bring us down with them. They can cause us to stop believing, stop pushing, and, most tragically, to stop finding joy in the world around us. POSITIVITY IS NOT JUST A FLUFFY, FEEL-GOOD MINDSET. IT HELPS US TO SET AND REACH GOALS. IT KEEPS US...

by School Of Life on 25 November 2016

Most of us regularly let fear rule our lives in the name of comfort. We refuse to speak in public. We decline an invitation to a party where we won’t know many people. We might even avoid driving on the highway or wearing a swimsuit to the pool. THESE BOUNDARIES ARE NOT STUPID. They are designed to keep us safe, physically and emotionally. We stay in the comfort zone we have created, and we feel…well, comfortable. Comfort doesn’t hurt us. That’s the wonderful thing about it. However, it...

by School Of Life on 25 November 2016

You just woke up and are ready to get out of your bed and start your day. But wait! Let’s bring some mindfulness into life from the moment we get lucid. I recently saw a list floating around of five things you should do before getting out of bed, and a chain of events led me to putting them into words to share with others. These five things can be looked at as life hacks because they’re so simple and easy to add to our daily routine yet so effective that it begs the question why we weren’t...

by School Of Life on 20 November 2016

When you make a mistake, big or small, cherish it like it’s the most precious thing in the world. Because in some ways, it is. Most of us feel bad when we make mistakes, beat ourselves up about it, feel like failures, get mad at ourselves. And that’s only natural: most of us have been taught from a young age that mistakes are bad, that we should try to avoid mistakes. We’ve been scolded when we make mistakes — at home, school and work. Maybe not always, but probably enough times to make...

by School Of Life on 24 September 2016