Monthly Archives: Jan 2018

Why I’m Such An Optimist

Optimism

I was wondering about my attitude of hopeful optimism in the face of steep odds, and what’s behind it.

And while reading (for the n’th time) a story in the ‘Just William’ series (William, the Good), the penny dropped.

Richmal Compton’s 11 year-old hero William sets himself an “impossible” goal – to raise 8 and six pence for a shiny new set of cricket stumps… by evening!

All through the day, his increasingly desperate plans fail one after another, until by tea time, all he has is a penny.

And then comes the twist that’s made me an incurable optimist.

An opportunity lands in William’s lap. He seizes it.

And voila!

He gets the 8s 6d needed for his stumps.

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Growth

Growth

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

Sir Isaac Newton
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How To Concentrate On Work

How To Concentrate At Work

5 Powerful Secrets To Improve Your Concentration

So you want to learn how to concentrate?

Knowing how to concentrate and how to focus better is crucial to your overall success, no matter what your area of specialization or region of interest. Regardless of how much time and effort you invest into any task, your accomplishments depend on concentrated action.

When your concentration is strong, it’s reflected in the results.

Put your mind into full gear for exceptional creative performance with these 5 practical tips.

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What If…

What if you did this in 2018

What if… You made ONE new friend on Twitter every day of 2018

What if… You reached out to help ONE person every day in 2018

What if… You wrote ONE meaningful blog post every week in 2018

What if…

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Be Curious

Curiouser and Curiouser

“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English) – Lewis Carroll

My daughter wants to be a researcher. We were talking about the scientific method – formulating hypotheses, designing experiments, analyzing results and drawing conclusions, which then cycle back to new hypotheses.

And I said, “It all begins, however, with curiosity!”

A longing to understand the world around us; what makes it tick; how to tweak it to work differently; how to make it better.

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