I just read Peter Bregman’s commentary on Harvard Business Review’s site, Stop Focusing on Your Performance, and I must say that it’s one of the best articles that I have ever read on that site. The gist of the article is that life is a series of experiences and don’t spend time thinking about your accomplishments or how you look (your performance), essentially… [Read more…]
I have long pondered the relationship between happiness and success. I came across this TED talk by Shawn Achor and decided to write this post that was long outstanding.
Many people have believed, and possibly wrongly so, that in the pursuit of success, you will find happiness. “When I get that new job I will be happy.” or ” When I get that promotion I will be happy.” But in life, what we experience is only fleeting happiness when the do get the job or the promotion, or worst, what happens when we don’t get it. [Read more…]
With the New Year comes many New Year’s resolutions for improving one’s self and making a change to some of those habits that have developed during your life. If you are looking to create meaningful change in yourself or others, here are my picks for four of the best books that can guide you there. [Read more…]
Another year has come and gone and a new year is upon us. I won’t lie, 2012 was not a good year for me, financially, but I made it through it. I did learn a lot during the last year though. Here are nineteen of the most valuable things that I learned. [Read more…]
The worst thing about making mistakes… is not learning from it.
We’ve often been taught that’s it’s not okay to make mistakes, as if making mistakes makes you a lesser person. We need to learn that it’s okay to make mistakes but we are often stuck in a loop of making the same mistakes over and over and wondering why.
As George Santayana said in The Life of Reason, Volume 1, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” [Read more…]
I had written recently about two phrases that we should eliminate from our normal language — “congratulations” and “good luck”. I explained that these phrases don’t reflect the effort that is put towards doing a job or accomplishing something; that we should recognize the work put towards getting something done.
Here is another phrase that I would like to see removed from our common language — “no problem”. [Read more…]