Are you aiming high enough?

Goals are cool. They are important. And they have become the norm. Which is brilliant. It’s really uncommon these days to come across people who haven’t heard, or don’t set, goals. This is a great trend. Great progress compared to the time when the famous Harvard study on goal setting was done, a time when […]

Why we need to exercise our rights and freedoms responsibly

The freedoms we have are fundamental rights most of us expect, and accept, and take for granted. Be it the freedom to make our own choices, freedom to speak our mind, freedom to lead our lives according to our beliefs and preferences, and so on. And for most parts these are great – life would […]

What works for someone else will not necessarily work for you, unless…

It is important to remember that everyone is different. There are variables that can make a difference, even minute details like the time of the day or day of the week! If you are adopting a strategy that worked for someone else, understand the major variables that were part of that success process. Because there’s […]

What you can learn from Killer Whales about risk

I was watching a nature documentary earlier, featuring killer whales. They often get beached while hunting sea lions. And that’s the end of them. It’s not as of they have a death wish, or do it because they’re stupid – killer whales in fact are one of the smartest mammals on Earth. They do it […]

Accept it or deny it, change will happen

Do you know what the common reaction to change is? Resistance. That’s the general attitude when it comes to change. Most will ignore it, and bury their heads in the sand. While many will actively resist it, even decry the possibility of change. The thing is, whether you ignore it or resist it, change is […]

Keep going until it’s done

Things don’t always go according to plan. In fact, more often than not things don’t go according to plan. Shit happens. Life throws you curve balls. And so on and so forth. Unpredictability is a big part of life. So what do you do when your plan does not work out? Give up? You can, […]

Be careful of what you share

Social media is an ubiquitous part of our day to day life these days. Everyone is on social media – from teenagers to pensioners, from the really young to the really old, rich and poor… whatever the age, religion, race or any other social classification, it’s all represented. This can be great – this can […]

If you just had one minute to live

If you just had one minute to live, would you be happy with the life you’ve had? If not, why not? What can you change your life to live one that would make you happy? Most people do major life evaluations, and change how they live, after catastrophes. After life and death moments. Which is […]

Listen more talk less, and don’t talk over others

Be wary of people who always talk over others. These are usually the loudest people. Often these are people who are the life of the party. They are loud. And they only want to hear their own voice. In psychology there’s a classifier for people like these: narcissists. They might sometimes act like they are […]

The failure myth

There is a lot of talk about failure. It’s almost an obsession. It permeates every medium of communication, society and even entertainment. It’s a big part of our lives. Everyone talks about, and thinks about failure. Failure is popular. The mainstream understanding of failure is that it’s an absolute concept – that if you don’t […]