Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Beware Of The Curse Of Knowledge

curse of knowledge

In 1990, Elizabeth Newton, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, did a study to check how confident people were about communicating some message to someone and how successful they were in getting the message across to the recipient.  In the Read more…


Are You Ready?

Ready to learn

There is a saying- Nobody can be taught anything until they are ready to learn. It is easy to say you want to learn and grow, but no one can teach you anything if you don’t possess the intrinsic hunger Read more…


ROI Of A Book

ROI of a book

I love reading books of all genres. I also love collecting material that presents information in interesting ways. Last week, I came across this powerful infographic describing the ROI (Return on Investment) of any nonfiction book based on how readers Read more…


Keep Scarcity Thinking At Bay

scarcity thinking

Our mindset has a big impact on the kind of life we lead. An abundance mindset really shapes the joy and fulfillment that we experience when engaging with the world. In times of difficulty or crisis, it is so easy Read more…


How Good Is Your Metacognition?

metacognition

Meta Cognition is the cognitive ability we possess to think about our thinking. We can think of metacognition as the self-awareness of what we are thinking and feeling. Instead of having a tantrum, you say I “feel” like I am Read more…


Many Destinations, Many Paths

Many Paths

Do not become fixated on overcoming that one roadblock like your life depends on it. There is no challenge that can ruin you (unless you are caught doing something fundamentally unethical or wrong!). Paradoxically, in trying to overcome a challenge, Read more…


Weekend Story-Alexander’s Three Wishes

Having conquered many kingdoms, Alexander the Great was finally returning home. But unfortunately, in the course of his journey back, he fell ill, and very quickly, his health deteriorated. When death stared him in the face, Alexander realized how meaningless Read more…


How’s Your Ambition? Ten Quotes To Inspire

Ambition

When we all come with the ambition to succeed in life , our motivation to pursue our goals and dreams soars!  Here are ten of my favorite ambition quotes from my collection.  A man’s worth is no greater than the Read more…


Focus On The Important

Warren buffet says it nicely- the thing that will prevent you from achieving your most important goal/objective is not the unimportant stuff. It’s is the stuff that seems and feels important enough for you to get distracted from you primary Read more…


A Great Thought

A Great Thought

Sharing a great thought by Shane Parrish, the founder of Farnam Street. The longer the time frame for results, the less you need intensity and the more you need consistency. Consistency isn’t simply willpower, which comes and goes. Consistency is Read more…


Don’t Break The Chain

Don't Break The Chain

Till a couple of months back- Every morning, I used to run 7 km. I used to be very conscious of my diet every day. I ate healthy, limited portions, and avoided sweets. Every day, I read for at least Read more…