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…


Two Types Of Failures

Two Types of failures

We all get to encounter two types of failures in life. The first type is something only you know, while the second type is one that the people and the world around you get to know about. The first type Read more…


Avoiding Stupidity

stupidity

Farnam Street is one of my favorite blogs that provides great content on decision-making models. One of the brilliant articles I have read is titled How Not To Be Stupid. It is a transcript of a conversation between the interviewer, Shane Parrish, Read more…


Weekend Story-A Son’s Perspective

Father and son

One day, a wealthy father took his son to the countryside so that he could experience what it was like to be poor. They stayed on the farm of an impoverished family for a few days. After they returned from Read more…


Beware Of “Doing Something” Syndrome

doing something

French Philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said: “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” We often immerse ourselves in some activities with the illusion that those activities will translate into Read more…


Ten Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes

Here are ten thought-provoking quotes that I have collected over the last couple of months. “Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but Read more…


Mental Toughness

A great idea on Mental Toughness Shared via James Clear’s Blogpost. “Mental toughness is often portrayed as determination and persistence, but it can also be flexibility and adaptability. – I can be happy anywhere.  – I can work with what Read more…


Three Signs Of An Abundance Mindset

Abundance Mindset

Many of us go through life without thinking about the kind of mindset we have. We may be operating with a negative or a scarcity-driven disposition without even realizing it. What differentiates an Abundance and Scarcity mindset? While one can Read more…


If Something Doesn’t Go Your Way It Doesn’t Mean It Is A Wrong Choice

wrong choice

Whenever we make choices or decisions, we assume that the outcomes will be to our liking. Many times the results follow our expectations. But sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. When that happens, our natural disposition is to blame Read more…


Don’t Suffer Buyer’s Remorse

buyer's remorse

“Did I make the right choice at the right price?”“Did I get the right deal?”“Is there something better out there?” In psychology, there is a concept of “buyer’s remorse,” -a sense of regret one experiences after making a purchase. The Read more…


Weekend Story- The Old Man And The Businessman

Old Man and businessman

There was once a businessman who was deep in debt and struggling to stay afloat. Creditors were stalking him constantly, demanding that he pay his dues. Desperate and hoping to keep away from the creditors, the businessman escaped to a Read more…