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Don’t Ascribe Bad Intent Behind Wrong Actions

Bad Intent

Many of us often struggle with a bad habit of interpreting others’ actions as their intent. Here’s how this bad habit plays out many times. We don’t do something well, or we do something wrong, we say it’s not us, Read more…


Focus On What You Will Do, Not What You Won’t Do

What You Will Do

Do you want to stop some bad habits, such as getting distracted to be better at execution, quitting smoking, or controlling your bad temper? Then plan for how you will replace your counterproductive behaviors with constructive, profitable ones. What do Read more…


A Decision Making Heuristic-How Do You Really Feel?

How Do You Feel

Sometimes, in life, we encounter challenging situations where we are forced to choose between two competing options that look equally attractive. We feel conflicted about the choices. We get worried-“what if I get the decision horribly wrong.” Many friends often Read more…


Weekend Story- Daughter’s Wisdom

Grateful for

A young single mother sat at her dining table, worried about taxes to pay, housework to do, and her extended family was coming over for lunch the next day. Life felt like a burden, and she was not feeling very Read more…


It’s Ok To Do It Badly

Do it badly

A quote by Writer and Poet G.K. Chesterton says – If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. When it comes to starting something new, something of consequence- e.g., a new project, taking up a challenging role, Read more…


Let’s Choose Our Freedom

Choose your freedom

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude to a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s ways.” This is a quote by Victor Frankl from one of Read more…


Ten Funny And Thought Provoking Quotes

Ten Quotes

Whenever I come across an interesting quote that catches my imagination, I note it in a journal of quotes. So here is a list of ten funny but thought-provoking quotes that I came across over the last couple of months. Read more…


Do You Have Your Own Mind ?

Are you a person with your own mind, or are you someone very likely to be swayed by the opinions of others around you? Solomon Eliot Asch (September 14, 1907 – February 20, 1996) was a Polish–American psychologist and pioneer in social psychology. In the Read more…


Increase The Probability Of Success

Probability of success

During my weekend reading, I came across this interesting post by Ben Shapiro that presents a fascinating thesis about increasing the odds of success in our lives. Stephen Shapiro’s thesis is this. You can mathematically increase the likelihood of your success when Read more…


Value Time

value time

When asked, “what’s the biggest mistake we all make in life,” the Buddha replied thus. The biggest mistake we all make is that we don’t appreciate the value of time. We think we have unlimited time, but we don’t.  Time Read more…