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Via Negativa-By Way Of Negation

Via Negativa

Via Negativa- It’s an ancient Latin phrase, and it means “by way of negation.” The origins of this term can be traced to a concept in ancient theology which sought to understand God by negating everything that God was not. Read more…


Be Willing To Say NO

say No

Steve Jobs once famously said something profound. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that Read more…


Consistency Beats Intensity

Consistency

The kind of life you are leading today is a compounded consequence of all choices you have exercised all your life-up until this moment. The tricky thing with our day-to-day choices is that the consequences are never evident in the Read more…


Don’t Try To Change Others

change

Whether you are a busy business executive dealing with a colleague who never sticks to deadlines, a frustrated customer seeking a response to repeated complaints, or a parent trying to get your teenager to be more compliant, we often find Read more…


Your Body Is Your Home

Body Home

Came across this brilliant message by James Clear in one of his  recent blogposts. “Your entire life happens inside your body. It’s the one home you will always occupy and can never sell. But you can renovate it. If you 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…


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…