6 results for 'personal growth'
I am slowly, changing..
We all want to change. However if we want to change simply to please someone else or to fit in to society out of our own vanity, that is a false wish for a change. I am not talking about the kind of exterior adaptation which involves switching masks or, changing clothes, learning new tricks. No, the kind of change I long for is deep-seated and involves shedding phony masks and removing costumes, not putting on more layers.
To make drastic changes in my life means I must first deal with my interior issues. It means turning the key, and opening... (more)
In our grade-focused school years, the rules of success seemed as simple as making all As. However, in the working world, success is far more complex. Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of the Class offers hard-won wisdom on achieving professional glory that will serve as an invaluable resource to anyone who is contemplating a career, or for parents who want to help their children lay the groundwork for success in the workplace.
Over the course of my career, what I’ve learned is success in life doesn’t hinge upon getting the top... (more)
Recently there’s a lot of doomsday talk in the media; the environment and the economy especially seem to be deteriorating, at an increasingly rapid rate. There are many reasons offered for these two great concerns: the Occupy movement blames systemic income inequality, and David Suzuki blames environmental degradation on lackadaisical regulation by governments and large, insufficiently regulated corporations. What’s interesting is how closely tied these two Great Problems facing our world actually are. And the source of these has little to do with us as individuals and much more to do with... (more)
Most of us start life with a self, an authentic yet undeveloped self, from which we build an identity designed to interface with the world we gradually discover is around us. There are as many kinds of souls as pebbles on a beach, and yet the majority of us end up looking and behaving so much alike.
This conformity allows us to adopt a social role and function in a society of others; the more diverse our habits and behaviours the less cohesive will be the group. And yet no matter how conventional we appear be, all of us are in a constant dialogue between our inner selves and the world... (more)
Judgement is all about creating walls, and at its core it’s about fear and a need for control. A judgment means that a decision about another has been made, necessarily with the tiniest of evidence. We judge others because it allows us to circumscribe our world in a rigid boundary that serves both as a prison and a safe haven. Uncertainty is terrifying, and so we make conclusions so that we believe we know and the world becomes predictable. Judgement is always a sign of deep internal mistrust and ultimate vulnerability. A safe dungeon in which no light comes in.
We are all guilty of... (more)
Has someone ever said or done something that made you feel bad? Well, unless you have pointy ears and your name is Spock, the answer is yes, you've had a negative emotional response to the words or actions of another. And if it was an intense reaction, you may have even felt like you'd been zapped with an emotional-chemical cocktail from the dark side, and before you even consciously realized it, you were giving someone a piece of your mind, or physically taking things into your own hands, or both—it was automatic.
Sure, there are plenty of reasons to get angry and do what needs done.... (more)
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