The Invitation is my favourite inspirational passage. I use it to guide me through life, keep myself on track, and remember what really matters. It’s written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer – an inspirational writer and story-teller based in North America.
Click the image to read The Invitation on her website. (more…)
Yes, you did read that correctly! It’s never really a win/lose outcome – it’s actually either a win-win or lose…
Why… you ask? Because the minute you view any kind of disagreement, debate or difference of opinion in the terms of winning or losing – you’ve already lost!
Hopefully you’ll be familiar with the expression ‘you may have won the battle, but you haven’t won the war’. Well that kind of applies here. You may have won the argument, and prevailed in ensuring that your point of view came out on top, but at the same time you unwittingly damaged the relationship – hence you really lost overall. (more…)
Looking at ‘smart’ in a whole different way…
Ever wondered how smart you are? Traditionally intelligence has been understood as a single measure of ability that is largely set in stone from birth. In this conventional view, smart people have greater abilities and resources they can apply to any situation. The smarter you are, as often measured on an IQ test, the better you can handle anything in your path. Much research has supported this showing that people with high IQ’s did better in school, regardless of the subject, and over time this view has taken hold and shaped both our popular understanding of intelligence and our education system. (more…)