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Your Work is Your Work

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Charles Darwin knew about the value of learning when he said, “It’s not the biggest, the brightest, or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.” It is therefore vital that we d…

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Charles Darwin knew about the value of learning when he said, “It’s not the biggest, the brightest, or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.” It is therefore vital that we develop ways and practices that assist us to learn about ourselves. Much has been written in the area of leader and manager development about the need for developing self-awareness. Sometimes the challenge is to know which areas to become more aware of. How, also, do we go about finding that out? How can we know what our “work” is, that is the intra-personal work of getting to know ourselves better: our strengths, our weaknesses, our Achilles’ heels? Your inner “work” facilitates your paid work to happen better One mantra I go by is “your work is your work”. What this means is that we often find ourselves in jobs or drawn to particular professions that somehow reflect that intra-personal need. This is often unconscious. Therein lies the holy grail, though. To illustrate, I was once shown around a television studio and introduced to everyone as we went. At one point, my host stopped and exclaimed, “Oh the schedulers are late! Why aren’t they in yet?” I giggled and said, “Oh well, your work is your work.” She looked quizzical and I explained that the job of schedulers is related to time and timeliness and it did not surprise me that those folks found themselves carrying out a professional function which, on a personal level, they struggled with.

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Worried About What You’re Not Doing : zen habits

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The Fallacy of What You’re Not Doing

I think we have an idea that in an alternate universe, there’s a version of ourselves that could be living a more amazing life. That is perfectly productive (no procrastination!), that doesn’t get distracted, that hits all kinds of goals. At the same time, this person is also traveling, having amazing experiences, living the life with great friends and a wonderful partner. This person is learning all kinds of skills, reading, learning about fascinating topics. With a great body, of course.

This alternate self, of course, doesn’t exist, and never will.

All we have is this plain ol’ regular self. We’re stuck with it.

So we should make the best of what we have. Take a look at the current-reality self and say, “Hey, you’re OK. You’re pretty awesome in some ways. In other ways you’re flawed. That’s how all Earthlings are, actually. In any case, you’re good enough. Oh, and btw, I love you.”

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7 Ideas in Psychology That Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

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Over the course of human history our collective knowledge is continuously changing shape and growing. We know more today than we did 100 years ago, and we knew more 100 years ago than we did 1,000 years ago.

From generation to generation, we discover more and more of the truth. This is due to the beauty of language, culture, science, and being able to pass knowledge between each other.

As we discover more of what’s true, we also discover more of what’s not true. Misunderstandings, myths, and lies. Everyone used to believe the Earth was flat and was the center of the universe. Common knowledge changes as we learn new things.

What we thought was “true” yesterday may not be what we find to be “true” tomorrow. This is why we should always be open to questioning our ideas and changing them in the face of new evidence.

In the new book This Idea Must Die, different scientists, philosophers, journalists, and professors share their view of a particular idea or theory that they think needs to be done away with.

While the book covers many subjects including biology, physics, economics, and sociology, in this article I’ll focus on 7 ideas in psychology that need to die.

 

as in psychology that need to die.

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Memory Boosted a Staggering 50% By These Activities From Childhood

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50% boost in working memory from these activities from childhood. Climbing a tree can improve working memory by 50%, a new study finds. The same is true of other dynamic activities like balancing on a beam, carrying awkward weights and navigating around obstacles. Dr Tracy Alloway, one of the study’s authors, said: “Improving working memory can have a beneficial effect on so many areas in our life, and it’s exciting to see that proprioceptive activities can enhance it in such a short period of time.” Proprioception is the brain’s awareness of the body’s position in space. It allows us to know where our body is without looking. – See more at: http://www.spring.org.uk/2015/07/memory-boosted-a-staggering-50-by-these-activities-from-childhood.php#sthash.gk0jQvXn.dpuf
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Easy Ways to Fix Government

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Easy Ways to Fix Government 15 JUL 27, 2015 10:37 AM EDT By Cass R. Sunstein In 2010, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron began an experiment that he knew might not succeed. He created a new office, the Behavioural Insights Team, which would try to apply new understandings of human behavior to the work of agencies throughout government – with the goal of saving 10 times as much money as the project cost. If BIT failed, it would be shut down within two years. (Disclosure: I have consulted with BIT on occasion, and the office itself now plans to work with Bloomberg Philanthropies on a project involving midsize U.S. cities.)
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Ten or More Important Facts About Inventors.

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1. Inventors don’t think they’ll get rich, inventors hope they’ll get rich.Inventors aren’t stupid. They know most ideas don’t work out. They know most businesses fail. They proceed despite contrary evidence. Hope is the foundational motive.Society feasts on the creations of struggling inventors. Inventors understand this and participate willingly. It’s the Micheal Jordan effect: superstars inspire millions of highly motivated dreamers who produce products and benefit society for (almost) free.2. Inventors are risk averse.Inventors believe they will eventually succeed if they can control thei

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Feeling Like An Expert Has An Ironic Effect On Your Actual Knowledge

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Think you’re an expert on biology, literature, philosophy or anything else? Read on…

 

‘Know-it-alls’ don’t know as much as they think, new research finds.

The more people think they know about a topic, the more likely they are to claim that totally made-up facts are true, psychologists have found.

In the study, 100 people were given a general knowledge quiz about personal finance.

They were also shown a list of financial terms which were mostly real.

Mostly. But not all.

In fact, three terms were made up: ‘pre-rated stocks’, ‘fixed-rate deduction’ and ‘annualized credit’.

People who thought they were financial experts were more likely to claim they knew all about these three totally bogus terms.

– See more at: http://www.spring.org.uk/2015/07/feeling-like-an-expert-has-an-ironic-effect-on-your-actual-knowledge.php#sthash.YxhbU5ve.dpuf

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