How do you feel about failure? If you are like most people, failure makes you uncomfortable. It’s something you want to stay away from. The fact is: fear of failure is a common type of fear that many people have. I wish I could say that I’m immune to it, but I’m not. Looking back, I can see that I was afraid of failing. I have made progress, but I’m still working on it now. What should we do then? How can we overcome our fear of failure?
I’m a curious person with a wide range of interests. I’m interested in computer programming, writing, personal development, and business. I’m also interested in a few other fields that I haven’t mentioned. A question that often arises in my mind is this: how should I manage these different interests? I recently found an answer by reading a summary of The Da Vinci Curse. The goal of the book is to help those who have many interests but can’t determine which ones to focus on. It includes a framework to help them manage their interests and the corresponding opportunities.
Many people want to live a successful life. Not many, however, are willing to pay the price. I have read the stories of many great people, and they all share common characteristics. In particular, there is one principle that I believe they all follow, whether they realize it or not. The principle is this: Choose the hard way Yes, choose the hard way. When given the choice between the easy way and the hard way, great people consistently choose the hard way.
Note: This post is written by Alicia Honeycutt Stress. A word often used and a feeling that everyone can relate to. Stress is a state of discomfort, a very intuitive reaction to anxiety; before you know it, it’s written all over your face, oozing from and stiffening your body even as you attempt to hide it and remain nonchalant. The causes and triggers of stress are varied and you never really know when a situation turns stressful. Stress is directly related to pressure, deadlines and achievements. If you fall short of achieving something, you begin to feel the pressure, force yourself to work harder and cause yourself mental stress, simply because you couldn’t meet a deadline.
Note: This post is written by Colin Christensen Managing people in the workplace (or anywhere else for that matter) is a difficult task. Everyone is different, so there are no hard and fast rules to motivating him or her to be more productive. Leaders have to understand the difference between introverts and extroverts to light a fire in their belly effectively, and push them to perform as well as they can. Below are the best ways to motivate extroverted and introverted people for productivity.
A while back, there was a viral news story here in Indonesia: the father of a famous celebrity was found begging on the street. When the government’s social agency picked him up, he was in terrible condition. He didn’t have any belongings. He didn’t even have a single penny. And he apparently hadn’t taken a shower for days. This became viral because his daughter is a famous celebrity with lots and lots of money. How could this happen? As it turns out, the celebrity’s father and mother divorced years ago when she was just 7 years old. Since then, the father worked odd jobs until one day he could no longer find any more jobs. Not knowing what else to do, he became a beggar. And not being able to pay rent, he just slept wherever he could.