Don’t do what first enters your mind!

Dale Carnegie said to never make a decision based on your first thought or impulse, those rarely bring positive outcomes. I agree because, often, the worst decisions are those that are not well thought out. It’s best to let things simmer and then proceed with caution but beware, don’t move to the other extreme; inaction. Quoting Dale […]

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Learning from our mistakes and accepting what is

Mistakes are things like setting your alarm to 6 p.m. when you really meant to set it to 6 a.m. or using salt instead of sugar in your coffee. These would be thoughtless errors that we all make from time to time. Other types of mistakes are the ones like General David Petraeus’ public humiliation. […]

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When to keep silent.

As honest as we might want to be, there are times we must remain silent. Keeping a secret even when it means we will live tormented by it. We have to learn to live with it somehow, hoping that in time it will become easier.

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Mistakes, time and youth.

When we are young we make mistakes as we keep making them throughout our lives. Yet the difference lies in that when we are young the margin to correct those mistakes and learn from them is wider. It’s a question of the time we have left.

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The road not taken is just another road.

  If we spend our lives looking back at our lives with regret, we miss out on what is ahead. We may think we took the wrong road, made the wrong decision or missed out on a chance. However, how are we to know whether the road we chose wasn’t in fact to our best interest?

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At a job interview: be you.

Many people at job interviews lie or enhance attributes that they fall short of. Why lie when if you were to get the job, you’d be found out anyway? Not only that, a job is a relationship like any other in which if you are not yourself it might turn sour.

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Finding your very own hero.

We all need guidance and someone to look up to. A roll-model that paves the way and teaches us something we don’t know that might push us on. We do that since childhood. Our parents are our first heroes, and from then on we keep looking for those inspiring people who we’ll try to imitate.

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Fear and choices.

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Do we choose our destiny, or does life just happen to us? I always wonder what road I should take and in doing […]

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