“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” Audrey Hepburn
“. . . emotional intelligence does not mean merely “being nice.” At strategic moments it may demand not “being nice,” but rather, for example, bluntly confronting someone with an uncomfortable but consequential truth they’ve been avoiding.” Daniel Goleman (Working with Emotional Intelligence)
“Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.” Robert Rubin (In an Uncertain World)
Oli Doyle helps us to think how we can make daily activities mindful ones. In a series of mindfulness exercises, he covers drinking a cup of tea, sitting mindfully, breath techniques, walking, eating, driving, noticing every sound . . . or thought . . . or feeling. And more besides. And for the doubters amongst… Read More What is it . . .
Stacey M Peterson writes about how to increase your chances of success. She suggests 3 steps: 1. Set aside some time to understand the reasons behind your goal 2. Break down your goal into smaller daily or weekly tasks 3. Share your goal with someone else. Read more – 3 ways to get closer to… Read More One step nearer . . .
‘Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.’ Yoda
I realise that many people are better able than me to deal with an approaching deadline. I understand it’s something to do with my personality type that I work best under the pressure of them looming over me. Douglas Adam’s quote therefore seems so apt: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make… Read More Whoosh . . .
“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” Kofi Annan
Physics isn’t my scene – I’m more of an arts type of girl – but what a wonderful quote from Professor Avram Noam Chomsky, that surely can be applied elsewhere: “If you’re teaching, say, physics, there’s no point in persuading a student that you’re right. You want to encourage them to find out what the truth… Read More Learn from this . . .
So often when we’re problem-solving, it seems you’re forced to decide, “what would you do?” How about turning the tables occasionally and asking: “What wouldn’t you do?“ Maybe that’s also a way to finding the answer?