I am my own best critic

Your inner critic is a vital part of who you are.Who else knows you so well? Who else can offer such fine-grained criticism,as well as finger your most cunning strategies of self-delusion and sabotage?Such a rich heritage of self-knowledge should be channeled toward self improvement.Instead of blocking out your inner critic , why not use …

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Compassion hurts

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit …

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education

Education doesn’t make you happy. Nor does freedom. We don’t become happy just because we’re free – if we are. Or because we’ve been educated – if we have. But because education may be the means by which we realize we are happy. It opens our eyes, our ears, tells us where delights are lurking, …

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Competition increases performance, but collaboration increases learning.

However, in schooling—especially when a student is first learning a skill—successes, rather than failures, build character and esteem. Competitive approaches kill the drive for learning if the student rarely finds himself in the winner’s circle. Competition leads to sorting which, to a very young person, often fosters feelings of disappointment, which diminish the innate desires …

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Bill Gates’ 11 Rules of Life

Bill Gates’ 11 Rules of Life Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it! Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You …

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