Human Nature

Overwhelm is like doing the dishes. If you don’t do the dishes today, you have twice as many tomorrow. And then on the third day of gorging and not cleaning, let’s not talk about it, shall we? People who don’t keep up with stuff feel the most overwhelmed You know those people, don’t you? They’re […]

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Do you know how you freeze when you see the tool bar on a program like Photoshop? Do you know how you’d feel if you were thrown into a cockpit and asked to fly a plane? Yes, you did know how you felt, the first time you were asked to drive a car. It’s your […]

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  Did you eat something today? Drank some sort of drink? Well, there’s a good chance you’ve been exposed to the multi-billion dollar flavour industry. Almost all the products we eat or drink have these flavours and companies spend massive amounts of money researching to make sure the get the right flavour for their product. […]

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Imagine thirty thousand menacing obstacles in your path to success. You’re dehydrated. Hungry as hell. And wobbling like a drunk on too much Guinness. Your eyes hurt, your head throbs and your will is all but broken. You’re not even sure you want to go on. You feel like Frodo. As in the character Frodo, […]

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There are two kinds of people on the planet. Those who make excuses. And those who don’t. The ones who make excuses don’t start that way No one is ‘born talented’ at making excuses. But over the years they learn to get out of things. They learn how to blame the weather, their parents, their […]

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Imagine you have to go away for a week on vacation Suddenly something intensely interesting happens with your planning. You have no time to waste. Facebook, Twitter and all other idiotic distractions never show up on your screen. TV watching becomes a luxury. Every moment of your day is focused on clearing your schedule so that your vacation is […]

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Have you ever driven a car really fast? At some point it seems like the car is standing still. You’re doing 100mph, but it sure feels like you’re not really moving. You get this feeling on a plane as well. You’re hurtling at 500mph and you feel like it’s a terribly long flight and you’re bored, frustrated and […]

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How do you fail at something? You simply stop. I’ve seen people who could be exceedingly good writers, artists etc. And yet they stop. Then they lose momentum. And they possibly never regain that pace and momentum again. The interesting part is that they don’t intend to stop forever They just stop for a day, […]

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Olive oil Aubergines Onions Garlic, Cinnamon, Oregano, Minced lamb, Tomato purée, Parsley And red wine. Writing an article is like making a yummy dish called moussaka And making the moussaka takes a bit of work. The first port of call is of course, the ingredients. You have to make that all important trip to the […]

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Have you ever seen two pianists play the same music? It’s the very same score, the very same piano, but one seems to play it better than the other. Not just a little better, but a lot better. So what makes one person’s playing so different from the other? It’s inborn talent. That’s what most […]

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When I was in school, I’d often do algebra while listening to music playing in the background. And at that point, I was scoring almost perfect scores on my algebra tests and exams. In effect, I was multitasking. So then, is multitasking good for you? Well, it depends… When most of us talk about multitasking, […]

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There are two ways to eat a cake. You can eat it in small pieces. Or gobble the whole thing down. Most of us would like to gobble, whether it comes to cake or learning And like cake, learning needs to be tackled in small portions. Small portions not only help you learn, but help […]

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