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Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. Personal Development for Smart People - Steve Pavlina. How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind. 100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle.

Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances. No Excuse List. 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do. :zenhabits. Personal SWOT Analysis - Career Development Training from MindTools. Making the Most of Your Talents and Opportunities Learn how to conduct a personal SWOT Analysis.

Personal SWOT Analysis - Career Development Training from MindTools

Chance favors the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur. 9 things successful people do differently. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle.

In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do . When you set yourself a goal, try to be as specific as possible. {*style:<b> 2. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take , in advance.

Achieving any goal also requires honest and regular monitoring of your progress — if not by others, then by you yourself. 17 Scientifically Proven Ways to Study Better This Year. As another school year kicks into gear, you may have made a resolution that this will be the year you really buckle down and get those grades up.

17 Scientifically Proven Ways to Study Better This Year

If so, you may need to consider mixing up the way you study, as your old routine does not seem to have achieved the desired results. But there’s no time like the present to avail yourself of what scientists and researchers have discovered about the art of studying. Using these 17 scientifically proven methods, you’ll be scoring higher as you crack the books smarter, not harder regardless of where you study – , etc.Thwart the “curve of forgetting”:Scientists have known about this brain event since 1885, yet somehow students never seem to pay it any mind.

The first time you hear a lecture or study something new, if you review the material that same day within 24 hours, you prevent yourself from forgetting up to 80% of what you learned. Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training. Placebo Buttons & You Are Not So Smart.

The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding.

Placebo Buttons & You Are Not So Smart

The Truth: Many public buttons are only there to comfort you. You press the doorbell button, you hear the doorbell ring. You press the elevator button, it lights up. You press the button on the vending machine, a soft drink comes rattling down the chute. Your whole life, you’ve pressed buttons and been rewarded. The thing about buttons, though, is there seems to be some invisible magic taking place between the moment you press them down and when you get the expected result. Maybe there’s a man inside who pulls out the can of soda and puts it in the chute.

You just don’t know, and that’s how conditioning works. The problem here is that some buttons in modern life don’t actually do anything at all. According to a 2008 article in the New Yorker, close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in many elevators built in the United States since the 1990s. Placebo buttons are a lot like superstitions, or ancient rituals.

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