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The Chi Flows Where The Mind Goes: Be Careful What You Think — Paul Crouse. In the Chinese martial art of tai chi, there is a maxim that states: “The chi flows where the mind goes.

The Chi Flows Where The Mind Goes: Be Careful What You Think — Paul Crouse

" Your attention focuses your life energy. Being aware of your thoughts and how you focus your attention is an important step in creating the life you want for yourself. Why Slacking Off Can Speed Up Your Productivity. Being busy is very often a waste of time.

Why Slacking Off Can Speed Up Your Productivity

Slacking off can actually get better results. Just ask nature. A sidewinder snake camouflaged against the desert sand lies idle, doing not a lot at all. But when a mouse passes within striking distance, the effectiveness of the snake’s strategy is clear. He’s all about optimizing his efforts. Meanwhile, this army ant death spiral is the perfect example of why busyness is bad. Busyness Is Natural We humans are hardly any better. A study of 1,000 office UK workers conducted by business intelligence firm Xoomworks proves this, revealing a trend for ‘competitive busyness’. Busyness is a cultural phenomenon.

Why Slowing Down May Be Key To Productivity Productivity techniques are great for harnessing productive energy and cutting out wasted effort. Flow state is defined as that elusive sense of being at one with the task at hand, or being ‘in the zone’. Combining these two states can actually enhance your creativity. [Image] Your current failures do not define who you are. Stay confident regardless of your past. be like ulysses S. Grant. Say WHAT? By Keith McDowell As former Vice President Spiro Agnew famously said, “In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.

Say WHAT?

Transforming selfishness into integrity. Lifehacker. Quote by Stephen Covey: “To know and not to do is really not to know.” LPT: If you are considering a major behavioural change as a “New Years Resolution” it is worth looking in to the Transtheoretical Model of Change. It involves several stages over time rather than (impulsively) trying to make a major life change “overnight. [Text] Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear from Frank Herbert's Dune : GetMotivated. [Text] Tips To Make Your Life More Joyful, Successful And Fruitful. : GetMotivated. Being a good parent is hard. There are many ups and downs, pros and cons. I wanted to share what my son wrote about our family and shared with his class... It is worth it people (keep being good parents) [story] : GetMotivated. It's Official: To Protect Baby's Brain, Turn Off TV. A decade ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that parents limit TV consumption by children under two years of age.

It's Official: To Protect Baby's Brain, Turn Off TV

The recommendations were based as much on common sense as science, because studies of media consumption and infant development were themselves in their infancy. The research has finally grown up. And though it’s still ongoing, it’s mature enough for the AAP to release a new, science-heavy policy statement on babies watching television, videos or any other passive media form. Their verdict: It’s not good, and probably bad.

Media, whether playing in the background or designed explicitly as an infant educational tool, “have potentially negative effects and no known positive effects for children younger than 2 years,” concluded the AAP’s report, released Oct. 18 at the Academy’s annual meeting in Boston and scheduled for November publication in the journal Pediatrics.

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The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything : Monkey See. iStockphoto.com The vast majority of the world's books, music, films, television and art, you will never see.

The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything : Monkey See

It's just numbers. Consider books alone. 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School. 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School One of the biggest reasons that people are denied the privilege of education is because they can’t afford it.

5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School

However, today we live in a world where knowledge and information are at our finger tips like never before. Technology has leveled the playing field so that anybody with an interest and an internet connection can receive a world class education. Bloggers, podcasters, search engines and digital content creators of all types of have made it possible for us to learn virtually anything we want to even if we don’t have the money. If you want to learn anything chances are there is somebody creating content about the subject and sharing it with the world at no cost.

Self Motivation is Not Optional Taking this kind of approach to educating yourself requires an extremely high degree of self motivation. The 27 Principles to Teaching Yourself Anything (aka The Self-Guided Education Manifesto + PDF download. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

—Mark Twain Note: This post is intentionally long. It’s meant to be our compass for learning the skills that matter in the world and throwing theory out the window. Read it. Save it. At the end of this post I’ve even provided two free PDF downloads to further guide you towards learning what matters (one is a list of over 30 of the best online resources for creating your own passion-filled curriculum). Enter the Unofficial Self-Guided Education Manifesto… Last week’s article on The Birth of Self-Guided Education caught like wildfire. When that happens, I know a topic deserves some respect. Many of last week’s comments blew my mind. Living Legends create their own education. The truth of the matter is every Living Legend (whether they dropped out of high school or got a couple PhD’s) took their education and their learning into their own hands.

So without further ado…