7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. My mom probably gave him the “That’s nice, dear,” treatment while I’m sure I was distracted by a bowl of Cheerios or something. But for fifteen years, this purpose informed all of my brother’s life decisions: what he studied in school, where he chose to live, who he connected with, and even what he did with many of his vacations and weekends. After almost half a lifetime of work later, he’s the chairman of a major political party and a judge. He also ran for state congress in his 30s and barely lost. Don’t get me wrong. Most of us have no clue what we want to do with our lives. Chances are you’re more like me and have no clue what you want to do. Part of the problem is the concept of “life purpose” itself. Here’s the truth. So when people say, “What should I do with my life?” This is an infinitely better question to ask. Ah, yes.
12 Critical Things You Should Never Tolerate There is so much in life that we just tolerate. Some of it we have to deal with (taxes, bad weather, traffic). But there’s a good portion of stuff that we tolerate even when we don’t have to. Sometimes just recognizing the things we are tolerating in life gives us a renewed sense of hope and energy. However, when you address some of your bigger tolerations, you can completely change the course of your life and open doors to a world of happiness and inner peace that you didn’t know existed. Think about the poorest of the poor, living in squalor and despair without the hope of a better future. In the same way, we must search for these portals that will allow us to move to the next level of powerful living. Do you want to walk through the portal to a happier life? 1. You spend nearly half of your life at your job. 2. A long commute to work by car or public transportation is stressful and empty. 3. Are you overweight? 4. 5. How you live is a reflection of who you are. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
" Etre courageux, parfois endurer, ... rompre " Philosophe et psychanalyste, elle insiste sur l'importance pour chacun de construire son propre destin. C'est à cette condition que la démocratie sera sauvegardée. Quand elle était jeune doctorante en philosophie, Cynthia Fleury rêvait à une existence en retrait, consacrée à la recherche et à l'écriture, loin du brouhaha de la cité... La vie en a décidé autrement, et la jeune femme a progressivement appris à occuper le devant de la scène. Pour s'engager tous azimuts. La petite quarantaine, habituée des débats et appréciée des médias pour son verbe tranché et la clarté de sa vision, Cynthia Fleury cumule aujourd'hui les activités : chercheur en philosophie politique et psychanalyste, elle enseigne à l'American University of Paris. Pourquoi ce titre, Les Irremplaçables, qui oriente le lecteur vers un horizon romanesque ? La littérature est bien plus puissante que la philosophie puisqu'elle ne produit pas de discours dogmatique, figé. De quelle façon ? Pourriez-vous donner un exemple ?
60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don’t need to wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently, for a period of 100 days. Below you’ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. Home 1. Day 1: Declutter MagazinesDay 2: Declutter DVD’sDay 3: Declutter booksDay 4: Declutter kitchen appliances 2. If you take it out, put it back.If you open it, close it.If you throw it down, pick it up.If you take it off, hang it up. 3. A burnt light bulb that needs to be changed.A button that’s missing on your favorite shirt.The fact that every time you open your top kitchen cabinet all of the plastic food containers fall out. Happiness 4. 5. 6. How many times do you beat yourself up during the day? 7. Learning/Personal Development 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Why You Should Learn to Tolerate Uncertainty and How To Get Better At It | Leveraging Adversity For most people tolerating uncertainty is about as comfortable as waiting in line. We don’t what will happen, when it will, or most importantly, how we should respond. Yet some cultures, as a whole, tolerate uncertainty better than others. This tendency was first noticed by Geert Hofstede, author of Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. Hofstede uncovered that some cultures prepare us to feel more comfortable with uncertainty than others. According to Hofstede, there are several factors that determine whether or not a culture has a high uncertainty avoidance. In education, cultures that rely heavily on educators to have the answers display high uncertainty avoidance compared to those where children are encouraged to be open-minded. On an individual level, people with a high uncertainty avoidance often like clear and predictable rules, tend to be formal in interactions, have a strict and rigid schedule, and are resistant to change. So how do we build uncertainty tolerance?
Mindmapping, concept mapping and information organisation software 14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a complete liar that constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops many great changes in our lives. Scumbag mind. I’ve had to learn to watch these rationalizations and excuses very carefully, in order to make the changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, minimalism, writing daily, getting out of debt, quitting smoking, and so on. If I hadn’t learned these excuses, and how to counter them, I would never have stuck to these changes. Let’s expose the cowardly mind’s excuses and rationalizations once and for all. First, the main principle: the mind wants comfort, and is afraid of discomfort and change. OK, with that in mind, let’s go into the excuses: 1. It seems too hard, so we think we can’t stick to the change. 2. Just because someone else can do it, doesn’t mean we can, right? 3. 4. 5. 6. This is also true, but you can learn. 7. 8. 9. Well, true. 10. Yep, me too. 11. 12. 13.
Free mind mapping (and related types) software I see regular inquiries on Twitter and in forums from people looking for free software to support visual thinking. To provide answers, InformationTamers have put together 14 pages to help you find the one for your needs. These show the platform, a screen thumbnail and a link for more information in each case. We built this article using the most complete source for details of information mapping software on the Web: Mind-mapping.org. Mind-mapping.org has a good capability for selecting software by map type and operating system (click on the 'Refine software list' tab at the top right of its web page). "Free" here is as in beer, not in freedom, though some of the software listed is open source, so is free in both senses. Of course a pencil and paper is always almost free. This used to be one long page, but as I updated and added to it, it became unmanageable, so now it's broken down by category. Click through for more details:
How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. Every few months, I rediscover and redevour Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham’s fantastic 2006 article, How to Do What You Love. What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. More of Graham’s wisdom on how to find meaning and make wealth can be found in Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age. Alain de Botton, modern philosopher and creator of the “literary self-help genre”, is a keen observer of the paradoxes and delusions of our cultural conceits. In The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, he takes his singular lens of wit and wisdom to the modern workplace and the ideological fallacies of “success.” His terrific 2009 TED talk offers a taste: One of the interesting things about success is that we think we know what it means. 16.
List of concept- and mind-mapping software Concept-mapping and mind-mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. There are a number of software packages and websites that allow the creation of, or otherwise support mind maps. File format Using a standard file format allows interchange of files between various programs. Many of the programs listed below support the mm format used by FreeMind. The mm format is an XML text format consisting of tagged objects. Free Software The following tools are free as defined by the Free Software Foundation. Freeware The following is a list of notable concept mapping and mind mapping applications which are freeware (they are available at no cost). Paid software The table below lists pieces of paid commercial software that allow the creation of mind maps and concept maps.
Processus de deuil (2) (spiritualité) Les étapes de deuil (Kübler-Ross) Elisabeth Kûbler-Ross a défini 8 étapes du processus de deuil, qui s’appliquent également dans tout changement (il faut faire le deuil de la situation antérieure). Il est intéressant de noter : Qu’on passe séquentiellement par toutes ces étapes On reste plus ou moins longtemps sur chaque étape : certaines sont quasiment instantanées et d’autres peuvent être très longues. Cela dépend de chaque individu et du type de changement Dans certains cas difficiles, certains acteurs restent bloqués à une étape et n’arrivent pas à faire leur deuil jusqu’au bout Choc, déni : cette courte phase du deuil survient lorsqu'on apprend la perte. Ce modèle est intéressant car il permet de comprendre Que le changement peut être long et douloureux, qu’on passera par des phases difficiles et que cela est normal (changement implique crise) mais qu’il faut maintenir l’effort pour arriver jusqu’à la phase d’acceptation sans quoi le changement ne sera pas réellement ancré.
Download From FreeMind The latest stable release of FreeMind is 1.0.0. Downloading and installation instructions are given below. Installing FreeMind FreeMind is written in Java, so it will run on almost any system with a Java runtime environment. In order to make things easier for you, we've prepared installers for the most common desktop environments: Windows, Linux and Macintosh OS X. System requirements Step-by-step overview Install Java Runtime Environment if you do not have it. Download Choose among the following binaries of the current FreeMind 1.0.1, depending on your operating system: For Linux, the installation procedure is described in length. Older versions You can also download older versions; see all files for download. Source code You can download source code by browsing all files for download, looking for the files containing the "-src-" substring. Receiving news To receive news on latest releases, consider subscribing to RSS feed for project file releases.