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10 Signs You're A Critical Thinker

10 Signs You're A Critical Thinker
Critical thinkers are able to analyze issues from a wide variety of angles, resulting in more success in business and life. Discover your ability to think critically today with these ten signs you’re a critical thinker. 1. You get your news from a wide variety of sources. Critical thinkers know that partisan politics come into play at any mainstream media outlet, so they strive to learn about the world from a variety of sources that offer different journalistic voices. 2. Critical thinkers are not afraid of a healthy debate. 3. Critical thinkers know that it is impossible to be right about everything all the time. 4. Critical thinkers are often frustrated at the total lack of rationality that surrounds them on the Internet. 5. Critical thinkers wake up every day, excited to have another opportunity to sharpen their thinking ability. 6. Critical thinkers have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. 7. Critical thinkers would rather innovate than regurgitate. 8. 9. 10. Related:  other items

7 Critical Skills That Predict Success What skills do you really need to succeed? In school, they taught us history and algebra and if we got good SAT scores they said we'd succeed. But are those the skills we really need? Developmental psychologist Susan Engel researched the skills that actually predicted success. I'll give you a hint--differential calculus isn't on the list. Here are the 7 skills that are critical for success. 1. Of course, you can read. I'd like to ask a different question: Do you read? 2. If you're running a startup, you probably already have this skill down. Are ideas encouraged? 3. Sometimes we get focused on the solution we think is right, and we forget that there are many different angles for looking at each problem. Have you really looked at your decisions from all sides? 4. Engel identifies conversation as a way that children gain not only the ability to communicate, but also pegs it as a way that children actually learn. 5. Are you working together with others, or simply directing their work? 6.

How to Beat Procrastination This is Part 2. You won’t get Part 2 if you haven’t read Part 1 yet. Here’s Part 1. PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-| nounthe action of ruining your own life for no apparent reason Let me start by saying that I’ve had just about enough of the irony of battling through crippling procrastination while trying to write posts on procrastination and how to beat it. A couple notes before we begin: I’m not a professional at any of this, just a lifelong procrastinator who thinks about this topic all the time. Alright, so last week we dove into the everyday inner struggle of the procrastinator to examine the underlying psychology going on. We know about the Instant Gratification Monkey (the part of your brain that makes you procrastinate) and his dominion over the Rational Decision Maker, but what’s really happening there? The procrastinator is in the bad habit, bordering on addiction, of letting the monkey win.

40 Quotes that Will Quiet Your Mind post written by: Angel Chernoff Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. You know how you always turn down the volume on the radio when you need to think clearly about something complicated or confusing? The same is true for your life in general. The noise you need to cut out to concentrate? Turning down the radio refocuses your mind and offers you clarity when you need it most. Now it’s time to apply this same strategy to all the other noise in your life, starting with the noise in your head. Here are 40 quotes gathered from our blog archive that can be used as reminders to help tweak your thoughts and quiet your anxious mind: Reminder: Have you checked out our book? Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. Your turn… If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book.

How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily. Motivation is such a mystery. It’s a feeling and we understand it so poorly it feels impossible to do anything about it. Is there anyone who can unravel the science of how motivation works and tell us what to do? Dan Pink wrote the book on motivation. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. His books have sold more than 2 million copies. Here’s what I love about Dan: He’s not the type to write a book and just move on. Here’s what you’ll get from this post: Why you don’t feel motivated.What the research says really produces motivation.The single most motivating thing there is and how to have it in your life.The biggest mistake you’re making when it comes to motivation. Let’s get to it… 1) This Is Why You Don’t Feel Motivated Rewards like money are tricky. Here’s Dan: Autonomy

Teaching Guide: Dealing with Feelings - Character Education - Social Emotional Learning - Life Skills - Lesson Plans & Curriculum This material is from the teaching guidefor the video “Dealing with Feelings“in the 10-part DVD series You Can Choose! HOW TO COPEWith An Unpleasant Feeling Sometimes we feel good, and sometimes we feel bad. Both kinds of feelings are normal. 1. 2. 3. 4. * The above material is borrowed from the book “Dealing With Feelings,” by Dr. (If you wish to copy or use any material from this website, please click here for Terms of Use.) If you are using the DVD, ask the first three questions before viewing. 1. 2. 3. Questions to ask after showing the DVD. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 1. 2. 3. Other teaching guides in this series: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. To enlist the involvement of parents, make copies of the “For Parents” block (see below) and send them home with the children. 1. 2. 3. Note to the teacher or group leader: It might be a good idea to think of some way for the children to share the outcomes of these activities with each other. (Copy this block and send it home to the parents.) Dear Parent,

6 Steps to Mindfully Deal With Difficult Emotions Let’s get real here. For most of us – myself included – life is fast-paced and chock full of family, relationship, and work stressors. This reality, along with the ever-increasing pressures of technology and society at large, can really take a toll on your marriage. As a result, difficult emotions like anger, confusion, fear, loneliness, and sadness, just to name a few, can arise. Emotions like these are often the most present and powerful forces in your life. The key to overcoming these difficult emotions is mindfulness! Following these six steps will help you to understand and deal with your difficult emotions in a mindful way: Purchase a PDF version of this poster here. Step One: Turn toward your emotions with acceptance Once you become aware of the emotion you are feeling, notice where it is in your body. The key here is to not push the emotion away. Step Two: Identify and label the emotion Instead of saying, “I am angry”, say, “This is anger” or, “This is anxiety.” “What triggered me?”