Life lessons from Sportsmen and Sports

I've always found sportsmen's life very interesting. I believe that a sportsman's life encapsulates in a short span of 10-15 years everything that normal people see in their lifetime. They almost live in a fast forward mode. I just love the passion sportsmen exhibit on the field and the fire in the belly they have …

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Empathy vs. Perspective

Empathy helps you understand what a prospective donor is feeling.  Perspective helps you understand why they are feeling it. Empathy keeps relationships on track. Empathy helps you remember that your supporter lives on the west coast while you are on Eastern time. Thanks to your empathy you’ll avoid calling her when you first get to the …

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The Unhappiness Route to Happiness

Last year I wrote an article on happiness and how 'making great meaning in life' can contribute to true happiness. I said that living is truly about making great meaning. Now, I would like to add a little more to it, and it is: "Living is about making great meaning by breaking uncertainty and by …

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The invisible forces that drive your actions

Tony Robbins says that humans have six basic needs that sums up all the different types of motivations behind our actions. He says that these needs form the basis of every choice we make in life. The six core needs are: 1. Certainty/Comfort – the need to be safe and comfortable We all want comfort and much …

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Do you see the same red color that I see?

We all know that a painting or a word 'beautiful' can have a different subjective meaning for different people. But, what about colors? Assuming we both are not color blind and we have perfect vision, do you think we both see a particular color in the same way? Most people would say a thundering 'Yes' to …

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Happiness and the Hedonic Treadmill

Photo: Shutterstock Imagine the excitement you had when you bought your first car. You were really happy of your new possession and you thought that it is going to add to your stack of happiness in life. But, soon you realized that the happiness fizzled out, and you are back to the same level of …

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Are you the person who you chose to be?

One of the questions that really intrigue me in life is: why do people behave the way they behave? This is an important question because behaviour is one of the key factors that separates one individual from another. So, what is it that influences human behaviour? Is your behaviour actually in your control? Some people say that how …

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