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Growth Mindset – Your Most Precious Asset on the Path to Success

Carol S. Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, claims that people can be divided into two major groups, those with a fixed mindset, and those with a growth mindset. She says the following:

“In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.”

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Why Living in the World of Perfectionism is a Nightmare

I consider myself a perfectionist. And while I think that it has its benefits, being one is a nightmare.

So what is perfectionism? At first glance, you could look at it in the context of self development and think that it actually is quite a beneficial character trait. Basically, everything that you do, you do with quality. You think about your decisions well in advance, and once you take action on them, you make an effort to do extremely well. But there is just one problem – imperfection.

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College Dropout – 7 Reasons Not to Be One

Coming to the end of high school, most of us are required to seriously think about our future. Who is it that we want to become? If financially possible, the most logical solution would be to go to college. College is that first serious step towards a bright future, with a good salary, respectable position in society, and acceptance from people around us. Without hesitation, we choose college and some subject that we feel most passionate about… only to become a college dropout 2 years from then.

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Changing Your Life vs Trying Again – Difficult Decisions

Whether it is a difficult relationship, a business, a study place, a job, or anything else that it may be, from time to time, we find ourselves in a situation where we feel that something must change. Maybe we had never planned to be in this situation, or maybe we didn’t expect it to be this difficult. Regardless of the reasoning, the outcome is a burden. The question that inevitably then arises – should we change our life, or should we keep on trying?

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Understanding Body Language is Your Absolute Must

Not so long time ago, I decided to improve my social skills. And while those involve a lot of public speaking, they also involve being able to better deliver our ideas in non-verbal ways. In other words, speaking and understanding body language is crucial.

I have always known that body language plays quite a significant role in communication, but because I have never really had any reason to analyse it any deeper, I knew nothing of the actual techniques and methods. Long story short, I bought a small book from Amazon on the subject of understanding body language that did a pretty good job in teaching some of the basics. As a result, in this post I want to share some of the key points that I picked up from the book.

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