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Have you ever asked any of these questions to yourself:

  • What can I do to improve my life?
  • What is it that would enable me to meet the future with openness and excitement instead of fear and restriction?
  • How can I navigate our present and look forward to my future with greater confidence?
  • What’s that one thing that will make me long for new opportunities and encourage me to go the extra mile?
  • What’s that one habit that will enable me to devise new strategies to charter uncertain waters?

The one habit that has the potential to literally change your…

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Before you begin reading this post, I would like you to ask 3 “have you ever” questions! Ready? Here we go…

1. Have you ever seen two of your friends in a relationship fighting over a trivial matter?

2. At school, have you ever had an argument with someone over lunch?

3. At work, have you ever been engaged in a heated argument over a project deliverable?

The common theme in all these situations is ego.

The simple truth is that an egoistic person does not have the capacity to listen to the truth in the moment.

One of the…

All work and no breaks make Jack a dull boy.

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How many of us are dealing with fatigue or tiredness on a daily basis and don’t even know why? A recent study shows that 60 percent of adults say they are more tired than ever. Interestingly, about half the participants of the study wake up 10 minutes before their remote workday begins.

It seems like everybody is tired these days. We are driven to work faster and longer all while not getting enough sleep, feeling stressed, and making poor eating choices. This next proverb holds true for all of us.

“All work and no breaks make Jack a dull boy…

Stop the comparisons and keep your sights on your own yard.

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This morning I got a call from a friend who recently turned 30 and is perhaps facing a mid-life crisis. She complained about how appalling her life has turned out to be and why she feels she deserves better than her school and college friends. During the call, she focused especially on how well they are doing and how much more money they’re making. The entire conversation was centred around her being unhappy and feeling like a “failure”.

While pondering on how to help her move away from this negative mindset, I came across a quote on Pinterest.

“The grass…

The power of words

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Born in the 13th century A.D., Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master has become the most celebrated poet in the United States of America. In recent years, his translated works in English have outsold even Shakespeare making him the best-selling poet in America.

His works have influenced many famous celebrities including Madonna, Beyonce, Chris Martin, Brad Pitt — just to name a few. A few Hollywood celebrities have even tattooed his quatrains on their bodies. His rising popularity can be attested by the fact that Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni wanted to make a biopic about Rumi…

They motivate me, lift my spirits, and sometimes bring a smile to my face.

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Born on the Chalcidic peninsula of northern Greece in 384 BC, Aristotle, more than any other philosopher is credited with defining the parameters of Western intellectual thinking. He was a loyal student of Plato, an equally notable and distinguished philosopher who played a vital role in shaping Ancient Greece. After spending 20 years at Plato’s Academy, Aristotle was summoned back to northern Greece by King Phillip II to tutor his son, Alexander the Great.

AI, ML and IoT use-cases that prove oil companies are indeed adapting to the new technology landscape laid out by Silicon Valley.

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There’s a prevailing notion among the investor community that the oil and gas industry has been slow to adapt to new technologies such as Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT). For a long time, this notion was true. There was no need for adopting technology because the oil and gas companies were too busy developing new resources and churning out dividends for their shareholders.

What changed? Many things! Just to name a few:

  • The oil and gas prices fell over a cliff resulting in lower profits. …

The actions that you take provide evidence for who you are!

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Have you ever woken up and decided that today is the day that you will form a new habit only to eventually peter out in the next few weeks?

Have you ever wondered why that happens and why you fail to keep up with your own expectations? It is simply baffling that with all good intentions, you still don’t make enough progress.

I have also tried to formulate healthy habits many times and failed. However, recently I realized that there’s one framework that seems to work.

In this post, I would like to share it with you so that you…

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In 563 B.C.E., a child was born as a prince in present-day Nepal. The King was so elated that he named his son “Siddhartha”, which means “a wish fulfilled”. After a few days of his birth, the fortune-tellers examined the boy and concluded that he is “the special one”. They believed that if Siddhartha stays and rules the kingdom, he will become a celebrated emperor but there was an equal chance that he might leave everything behind & become “the enlightened one” or “Buddha”.

As a result of this prediction, the King started to worry that his son would renounce…

And how they changed my outlook towards life.

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Widely considered as one of the greatest philosophers in human history, Plato (c.428–347 B.C.) played an important role in shaping Western culture. He was a loyal follower of the great Socrates and his work expanded on the ideas and techniques of his mentor. After Socrates’ death, Plato travelled across Europe and finally settled down in Athens to open his philosophy school. Here, he trained his most popular pupil Aristotle — an equally prominent & famous philosopher.

Plato’s teachings on ethics and aesthetics have refined our ability to make choices that are good…

Rishabh Sharma

Writer, Volunteer Tutor — P.A.L.S.

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