“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” ― E.O. Wilson Fake news. Misinformation. Conflicting information. Conspiracy theories. Fact checking. Pseudoscience. Bad logic. Biases. Agendas. Critics. […]
1,200 years before Descartes famously said, “I think, therefore I am.” St. Augustine said, “Fallor ergo sum” which means “I err, therefore I am.” Being wrong is a huge part of human nature. But humans don’t like being wrong. We have a strong desire to be right and we have a strong fear of being […]
We live in a society that appears to be very male dominated with some disheartening statistics about men and women in regards to finance and the workplace. Women make up only 11% of billionaires worldwide. Men are more likely than women to be seen as leaders. Gender bias against women is still prevalent in the […]
Learning, let alone mastering a skill, can be a challenging feat. But it is definitely possible. If you’re interesting in learning a new skill, you’re already ahead of the game in terms of learning and leading a richer, happier and more fulfilling life. This article shares some tips and ways that will help you get […]
Learning is a skill that you can master and use to improve every part of your life. We can learn how to learn better, faster, easier and more efficiently and effectively. When we learn, our brain literally changes. There’s a whole science dedicated to it called neuroplasticity. There’s also science and studies dedicated to how […]
When it comes to learning subjects and topics, we normally first think about subjects we learn in school like math, English, or history.
Or we think about subjects that can advance our careers like engineering, search engine optimization,
Or even fun new hobbies like acting, drawing, skiing or tennis.
But what if we can learn about subjects that will dramatically impact our lives and that we will actually use 10+ years down the road.
These three subjects are sometimes worked on and set goals for, but many of us don’t look at them as things to be learned.
There is a science to these three things which means that these things can be learned.
These are things that everyone should learn about. They are probably more important and useful to our lives than many of the stuff we learn in school.
Learning about these three things that everyone should learn about can allow us to live happier and more successful and fulfilling lives.
We humans are meant to belong. We have an innate need for human connection, belonging, and community. It’s in our nature. And it’s almost just as important as survival. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, belongingness and love is listed right after the basic survival needs.
If we don’t feel like we belong, we risk loneliness, depression, anxiety, a short lifespan, and poor physical health. Belonging and finding our people is critical to living a healthy, successful, happy, fulfilling life.
Here are some steps to take to find your people, your tribe to genuinely connect with others and belong.
How can we become a better person?
When it comes to being a better person and becoming a great person, we are often more achievement focused. Being a great person is not about what we have though, it’s about what we give.
Few of us actively make kindness a part of our personal growth. What you give lasts. Not necessarily materially because giving doesn’t always mean just physically giving. You can also give time, energy, love What you give lasts in people’s hearts and minds and in our own as well. To become a better person, we must implement kindness and generosity and giving into our daily lives.Kindness is something that seems to be so basic, yet few of us actually take the time to think about it and act on it. We go about the day so engrossed in our own problems.
There is so much power in kindness and generosity. And it is so necessary. Here are 25 ways you can become a better person and how you can be more kind, practice it, and make it part of your lifestyle.
It really doesn’t take much to get started with personal development. There are few required fundamentals for personal growth. You don’t need to have your life together (that’s kind of the point). Neither do you need to be super smart or outgoing. You don’t need to be motivated (which you shouldn’t rely on anyway). Heck, you don’t even have to believe in yourself or any of it to get started although you’ll probably have to eventually.
There are however three main fundamentals for personal growth to occur. Without these three things, personal growth is nearly impossible unless, of course, it involves realizing, accepting, and implementing these things into our lives.
If you are involved in personal growth, these things should naturally occur. The sooner you can use these fundamentals, the sooner and better you can start seeing personal growth in yourself and your life.
There are so many personal development books out there. It can be difficult to choose where to start. These five books are great to lay the foundational ground to get started with personal development. Even if you’re not new to personal development, these books are must-reads. This list includes older books that are classics and have stood the test of time as well as some newer ones with new discoveries and unique approaches to personal development.
Here are the five best books to get started with personal development with one honorable mention.