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8 Ways to Become a Deliberate Thinker

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Your ability to think is your primary asset. There is only one thing which we have complete control over and that is our own thinking. Earl Nightingale revolutionized this concept in his audio “The Strangest Secret” when he said “You become what you think about.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson said “You become what you think all day long.” If thinking is so important doesn’t it make sense to become better at this skill? Most of us don’t think of it as a skill and hence we take our thinking for granted. However it is your thinking aligned with exceptional action which will provide the impetus to move forward along the path of your dreams.
Here are 8 ways to super charge your thinking
Write your major goals in life - The only way to start the thinking process is to first be clear on exactly what you want in life. As Wayne Gretzky said "You miss100% of the shots you don't take." Be crystal clear on what you want in your life. There has been a lot of talk about law of attraction which …

What Humans can do to find Meaning when Robots take over

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Robots are going to take over a lot of the jobs. We are constantly hearing this phrase all the time but the more pertinent question is how humans will find meaning in life. Just for a moment think if a lot of our jobs are taken away and even if we are provided universal basic income as it is being proposed we will still have a lot of free time. The only way to be happy in those circumstances will be to find the real meaning of life. Here I have expanded each letter of the word meaning to see how we can handle ourselves. Mastery – The constant challenge to upgrade ourselves is a must. We should always be looking out to learn new things, adapt ourselves to the current trends and even be prepared to change careers if required. The main point is we need to master skills that are valuable which only humans can do. For example sales are one skill which will not become obsolete even in 2025 or 2035. Moving people at a visceral level cannot be done by robots. So you can develop your sales ski…

Four Lessons on Winning from Misty Copeland

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Misty Copeland is one of the most inspirational persons on the planet, she is the first African American to be promoted to be named principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history. She has overcome tremendous hardships to reach this point and it is truly an inspirational story. I happened to read her book Ballerina Body and found the section on mind to be interesting. Here are the four keys to her success that we can adopt.
Set Challenging Goals – The first step is to be absolutely clear on what is your dream. You have to know exactly what you want and you need to develop the edge to keep thinking about your goals daily. She thinks about her goals all the time. Set the life goals you want. Set goals for your personal life, family life, career, social and community. Every athlete who has had any success talks about setting those big hairy audacious goals.
Journaling – Interesting she says that you should write down how things are going every day. I think this is a gre…

6 Ways to Achieve your Dreams

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The word dreams project an excitement that no other word can. Dreams are a vision for your future which pulls you to wake up every morning with a smile and fire in your heart.
However I would like to caution that unrealistic pie in the sky dreams result in disappointment and heartbreak. For example if I have a dream to be a tennis player it would be futile and not aligned to any of my talent. A dream while not always being realistic should at least be in your strength zone.In order for you to succeed in your dreams I believe you need the following elements. Discipline – The first step is to be absolutely clear on what is your dream. You need to be disciplined to understand why you want to do your dream. In other words you should have such a burning yes that you say no to everything else. For example Federer is great in tennis but does it matter he knows 10 languages or he plays the piano. This is where focus helps. The problem is sometimes we look at peers or friends and see them so …