Talk

I wasn’t surprised to read a recent study from the University of Philadelphia and the University of Madison, WI, USA, about the importance of talking to oneself in order to activate and increase your memory.

In a nut shell, the study presents a series of results, taken from several investigations where people from different backgrounds were asked to try and remember where they had placed things, while they said in loud voice the name of the object they were searching for. For instance, a group of people who were trying to find their keys, while looking around their house for them kept repeating: ”keys, the keys” all the time and other group of people were asked not to say or think that word. Continue reading

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Embrace it

I have heard so many times that you have to embrace change and difficulties when they come, that I thought I had totally understood the idea. And probably I had, but as usual when it comes to apply our knowledge in real life, things become difficult.

We are all excellent for theory but when practice time arrives, the story is quite different, same thing when giving advice to others, we already know what to say to them in any situation THEY have to face, but when we are in the same predicament, all those answers and solutions vanish from our head. Continue reading

The cake

With all the different problems we have to deal with every day, stress is getting more and more a discussion subject everywhere you go.

There are too many people trying to find a way to deal more with stress and we are turning our eyes once more to the old schools.

A method I learnt by accident in a travel, but has proved very effective for me is what I call the “cake method”. Continue reading

Balance

I was trying to keep my balance by walking on a small line drawn on the pavement on my way back home.  I was visualising the way we sometimes try to keep the “balance” in our lives.

Have you seen how the most we try to “force” a new habit, the harder it is?

Food, exercise, positive thinking, new ideas, diets,etc.

The harder I tried to walk on the line without losing my balance, the harder it was to keep it. I easily lost it and I had to make an effort to get back “on the line”. Continue reading

Begining

“If I had known all the things I had to go through to get to where I am now, I think I would have never began. Ignorance is not a bad thing after all.” That was the answer from a prominent physicist when I asked him in an interview, about the beginning of his career. He had reached the highest level in different disciplines of his field and even won the Nobel Prize in the 70s.

He taught me that day a great lesson, not in physics , but a life lesson.  We should never forget that even Albert Einstein was a complete neophyte in math and physics at one time.  He was curious, he found the answers that convinced him and found his passion in physics and began the study everything he could, devouring all the books on that subject he could get. He began that journey at some point in his life and reached very high levels.

We all have begun a similar journey many times in our lives. I am sure you are very good at something, or know more than others in a particular theme. Through years of studying, practising, reading, etc, you have reached a good level at something that you love to do. And now you are good at something as no one else is, because you have added to that your own experiences and personal baggage.  But if you were to start from zero right now, you probably would think it twice before starting that journey.

But don’t let that stop you from taking the first step into your next adventure.

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