5 Life Lessons from the Rubik's Cube
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Some of us are better at making new connections between concepts. But this is in most cases the result of hard, deliberate work, not an accident of birth.
Doing something intricate with your hands – a Rubik’s Cube, squeezing a ball, fiddling with dice – excites various parts of your brain and might actively change the way you are thinking.
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... is the ability to adapt to adversity or significant stress.
When faced with difficulty, resilient people recover more quickly. They view setbacks as temporary, move forward despit...
The ability to perceive setbacks as temporary and solvable.
Instead of viewing stress as a sign of failure or as a threat, you can choose to look for the challenge within it or the lesson to be learned.
Finding meaning within chaos is a core component of resilient leadership.
Resilient people take the time to understand what they’re feeling, even if it’s uncomfortable.
To manage your emotions effectively, you must learn to express yourself clearly, assertively, and with empathy for others.
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Education is largely the process of removing fears, be it of ideas, people or happenings. Ignorance is not bliss, as the mind will invent explanations that are far more terrible than reality.
Chaos is the natural state of the universe. There are more ways things can go wrong than ways things can go right. But chaos is a potential threat and that’s why we like orderly and ordering things.
Understand that there will always be problems in your life. Don’t expect to solve every problem or to always do the right thing. Simply do the best in your power, but don’t try so hard that you create more problems than solve.
Meditation is a place to view consciousness in its entirety, to see problems as they arise, and to watch them pass. Through it, is easier to see that all those who do bad things, small or big, are like ourselves except in different stages of development.
Knowing that and that we all need to minimize problems, achieve our desires and cooperate makes it easier to accept and deal with things as they come.
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