"Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing. " ~ Steve Irwin
Nov 11, 2020
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Researchers identified a negative personality trait named TIV - Tendency toward Interpersonal Victimhood.
People who score high on a TIV test have a lasting feeling that they are victims in different kinds of interpersonal relationships.
Stepping out of our comfort zone to grab hold of opportunities can be difficult.
Sometimes we are not aware of reasons to do so. However, most of the time, our frame of mind is holding us back. Understanding the shifts in thinking can help us step outside of our comfort zone and move into a personal growth zone.
The practice was created by a Buddhist teacher named Roshi Joan Halifax. Many people are adopting this practice because it helps us guide ourselves and support ourselves in any given situation.
Even the name itself invites the body and the mind to calm down and alleviate any stresses with the heart. Before practicing this method you must first find a comfortable position for your body and practice long deep breaths to soothe your mind.
People find comfort in certainty. We form organisations; we structure our activities and strategies around the idea of certainty; we find satisfaction knowing that planning will bring fruition. But the unforeseen makes the greatest difference to our futures.
We look out for the unexpected every day - for example, when we use a pedestrian crossing, we still look out for the unexpected driver who might race through the red light. That awareness of the unexpected is at the core of understanding the science of smart luck that we can use to our benefit.
Research shows that more than 50% of American workers feel disengaged at their jobs.
Research also shows that motivation is very important to feel engaged. Motivation predicts career success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.
Academics often define introversion by what it is not: extroversion. What everyday introverts think about introversion is not really factored in.
As early as 1980, this problem was identified when a study found that the scientific and common-sense definitions of introversion were not the same.
Any time there's a crisis, it can spark self-evaluation. We can wonder where we are in our life and career. Are we doing things that feel fulfilling and challenge us?
Whether you've been unsatisfied in your career path or your job seems risky at the moment, this might be a time to map out a future that is satisfying and potentially financially rewarding.