Social media evangelist. Coffee maven.
Nov 11, 2020
168 Stashed Ideas
Curiosity is a natural phenomenon that helps people move into new experiences, tapping their inherent powers of wonder and inquisitiveness. Curiosity is an ideal positive state of openness and engagement, no matter what our culture or background is.
Curiosity can help us heal our anxiety if utilized in a particular manner.
We all have experienced strong emotional reactions in our lives when our mind is overwhelmed and in turmoil. We struggle to manage our feelings and usually don’t know what to do with them.
This results in the emotions getting stuck inside us, manifesting in mental or physical problems.
The most effective people and teams go through life deliberately alternating between two zones: the learning zone and the performance zone.
The performance zone maximizes our immediate performance, while the learning zone maximizes our growth and our future performance. The reason many of us don't improve much despite our hard work is that we tend to spend almost all of our time in the performance zone. This hinders our growth, and ironically, over the long term, also our performance.
A common misconception is that stress is bad and should be minimized at all cost.
However, depending on the particular stressors and your reaction, stress can be harmful (distress) or beneficial (eustress).
We are usually handcuffed to our busy schedule and have no time for the little joys of life, like having a stroll to the nearby coffee shop.
Creating space in our schedule, and stopping to smell the flowers or watch the sunset creates moments of serendipity in our lives that help us feel the magic of being alive.
“Only by working harmoniously in co-operation with other individuals or groups of individuals and thus creating value and benefit for them will one create sustainable achievement for oneself.”
Dinosaurs first appeared between 247 and 240 million years ago. An extinction event wiped them out 65,5 million years ago, except for the avian dinosaurs.
Scientists think the extinction was likely because of an asteroid impact, chemicals from erupting volcanoes, climate change and other factors.
That is why we believe them. In reality, almost everything we believe will eventually be at least partially wrong.
Since some of our beliefs are probably partially incorrect, the best way to spot them is to question some basic beliefs and assumptions.