Tag: Motivation

Learnability

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Learnability is not a word you will find in a dictionary, but rather a new word I have coined.

Do you have learnability? The ability to learn. I know you are teachable. Everyone can be taught, but can you learn?

I can teach a topic until I am blue in the face, but are you able to learn?

We are in the midst of an epidemic. There is an absence of learning taking place right now.

Teaching is taking place everywhere. Professors stand in front of classes and talk. They take the student to labs and provide assignments. However, only small amounts of learning actually occurs.

There is an extreme focus on points and grades. The focus needs to shift to concentrate on learning.

Everyday you should ask yourself, “What did I learn new today?”

 

Recycle You

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Do you know how valuable you are?

It concerns me when I see people let others treat them like a cheap soda can rather than a precious treasure. People covet precious treasures and they stomp cheap soda cans.

I have a saying : “I can be by myself, by myself. It is a lot less trouble.”

Some of us have become wrapped up in fairy tales and delusions when it comes to relationships.  We grasp on to people who tell us in their actions, time and time again, they believe we are as disposable as a cheap used soda can.

Do you know what will relieve the stress of this relationship for you? Placing yourself in the recycle bin. We live in a time when a cheap soda can is recycled into wonderful works of art and appears in another location much more appreciated.

If you have someone in your life treating you as disposable, do yourself a favor and exit their life or show them how to exit yours.

It is much less trouble to be alone, alone. You will find your stress level will decrease tremendously and you can actually enjoy your life as the precious treasure you are.

 

 

Press Play to Stop Pause

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How long have you been on pause?

What exactly are you waiting for? Just like the remote, you need to hit play to move off of pause.

It is so easy to get stuck. Sometimes my TV will get in a semi-frozen mode (thanks cable company!). If I flip the TV between 2 channels it will fix the problem.

The cable company is actually trying to teach us a life lesson. Who knew we could learn so much through incompetence?

When we are stuck or in a semi-frozen state, we need to flip between 2 different areas. Go outside and then come back inside. Go from one end of town to the other. Go from one state to another. Stop working on one project for a while and do something a bit different. Do anything to break the blank, frozen stare on your face.

Play to get off pause. Live to get your life off pause.

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Treating The Disease of Later

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I have known several people to suffer from “later”. This disease can manifest in many different forms.

People who suffer from “later” can never be anywhere on time. These are relatively intelligent people, they seem to be able to tell time, but because they are afflicted with “later” making plans with them is a struggle.

You may have heard them make this joke: “I’ll be late for my own funeral.” Then laugh hysterically.

Unfortunately, “later” can be chronic unless you implement strategies to cure it as soon as possible.

If you have someone in your life who can’t be anywhere on time, try these common sense strategies:

  1. Tell them to be there 30 minutes to an hour before everyone else.
  2. At the beginning of the planned time, begin the event. Do not, under any circumstances, delay events for people suffering from “later”. This makes their symptoms worse.
  3. It is important people with “later” experience the consequences of their affliction fully. For instance, if you are going to a concert 2 hours away and everyone has agreed to meet at a designated time and ride together, when the group leaves at the designated time, the person suffering from “later” will need to make other arrangements to travel. You do not want to catch “later” so you need to put some distance between yourself and the exacerbation of the condition.
  4. When a person with “later” shows up 15-30 minutes after an event has started, keep in mind how much they really enjoy this. Usually, they don’t just slip in like a ballerina, it’s more like a construction crew with a jack hammer. Acknowledge their entrance by giving them a job. Say, “I’m glad you finally showed up, we needed you to put ice in the coolers before this started, but you will be able to go do it now. Thanks!”

People with “later” can be very nice people. When dealing with someone with “later”, keep in mind that we teach people how to treat us. If you don’t want to catch “later” or be a symptom of later, extinguish symptoms as early as possible. Just like the flu virus knows who has been immunized, “later” knows who is not going to become infected.

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Your Hypochondria Is Killing Me

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Tip of the Day: Quit trying to die of a rare, special, and/or unique disease.

Some people, male and female, are in search of a rare disease to die of daily. Please stop! You are killing the rest of us!

If you have been to several doctors and they have told you there is nothing wrong with you, take their word for it and just LIVE! BE ALIVE!

Take a minute and notice when your mind is fully absorbed in other things you really don’t have any trouble breathing, there are no heart palpitations, no weird skin lesions, no tingling sensations, etc.

After all, how many people can run a 5 minute mile on the treadmill and really be truly ill? ZERO…NONE

ENJOY YOUR LIFE

STEP AWAY FROM THE THERMOMETER

DO NOT GOOGLE, DO NOT WEB MD

 

Fear Is Not An Option

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There is probably nothing we do in life that does not involve some degree of risk or chance.

I could slip down getting off the couch going to the fridge and break my leg. I choose to go anyway. I determine in my mind the tea I want in my kitchen outweighs those risks and I go ahead and “Just Do It“!

There are so many times in life where we need to just put on our big girl panties (no thongs) or our adult underwear and decide to just get it done.

Did you know it scared the hell out of me to let my 15-yr-old drive my car? It probably scared the hell out of my mother when she taught me to drive too.

My knees shook and my hands trembled the first time I had to speak in front of people, and the second time, and the third time, until it didn’t anymore.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear people talk about fear from everyday activities. Guess what? You are not special. You are not unique. See  The “You Are Special Disclaimer”.

Everyone has these same fears, but we feel like we have no choice. We do it anyway. We don’t have other options, because we are ordinary.

Our common sense has won the battle over our neuroses and we adult again today because we are adults.