Attitude- The little thing that makes the big difference

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. It is because of social influences, people form views and attitudes people and about different issues in life that exist in the form of behavioral tendencies. There are various forms of attitude that people choose to adopt. Believe it or not but even attitudes have components such as Valence- This tells us how positive or negative our attitude towards an object is. Extremeness- This tells us…

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FOCUS – 5 important steps to develop…

World renowned french psychologist- Jean piaget- also known as the father of developmental psychology claims that our brains retaining capacity and flexibility is the most during our childhood years. This is because we spend our formative years observing our surroundings. We learn and pick things up from the environment we are placed in. Applying the same logic to our present day lives, we can increase our concentration and focus level exponentially by keeping a few…

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Wisdom- an expertise in the conduct and meaning of life

We have often heard people complimenting others saying that he is a very wise person that is why he is so successful in life. My parents have often told me to be wise when making decisions. What does this term wise really mean? Does it mean experienced or does it mean intelligent? Baltes and his colleagues(1990) define wisdom as the “ways and means of planning, managing, and understanding a good life” In simple words it would…

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The Power of Saying No

The Power of Saying No “just one cigarette bro, comeon!” “could you please cover my shift for me?” “Could you please go to the market and grab the groceries for me?” There will be various instances in one day itself when you are asked to do something against your wishes- but you do it anyway. Is it because you like to do it? Is it because you can’t stand someone being angry with you or…

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Four things that will increase success in a Job interview

Jobs, it’s not only a profession but it’s a task which will dictate a major part of your life for a long time and a way that can lead you to success. Specially for those who are on the path to pursuing their dream jobs they need to keep in mind certain things that will most surely guarantee them their jobs. Apart from the prior hard work needed to reach where you are, you need…

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Etiquettes- the science of living that defines us in many ways

“Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.”   We spend our day with different groups of people- our friends, family and even colleagues. With each and every one of them we will behave in a different manner. It is based on our behavior that people all around is make judgement about us. Our family may perceive us to…

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How appearances can determine success in corporate life

Dressing well – How appearances can determine success in corporate life “Dressing well is a sign of being good etiquette “ These words should and must have an impact on all of us. Often we think  dressing up for a party or a normal outing is very trivial and in some cases a waste of time. We don’t put in as much effort or at times in some cases, put in an extra effort, which results in…

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Hard work is the most critical determinant of success

Hard Work – how working hard is the most critical determinant of success They say human existence is defined by our need to achieve and full fill our live goals. With each passing phase of our life we come up with a new goal- be it acing the board exams, getting into a college of your choice, landing up with your dream job or even something as simple as losing weight. But what is that…

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Optimism- How glass half full may be a cure for all evils

When talking about the concept of Optimism one usually thinks back to the old question of whether you view the glass as half empty or half full. The ones who answer the former are labelled as pessimists. And the ones who happen to answer the latter are deemed as optimists. But optimism in more than how one views a glass of water. It is more than an academic or philosophical concept. Optimism is worldview, which believes…

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Resilience – Bouncing back

Resilience – how bouncing back may be the single most important thing for success The most commonly known definition of Resilience is “Bouncing back”. We all our told to never take stress when faced with an adversity, we are told to bounce back. But have you ever asked the question bounced back to what; from what? Herbers and Reed(2009) define resilience as ” a class of phenomena characterised by patterns of positive adaptation in the…

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