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Stay Open and Aware To Build the Best Relationships

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I had the pleasure of stumbling upon this video, and it sparked a stream of insights. I could feel the truth in everything discussed. Listening to the speaker, I realized that most of our relationships with ourselves and others are flawed. Many of us are not even aware of the unconscious ways we react and how these reactions affect others. There is so much bad advice out there, which makes people try to behave like something they are not because they are afraid of looking weak. Honesty and open communication, as I always believed, are at the heart of building deep, strong, and lasting relationships. This dialogue confirmed that for me. It also sheds light on how our emotional traumas from childhood or previous relationships affect our decision-making processes in the present moment. Many people have had imperfect experiences in childhood and relationships, leading them to become closed-minded. They feel like they have learned the hard way and start behaving like something they are not.

Expressing Gratitude to All Bold Winners

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Dear Reader, Today's post isn't about trying to motivate or inspire. Instead, it's about expressing gratitude to you for visiting this blog and reading some of the things I share here. I don't consider myself the best writer in the world or someone whose articles are worth reading in a world where it seems like no one really gives a darn about content like this. But the fact that you are here and consider this blog worth reading means a lot to me, and I appreciate your presence here. Last month, this blog recorded the highest number of views in 12 months since I started sharing ideas here in 2016. We had 15,905 views in June! We now have over 653,000 views globally. Here's the map: It means a lot to me and tells me that even though I may not know thousands of you personally, and even though most of you do not comment on these articles, many of you care about what is written here and many of you here also share these articles with friends and family from all over the

Where Is Your Focus?

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At every point in our lives, we should ask ourselves this question: "Where is my focus?" Knowing the answer is crucial to understanding our well-being and ultimate happiness. More often than not, we find ourselves focusing on the things that seem to go wrong in our lives. It is almost human nature to overlook what's going well and fixate on what's wrong. However, this habit is often detrimental to our well-being. While it's important to acknowledge what is wrong and desire improvement, we must be cautious not to let our lives revolve solely around our problems. This mindset is counterproductive to our overall well-being. Life is imperfect, and no aspect of it is expected to be perfect. Some areas may be flourishing while others may not be going as well. We have a choice: to either ignore the things going well and suffer by focusing on what's not working out, or to appreciate the positives and maintain a balanced perspective. When we focus on the negative, it g

The Power of a Calm and Relaxed Approach

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Many people tackle their daily tasks with a burdened mind, driven by the notion that constant action equates to productivity. This mindset often stems from a sense of desperation, where inactivity is mistaken for laziness. The result? A frenetic pace of doing for the sake of doing, without giving thought to the quality or purpose of the actions. In this state, you might find yourself caught in a cycle of busyness, mistaking mere activity for meaningful progress. But it's possible to be very busy doing nothing of real value. When our minds are conditioned to prioritize relentless action, we miss out on the benefits of thoughtful deliberation. We're so consumed with "doing mode" that we neglect the calm, reflective side of ourselves. However, the highest quality work comes from a place of calm and careful consideration. When we approach tasks without the weight of pressure, we tap into a powerful state of relaxed focus. This doesn't mean shirking responsibilities or

Trust and Transformation in "Atlas": Top Moments from the AI Movie

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Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to watch the movie "Atlas" with someone very dear to me. The movie is about a brilliant analyst named Atlas, who has a deep mistrust of AI but must work with it as her only chance to survive a deadly attack. The movie was really good, not just because it was interesting from start to finish, but also because of my interest in AI, the future of humans and AI, and the emotional connections formed in different aspects of the movie that I could relate to. Great acting from Jennifer Lopez, and I couldn't stop laughing at all the conversations she had with Smith during that time. Here are some of my favorite moments from the movie: 1. Discussion between General Boothe and Colonel Elias on Atlas Shepherd Elias was of the opinion that bringing in Atlas to their operation to stop Harlan (the AI that went rogue) was a spectacularly awful idea from the General whom he reports to. The General responded that Harlan is an existential threat and Atlas

Overcoming Challenges: The Path to Ultimate Happiness

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  A little late this week, my apologies. I needed get permission from GoalCast, a media company to share this very inspiring video on my blog. This video inspired this entire post! Enjoy! True and lasting happiness isn't found by avoiding difficulties; it's found by conquering them. It's in the moments of struggle and perseverance that we discover our greatest strength and satisfaction. Consider Jessica Cox, a testament to the power of perseverance. Born without arms, she refused to be limited by circumstance. Instead, she embraced her challenges, becoming the world's first armless pilot and a black-belt in Taekwondo. Her story exemplifies the power of relentless action in the face of adversity. We all encounter problems that seem overwhelming. It's easy to feel defeated, but it's crucial to push through. Our ultimate happiness lies not in avoiding these obstacles, but in tackling them with determination. To achieve this happiness, setting goals and plans is ess

The Dress: Understanding That People See Things Differently

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  What color do you see in the image above? Is it blue and black or gold and white? If you've never encountered this optical illusion before, you might be surprised to learn that people perceive different colors when looking at the same image. When I first saw the dress, I couldn't believe that others might see a different color than I did. It was astonishing to realize that people could see either blue and black or gold and white, even within the same family! That day, I learned an important lesson: even when observing the same thing, we can see it differently and be erroneously convinced that our perception is correct and what others see. This realization extends beyond our visual senses; it speaks to the diversity in our ways of thinking and understanding the world. Recently, I had a discussion with someone close to me. She was curious about why some things in life are more difficult for some people than for others. I hesitated to delve too deeply into the reasons, assuming

The Essence of Trust in Relationships: Believing Without Certainty

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In the intricate dance of human relationships, trust emerges as a cornerstone, an invisible thread that holds people together. Yet, trust is often misunderstood. Many believe that trust requires extensive evidence, a certainty that things will always work out as hoped. However, true trust is about believing in the good, even when the outcome is uncertain. It’s a leap of faith that transcends the need for constant verification. Trust: A Leap Without Seeing At its core, trust is the belief in the goodness of something or someone, even when reality suggests that the outcome is not guaranteed. It is the willingness to place faith in a positive outcome without needing all the pieces of the puzzle in place. This doesn’t mean ignoring red flags or blatant negative signs, but rather, it is about maintaining a positive belief when there is no concrete evidence to support it. When we trust, we choose to believe in the potential for good. We embrace the uncertainty with an optimistic heart, under

Redefining Limits: What's Your Excuse?

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I came across a video on Instagram from the account rubenroldan_ypk that truly sparked something within me, inspiring the thoughts I'm about to share. It showcased a remarkable individual, despite his disability, executing astonishing stunts. Witnessing the athleticism of this young man, despite his condition, left me deeply moved. He exemplified a level of fitness and determination that surpassed many who aren't labeled as "disabled." It made me ponder; do we truly have valid excuses for leading mediocre lives or forgo pursuing our passions? Should we indulge in explanations for why certain achievements are beyond our grasp due to perceived shortcomings, or should we adopt the mindset that, regardless of our limitations, our mere existence and the gift of life compel us to relentlessly pursue our aspirations? As I watched this individual effortlessly perform incredible feats with just one leg, a myriad of thoughts flooded my mind. He could have easily succumbed to a

What Is Your Motivation for Social Media Use?

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In today's digital age, social media stands as the cornerstone of our interconnected world. It's a virtual platform where we share snippets of our lives, connect with loved ones, and engage with communities near and far. Yet, amidst the bustling feeds and endless scrolls, lies a critical question: What motivates our presence on these platforms? Social media serves as a double-edged sword, offering boundless opportunities for both personal and professional growth. From fostering meaningful relationships to amplifying business endeavors, its potential knows no bounds. However, lurking beneath the surface is a subtle yet profound distinction that delineates our motives – are we here to impress or inspire? Consider for a moment the essence of your online presence. Are your posts crafted with the sole intent of garnering admiration, painting a meticulously curated image of your life? Or do they emanate authenticity, seeking to uplift and motivate those who stumble upon your digital