You’re Not The Boss Of Me!

Frequently uttered from a child’s perspective of aggrieved indignation, the implied message is clear: ‘Who do you think you are to tell me what to do?’ Similarly, sometimes grown-ups can find themselves on the receiving end of ‘helpful’ advice proffered by people who perceive everyone else as problems they need to fix. The problem with…

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How Would You Describe Yourself?

And as you describe yourself: is the descriptive language positive or negative? According to William Shakespeare: ‘Beware the stories you tell yourself – for you will surely be lived by them.’ In other words, language has the power to empower or to diminish a person’s sense of self-worth. Consequently, it is the resilient, self-aware individual…

Better, Faster, Smarter

Why do we feel the need to be more than we are? What is wrong with being enough? Who is to say you are not already better, faster, smarter (than you were yesterday)? If you too would like to better understand this conundrum, try the following four-step plan: o Compare fairly. Comparing who you are…

Just Competitive or Something Deadlier?

Competitiveness is a double-edge sword. On one side, a competitive streak can motivate us to improve upon our personal performance. On the other side, just as you want to advance your career, progress your social standing, and become financially secure, so does everyone else – and therein lies the potential for something deadlier to evolve.…