'...You may say: 'Don't be ridiculous Faizel, who plans to fail?' Yet, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! (often attributed to Benjamin Franklin). So, let me ask you the question in a slightly different way: Do you have a Personal Development Plan for 2016? Did you have one for 2015? Just look at all the changes happening around you. There are Social, Technological and Economic changes happening that are virtually forcing you to constantly improve and develop yourself, if you want to stay competitive. So Personal Development is no longer optional...'
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'...Have you ever wondered how some people are able to achieve massive amounts of success in their field of endeavor, while others work just as hard but achieve very little?
It could be said that those who achieve high levels of success are simply more intelligent, or maybe more ambitious, or maybe more persistent, or possibly just luckier than the people in the second group. These are of course all key factors that certainly can help people achieve their goals. However, there is just one ingredient that goes into success that is more important than anything else. And that ingredient comes in the form of consistency...'
'...It’s that time of year again, the mall Santa's have appeared, jingles are played non-stop and it’s only a few weeks until you’re supposed to present your loved ones and friends with something that will make their eyes shine with excitement and their mouths turn into joyful smiles.
But just like the year before and the year before that and all the years before that, you didn’t follow your own promise to buy the gifts throughout the year, when you had the time, or when you simply stumbled upon something you thought they would like. Instead, it is December and you have jack. And what’s even worse, you have no idea what to buy...'
'...Seligman describes the model as follows: P is positive emotion, E is engagement, R is relationships, M is meaning and A is accomplishment. Those are the five elements of what free people chose to do. Pretty much everything else is in service of one of or more of these goals. That's the human dashboard...'
'...Tony Buzan, the inventor of mind mapping, has spent a large part of his life analyzing how the brain works, and how to visually transfer one’s ideas to paper or screen. Most people realize that mind maps are useful for brainstorming – for quickly capturing ideas as they occur. But few people truly understand the immense power of this technique as a creative problem-solving tool. Here are some insights into the benefits of creative thinking using mind maps, from Buzan’s landmark book on the subject, The Mind Mapping Book...'
',,,Most of us understand the concept of mind-mapping. We think of a teacher at a white board with a topic in the middle and students volunteering ideas or suggestions that relate to that topic. This is a very popular teaching tool in elementary schools especially, as teachers try to give students practice in classification and organization. As students move into their high school years, mind mapping is not used as much. In recent years, however, the value of mind mapping in both education and business has been fully recognized, and there are now dozens of web-based mind-mapping tools for students, teachers, and supervisors/managers. In fact, this tool of educational technology has so many uses, it is now one of the most valuable resources for academic coursework, especially eLearning. Here are 10 ways to use mind mapping in your studies...'
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