Tag: Positivity

By Henrik Edberg: How to Overcome Frustration: 3 Simple but Effective Steps

Frustration. It winds you up and can take so much out of you.

Because it not only sucks energy but also distracts you and can steal quite a bit of time.

So what can you do?

Well, sometimes that frustration can actually be a positive and can give you a new idea or angle on things. Or it can give you the power to keep going just a little bit more until you reach your goal.

But when you start going in circles, when the frustration just makes you mad or your mind foggy and the day is starting to slip through your fingers then there are steps you can take.

There are ways to turn such a state of mind or day around.

Into something better. Into something more helpful. And into something that will make you feel better again.

Read more -> Overcome and stop your frustration right now by using these 3 simple and powerful steps.

Shane Parrish:  Bayes and Deadweight: Using Statistics to Eject the Deadweight From Your Life

“[K]nowledge is indeed highly subjective, but we can quantify it with a bet. The amount we wager shows how much we believe in something.”
Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

The quality of your life will, to a large extent, be decided by whom you elect to spend your time with. Supportive, caring, and funny are great attributes in friends and lovers. Unceasingly negative cynics who chip away at your self-esteem? We need to jettison those people as far and fast as we can.

The problem is, how do we identify these people who add nothing positive — or not enough positive — to our lives?

The quality of your life is directly affected by those you spend time with. Identify (and eliminate) toxic relationships in your life using Bayes’s probability theory.

Read complete article – Bayes and Deadweight: Using Statistics to Eject the Deadweight From Your Life

Shane Parrish – Bayes and Deadweight: Using Statistics to Eject the Deadweight From Your Life

“[K]nowledge is indeed highly subjective, but we can quantify it with a bet. The amount we wager shows how much we believe in something.”
Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

The quality of your life will, to a large extent, be decided by whom you elect to spend your time with. Supportive, caring, and funny are great attributes in friends and lovers. Unceasingly negative cynics who chip away at your self-esteem? We need to jettison those people as far and fast as we can.

The problem is, how do we identify these people who add nothing positive — or not enough positive — to our lives?

The quality of your life is directly affected by those you spend time with. Identify (and eliminate) toxic relationships in your life using Bayes’s probability theory.

Read complete article – Bayes and Deadweight: Using Statistics to Eject the Deadweight From Your Life

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Quotes January 15, 2018

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
Malcolm X
 
 
 
 
“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore.
Petteri Tarkkonen
 
 
 
 
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
Michael J. Fox
 
 
 
 
Being happy makes the biggest impact on your physical appearance.
Drew Barrymore
 
 
 
 
Wisdom. No match for the troublemaker Curiosity.
David Brin,
scientist and writer
 
 
 
 
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Proust
 
 
 
 
I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.
David Bowie
 
 
 
 
“What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it is supposed to be.”
Unknown

Quotes January 11, 2018

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Bronte,
writer
 
 
 
 
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
Muhammad Ali
 
 
 
 
There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.
Henry Ford,
industrialist
 
 
 
 
First, say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus,
philosopher
 
 
 
 
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke,
writer and inventor
 
 
 
 
“What if pain—like love—is just a place brave people visit?”
Glennon Doyle
 
 
 
 
“And suddenly you know… it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Reminder:
“Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.”
Unknown

Follow your Passion, Inspirational Guest Post by Tina Frisco

via Follow your Passion, Inspirational Guest Post by Tina Frisco

Today I’m delighted to have Tina Frisco share one of her inspirational posts with us. I think we can all feel that the world is in a tailspin, changing many aspects of life that we may have previously just taken in stride. But it’s a powerful change and Tina’s post is a good reminder to acknowledge, stand up and be counted and heard. Like Tina says:
“Now is the time to release old habits and beliefs, open our hearts and minds to infinite possibility, and accept the miraculous life awaiting our participation. It is time to follow our passion and create the world in which we want to live.”

More…

Quotes December 27, 2017

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
writer
 
 
 
 
“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”

Carl Jung

 
 
 
 
“You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.”

Eric Hoffer
 
 
 
 
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

Benjamin Franklin

 
 
 
 
Have compassion for everyone you meet…You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.

Miller Williams

 
 
 
 
Send your kindness out like sparks from a fire. Ignite someone else’s kind life.
Claudia Hall Christian

Quotes December 23, 2017

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

 
 
 
 
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
Eckart Tolle
 
 
 
 
There are not strangers here. Only friends you haven’t yet met.
William Butler Yeats
 
 
 
 
When I see that my thought is incapable of understanding, that its movement brings nothing, I am open to the sense of the cosmic, beyond the realm of human perception.
Jeanne de Salzmann

 
 
 
 
The question you should be asking is, “Can I do one small thing tomorrow to make things a little bit better?”And the answer is almost always yes.
Dan Pink
 
 
 
 
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift,
writer
 
 
 
 
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson,
writer
 
 
 
 
Some people react to fear by seeking security, change, control. The rest accept the change and just go on about their lives.
N.K. Jemisin,
writer
 
 
 
 

When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe,
abolitionist and writer
 
 
 
 
The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart,
aviator

Quotes December 21, 2017

Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.,
physician and writer
 
 
 
 
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.
Mikhail Gorbachev,
political leader
 
 
 
 
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Phil Armstrong,
writer
 
 
 
 
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
Katharine Whitehorn,
journalist
 
 
 
 
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
Nelson Mandela,
activist and political leader
 
 
 
 
Google should make it so that looking up “Is Santa real?” With safe search on only gives yes answers.
 
 
Santa Is a conspiracy that runs so deep that almost everyone is complacent with it. We even go as far as hiring old men to pretend to be Santa just to keep up the facade.
 
 
What if Santa Claus is actually real and our parents just give us presents to hide the fact that we are on the naughty list?
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