Nothing makes an effort sweeter than getting things done successfully. When we do things, do we do it merely for the sake of doing it (completing) or do we do it in order to improve ourselves (compete)?
It is worthy to make a note to ourselves that every effort is an opportunity to learn and get better. Every action we do must be able to reverb back us knowing that we’ve improved.
The best analogy for this is in sports. Most times the trainings are repetitive, and the drills a chore. Yet after that hour or two of effort, the endorphins kick in and we see the rewards immediately. We feel great!
So what is it that you would like to do? Are you in it just because it’s a job, or are you in it because it makes a difference?
What are dark patterns and how much of it is present into our daily digital activities? How much do the decisions we make are based on our own choices and how much are influenced by what we see? Did we really buy into that item or were we somehow coerced into it?
Watch this video and learn how online experiences and user interface designs are intentionally designed to make use of our natural cognitive biases to influence us into making decisions we wouldn’t have naturally made.
Some cases are good; others however, a little tricky. Nonetheless, it’s hard to deny that patterns are a powerful influence in our everyday task.
Watch this video for some truly wonderful insight about listening and understanding different point of views. As humans, our opinions are shaped by experiences and surroundings. We come in, usually very strongly with our own way of thinking. Sometimes forgetting that others have their own, usually different beliefs.
Viewpoints can fall into the trap of oversimplification. The only real way to get them to see your views is to listen to theirs. When you do, you will find that their values are often very similar to yours.
A good life is built with good relationships. In the end, what makes a good life is in the deep relationships built along the way. Beyond money and success, having good relationships matter in physical and mental health and longevity.
The band in an event that every other band and events tries to emulate but never can.
At 12, I was introduced to Queen by my late sailor uncle and Radio Gaga was my first song that I had listened to. The year was 1982. The memory still very vivid in my mind – taking the cassette tape out of it’s blue cover case with the word Radio Gaga and putting it into the player. It was Radio Gaga all day for me that day.