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Our obsession with fault finding

One day a school teacher wrote on the board the following: 9×1=7 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=90 When she was done, she looked to the students and they were all laughing at her, because of the first equation which was wrong, and then the teacher said the following, “I wrote that […]

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The one you feed

One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision, and inaction. The other is Faith. It brings calm, conviction, confidence, enthusiasm, decisiveness, excitement and action.” […]

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Growth is a Process

A woman sees Picasso in a market. She goes up to him and says,” Would you mind drawing something for me?”“Sure”, he says, and thirty seconds later hands her a remarkably beautiful little sketch. “That will be thirty thousand dollars,” he says.“But Mr. Picasso,” the woman says,” how can you charge me so much? This […]

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Ask rather than assume

King Kirti Singh went to jungle for hunting. While moving around, he observed some trees having arrows pierced accurately on target in the center of circles marked on the trees. The king became curious to know the archer of such mastery. He asked his men to look around and see if they can get some […]

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Practice for Perfection

On the first day of class, Jerry Uelsmann, a professor at the University of Florida, divided his film photography students into two groups. Everyone on the left side of the classroom, he explained, would be in the “quantity” group. They would be graded solely on the amount of work they produced. On the final day of […]

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Who should get your attention?

An elephant took a bath in a river and was walking on the road. When it neared a bridge, it saw a pig fully soaked in mud coming from the opposite direction. The elephant quietly moved on one side, allowed the dirty pig to pass and then continued its onward journey.The unclean pig later spoke […]