Making and Maintaining Progress in Life
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Post No.: 0964   Furrywisepuppy says:   Lucky people increase the odds of, notice and act upon the opportunities that come their way. They enjoy being around and are relaxed around others. They break the ice by asking for information … Read More

Trailblazers Show Others What’s Possible
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Post No.: 0941   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many people love claiming that they’ve come up with brilliant ideas yet don’t seem to wish to test them out or put in the work to make them real, perhaps in case they … Read More

Have a Plan, Visualise Your Plan
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Post No.: 0931   Furrywisepuppy says:   Things in life don’t always go to plan. Things maybe more often don’t go to plan than do. But an interesting life doesn’t run linearly but adapts, sometimes to the left, sometimes to … Read More

Different Types of Amnesia
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Post No.: 0916   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Post-traumatic amnesia’ occurs immediately after a traumatic blow to the head. This type of amnesia, where one is left disorientated, is usually temporary but can indicate a concussion.   ‘Retrograde amnesia’ is hardly … Read More

To Constantly Seek to Improve
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Post No.: 0903   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Not losing isn’t the same as winning – you can avoid losing by simply not participating in something or not trying anything, but that won’t help you to succeed. If you perpetually avoid … Read More

Failure is Part of the Journey Towards Success
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Post No.: 0897   Furrywisepuppy says:   Face your fears and accept failure as part of the journey towards eventual success. Forgive yourself – remember that mistakes aren’t intentional. When mistakes happen, acknowledge them (one trick is to proclaim, “How … Read More

Oversimplifying the Subject
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Post No.: 0886   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s enormous competition from everywhere vying for our attentions. And video content generally grabs our attention far more effectively than walls of text. Yet even here, people’s attention spans with videos are low … Read More

Some Learning Advice and Guidance
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Post No.: 0872   Furrywisepuppy says:   Uncertainty hinders learning – whereas timely, clear, accurate and consistent feedback facilitates it. To be able to learn something, there must be a predictable pattern between performing a particular action and getting a … Read More

Crafting Your Own Career
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Post No.: 0857   Furrywisepuppy says:   Sometimes, after we graduate, we don’t know what we’re good at or will enjoy doing for a career. But it’s often not enthusiasm that leads to the choice of work we do but … Read More

Assessing People’s Real-World Aptitudes
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Post No.: 0838   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Apart from general intelligence, there are considered to be many other forms of intelligence that cannot be measured via traditional IQ tests…   Emotional intelligence is the aptitude to motivate yourself, persist in … Read More

Emphasising the Passion in What You Do!
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Post No.: 0827   Furrywisepuppy says:   Personality is often considered far more important than academic performance when it comes to post-academic success – it’s arguably about assertiveness or dominance balanced with tolerance, sociability (it’s ‘who you know, not what … Read More

Job Applicants Have to Play the Game
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Post No.: 0814   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Biases in job interviews include judging applicants according to their accent, dialect, hairstyle, skin colour and ultimately the features of a person that (supposedly) denote their ‘class’, which in turn (supposedly) denotes their … Read More

False and Planted Memories, Recall and Recognition
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Post No.: 0803   Furrywisepuppy says:   We can remember things that didn’t happen at all, or remember things differently from the way they really were. Memories are a bit like a Wikipedia page – you can go there and … Read More

Sitting on the Fence
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Post No.: 0787   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s sensible and right to be open-minded, at least to listening to those who offer evidence and reason for their standpoints. But understanding the true complexity of socio-political subjects can sometimes make one … Read More

Using Your Intuitive Thinking and Imagination
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Post No.: 0779   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In Post No.: 0766, we said that the best way to generate new ideas if you’re struggling to find solutions to a problem or challenge is to first consciously feed your brain with … Read More

The Right Intellectual Mindset
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Post No.: 0775   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s better to treat your beliefs as hypotheses that are to be tested rather than to be defended.   So whenever you form a belief, try to immediately think of some conditions or … Read More

Some Ideas for Coming Up with Ideas
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Post No.: 0766   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In Post No.: 0759, we looked at some general pointers when brainstorming alone or in groups. If you’re still stuck trying to come up with creative ideas for new products or businesses, or … Read More

Brainstorming for Solutions
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Post No.: 0759   Fluffystealthkitten says:   For the optimal conditions for creativity, we need the optimal level of constraints. Too much freedom and we’ll feel paralysed about what to do or we might get too comfortable and feel that … Read More

Mentally Exhausting Lessons
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Post No.: 0750   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Like with all animals – behaviour is communication. Thus if a student is constantly absent, complaining about something, has her/his head on the desk or is disruptive, for instance, then it’s sending a … Read More

Motor Memories and Task Mastering
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Post No.: 0736   Furrywisepuppy says:   The brain can use as much as 20% of the body’s total energy consumption but only makes up about 2% of the body’s total mass. But whereas stronger muscles will show greater activation, … Read More

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