November 18, 2014

"Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life."
- Unknown

November 11, 2014

The Secret of Finding Your Passion

I love those little articles that present some level of insight into how one can better go about his day, or better pursue his career; this one was actually quite decent and really resonated with me: "The Secret of Finding Your Passion" by Marie Forleo. Below I summarize the article, but you can read the entire thing here.

No matter how hard you try, you cannot figure out your passion by thinking about it. You need to take action and feel your way to your truth, from the inside out.

To find passion, proactively bring passion to everything you touch, to everything you do. No matter the task, bring as much enthusiasm and energy as you possibly can. When you do this, you'll ignite ideas and creative insights far beyond thinking alone.

Four Steps to Find Your Passion
  1. Love Everything You Do.
    If you don't like something, either stop doing it (quit, delegate, outsource, etc.) or love it with all your heart.
  2. Look For Patterns.
    What subjects do you gravitate towards? What threads have been recurring in your life? What do your books / CDs / DVDs / bank statements say?
  3. What Do You Like To Talk / Learn / Teach Others About?
  4. Quit Talking And Start Doing.
    Begin taking consistent, passion-based action each day. Try writing, making music or videos, or taking a class.

November 4, 2014

24 Logical Fallacies

A while back I ran across an extremely informative poster called, "Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies" from a site called The site is interactive, but you are also free to download the poster for your own use.

Everyone should be aware of common logical fallacies, if only to catch themselves when they inevitably make one (which we all do, time from time). If you are a debater or one who loves to argue points, familiarizing yourself with such fallacies as these will allow you to more easily counter when one is presented.

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