4 posts tagged motivation

The Power of Relationships

Every relationship you develop, from the most casual to the most intimate, serves to help you become more conscious. You are taught to honour others, yet often this is one of the most difficult acts you can perform. For not only does it require you, first and foremost, to honour yourself, it also requires you to come to know yourself. In a larger sense, your relationships are spiritual messengers, they bring into your life revelations about your own strengths and weaknesses. Some of ...

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Longer Than Expected

How do I balance my innate human desire to estimate how long something will take, with the reality that I often have little control over this truth? Is the point to do my best in estimating, to get a general sense, and then to leave it? Is the point to do some planning, but to never decide that my expectations are true and correct? Is the point to create motivation to work towards the goal, rather than attaching to its timeline? Perhaps our time estimates are funny games we play with ...

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More Complex Than A Story Can Tell

In whatever shape it may take, whenever I hear a story, I find myself wondering how it is serving the person who is telling it. I understand what's being presented is not the whole story, and perhaps, it's not even half. It's the version of the story the storyteller wants to share with me and it's the version of the story they want to see. We can have a lot of unconscious motivations and intentions behind the stories we tell, and while it would be lovely to think they are all pure and ...

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What’s the Point of This Communication?

There's always a goal. In every communication, in every expression, there is always a goal. It may not be conscious and it may not be visible, but it is there. Whenever we communicate, we do it for a reason. In both our business communication scenarios and our personal ones, our goals design and determine what we achieve, and what we receive. Through our language and logic, our (conscious and unconscious) goals reveal themselves; and through our resulting action, these goals are realiz...

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