H(appiness) = S(etpoint) + C(onditions) + V(oluntary activities). happiness comes from between. Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Some of those conditions are within you, such as coherence among the parts and levels of your personality. Other conditions require relationships to things beyond you: Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something larger. It is worth striving to get the right relationships between yourself and others, between yourself and your work, and between yourself and something larger than yourself. If you get these relationships right, a sense of purpose and meaning will emerge
Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author, began his journey of unveiling the secrets of talent development by visiting talent hotbeds around the world. His discovery answered some essential questions that lots of us learners have: How are talents developed? How do we learn best? How to accelerate our skill development?
"Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself"; therefore you need to know what is your partner's preferred way of being loved and speak in the love language(s) that s/he understands and appreciates.
We all want to become successful in life, but there is no set formula for success. Jim Rohn would tell you "Success is something you attract by the person you become." This insightful book by Philly-based UPenn psychology professor, Angela Duckworth, highlighted the why, how, and what of GRIT - a quality that can help YOU attract success!
A short read yet full of insightful pearls of wisdom - what it takes to most effectively practice to level up your game while living a life full of peace and fulfillment. Author Thomas Sterner is an accomplished musician, concern piano technician, and avid golfer. Through his personal journey of mastering piano performance, learning golf, and restoring complicated pianos, Tom told a compelling story about how he achieved peace, joy, and fulfillment through practicing - which in turn helped him to achieve. "Focusing on the process instead of the end goal" is easier said than done, but Tom offered some practical advice.
Mindset is a great book discussing something all successful people, from kids to CEOs, have in common: a growth mindset. I've read a few books talking about the importance of the way we think, Dr. Dweck did a great job tying different examples together to illustrate one of the most important paradigm shifts one can have: fixed mindset --> growth mindset. Below is are my top three takeaways: