How to Turn Regret into Inspiration


“No regrets. Just lessons learned.” Missed opportunities, losses, failures, giving up too soon, and words that you can’t take back – these are a few of the things that people commonly have regrets about in their life. So many of us secretly wish that we could hop into a time machine that can jet us… 

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The Role of Luck in Success

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“Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation” – Seneca Ever since the dawn of time, luck has been considered to be one of those elusive yet cherished ideals that could potentially transform the trajectory of our lives. Almost all of us would love to have a little pixie dust sprinkled upon us so that… 

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5 Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness When You’re Too Busy


Mindfulness: the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. – It was a sweltering summer afternoon in July on the day that I was visiting the magnificent temples of Wat Pho in Thailand. I experienced an instant sense of relief upon… 

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The Importance of Having Self-Control

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Having self-control could mean different things to different individuals. It could mean… … saying no to a night of partying with friends so that you can prepare for a big interview the next day. … declining an offer to eat the last slice of pizza to stay true to your weight-loss regime. … overcoming the… 

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How to Cope with Unfairness and Injustice in the World

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Throughout the history of mankind, there have been countless atrocities committed due to the cruel and irrational impulses of tyrants in power. This includes barbaric ways of torturing innocent civilians during the ages of monarchy and dictatorships, the bloodshed that occurred during horrific wars and political unrest, and the destruction of the environment due to… 

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4 Things You Need to Stop Worrying About

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“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney  Having descended from a long lineage of worrywarts, I grew up with a deep-seated belief that worrying, somehow, gave a person control over a situation. If I was not worried enough about a significant matter, I feared that I… 

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5 Amazing Ways That Love Can Transform Us


Love makes the world go around. Love changes everything. Love is blind. For centuries, philosophers, poets, intellectuals and biologists have attempted to capture the true essence of love. They tried to understand the mysterious alchemy that causes the seismic shift within us whenever we experience the first blush of love. Here are some definitions from… 

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How to Become a Master at Anything


“Contrary to popular wisdom, knowledge is not power – it’s potential power. Knowledge is not mastery. Execution is mastery. Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.” – Tony Robbins Do you remember your first experience of driving a car (or anything else you weren’t familiar with)? It might have felt awkward because you… 

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Why the World Needs More Compassionate and Mindful People

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“I just have three things to teach:  simplicity, patience and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu Achievers today are driven by a burning ambition to make it to the top. Given that we live in a meritocracy where society handsomely rewards only those who accomplish outstanding feats, it’s no wonder so… 

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