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23 Skills You Can Learn In Less Than a Week

23 Skills You Can Learn In Less Than A Week

Learning for me was such an awful practice. I felt I was dying every time I was given a task at school or homework to do. To give you this upfront: I hated school. I always tried to cheat on the tests. And skipped doing my homework two-thirds of the time. And when I decided to do it, I asked someone else to do it for me. Probably that sounds familiar to you.

Learning a new skill is a great way to enhance your life experience as it brings many benefits. So if you’ve just finished your graduation and want to take a new job, or your life has come to a point where you wonder “what else?”, maybe this quick list of ideas will help you break the ice and gain some traction.

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Be Afraid But Do It Anyway

Be Afraid But Do It Anyway

I often ask myself if I have enough self-confidence or self-belief or faith, to take me through this hell of a journey called I-want-to-fulfill-at-least-one-small-bit-of-my-unambitious-and-average desires, because every time I decided to just do it, fear crept me out and ruined all of my motivation. Motivation I didn’t know how to get back (until recently.)

The thing is that I haven not been raised in a very supportive environment and I probably have a genetic predisposition to carrying-too-much-about-crappy-things (not as crappy tho). Besides that, I am a third culture kid. So it’s a constant fight of the living death between my contradictory beliefs that rule my world.

The scenario I often play in my head is as follows:

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The Ideas Occupying Your Mind

The Ideas Occupying Your Mind

Everything we learn in our lives is replaceable. The thoughts, the habits, the way of communicating, the understanding, your beliefs, your bed sheets, your girlfriend’s broken iPhone, and even – might actually cost you less than getting her a new iPhone – your girlfriend, I mean, people. Everything. You would agree with that, right?

The same holds true for your thoughts. With a little bit of effort, you could start changing the current wiring of your brain and steer your life to a more positive state of being. Build new habits. Form new beliefs. But just as you can condition yourself for better things, you can also program yourself for increased negativity. And I have been a witness to both conditions of people close to me, and even myself included. 

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The Misconception About Happiness

The Misconception About Happiness

The constant desire to be happy in today’s society is everywhere. There is so much proof out there. Every second guru publishes a book teaching us how to be happy. There are thousands of articles on that topic too. Go figure. Go to Amazon and see how many books have got the word “happy” in the title; or Google “find your happiness”, “happiness courses”

There is nothing wrong if you want to be happy. But I think most people get it the wrong way. They seem kind of obsessed with it such as the alchemists are so obsessed with finding the Philosopher’s Stone. And in regards to that, I will try to shed some light for those in need by sparking the light bulb moment of “Well, I have never thought about it that way.” And even for my own reminder. Yeah, because we are all in the same boat. 

Happiness? What is This?

I will start with what happiness is not.

Happiness is not:

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Hard Work versus Talent

Hard Work Versus Talent

As soon as I turned seven, my stepfather thought it’s a good idea to take me to the wrestling team. I think it was some sort of a genetic tendency because when he was a kid, his father also took him to the wrestling team so he can, later on, prove that without hard work, talent is just an exaggerated and overrated term.

For – if memory serves me – four years, I had trained hard in the wrestling team. From seven to about eleven. We were doing relatively heavy physical preparations. At least, that’s how It seemed to me. Our coach made us wrestle with each other for four or five minutes.

But I was a bit special to my coach. And because I was special to him, he had always let me wrestle with two or three more people. They were coming in turns at me, while I had to wrestle with each one of them for four minutes straight.

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