Education and Learning (IM 891)

Education is based on compliance and accreditation. It’s popular among contemporary societies and it takes money for the piece of paper that guarantees value. But learning is something different. It is based on personal passion and willingness to try new things. It might not take money as nowadays everything can be found online if we…

Fixed vs Growth: The Two Mindsets That Shape Our Lives (IM 848)

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, in her remarkably insightful book Mindset: The New Psychology For Success, highlights the differences between the fixed and the growth mindsets. She believes that the “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, behavior, talents and creative ability is static and can’t be improved in a meaningful way. A “growth mindset” on the other…

Learning to learn (IM 819)

Humans are a unique animals who tend to focus on precise and not the general. We encounter a event and we experience from it and we finally pass through it. Again, we encounter another situation along the way and we tend to follow the same pattern again and again. We don’t generalize the situation; we…

Everything is cultivable (IM 721)

Human talents are not craved in the stone, they can be cultivated. Most of us quit our startups, our job and even relationships, feeling that we are not worthy for it. But the truth is we weren’t worthy of anything unless we tried to be. Everything can be cultivated. Every human qualities from love and…

Value learning over everything (IM 708)

The simple law of human psychology is that our thoughts will revolve around what we value the most. If it’s a money then we tend to choose a place that offers the big paycheck. Inevitably, in such places, we focus on proving ourselves to other people, which creates a lot of pressure. In such places,…

The disease of knowing (IM 692)

Lao Tzu in his book “The Tao Te Ching” said that to know and yet think we do not know is the highest attainment and not to know and yet think we do know is a disease. This disease is the hindrance towards greatness because it stays between us and our future. It is the…

The everyday rule (IM 685)

There is a quote that describes how important it is to follow your heart everyday. Everybody wants to bring change in their life and they wait for the moment to bring that change. Well, the truth is that the moment never comes… It should be created everyday. So the saying goes: “If you can one…

How to seek progress amid uncertainty? (IM 557)

It is understandable to be overwhelmed by the current situation. Research claims that the rate of anxiety and depression all around the world has skyrocketed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With total cases of 2 million and death of 122k, the furture still remains uncertain.  Carl Jung once said,”Man need difficulties. They are necessary for…

Start: Novel Investment (IM 545)

For a long time, I’ve been brainstorming the ways I can do better on learning new stuffs and applying it to a real life.  It’s always challenging to learn new skills. I have always been seeking a new way of doing everything. But, I’m realizing that seeking a new way doesn’t make any sense. I got…

To defeat an epidemic (IM 528)

“To defeat an epidemic, people need to trust scientific experts, citizen need to trust public authorities, and countries need to trust each other. To prevent the catastrophe we need to regain the trust we have lost in the past. You can not defeat the global epidemic through propaganda and an isolation. The real antidote is…