Psychological Resilience (IM 901)

It’s a psychological toughness. It’s an ability to mentally and emotionally recover from difficulties. It also enables us to withstand adversity and bounce back from it more strongly than before. The ancient philosopher from Epictetus to Seneca to Marcus Aurelius are the huge admirer of the resilience. Epictetus who was the slave once said, “You…

A Remainder We All Need (IM 899)

Memento Mori The ancient practice of meditating on mortality goes back to Socrates, who once said that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” One day we all die, that’s what we all have been told and that’s what we believe. But we are, in fact, dying everyday. We…

Cicero: Who He Was and What He Taught? (IM 868)

Marcus Tullius Cicero born in 106 BC, was one of the leading political figures of the era of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Marc Antony and Octavian. He was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and Academic Skeptic who played an important role in the politics of the late Roman Republic and upheld optimate principles during the crisis…

Never ending circle (IM 830)

There is a saying that goes, ” For everything you gain you lose something and for everything you lose you gain something.” This has been so true in my life. And today is the day that best resembles this quote. There is something positive in my way forward for the thing that I lost. This…

Non-linearities (IM 827)

The most tragic thing is that the world is more nonlinear than we think and it can not be expressed or described in a words. With linearities, everything seems clear and constant. An increase a variable will increase the result. for example: an increase in investment will increase the rate of return, a 10 percent…

Our projects…(IM 820)

Our life is filled with projects if we scrutinously look at it. We spent time, effort or money and get the result. The outcome of the result might not be as expected but will for sure be among the followings: low chance of success, high chance of success, big positive outcomes or small positive outcomes….

Putting all together… (IM 818)

In “Principles: Life and Work“, Ray Dalio, talks about important things when it comes to progress in life and establish a progressive organization. First, if you want to accomplish your mission or your organization’s mission, you will be better by having quality relationship with the people. Second, if you want to have a great work…

Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

Track Cards: A new policy (IM 811)

It’s a new way to evaluate and track individual’s performance and character. An organization is a made of people and their culture and character. It’s a new policy we’ve implemented in I-mind group (check out here about I-mind story) The goal of the “Track card” is to understand where each of us are standing and…