how to discover your talent – what you were born to do

Note. This post is an English-translated summary of a lecture video by Professor Qasim Ali Shah, who is a personal development trainer from Pakistan. I will link the video at the end of this article. Here are 7 key things that can help you identify your talent: 1. The work that you were made toContinue reading “how to discover your talent – what you were born to do”

14 things I learned about personal growth, goal-setting, & systems in 2021

Part 1 – dealing with tough times, emotions, the health of the mind, and one’s sense of self (#1-11) Part 2 – people, relationships, existence, & love (#12-20) This is Part 3 of 3 of 2021 lessons – personal growth, goals, and systems (#21-33) 🧠 On developing a growth mindset 21. Growth mindset can comeContinue reading “14 things I learned about personal growth, goal-setting, & systems in 2021”

why trying and failing is highly valuable

Failure can be disappointing, no question about it. When you don’t meet your own expectations, you might feel like dejectedly letting go of your aspirations and settling in. But there is one specific reason why trying out something and failing at it is highly valuable. Short Answer: Experience. Long Answer: When you are trying outContinue reading “why trying and failing is highly valuable”

how loving others helps you accept yourself (and vice versa)

If you go online and look at what things can help you increase inner peace in your life, you will come across the concept of self-love. The idea is that the more you love, accept, and believe in yourself, the more resilient you become in dealing with life’s challenges. However, there is another side ofContinue reading “how loving others helps you accept yourself (and vice versa)”

why it helps to set “lazy goals”

Short answer: Consistency Long answer: After experimenting with goal-setting and habit maintenance for a few years, I’ve realized the importance of setting some goals that are as lazy and as small as you can make them be. The reason is that we are human beings instead of machines. Some days we might not be feelingContinue reading “why it helps to set “lazy goals””

8 things we can learn about problem-solving from jigsaw puzzles 🧩

🧩 1. You can’t fit a wrong piece where it doesn’t belong, even though it might look like it should. At that point, it’s best to let it go and try another piece, or you’ll just waste your time. ⌛ 2. If you get stuck trying to solve a problem or trying to find theContinue reading “8 things we can learn about problem-solving from jigsaw puzzles 🧩”

what public speaking taught me about anxiety, and the comfort zone

You may have heard this thing about getting outside of your comfort zone. You can’t grow as a person if you don’t dare to step outside of your comfort zone, they say. Fair. However, in this post, I’ll explore why that isn’t always the best strategy. But first, let’s start with a story. A memoryContinue reading “what public speaking taught me about anxiety, and the comfort zone”

why we ought to respect, instead of quickly dismissing someone’s creative work

Ever had that moment where you tried to share a song, a book, or an artist you listen to with someone, and they didn’t even want to listen, choosing to entirely dismiss the work just based on the reputation or genre? I believe there is one very important reason why we shouldn’t dismiss other people’sContinue reading “why we ought to respect, instead of quickly dismissing someone’s creative work”

why we ought to pay attention to our dreams & desires

How having different desires as individuals helps humanity: A while ago I was speaking with one of my biology professors. I was struggling with staying engaged in the class material and asked him to tell me why he enjoyed studying genes so much, hoping that it would give me some perspective so I could startContinue reading “why we ought to pay attention to our dreams & desires”

how to overcome analysis paralysis (furreal!)

Are you stuck? Do you spend hours scrolling through Netflix without being able to choose a show to watch? Do you walk through the library shelf, unable to pick a book to take home with you? Do you stare at the Tim Hortons menu for way too long only to walk away without buying somethingContinue reading “how to overcome analysis paralysis (furreal!)”