What Being an Adult is All About [Video]


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‘Gift,’ A Son Confronts His Dad’s Failure
This is a terrifically sad short film from Singapore

The Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery
We should see ‘failure’ as a learning experience, a trial, a reinvention because mastery is a ‘curved-line, constant pursuit’.
Quotes from curator and art advocate Sarah Lewis
‘The word failure is imperfect. Once we begin to transform it, it ceases to be that any longer. The term is always slipping off the edges of our vision, not simply because it’s hard to see without wincing, but because once we are ready to talk about it, we often call the event something else — a learning experience, a trial, a reinvention — no longer the static concept of failure.

‘Mastery requires endurance. Mastery, a word we don’t use often, is not the equivalent of what we might consider its cognate — perfectionism — an inhuman aim motivated by a concern with how others view us. Mastery is also not the same as success — an event-based victory based on a peak point, a punctuated moment in time. Mastery is not merely a commitment to a goal, but to a curved-line, constant pursuit.’

The Importance of Dabbling
‘Neuroscientist Jeff Stibel, author of Wired for Thought, says Dabble is definitely onto something. “The brain is a multitasking machine,” he says, arguing the most successful entrepreneurs are those who have an intense amount of focus and discipline across a number of subject areas. “That’s quite a unique thing and it’s why we prize entrepreneurs in our society,” he says.

‘Entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, who runs multiple multi-billion dollar companies, are good examples. “People wonder how can he do that, but I suspect if you talk to Musk, he’d say, ‘How could I not? If I didn’t do this, I wouldn’t be good at what I do,’” says Stibel.

‘What happens to the brain when we dabble?…’
Dabbling is cross-training for the brain

The Easiest Persuasion Mind Trick Ever [Video]
Start small – then go big. Try this persuasive mind trick on your boss and get that raise you’ve been after.

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