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Five Questions to Ask Yourself After a Setback

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Guest Post by Paul Sloane Let’s face it. We all fail. As we go through life we have relationships that don’t work out,  jobs that just aren’t right, exams that we flunk, initiatives that don’t succeed. The more new things we try the more failures we are likely to have. In fact, the only way to avoid failure is to do nothing new. The important thing is how we deal with failure. It can be part of a downward slide in which lack of confidence reinforces feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. But experiencing failure can be a learning experience and an…

Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day

Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day

Guest Post by Paul Sloane Here are five short questions that you should ask yourself at the end of every day.  They might help you to become a better and more successful person: 1.  What was the best thing that happened to me today? What was it that made you particularly proud, happy or grateful? Was there a moment of joy or accomplishment? Relive the feeling for an instant. We want more of those moments in our lives so let’s just think about something really positive and build on that.  Too often we…

Ask Questions

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Ask Questions

 Guest Post by Paul Sloane Children learn by asking questions. Students learn by asking questions. New recruits learn by asking questions. It is the simplest and most effective way of learning. People who think that they know it all no longer ask questions – why should they? Brilliant thinkers never stop asking questions because they know that this is the best way to gain deeper insights. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, said, ‘We run this company on questions, not answers.’ He knows that if you keep asking questions you can keep finding better answers. When…

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