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Harnessing the Power of Your Intuition

This article is prompted by a 44-year-old Egyptian computer professional (Lead Technical Applications Engineer), working in Qatar, where he is joined by his wife and three children. Our reader asked me to write about intuition. As it is important subject, I welcome the opportunity to do so. Tom (an imaginary person) was offered a better paying job in another company. …

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The simple G.R.O.W.T.H. formula

We are all interested in personal development, aren’t we? Well, it is about growth and progress, for without it, personal development would have no meaning. The journey to self-improvement isn’t always smooth. Tom complained to the leader of his personal development group, saying, “I have worked hard and long, and yet I haven’t improved. I am still an ordinary person …

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What Would You Change About Yourself

Let’s Talk about CHANGE for a Change It’s often said that nothing is certain in life other than death and taxes. And after paying taxes, all that is left are two kinds of change. The change we carry in our purse and the unstoppable transformation of everything we experience. As change occurs at a dizzying pace, we cling to straws …

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A truly strong person does not need the approval of others

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep – Vernon Howard Respect is a gift most people hunger for. Songstress and diva Madonna confesses: “I became an overachiever to get approval from the world.” Unlike Madonna, however, most people don’t admit they desperately yearn for approval, appreciation, …

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Handling Hypocrisy

  How should we handle one of the most common human traits, hypocrisy? Hypocrites disturb us because they are deceitful, pretending to be what they are not, professing one set of beliefs while living by another. They are found everywhere: in politics, religion, journalism. They are especially annoying when they berate others for doing what they themselves are guilty of …

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Don’t Let Others Intimidate You

“If you let a bully intimidate you, he’s going to do it again. You’ve got to stand up to these strong-arm tactics.” (–Charles Djou) Were you ever bullied, humiliated, harassed, or treated with contempt? Were you ever called names, such as fatso, baldy, geek, retard, or ugly? When you tried to fit in at a new school, job, or neighborhood, …

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Is Life Frightening?

The above question is an important one because the view we take colors everything we experience. Our attitude or perspective either works for or against us. So, now and then we need to pause and examine which way our life is heading. After all, if we don’t change our direction, we will end up where we are heading. If we …

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Setting Your Life Vision in the New Year

A new year is about to begin. Is your life vision? Is it 20-20? Can you clearly see where you are headed? Often, we get so caught up in the mundane activities of life that we don’t see which way we are moving. What’s the point of traveling if we don’t know where we’re going? That’s why there’s a need …

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Forgiveness – To err is human, to forgive, divine

“They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.” (-Josiah Bailey) “To err is human, to forgive, divine” The quote above is a profound statement made by Alexander Pope. It points out that it is normal to make mistakes, including the type that hurts others. We probably have all made mistakes. And when we did so, we may have dismissed our …

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Logical Fallacies Hamper Clear Thinking

How much of what is going on around us do we understand? Surprisingly little. If not completely blind, our vision is obscured by the cobwebs of our mind, which include false assumptions, beliefs, and expectations. How can we think straight and make intelligent decisions if our mind can easily lead us astray? The answer is awareness. We must be conscious …