All Causation Is Mental
Everything that you are or ever will be will be
as a result of how you use
You are merely a mind with a body to carry it around with. The entire man
made world that you see is simply
of thought. Your entire life is an expression of your own thinking. And
since the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life, if
you improve the quality of your thinking, you must, you will, inevitably
improve the quality of your life...
The Thought Factor in
"All that a man
and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own
the author of As a Man of Thinketh. "A man's weakness and strength,
purity and impurity, are his own, and not another man's; they are brought
about by himself, and not by another; and they can only be altered by
himself, never by another. His condition is also his own, and not another
man's. His suffering and his
happiness are evolved from within. As
he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains...
Everything Start With a
"You demonstrate who you are, and people judge
and respond to you, based on your words, your actions and your habits. And
it all starts where? With a thought! Everything starts with a thought.
That's why thoughts are so powerful. That's why choosing how you think and
act will determine how life responds to you and what you receive in life."
~ Michael Oliver4
of Success – Balancing Action and Reflection
involves creating and a delicate and ongoing
between two somewhat opposing forces – reflection of where you are
of pushing toward where you need to go. This balance between reflection and
action is very similar to the balance of Yin and
Yang in the Tao philosophy.
& Humorous Quotes
Advice, Decision, Action
Matz's Maxim: A conclusion is the place where you got tired of
The Law of the Letter: The best way to inspire fresh thoughts is to seal the
Critical Thinking: Socratic
Socratic questioning is at the heart of critical thinking – they
enhance your critical thinking skills. Socratic questions
challenge accuracy and completeness of thinking in a way that
acts to move people towards their ultimate
The Danger of
"It's a pity nature isn't divided into the same
categories as universities."
We need categories to be
able to handle the huge amount of information we use and control.
That's why we have a
hierarchy of folders and files in our computer, and that's why universities
are categorized into faculties and departments. Categorization helps you,
but can also prevent you from using what you know about one field in
There is a well known
problem in education called the transference problem. If you teach something
in one context, students most likely will not be able to use that knowledge
in another6 and build
The Power of Relaxation
"Every now and then go away, have a little
relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer;
since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose your power of
judgment. Go some distance away because the work appears smaller and more of
it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or proportion is more
~ Leonardo Da Vinci
is your key to the future. All progress comes about as the result of finding
better, faster, cheaper, easier or different ways to do things and this
requires the continual honing of your creative thinking skills.
Job At Work
One of the key functions of the
which takes up as much as 50% of executive time. It can be said with some
confidence that your ability to
deal with problems creatively and effectively is the key determinant of
your success as a
manager. It would be hard to imagine
an effective executive who could not solve problems and make decisions with
a high level of competence...