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How To Fear So You're Afraid To Be Afraid

So what did John do, technically, that helped him to not just overcome his fear of failure, but to even fear having a fear of failure ?

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Be Careful With "Nobody's Perfect

What about someone who continues to mentally abuse others? What if that person was confronted and then said "Well, that's just who I am. Nobody's perfect." Does that mean that he doesn't need to improve his behavior?

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The Trap In Focusing On Your Talents

To focus on your talents and strengths has its boundaries. It's only applicable when it comes to your skills, NOT your personality. What does this mean?

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Being Fearless Is Stupid. Be Fearful Instead!

Is fear a dangerous thing? Well, most people certainly think and believe so. But does that mean it's true?

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Feel The Pain But Don't Suffer

I was once got yelled at in front of many people. I forgot to bring this person's pen which I borrowed, and he screamed and calling me a lot of horrible words in front of my face. It was really painful. But I ....

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Crash Course in Mastering Your Emotion

How many emotions can a person feel? How many emotions are out there (or in there)?

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A Reflection on Identity

Who are you? Which are you?

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I'm No Longer Proud To Be An Indonesian

Not too long ago I saw a politician delivered a roaring speech on how we should be proud to be an Indonesian. This was not the first time I heard or read about this. In fact, not just as an Indonesian, but whatever country you identify yourself with.

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A Simple "Bus Lesson" in Bulgaria

I was standing in the crowded bus on my way back from the office. I was standing in the middle of people who are most probably tired and desperately want to get some rest.

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The Only Reason To Give Any of Your Emotion

There is an old saying that says there is wisdom in old sayings. And talk about applying what you learn, this one really becomes something that I've been carrying with me this past several years.

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Don't Leave Your Comfort Zone!

Think about one of the moments when you felt really proud of yourself. One of those moments when you think or said to yourself, "that was amazing!", "you are awesome!"

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The Most Important Q&A Session You Can Ever Have

Consider these next 2 questions. Try to really answer each of them. A. Why is [the city you're living] is a good place to live? Try to really think a few answers before you move to the next one. Done? Awesome. Next question. B. Why is [the city you're living] is not a good place to live?

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The Easy Way To Ease Your Day

I saw this "P" sign on the side of the road, so I pulled over and waited there for my friend to arrive. Just a couple of minutes later, a car hit a motorcycle, which then hit my car badly.

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My Simple, Sincere, and Truly Stupid Question

After many years not seeing each other, I went to Mexico City and reconnected with my friend and former colleague. I then asked him: "How's life been treating you, brother? It's been a while!"

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How To Connect Profession To Your Life Purpose

Last week I explained why you will never achieve your life purpose. I explained that when you try to achieve your life purpose, you're still living in a misunderstanding about life purpose itself. Today, I'll cover another misunderstanding that most people have, which is treating a profession as if it's your life purpose

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Why You Will Never Achieve Your Life Purpose

For many years I've been studying and facilitating people to discover and live their life purpose. I've been learning what it takes for someone to discover and live their life purpose from interviews and biographies of different people across countries, cultures, sectors, and across generations

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The Biggest Lie About Happiness

In the last pages of his awesome book Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh wrote about his experience on asking people about their goals in life. He said that no matter how different the answers you got, if you keep digging deeper by a simple respond of “why?”, all answers will eventually lead to the same goal: happiness.

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The Biggest Lie About Happiness

In the last pages of his awesome book Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh wrote about his experience on asking people about their goals in life. He said that no matter how different the answers you got, if you keep digging deeper by a simple respond of “why?”, all answers will eventually lead to the same goal: happiness.

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The Law of Feeling Good

"I couldn't believe he didn't show up. It's his event. And it's the last day. He should've at least come at the end to officially close it!"

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Vital Lesson On "Moving On" From Your Past

For a long time I can't move on from that memory of what he said. It became a moment that stuck with me for a long time. My grades also started to get worse and worse since then. Even more, if I managed to get a good grade every now and then, I subconsciously kept telling myself "that was just luck and coincidence".

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Your Life's Simple BIG Truth

I've been learning and discovering new things about me. From the 3rd grade where my teacher told my parents that I couldn't socialize with people (with me sitting next to them), to crazily shaking and stuttering nervously when I had to present my first college assignment in front of 12 people.

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Hoping vs Deciding

As I remembered this, I directly changed my mindset from hoping to deciding that this will make me a more patient person. The difference? As I DECIDE, there's only 1 possible result. Why?

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