Cognitive Wisdom

20 Life Lessons Learned in 2020

Trying to get positives out of 2020 might look as hard as making milk from almonds. We may still be struggling today, but there are opportunities we haven’t fully seized yet, and the potential we haven’t fully realized yet.

It’s true while learning alone can’t help us succeed; the life lessons from the year 2020 can help us prepare better for an uncertain 2021.

My personal 20 life lessons learned in the year 2020 are enlisted as follows.

How Can Mental Aikido Help You in Re-framing Stress?

The problem with most of your stressful experiences is that they all eventually cease. Those experiences in themselves do not cause any suffering; it’s your aversion to them that makes you suffer.

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it, and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

5 Lessons from Decoding of Zodiac Killer “340 Character Ciphers”

And it has nothing to do with your coding ability A team of code-breakers has solved a cipher attributed to the Zodiac Killer. David Oranchak, a US-based software developer, Sam Blake, a mathematician based in Australia, and Jarl Van Eycke, a programmer based in Belgium, managed to crack Z340, a 340-character cipher that’s one of four such …

Using This ONE Technique Will Make You A Star Leader

During the early days of my career, I had this habit of solving people’s problems, especially those close to my influence area. This was a habit I developed while growing up, thinking this was the best way to support friends, colleagues, and subordinates who asked for my help.

I always felt that helping people get better at doing their job was a great thing to do until I was proved wrong.

I realized that this habit of mine was making me extremely tired in the long run because I was always racking my brain to come up with solutions and ideas. Besides, I wasn’t creating the best possible space for other people to think effectively about their problems.
One day, one of my colleagues came to discuss an urgent issue.

7 Proven Antidote to the Poor Self Discipline

If you care to dig deep inside yourself, you might find that most of your perennial struggle with self-discipline is nothing but a manifestation of your own inadequacy — perceived by both you as well as people known to you.

We often shy away from taking responsibility for our behavior. We tend to label ourselves as someone who had been a failure when it comes to sticking with good old self-discipline.

For instance, if you have always struggled to keep your weight within an acceptable range — a yardstick of your own creation, you see it as an excuse to default again.

Binary Perception, Apathy & Choices

We often have this tendency to see things in binaries.

Right/Wrong, Good/Bad, Wife/Girlfriend, Life/Death, you get the drift!

But what makes these binaries such an irresistible proposition?

For starter, it’s comparatively less taxing to deal with the option of this and that. And for the rest of the minorities, going beyond the binaries makes for a decent trap to feel more like an intellect.