The Flywheel Of Society

The Flywheel of Society William James, in his Principles of psychology, defined genius as a little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. In his essay on habit, he referred to habit as the flywheel of society; the thing that keeps us doing what we have been doing in the past; the thing that makes us fear […]

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From Procrast to Proact

From Procrast to Proact “Van uitstel kom afstel” From delay comes decay This blog comes to you from a professional procrastinator, all-out determined to overcome this malady, this habit and this problem. When you have a deadline to meet for a project, do you often fall behind schedule and find yourself making excuses for delays you know you could have […]

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Learning from a successful speaker

Tips for Speakers Training Note Learning from a successful speaker “A great speaker is firstly a great person who happens to speak well” Aristotle Lessons from Dr Norman Vincent Peal In 1969 Dr Peal spoke to us in Johannesburg on the subject of “Why positive people get positive results.” I still remember the MC who introduced him saying “Norman Vincent […]

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The power of positive thinking

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING Alfred A Montapert said, “The environment you fashion out of your thoughts, your beliefs, your ideals, your philosophies is the only climate you will ever live in.” When you think positively your environment will be positive. Places and circumstances never guarantee happiness. You must decide within yourself whether you want to be happy, and when […]

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Attitude does make the difference

                                   Attitude does make the difference Does it really make a difference? You better believe it. Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude. You will enjoy everything more, believe more, see more opportunities and will live life with greater enthusiasm. Truly, attitude does make the difference. You’ve been told before it’s not important what happens to you, it’s the […]

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Taking stock

                                                    TAKING STOCK Back when I was working for a laboratory supplies company we had a stock taking activity toward the end of each year. We would count all the consumables, chemicals, equipment and lab instruments to give us a total stock value and to check on shrinkage and losses. Then we would compare stock movement with the previous year’s […]

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The four stages of learning

THE FOUR STAGES OF LEARNING   Have you ever thought of how we learn a skill, how we move from incompetent to competent? To illustrate the concept I will use the manner in which we learn to drive as an example. Stage 1 is when you are unconsciously incompetent In other words, you don’t know that you can’t drive. When […]

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When your dreams die

WHEN YOUR DREAMS DIE Would you like a recipe for staying young? From earliest times men have believed that their search for the fountain of youth would be rewarded. They have sought it much as a man goes in search of happiness, only to find that the secret of both youth and happiness lie in the same place, within themselves. […]

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