is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning
of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process
all begins. -- Jim Rohn
are all born with the common sense to create,
explore, learn, discover and invent. However,
we get so much information all day long that we
lose our common sense. The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
said, "Common sense is genius dressed in
its working clothes." Using common sense,
we can learn to harness our genius, calling up
our creative power to simplify the complex and
improve the quality of our lives.
Best Practices is about using common sense to
think more effectively and creatively. Common
sense allows us to see what many miss. By the
use of common sense, we can learn to think like
a genius; we can use our minds to transform ideas,
knowledge and experiences into useful applications
for our daily activities.
goal of Learning Best Practices is to help you think
like a genius. Like them, you will learn to rely on
your intuition and personal knowledge to think deeply
and with originality. Simple things, like learning to
listen, taking notes and being more organized can maximize
your learning potential more than you'd ever imagine.
has the following 10 best practices:
make it perfect
what you learn
Attention to details
others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; Mastering yourself is
true power." -- Lao Tzu, Chinese Taoist Philosopher
Ancient Greek maxim "know thyself", was inscribed
in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.
Know thyself has had a variety of meanings attributed
to it in literature; the maxim is applied to those whose
boasts exceed what they are; the maxim is a warning
to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude.
Know thyself is about understanding what we value most,
learning about what is most important to us and why
it's important to us. Know thyself can be a journey
of understanding what your belief systems are and knowing
about beliefs that empower you and beliefs that prevent
you from achieving what you want from life.
developing greater understanding of our thoughts and
actions, we must recognize both our strengths and our
weaknesses. Nobody likes to admit their weaknesses.
Yet, when we gain self-knowledge - both appreciating
our strengths and confronting our weaknesses - we are
opening up new possibilities for personal growth. Self-knowledge
can also help us be more efficient and focused in producing
change because we'll know precisely what we need to
work on. When weaknesses are identified, it doesn't
mean that we're incapable of change. Rather than being
uncomfortable with facing our weaknesses, we have to
be willing to consider the information in a positive
and constructive way. It may be that we haven't had
to use these skills well enough.
are 5 important steps:
Write Your Life Story.
Writing your life story can reveal whether we really
understand who we are, and why our lives have turned
out in the way they have. Do we understand the impact
of the way we were raised? What is the influence
of our friends and family on the decisions we've
made so far? What types of emotional journey have
we taken? Is our life full of joy, or weighed down
with deep fears or anger? To what extent our past
experiences affect our current reality? Do we accept
ourselves for who we are, or do we fight against
Experiment New Things. Experiment Rather
than waiting for new experiences to arrive, it can
be really valuable to look for them proactively.
You can do this for yourself by taking different
types of vacations, or experimenting with new hobbies
or dance classes. You may find hidden talents, or
things about ourselves that you didn't know about
- particularly when the new activities are stimulating
a daily journal.
By writing down your thoughts and feelings on a
daily basis, you build fluency - particularly, emotional
fluency. This habit also captures the mood of the
moment can help you understand the range of emotions
you have experienced. With daily practice, this
regular writing develops self-knowledge.
Developing self-awareness is a very spiritual journey.
It connects you to yourself, to your family, to
your community, to the world. You can decide where
it is you are going to go, and you have more control
of your life and your circumstances.
Acknowledge all the hard work you've put into learning
your skills. Feel great. Feel successful. Let your
mind linger for several minutes on the successes
from past achievement. These good feelings create
the success vibration that will form the foundation
of your future success.
doesn't matter whether you were born rich of poor. It
doesn't matter if you posses a Ph.D. or no degree. No
matter what your circumstances, you can learn to be
a productive thinker. True success depends on both.
First, you will learn to think and visualize all of
the things that you want in life. Second, you will learn
to adopt daily practices to make decisions quickly and
take consistent action. You alone have the responsibility
to become a productive thinker.
you realize now, Know Thysel is the first of our collection
of 100 best practices from highly successful people.
Best practices are simple techniques or methodologies
that, through experience and research, have proven to
lead to a desired result. By learning and adopting our
collection of 100 best practices, you can follow your
dreams, work hard, stay healthy, practice your skills
and persevere on your goals having the assurance that
you will achieve a desired result.