What is the best memory retention method? Can the spaced repetition technique improve your memory retrieval? The spaced repetition technique involves giving your brain time between repetitions of information instead of repeating information many times in a short period. This improves the chances that you will commit the information to long-term memory, where rote memorization tends to rely only on short-term memory. Learn how to use the spaced repetition technique to enhance your studying practice.
Do you tend to bottle emotions or brood in them? Do you believe narratives that simply aren’t true? Susan David’s Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life explains that most people react instinctively to the way they perceive events. And, these perceptions are based on emotional, often-untrue narratives explaining why those events took place. Continue reading for an overview of this book that can help you get unstuck and move on in life.
What does the founder of eBay have in common with Isaac Newton? When are questions even more powerful than answers? Author and journalist Warren Berger says that questions are the basis of both learning and creativity. He contends that the ability to ask important questions can change our lives. It can even change the world. Keep reading to learn about the power of questions.
Do you give yourself permission to feel what you feel? Do you allow yourself to struggle and even fail? Clinical psychologist and management consultant Susan David promotes emotional agility. That means having objectivity about what happens and how you feel and then deliberately responding in a healthy way. Part of emotional agility is accepting your emotions as they are. Read more to learn about the importance and the process of giving yourself permission to feel.
How often do you ask “Why?” How can asking “Why not?” lead you down exciting new paths? In A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger highlights the fundamental questions (or question starters) “Why?” and “Why not?” He explains how these words form the basis of questions that can increase your knowledge, challenge your assumptions, and invoke your creativity to solve problems. Continue reading to discover the power of asking “Why?” and “Why not?”
Are feelings experiences or truths? Are emotions connected to personality? How should your emotions about the past be understood differently from what you’re feeling right now? Susan David explains that most people react instinctively to their perceptions of events. She argues that you can break free of these controlling narratives by practicing emotional agility. She shares recommendations for understanding both your present and past emotions. Read more to learn how to understand your feelings by being objective about them.
What if you asked as many questions now as you did when you were a kid? What if you asked “What if?” more often? Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question urges you to recapture your childlike curiosity and inquisitive nature. Berger contends that, if you ask more questions (and the right questions), you’ll get more out of life both personally and professionally. Continue reading for an overview of this book that will help you be more reflective, insightful, and ultimately successful.
Are you always that one person in the room who’s asking all the questions? Should you be? In A More Beautiful Question, author and journalist Warren Berger highlights four fundamental questions: Why, Why not, What if, and How. He calls them “beautiful questions” and contends that they form the basis of larger questions that can help you succeed in life both professionally and personally. Read more to relearn how to raise the questions you almost certainly asked all the time as a child.
Are your values based on the truth? Are they truly your own, or have they been imposed on you? Susan David advocates cultivating the skill of emotional agility, and she outlines four steps you can take to get there. The last step is to choose your values. It starts with figuring out whether your current values are based on reality and whether they’re truly your own, and it culminates in envisioning your future. Read more to discover how to determine your values with David’s process.
What’s Immediate Action by Thibaut Meurisse about? Do you procrastinate on important tasks? What can you do to improve your focus? Procrastinators put off tasks that aren’t enjoyable, even when they know there are likely to be negative consequences. Personal development writer Thibaut Meurisse argues in his book Immediate Action that procrastination prevents us from reaching our goals. Read below for a brief Immediate Action book overview.