Image Credit - Mat Brown on Pexels.com Have you heard of the Zeigarnik effect? If not, then read on! It’s your birthday and deciding to give a treat to your friends; you take them to a fancy restaurant. The place and the ambience are beautiful, and everyone soon gets comfortable in their seats. As you … Continue reading The Zeigarnik Effect – How incomplete tasks improve our memory or do they?
If we produce 1000 ideas, 2 might work, but if we produce only 10 ideas chances of any of them turning into something big is greatly reduced. Even Picasso produced 1000's of painting during his lifetime but showcased just a few of them, his best ones, he could pick the best ones, because he worked … Continue reading The Perfect Idea
Are thoughts like seeds? Do they flower up into big trees and shrubs and take over our physical space as we nourish them in the right environment, provide them the just the right amount of light and use our experience to continue to improvise as we go further? Are our thoughts only ours? Or just … Continue reading Thoughtful Adventure
A nun looked outside her window on a beautiful morning as the cool breeze blew across on the streets outside as if inviting her to come out. She looked at herself for a while before taking the first tentative steps outside, feeling the warmth of the early morning sun on her cold face while breathing … Continue reading Iron Nun – The Woman who conquered Ironman at 82 – Story of Grit and Perseverance
How does one home in Hungary became a Chess powerhouse with all three girls performing exceedingly well in that sport? What are the chances of ‘you’ gaining weight if most of your friends are obese, even if they don’t even live in the same city? How a café inside a hospital increased water consumption by … Continue reading How Layout Change in a Hospital Cafeteria Reduced Soda Consumption– Role of Environment in Changing and Sustaining Habits
Have you ever experienced standing in a queue moving very slowly and then when you change to the quicker one, to your utter dismay and misfortune find out the one you were in earlier, becoming faster now? Or, you decide to buy a mobile and immediately after you have bought it, your friend/s shows off … Continue reading Why Does my Queue always move Slower?
Crowded City Which one of the above two will you prefer to be in? Imagine, you are laboring on a task for an extended period and now mentally tired, need an urgent break. You are given two options. Walk in the woods for 20 minutes.Walk for a coffee for 20 minutes within the city Which … Continue reading Attention Restoration Theory – How Nature Helps Us in Concentrating better
Getting Unstuck Getting ‘Unstuck’ What do you do when you get stuck? Let’s look at what famous people used to do, when faced with such situations. Before that, I would like to talk a little bit about Cal Newport’s bestseller, ‘Deep Work’. Deep Work is an amazing book, built on solid anecdotes and examples. The … Continue reading Getting ‘Unstuck’
What will you do if you are asked to sit in a room alone for 15 minutes with a switch, pressing which can give you an electric shock? Do you know what percentage of time our mind just wanders aimlessly, a virtual vagabond during our waking hours? The answer to the second question is more … Continue reading This will Shock you!
The Giraffe How many times will you continue to try again after failing? 1 to 10 times - Probably 11 to 20 times - Maybe, I might 21 to 40 times – Possibly a No 41 to 100 times – A No 100 to 500 times - Definitely a big No Most of us will … Continue reading Failure – The path to getting better
Today’s post of mine is not about any specific topic or even a story. I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know how at times we feel unsure of our own decisions, scared of chasing our own dreams, tentative about our own abilities and hesitant to express ourselves. Although we all are … Continue reading Passion, Purpose, Pleasure
I have a question for you. What if your travel agent offers you a deal? To visit any place of your choice for 10 days at 70% discount but on one condition; You will not be allowed to click a single picture or retain any proof of that vacation. Will you still take it? If … Continue reading Remembering and The Experiencing Self
Being an average student in school or an average performer professionally, entails a lot of struggle and responsibility. Two opposing forces – the one pushing down and the other trying to pull up with the elite group, constantly tears one apart. The fear of falling down and an anxiety to move up. The struggle continues. … Continue reading What Differentiates Mediocre and Top Performers – (Academically)
Hundreds and thousands of elephants are killed every year for their tusks and it does not get even 5th or a 6th page news headlines in any of the major newspapers. Not even online news portals or TV channels give it enough prominence. So, what made the entire media focus on the death of one … Continue reading How one Death becomes a topic of discussion while becoming just another news item when the numbers are higher?
What Einstein told us almost 100 years back still holds true. Time is definitely relative; the realization hits us especially hard when the Internet speed defy our viewing capacity. Buying vegetables and grocery is as tough as using vlookup, hlookup, pivot charts and analytics. Every time we believe, we got it right; the boss … Continue reading 7 Lessons during these 6 Weeks of Lockdown