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Reality Check: When you doubt yourself

While unjustified confidence can be perceived as arrogance, justifiable confidence is a positive quality. Self-doubt, for any of us, can result in a lack of enjoyment of our lives. An athlete who loses confidence can lose their enjoyment of the … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Joy of Mastery

In a talk on mastery, Sal Khan discusses the difficulty inherent in an educational process that pushes people to learn new material before they’ve mastered fundamentals. Mastery of learning is an appropriate topic for Khan. He’s the founder of khanacademy.org, … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Another Route to Self-Esteem

Last posting, I recounted Brady’s story. Brady’s high self-esteem as a youngster came crashing down in adulthood when he encountered a boss who didn’t interpret awesomeness as just showing up. The profuse praise Brady was accustomed to receiving for minimal … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Routes to Self-Esteem

Is self-esteem a double-edged sword? Too little self-esteem? You can find yourself living an unsatisfying life with little confidence. You may treat yourself as if you have low value or worth. Others may take your behaviour as a cue, and … Continue reading

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Reality Check: OPAAT

One Person At A Time: OPAAT. Haven’t seen that acronym before? No surprise; I made it up—with a purpose! It reminds me of what I am able to do. News, opinions, and commentaries often point out systemic problems—big wrongs (or … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Doers and Dreamers

The “Doers and Dreamers’ Travel Guide” is designed to promote tourism. Are you a doer looking for activities? Or a dreamer looking for romantic beach sunsets? No matter which; you can fulfill your wishes here! Wherever there are people, there … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Overcoming Shyness is an Employability Skill

In recent posts, I’ve suggested that the ability to get along with co-workers, bosses, and customers is a valuable employability skill. Unfortunately for some folks, shyness makes it difficult to get along. Have you ever perceived that the “sweet talkers” … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Ups and Downs of Positive Thinking

Do you “think positively?” Do you believe that it’s important and helpful to do so? One of the appealing aspects of choice theory for me is its positive message and optimistic view of human possibility. By recognizing what we can … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Boundaries and Disputes

Boundaries can create cause for dispute. Sometimes, however, setting a boundary can be an effective way to diffuse a dispute. Emma has endured criticism from her mother all her life. In her youthful rush to get married and away from … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Satisfaction of Small Steps

Ups and downs are a part of life. When life goes well, activities tend to fall in to place; you know what you need and want to do. It’s during those down times that it can be difficult to figure … Continue reading

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