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Out of Your Comfort Zone and Taking Risks

Out of Your Comfort Zone and Taking Risks

Life
I want to ask a question to you: Do you feel as if your daily life is a bulk of routines, just trying to keep your comfort zone and mostly abiding what other people want? If your answer is yes and you are not glad of that, it seems we are on the same page. After working 8 years in an international company, I decided to quit the job. It wasn't because of the money or career and nobody forced me to do that. Maybe, it was mostly about passing years in which I just followed the orders of the community (family, company, government etc.) and the comfort zone which I really stuck in and that started to stumble. It was also because of spending most of the daily time…
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A Model for Happiness, Awareness and Efficiency

A Model for Happiness, Awareness and Efficiency

Self Improvement
Most of the time we feel as if something missing in our life. Even though we have a well-paid job, friends around or a love, a thing that we can not explain well continues to annoy us. While I was thinking about this subject, I read a book that explains a model which can be useful to find the problem/missing point of our life. The code of the extraordinary mind written by Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of MindValley.com Vishen recommends to categorize our life into 12 areas and give them a score between 1 to 10. 12 Segments of Your life Love Relationships: Your current love status and happiness. Friendships: Do you have strong friendships that are ready to support you? Adventures: Can you spare time to have some adventures…
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How to learn anything just in 20 hours

How to learn anything just in 20 hours

Learning
Today, I watched one of the most entertaining TEDx talks: The first 20 hours - How to learn anything, by Josh Kaufman. Most of you may hear about 10.000 hours rule to become a master in any subject. I first met this rule in a book, Outliers written by Malcolm Gladwell. In a few words, in order to reach the top level in any subject: 10.000 hours dedication, focus and practice are needed. Most probably, we will not need to reach the top level in all subjects, but some acts or ability of the subject will be actually enough for our regular life. As Josh says, only 20 hours is enough to have some ability on a subject and make the other people thought about us we have lots of experience on it. We should just…
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