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Reaction or Opinion

When we open our mouths a number of things can come out. We express our emotions as well as our talents through the gift of speech. One of the most important things we can do is provide our insight into a particular subject. We are often asked of our “opinion,” these could be defined as [...]

The Risks of Pride

My business partner reminded me of the hazards of being prideful. Many situations create the environment to be prideful but the reality is many people do not intend to bruise your pride when they make decisions or forget a phone call. They don’t intend to create an enemy or cause you to over think the [...]

Finding your personal catalyst

Multiple opportunities present themselves to build upon our experiences in life and not everyone has the ability to embrace it. Those who can take charge and seize the moment of opportunity inspire us all. We want to be like them but we are unsure as to how to achieve that level of confidence. Maybe we [...]

Positivity is the key to success

There is one place that harbors our inner secrets and securities. The mind is our greatest vault but sometimes our only cage. The mentality of success is what separates the top 1% from the rest. The ally we need most is our own confidence, without the inner voice telling us we are invincible we are [...]

What do you want?

Utter these words and be prepared for silence. This question is one of the hardest to answer. How do we know if the path we are currently traveling is the right path for us? Using the words of Machiavelli, how many of our choices are based on the ends instead of the means? I think [...]

Open Your Eyes, Open Your Mind

Open mindedness is a characteristic many believe they have but few possess. The ability to hear and understand new information and interpret it at face value is a sought after trait. It is hard for people to learn after years of similar thought patterns. We become very predictable after only a little while and if [...]

The ABCs of Critical Thinking part three

We’ve already considered the A and B of the “ABCs.” These included the affective or emotional base and the behavioral or action based response. Now we’ll move on to the “C,” or the Cognitive component of critical thinking. This piece considers the realization of the conscious actions our minds make when thinking at an elevated [...]

The ABCs of Critical Thinking part deux

As the title describes this is part two of a mini-series concerning critical thinking. The first piece of the 3-component theory involves the emotional base or the affective component. This is the piece which provides the second deterrent to critical thinking. After affective we have behavioral. The behavioral component considers the possible route of actions, [...]

The ABCs of Critical Thinking

Life is a montage of decisions; each one is arguably vital to our lives. The circumstances we find ourselves in today are ripples from past choices. So I figured that a little mini-series on critical thinking was necessary to facilitate the mental environment for good decision making. Psychological theory suggests that there are 3 components [...]

It’s Your Life

Arguably we are all connected in one way or another depending on your chosen metaphysical belief. Thinking more along the lines of the butterfly wing beat proverb, we all have choices to make. Being freethinking creatures we all have our own path to explore and experience. Within this large breadth of existence we have the [...]