THINK TWICE BEFORE RELYING ON MOTIVATION

Photo credit: http://www.nike.com We often use the term ‘motivation’ out of context. ‘Motivation’ literally means ‘a reason for doing something’, but what we usually mean when talking about ‘motivation’ is ‘a reason that makes us do something’. The distinction may seem pedantic, but I assure you, it’s important. Having a reason for doing something consists of an intellectual understanding. It’s a rational, impartial evaluation of … Continue reading THINK TWICE BEFORE RELYING ON MOTIVATION

Think Twice Before Calculating

I’ll start by reassuring you: this is not going to be a love lesson. For those of you whose merry hearts were buttered up like scones on Valentine’s Day, you will protest passionately, rhapsodically how one cannot learn from love lessons, or read about love and expect to understand it, because love does not exist in words, lyrics, print, No! Love is transcendent, beggaring description! … Continue reading Think Twice Before Calculating

Think Twice Before Keeping A Straight Face

Exams may be over, but for most of us, the dawn of the new term fails to bring a smile to our face, and is far cry from a laughing matter. Results are waited on like detonators, emails from every department (ones you don’t even belong to?) usurp every mobile device, and the word “internship” fills you with about as much excitement as “vaccination”. It’s … Continue reading Think Twice Before Keeping A Straight Face