3 Qualities You Should Master

Sit down, be humble.

Agricultural heartland of California.
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Momento Mori; Remember that you will die.

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To lead the people, walk behind them. — Lao Tzu

Overall, we believe our findings on Likes support the hypothesis that receiving Likes might trigger reinforcement learning to return to Facebook. According to our data, receiving Likes might increase self-esteem, and consequently produce a state of happiness.

Getting Likes activated brain regions related to reward processing fostering this aforementioned reinforcement learning.

The point is, people don’t typically think or talk in terms of maximizing social status — or, in the case of medicine, showing conspicuous care. And yet we all instinctively act this way. In fact, we’re able to act quite skillfully and strategically, pursuing our self-interest without explicitly acknowledging it, even to ourselves.

“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy beings.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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“The Mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” It ultimately comes down to the story you tell yourself every time and every day. Every time when you face a set back and every day when you get up. That mental reminder you provide to yourself is what determines the success or failure of the environment you create.

“…we are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our setbacks, our history, our mistakes, or even staggering defeats along the way. We are freed by our choices”. — Jim Collins

We can only learn to deal with failure by actually experiencing failure, by living through it. The earlier we face difficulties and drawbacks, the better prepared we are to deal with the inevitable obstacles along our path.” — Tal Ben-Shahan, The Pursuit of Perfect

It’s not the weight of the world that determines what we can accomplish. It is our fulcrum and lever — Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage

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“Performing acts of kindness improves the well-being of the actor. Together, these results suggest that policy-makers and practitioners are correct to see kindness interventions as effective ways of improving well-being. And they support the general claim that, as social animals, humans possess a range of psychological mechanisms that motivate them to help others, and that they derive satisfaction from doing so.”

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