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David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

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***Personal Development Series: Wisdom for the Weekend***

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          David Foster Wallace’s writings offer some much-needed wisdom we need to explore every so often. In this essay Zat Rana offers some key ideas in Foster Wallace’s own words and reflections on their importance in our lives. Spend some time this weekend meditating on them in nature and find the refreshment that comes from a brief break from the everyday.

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Source: David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

 

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10 Speeches That Will Leave You in Awe – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Great Ideas for New Directions***

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          Zat Rana’s contributions to Medium’s Personal Growth section are always worth reading. Today’s post is especially rich in ideas for you to ponder. It offers ten speeches we all can appreciate from thoughtful people from various backgrounds. This is a post to return to time and time again. The best featured images for this post are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: 10 Speeches That Will Leave You in Awe – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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Strategy: How to Think Like a Chess Player – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Strategies for Success***

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Regina MJ Kyle

          This is a companion piece to the one on how wars are won from Aeon Essays. While this essay seems to be most about individual growth, it has important implications for the growth of a movement or collaborative as well. Thinking like a chess player is key for individuals; it is also a vital attribute for an organization or community faced with challenges of any kind. Kudos to Medium and Zat Rana for this contribution. Because a key lesson here is looking at challenges through a different lens, the featured images are from my Flowing Water Series taken in central Florida.

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Source: Strategy: How to Think Like a Chess Player – Personal Growth – Medium

Flowing Water Series
Copyright 2014
Regina MJ Kyle

Flowing Water Series
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Regina MJ Kyle

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12 Small Habits That Compound Into Meaningful Success and Happiness

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***Personal Development Series: Small Things Make Solid Foundations***

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          This is the best personal development essay I have read in a long time. Zat Rana writes some of the most thoughtful essays on Medium, a treasure chest of good writings. These twelve habits are not meant to be seen in isolation but to be used in a system of personal growth and development. Take the time to reflect on and explore this piece. By the way, there is no silver bullet here as there is no silver bullet in life!

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Source: 12 Small Habits That Compound Into Meaningful Success and Happiness

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Zen and the Art of Quality – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Goodby to Robert Pirsig***

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          This is a week for losing people who really have made a difference in our lives. Robert Pirsig wrote only two books, but these two have had a profound influence across the decades. Today’s post is a brief and lovely tribute to Pirsig by Brad Stulberg in Medium. Rest among the stars, philosopher of the essence. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles. Robert would have loved her work.

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Source: Zen and the Art of Quality – Personal Growth – Medium

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Your Next Step is All that Matters – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Moving Forward***

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          This is so appropriate for a midweek read–just when we begin to get frustrated because x or y did not get done; sometimes the past threatens to trip up the present. This thoughtful look at the mindset of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has lessons for us all. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Your Next Step is All that Matters – Personal Growth – Medium

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100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: A Mini-Course in Becoming More Creative***

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          This absolutely wonderful share from Medium is one to keep and return to frequently. It is NOT a quick read but truly a mini-course in becoming more creative, with each one of the 100 ways with links to a suggested reading. This is really one for exploration over time. You can dip into it at any point and get a good idea.

          I decided that the most appropriate featured images for this post were some Story People from Brian Andreas, an creative person indeed! (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: 100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Think Differently***

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          Zat Rana’s essay this morning on Medium is one that each of us needs to read every so often. It is so easy to slip into the everyday thinking like everyone else and so destructive of our potential. The essay is graceful, thoughtful, and insightful. Thank you, Zat Rana!

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Source: Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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The Art of Creativity: Einstein was an Artist – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Einstein, Art, & Creativity***

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          Sometimes it takes us decades to understand the most important lessons we need. Einstein was always a way outside the box thinker, a misfit in traditional schools, and an artist. This is a thoughtful and inspiring essay; if you read nothing else this weekend, read this and examine your own life.

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Source: The Art of Creativity: Einstein was an Artist – Personal Growth – Medium

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Artist in All of Us!

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