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Doublethink

If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality. For the secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one’s own infallibility with the power to learn from past mistakes. – George Orwell — For you cunning literary types reading the articles here, you might have already heard about Doublethink, but for those who haven’t I shall provide... read more

You Don’t Need to Exercise For Two Hours a Day…

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. – Plato — Ironically, personal development books, blogs, presentations, short stories, epic novels, stage shows, musicals and whatever other form personal-development comes in these days, don’t really focus on the entire spectrum of personal... read more

How to Become an Inverse Paranoid

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J. D. Salinger — I trust that you’re familiar with the concept of paranoia.  You know, always thinking that people are out to get you, worried about conspiricies that will end in your ultimate demise, that kind of thing. Breaking down paranoia to it’s most base element though, it is simply always... read more

Why Stop Complaining?

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. --Lord Jeffrey — While my personal sentiments aren’t quite as strong as Lord Jeffrey’s up there, I do believe that complaining is a kind of plague that has spread rapidly throughout the human race, and that in order to be successful one has to purge themselves of it. ... read more

Stay Positive

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright — This might seem like common sense– especially on a website such as IEvo, but hear me out.  This is going to have a lot to do with me, because while there is a great deal to extol on the topic of positive thinking, I think there is little that would convey... read more

Aim to Lose

That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. – Richard Bach — Everyone always wants to win.  I’m not sure if it’s just a natural human thing to want to win, or if it’s... read more

Why You Should Never Settle For Less Than What You Want

I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle. – Peter Scott — I wrote a post about settling in a relationship back when IEvo first launched and how it was a trap that many people fell into.  People get comfortable or they figure they simply can’t do any better, so they stop trying.  They settle... read more
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