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6 Inspirational Quotes To Live By
1. “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
2. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” -Bob Marley
3. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius
4. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs
5. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” -Michelle Obama
6.“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” -Mother Teresa
Designing Learning With The Psychology Of Success In Mind.
Many people, myself included, are “freedom” learners. We tend not to thrive in formal learning environments because the expectation to learn in a predefined, sequential way makes us go a little stir-crazy. As a student in a classroom, my attention is constantly wandering. In contrast to that, I love bite-sized learning, tapping into tacit knowledge when I need to solve a problem or source the answer to a question. There is likely an equal number of people like me as there are the people who want to learn in a more structured manner.
The majority of people don’t sit at one end of these two extremes, though, but rather sit somewhere in the middle, preferring to blend elements of both formal and informal learning. There’s no right or wrong way to learn because just as people are different, so too are our individual learning preferences, and we all have different needs in context to every moment we want and need to learn.
While it’s crucial to build all of these variables into modern learning design, it’s important to recognize a number of key commonalities too. We all learn from other people, for example, and we all regulate our own behavior based on the environment and people around us. It’s a point that reminds us of the inherent link between learning and the psychology of human behavior — a link that needs to tie into every element of learning design.
Let’s take a closer look at the psychology behind learning success. Here are four things to factor into employee learning programs:
1. Nurture a value for learning.
To nurture positive and habitual learning behaviors, business leaders first need to lay the right groundwork. By regularly communicating and reinforcing the message that learning is both valued and valuable, employees can assume permission to prioritize their learning and development for improved performance.
2. Support psychological safety.
So the initial foundations are in place, but are employees able to ask questions when they’re stuck and put forward ideas without fear of rejection or ridicule?
This is a big one. Google’s Project Aristotle, a study carried out in 2012, revealed an undeniable link between high performance and psychological safety, a term coined by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson, to describe the critical importance of trust between team members. Psychologically safe teams are free from interpersonal risk. Employees can freely admit when they don’t understand something or need help, and they’re able to make mistakes (and learn from them) without being judged or penalized. Take psychological safety away, though, and people’s natural behavioral response is self-protection and self-preservation.
3. Learning is a social activity.
The importance of trust highlights another key point: the fact that learning is an innately social activity.
Not only do we all learn from other people, but it is in fact these very relationships that spark us to actively engage in learning — whether that be jumping into a how-to video from a trusted subject matter expert (SME) or attending a training session delivered by a senior company leader. The common denominator here is trust. The learner trusts that there is value to be gained from engaging with a particular expert, and it is this that creates the habit for more.
4. Trust in the technology.
People often think of learning technology as the mere facilitator, yet it too plays a central role in driving positive learning behaviors. Just as learners need to connect with SMEs, they also need to connect with the technology itself if they are to keep engaging with it.
That goes well beyond facilitation and emphasizes that as humans, we need to trust that the technology we’re using is going to help us solve a problem, either now or in the future. Without this, it will be extremely difficult to create adoption, and nigh on impossible to create ongoing engagement that supports upskilling, reskilling and wider business performance.
Ultimately, both learning and learning technology must be designed in line with an understanding of the fundamental drivers of human behavior — a point that comes right back to the fact that psychology sits at the heart of learning success.
Motivation About life.
People change, things go wrong. Just remember life goes on.
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, just that it would be worth it.
In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love.
The biggest challenge in life is being yourself… In a world trying to make you like everyone else.
Live your life the way that you want to live it, don’t let other people live it for you…
To be successful, one must be motivated––motivated to work hard, put in long hours, show grit. That’s how we achieve our goals, how we accomplish anything worthwhile.
As a species, humans are inherently lazy. We’re hardwired in any given situation to find the most economic means of conserving our energy, which is why when choosing between going for a run and watching TV, so many of us choose the latter. It’s simply our nature.
This also explains why it can be so hard to motivate ourselves at work, especially when our work on a given day entails performing mostly monotonous or tedious tasks, like answering emails, making sales calls, or compiling pitch decks. The problem, of course, is that motivating yourself to perform effectively and persistently at work is key to your ultimate success. To be successful, one must be motivated––motivated to work hard, put in long hours, show grit. That’s how we achieve our goals, how we accomplish anything worthwhile.
The question, then, is how do we combat our natural lazy tendencies to motivate ourselves to work tenaciously?
This is a question as relevant to managers, team leads, and company founders as it is to individual employees. But too often, company leaders resort to the same means of motivation over and over: money. Don’t get me wrong, incentives like raises and bonuses can be strong motivators. But it’s only a temporary motivator, the way that a few beers only brings temporary contentment, or a new car only brings temporary happiness. Pretty soon, that slightly higher salary simply becomes a part of your new normal. It no longer inspires.
The good news is––as I’ve learned in my own life and in building Skylum––there are ways to motivate yourself more intrinsically, in a way that translates more reliably to long-term success.
Most of us are compelled to work hard each day not by minute, short-term goals, but by big-picture imperatives.
For me, my primary motivator is my family––providing for them, ensuring they feel safe, and creating a solid foundation for my kids so they can pursue their dreams. Ultimately, that’s the reason I dedicate so much of my time and my energy to building Skylum.
Most every person has such a centering inspiration in their life––an inspiration that’s presence in your mind propels you to work hard. In your case, you may be propelled by the dream of being paid to practice the craft you love––writing, coding, photography, teaching, etc. You may even be inspired by the pursuit of improvement more generally: the satisfaction of self-development, the feeling of becoming better and better at something you enjoy doing. Whatever it is, the first step is identifying that thing that most meaningfully drives you, as that’s what will be your fuel.
More tangibly, what breaks the will of many people is the feeling of being overwhelmed by the task at hand––looking at a new project and thinking, “I’ll never be able to get this done.”
We can combat this tendency by breaking that one big project into smaller goals. Once you do so, you can gamify the process of completing each smaller step. Personally, I think of the conquering of each small goal in a big project as reaching the next “level,” like in Super Mario. You can adapt this approach across all aspects of your work, too––breaking down every big task into more easily achievable chunks. To me, this has proven essential.
Of course, one key aspect of “gamifying” your work is rewarding yourself when you reach certain new “levels.” Such rewards, though not truly intrinsic––they amount to a form of tricking yourself, essentially––can prove powerful. For example, I’ve told myself that once my team and I launch Luminar (our next big product we’re releasing), I’m going to reward myself with a new car instead of just buying it outright. That succeeds in kicking me into higher gear.
Again, this sort of motivation won’t sustain you for long, but it does provide a nice little push when you need it.
If you find motivation in driving the success of your company––which, if you’re a company leader, especially, you should––then there’s perhaps no better way to motivate yourself than by tracking your key metrics and paying attention to user feedback. Recognizing that perhaps your users aren’t happy, for example, will catalyze you into recalibration or into working extra hard so that you get your next product release right.
Moreover, setting specific goals for yourself and your team––reaching X amount of users, pageviews, or orders next month, for instance, or receiving Y amount of happy emails from customers––will give you a goal line to shoot for in your day-to-day work.
Paying attention to key metrics and pieces of informative data will also allow you to more easily celebrate smaller accomplishments with your team––like crossing those aforementioned thresholds. This is something we do at Skylum every second Friday, which we call “Winning Fridays.” We simply go over our accomplishments from the past two weeks to determine what wins we’ve amassed––and then we celebrate.
The importance of setting goals for yourself is equally important if you’re an individual contributor. Knowing what will make you more money, earn you a promotion, or help you obtain some other incentive will motivate you––give you an extra boost––to more quickly do that thing.
To this end, talk with your manager or team leader to create incentives for yourself. This will help you perform better, but it will also sort of naturally push you out of your comfort zone, which is crucial to your ongoing development as a professional and as a person.
that’s Phenomenal good job
Stay stronger through failures
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.
Be strong now, because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever.
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
Learn from your past, move on, and grow stronger. People are fake and your trust lasts longer. Do what you have to do, but always stay true and never let anyone get the best of you.
Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreaks make you wiser, so thank the past for a better future.
Pakistan has been ranked among the worst four countries in the world in gender parity with only Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan faring worse as the country slipped to 153rd out of the 156 countries assessed in a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday, saying that the gender gap in the country has widened by 0.7 percentage points to 55.6%.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2021 stated that Pakistan featured among the bottom 10 countries in two of the four sub-indexes. The country was ranked 152nd in economic participation and opportunity and 153rd in health and survival. “Pakistan has closed just 31.6% of its economic participation and opportunity gap.”
The report said that only 22.6% of women participate in the labour force and even fewer are in managerial positions (4.9%). “This means that only 26.7% and 5.2%, respectively, of these gaps have been closed so far, translating into very large income disparities between women and men,” it said and added that on average, a Pakistani woman’s income is 16.3% of a man’s.
Data in the report showed that Pakistani women do not have equal access to justice, ownership of land and non-financial assets or inheritance rights. However, it added that there are signs of improvement in the share of women who are in professional and technical roles (25.3%, up from 23.4% in the previous edition of the index).
Only better than Afghanistan in South Asia
Pakistan was ranked seventh among eight countries in the South Asian region with Afghanistan being the lowest. The report said that Pakistan’s progress has stagnated, saying that the estimated time to close the gender gap has now increased to 136.5 years.
In educational attainment, just an 81.1% gap has been closed, with gender gaps as large as 13% or more across all levels of education. “These gaps are the widest at lower education levels (84.1% primary enrolment gap closed) and are somewhat narrower for higher education levels (84.7% gap closed in secondary enrolment and 87.1% closed in tertiary enrolment).”
The report pointed out that only 46.5% of women are literate in Pakistan, 61.6% attend primary school, 34.2% attend high school and 8.3% are enrolled in tertiary education courses.
Pakistan has closed 94.4% of its health and survival gender gap, the report said, negatively impacted by wide sex ratio at birth (92%) due to gender-based sex-selective practices, and 85% of women have suffered intimate partner violence.
According to the report, Pakistan’s rank is relatively higher for Political Empowerment (98th), yet only 15.4% of this gap has been closed to date.
Also read: Gender parity and Pakistan
“With just 4.7 years (in the last 50) with a woman as head of state, Pakistan is one of the top 33 countries in the world on this indicator. However, women’s representation among parliamentarians (20.2%) and ministers (10.7%) remains low,” it said.
South Asian region
The report stated that South Asia is the second-lowest performer on the index following the Middle East and North Africa, with 62.3% of its overall gender gap closed.
“In addition, progress has been too slow in the recent past, and this year has actually reversed. A decline of approximately 3 percentage points has resulted in a significant delay in the projected time needed for this region to close gender gaps, now estimated at 195.4 years.”
According to the report, India has widened its gender gap from almost 66.8% closed one year ago to 62.5% this year, adding that only 22.3% of women in India and 38.4% in Bangladesh are active in the labour market. “On average in the region, the women’s labour force participation rate is 51% of the male labour force participation rate.”
Data showed that the regional average share of professional and technical roles taken by women is 32.6%. “In India, only 29.2% of technical roles are held by women, and in Pakistan the share is 25.3% and in Afghanistan 19.3%.”
The report stated that the share of women ministers decreased from 23.1% to 9.1% in India. “Women remain acutely underrepresented in the political sphere in this (South Asian) region.”
It said that the female literacy rates are as low as 53.7% in Afghanistan, 65.8% in India, 59.7% in Nepal, 57% in Bhutan and 46.5% in Pakistan, with little sign of closing in the near future.
“The hope of closing educational gender gaps lies with the younger generation, but not everywhere. While in five of the seven countries in the region at least 98% of the gender gap in primary enrolment has been closed, in Pakistan and Nepal only 84.1% and 87%, respectively, has been closed.”
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There are days when the thought of going to the office turns off our mood. It becomes a task to step out of the bed in the morning and completing the work at office seems impossible. Well, we all go through such phases in our professional life when our motivation level drops. But guess what? It is easy to get out of this rut and bring back that enthusiasm. Here’s some help!
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Sometimes, a large, complicated project makes us jittery and many of us tend to feel demotivated because we assume the road ahead is going to be daunting. Perhaps, we feel bogged down because we are clueless on how to start and focus on the entire project. But here’s a tip. Every task that seems daunting to you, break it down into smaller achievable goals. Take one step at a time and you will complete the entire project without compromising on your productivity. Plus, you will be more organised, feel accomplished on completing the smaller goals, and will be encouraged to see that you are making good progress.
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No matter how hectic your daily schedule is, make it a habit to read something for at least 20 minutes every day. It could be the success stories of inspiring people, reading about the skills that you can apply in your present assignment, developments in your field or anything that interests you. Reading improves your knowledge and benefits you in the long term. In fact, many successful people in the world, including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, ensure to read something every day and advise others to do the same.
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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy—and this applies to all professionals as well. You need to take some time off from work (and work-related thoughts) every day so that you can return to your office refreshed and energised the next day. Hence, try to schedule your work in a way that you can leave office on time every day and make sure you refrain from replying to work-related texts and mails when you reach home until it is really important.
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