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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

How Positive Thinking Has Well Worked For My Success

"Every thought we think is creating our future"

Louise Hay

I love Louise Hay quotes and especially this one above.

There is nothing more true than that! We really create our future through our thoughts, both in the positive and in the negative sense, and we do that every day, with no awareness.

Louise Hay and Dr.Wayne Dyer have always been my best gurus!

In 1995 I experimented a big transformation in my life, reading and digesting more than a hundred books in 6 months, (self-help, psychological, philosophical, etc,) after a self-confidence personal crisis and after my father death.

That period was one of most difficult ones of my life.

I did not only reading books, but also I did exercises, affirmations, yoga and meditation, breath work and especially mirror work, that I find very effective

In the same period I was engaged in a big formation project en favour of an Italian famous business group.

My role was first to design and then to conduct an economical and financial training course for 114 managers, from all management areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations, research and development, and so on.

I am talking about a big Italian industrial group, located in Rimini and Cesena, Emilia Romagna Region.

I have used most of Louise Hay suggestions, both to alleviate my emotional discomforts and to acquire self-confidence and philological preparation for that important engagement of my professional life.

I had at the end of the course, the best acknowledgements and recognitions from all 114 managers and from the managing director too.

Positive Thinking has worked not only in this case, but also suddendly in my career, during many other different situations.

Positive Thinking, if you really work seriously, might give you a lot of great benefits.

You become more confident, your energies act in your favour and not against you! A lot of synchronicities appear, etc.

Thank to Miss Louise Hay, I regularly put in practice day by day many different and usefull techniques according to Positive Thinking Theory of Luise Hay.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Independent Learner LifeStyle (Second Part)

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."

Galileo Galilei

Although no one disputes the contribution of teachers and fellow learners, formal learning has been possible by learners working independently since Sir Isaac Pittman began teaching shorthand by postal correspondance in 1840.

Independent learners have long been ignored by classroom instructors and professors who prefer to believe that they are necessary for learning.

Independent learners have been spurned by institutions that want to apply cost-effective batch-manufacturing techniques to education.

Learning indepedence may be in the nature of a person or it may result from special needs, such as achieving certification ny a certain date while not being able to take time off from tavel and other job duties to learn with cohorts.

Though truly indepedente learners will probably never be a majority, they are a crucial segment of learners.

And independent learners, because they learn for their own reasons, are more likely to apply what they learn.

Independent learning presages the era of consumer control of e-learning.

Until now, most of the decisions about the form and content of e-learning were made by those who knew best, that is, the producers of e-learning.

That was appropriate. Only the producers knew waht the technlogy could do.

Independent learners will revolutionize e-learning.

They will provide of tools and learning content with complete, detailed specifications of what they want.

They will report a million bugs and make a billion informed suggestions.

Economics will be guided by what people want and are willing to pay for rather than what someone convinced a venture capitalist would sell.

Independent learners must be able to spontaneously create and engage in learning events.

Independent learners crave valid assesments that are independent of how learning was accomplished.

Educational institutions and professional organizations can assist independent learners by helping them document their learning and obtain credentials attesting to their knowledge and skills.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Independent Learner LyfeStyle (First Part)

"The true basis of education is the study of the human mind -- infant, adolescent and

Sri Aurobindo

Independent learners, also known as life-long learners or self-directed learners, know how to teach themselves whatever they want to know without enrolling in a class, ort at least know when and if a class is really necessary.

They can create a plan for their learning, seek out the resources and figure out how to master the material.

Every brain, that is every learner, is unique and no two are prepared to learn the same thing at the same time in the same way.

Most great philosophical traditions, including those embodied in Gandhi, Tagore, Aurobindo and Krishnamurti, recognize a spiritual component to learning, teaching that knowledge is more than a way to get a job or score well on a standardized test.

It is impossible to measure the success of self-learning with tests, grades, and scores.

These individuals are free to blossom in their own ways and do anecdotal evidence abounds about happy and successful learners who have travelled a non traditional path to their own personal success.

One way to strengthen and enlarge your skills is to look beyond scholarly sources.

The world of truth seeking, discovery, understanding, invention, and creation transcends the limited ways of knowing that most of us have been taught.

One of the advantages of being an independent learner is not being constrained, by training or peer pressure, to one single mode of inquiry.

Some inquiries are conducted best through solitary research and reflection; others thrive on interchange with peers.

Some draw principally from books and other written materials; others need gradual maturing over years, sometimes decades.

Self-learners often combine skills used by different kind of professionals, as the reference librarian, the university scholar, the investigative reporter and the detective, when they are searching information.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Respect And You Will Be Respected

"Respect yourself and others will respect you"

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

It is important to respect other people opinion, especially when it is different from yours!

However, it is also important that you respect yourself; I mean you need to appear strongly convinced of what you affirm in front of others.

Self-learning does not mean that you should not interact with other people.

Self-learning involves only independent point of view but also it requires a great sense of respect and discipline.

It is also important to show your ethical values.

We reform and develop our values throughout our lives under the influence of friends, schools, and other institutional affiliations.

I would only to point out the centrality of ethical values about individual and professional effectiveness-specifically, honesty, trust, respect, and fairness.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Become Who You Ever Dreamed To Be

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

We put too often aside our dreams. We are busy too much every day.

Life gives nearby us and we do not realize there that when we were children we had a dream.

We exactly knew what we would have liked to do in our life, but we have forgotten him.

We are too much concentrated whether to gratify the others, deserve our place, be approved in the society, or simply to look for approval.

Even if we already have much money, we think only to have more of it. That child that was instead you was more essay of you!

To him it didn't interest the money, it didn't interest the power, it perhaps had some ambitions, but he or she knew the only way of realizing his or her own dreams it was to wish them and to realize them in concrete.

Listen to that child that was you. If you will know how to grant then his or her needs what you have always dreamed will become.

You cannot be wrong, sure!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Art of Experimenting Things

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under the observation in life"

Marcus Aurelius

Why experimenting? Because this is by far the best way to learn something.

Experimenting has been and is still my most preferred activity.

I have experimented things in the following areas:
  • Computer Programming Languages and Databases
  • Telecommunications and Internet Protocols
  • Business Management Techniques
  • E-Learning Methods
  • Self-Improvement theories
  • Self-concept and self-esteem psychology
  • Human Relationships Study
  • Digital Electronics
  • Financial Derivatives on Line Trading
  • Web Marketing
  • Eastern Philosophies

I find the best way to improve our education is combining formal education with live experience, but this works only for those matters we are interested about.

If you are not concerned about the topic you will have problems to keep new information, you need to be active in the learning process.

A Self-learner need to talk about his or her ideas to somebody else, a self-learner usually prefers to solve problems rather than follow instructions to be carried out.

A Self-learner need to gain experience from seeing what happens in his or her experiments.

When I was in primary school, I was forced (like anybody) to know poetry by heart, I hated to do that! I have never considered this as a creative task!

Also, I always disagree whit those who believe the more one is able to memorize the more he or she is intelligent!

We have invented computers just to do that! (I mean merely to store information).

We are not stupid! I think that the more you can solve problems knowing where to find information when needed, the more you best use your brainpower!

Unluckily this idea is uncommon in my country formal education.

This is a one of the reasons why I was forced to become autodidactic, that is a self-learner!