The road to Hana

It’s not the destination that brings happiness, but the journey. Socrates 469 BC – 399 BC If you ever get a chance to visit the Hawaiian island of Maui, you’ll almost certainly hear about one of their most famous tourist attractions: the Road to Hana. But if you make the trip and walk around Hana, you’ll probably hear a few people making comments like, “What’s the big deal?” or “The view from my hotel is better than here.” Those people arrive at Hana expecting their destination to be the main attraction. But the real reward is the journey there. The …
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Expectations

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true. Bill Gates 1955 – In the mid 1960s, Dr. Robert Rosenthal, a Harvard psychologist, conducted a series of experiments involving children in grade school. At the beginning of the school year, all students at a certain grade level were given a test called the “Harvard test of inflected acquisition”. Then students were selected for a particular class; the teacher was told that these students scored higher than average on the test and that their performance indicated they were more likely to bloom during the school year. At …
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Want to improve your luck?

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson 1746 – 1826 I’ve always believed that luck was totally random, not something you could control. But it seems I was wrong. Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire has devoted a lot of time and effort to studying luck and sheds some light on how to improve your luck. As part of his studies, he placed ads in newspapers in the major cities of England asking people who considered themselves consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. …
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