You Can Either Make Time to Read or Continue With a Poverty-Ridden Life

Poverty comes in many forms, and neglecting to read books leads to all of them. We can certainly speak of material poverty, and it’s a demonstrable fact that people who read more books end up making more money. Not just a little bit more money either. I’m talking ‘what-are-all-these-extra-forks-even-for?’ kind of money. But there’s also “mental poverty”, and what we can refer to as “poverty of soul,” which are both equally pernicious. So how do we avoid ending up like this? How do we avoid wasting our one and only lives in obscurity, ignorance, and pain? Answer: We dust off our library cards (or our e-readers), we commit to the fact that reading books can literally save our own lives, …

7 Ways You Can Increase Your Concentration Right Away

In today’s world, an overabundance of information and a large number of distractions is making it increasingly difficult to concentrate on performing the necessary tasks. In this article, I propose 7 simple methods that will train your ability to concentrate, while not taking you from your usual activities. 1. Plan and visualize several mission-critical tasks every day Make it a part of your morning routine. From the entire array of tasks, select 1-3 of the most important, during which you need to give all your best. It’s necessary to train your focus on the most critical and essential tasks. The desire to do a large number of functions simultaneously lowers the concentration and quality of the work done. And to …

How High Is Your Bar?

Given the opportunity to do something how do you approach it? My son came home from school complaining about a ‘stupid rule’ his school recently established. After hearing the rule, I agreed that for a child like my son, the rule was stupid. However, I explained to him that the rule was enacted because they had to create a bar. A bar is a minimum standard of acceptance. This bar (which is set very low), is a bar that a lot of the students will use as their maximum code of behavior. Think of an elementary school child told to read 15 minutes a day. The ones that need it the most will start getting antsy ten minutes into their …