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How To Handle Criticism

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Sir Winston Churchill As a new professional of any sort, ...

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Why You Need Discipline To Develop Diligence

Some people, when stuck in a unchanging pattern, look for ways to improve themselves, their routine, or work product. They take a class, or read a book, or look at motivational memes. The motivation works — for a couple days. But eventually it wears ...

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Expecting The Worst

A few days ago I received a head’s up that a lengthy, research-heavy post I had written here at Associate’s Mind had been “scraped” (i.e stolen), with copyright intact and was appearing at another website. Nothing too out of the ordinary really, it happens regularly when ...

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Interrupting Well Laid Plans

This weekend, my family and I went to the gym. We belong to a club call Life Time Fitness. Huge place, great equipment, layout, services, etc. My son loves it, we take him all the time. Instilling fitness into children from ...

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Why You Should Run Towards Danger

I was around 21 years old, training in martial arts at a rapid clip. Dedicated and progressing quickly. I was two ranks below black belt. The test for the next rank was coming up. My instructor encouraged, almost demanded, that ...

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

“Garbage in, garbage out (“GIGO”) in the field of computer science or information and communications technology refers to the fact that computers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce ...

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