Interestingly, giving advice rather than asking for it may be an even more effective way to overcome motivational deficits, because it boosts confidence and thereby spurs action. In a recent study I found that people struggling to achieve a goal like finding a job assumed that they needed tips from experts to succeed. In fact, they were better served by offering their wisdom to other job seekers, because when they did so, they laid out concrete plans they could follow themselves, which have been shown to increase drive and achievement.
Carbon neutral pledges are more than just show to some companies. Executives are cognizant that consumers and investors are watching their actions to reduce emissions and realize their pledges have other positive impacts on the company, including financial ones. A trash compactor may be the easiest disposal method, but pulling material with value out of the waste stream can save money, or at worst, be cost neutral, said Ray Hatch, CEO of Quest Resource Management Group.
It’s been almost 6–7 weeks of Coronavirus-induced lockdown in Texas, and life for most has settled into the “new normal”. With no social distractions, travel, and traffic, pressing thoughts for many may turn to stress about one’s career, and maybe what’s on the menu for the next family meal.This social isolation, broken by Zoom calls and Netflix, could be a good time for introspection.
To get inspiration on how others have handled isolation through centuries, I turned to a couple of disparate sources — Japanese Monks and Robinson Crusoe!
HINDUS MAKE UP about 80 percent of India’s population, and Muslims—at about 14 percent—are a disadvantaged minority by almost every measure: They are poorer, less educated, more likely to be imprisoned, and far less socially mobile than Hindus. Decades of housing discrimination and successive rounds of communal violence have also pushed them into Muslim ghettos, which only reinforce their socioeconomic inertia and stereotypes of Muslim backwardness.So why is it that so many Hindus are convinced that Muslims have a diabolical upper hand and are on the verge of eliminating India’s dominant religious group? This worldview has become disturbingly prevalent over the course of my lifetime. I wanted to know how Premi, in particular, had come to believe it so deeply.
During a family gathering in late 2014, it occurred to him to start a kitchen at home and invite people over to taste the cuisine of the Bohra community.
This, he thought, would keep his mother from idling away her time watching soap operas and gossiping. His mother Nafisa, a great cook, agreed to take part.
“We belong to a community where food is very intrinsic to us, and our delicacies aren’t known outside our community,” Kapadia told Arab News.
Perseverance. As awful as those scenes of migrant workers are, they illustrate the “never give up” mantra that I witnessed so often in India. During the best of times, scores of India’s poor live day to day, exhausting the few rupees they make on their daily food. If there’s no work, there’s no money. If they can get back to their rural villages (sometimes hundreds of miles from Mumbai or Delhi), they trust that their families and neighbors won’t let them starve.No matter what happens, people just keep going. Facing far less daunting obstacles, we can too.
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Even if I was only going to be a grainy picture on a screen, I wanted to give the event the respect it deserves. I couldn’t wear the headscarf I’d had custom-made as it’s heavy with beads, and needed to be pinned in with hair extensions. Instead I chose an outfit flecked with red, the colour of a traditional Pakistani bride. After weeks of wearing joggers, it felt extra special. We’d told guests they could wear whatever they wanted, so it was a sweet surprise logging on and seeing them wearing suits and party dresses.
Sometimes we look across the street and see a hobbling man dressed in month-old clothes, blackened by the world in which he is merely a spectator. Or we hear the story of a family torn apart, a child lost too young.Those moments when you’re more attuned to the ones who have nothing, more in synch with the fading sunlight than you ever wished to be. We are after all nothing more than specks in a great celestial space where each one matters less than the next.