#fortunecookie The stock market MAY be your ticket to success.
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck found in her research that one of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness.
Skip the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, and instead read Nurtureshock. Mindset is a bunch of anecdotes with a handful of studies. Nutureshock covers the same info in a chapter plus other useful things.Source: sagaciousefflundancy
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You have great taste in quotes, art, and humor. I wonder if you will return when you stop posting for a few days. (And enjoy the flood when you do.) Ever since becoming one of my followers, you usually top Tumblr’s calculation as my biggest fan. Congrats! Agree you are someone with whom I probably could be good friends.
"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."
35 years of “The Martian face”. On July 25, 1976, NASA’s Viking 1 obtained an image of the Cydonia region of Mars that showed an apparent human face (left). More recent images with much higher resolution, like this one taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (right) have shown that the “face” is nothing but an optical illusion, or, more properly, a case of pareidolia. Photos: NASA.
So much great science fiction came from the Face of Cydonia.
(via mappingthemoon)Source: hectorarita
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You can tell a lot about a person by the type of music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that come up. Then tag 10 people! Don’t skip any songs!
- Black Stone Cherry – Lonely Train
- CRW – Lovin’
- Amy Winehouse – Me & Mr Jones
- Porno for Pyros – Tahitian Moon
- BT – Never Gonna Come Back Down (Single Edit featuring M. Doughty)
- Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
- The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
- Minimal Funk – The Groovy Thang
- Peter Gabriel – Big Time
- Planet Perfecto – Bullet In the Gun (Rabbit In The Moon Mix)