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The Secret to a Long Life?

Posted in Aging, Change, Happiness, Wisdom

Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man, died yesterday. When asked his secrets to a long life his top response was: "Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. Every change is good." Related Posts The Secret to Unlearning in Seven Words The Key to Happiness is in the Door


The Key to Happiness is in the Door

Posted in Happiness, One minute unlearning

One way to increase happiness is to stop wishing things were different and start enjoying things as they are. Related Posts A Positive Spin on Negative Emotions Are You Unhappy? Unlearning Can Help


A Positive Spin on Negative Emotions

Posted in Behavior, General, Happiness, Kindergarten, Lessons Unlearned, New Cards, One minute unlearning, Parable, Spiritual, The Way We See the Problem, Wisdom

Have you ever considered that true happiness isn't found in the accumulation of more positive emotional experiences — such as buying a new pair of shoes, taking a cool vacation, buying a new car, securing a better job or finding a more attractive partner — but rather in the simple act letting go of the…


Change Your Situation? Change Your Answer to This Question

Posted in Behavior, Beliefs, Creativity, Happiness, One minute unlearning, Questions, Wisdom

If you want to change your situation, change your answer to this question: Am I in charge of this situation or is this situation in charge of me?


An Easy Way to Gain Wealth: Unlearn

Posted in Books, General, Happiness, Library, One minute unlearning, Parenting, Quotes, The Way We See the Problem, Way We See the Problem, Wisdom

I was rereading Anthony de Mello's book, The Way to Love, last evening and this sentence caught my attention: The reason why you are unhappy is because you are focusing on what you do not have rather than on what you have right now. Interestingly, earlier in the day, I was reading Nassim Taleb's new…


Underschedule to Overdeliver

Posted in Ambiguity, Behavior, Creativity, Culture, Curiosity, Happiness, Innovation, Less is More, One minute unlearning, Paradox, Passion, Spiritual, Unlearn Strategy, Wisdom

It sounds paradoxical. How can you over-deliver on results by under-scheduling your day? It's easy, really. First, by underscheduling your day you will give yourself some time to think and reflect. And, by taking this time you will, counter-intuitively, come to focus on those things which are truly important. You will drop the clutter from…


If It Goes Without Saying … Question it.

Posted in Assumptions, Business, Culture, Example, Happiness, Listen, Love, Parenting, Questions, Quiz, Religious, Unlearn Strategy, Wisdom

It is a curious phrase: It goes without saying. If it really "goes without saying," should you need to say "it goes without saying"? On a deeper level, though, I do believe it is worth exploring those things which truly "go without saying" in our relationships, in our workplace, and in our life. For example:…


The Key to Living

Posted in Happiness, Paradox, Spiritual

Do you want to live? I mean really live life to its fullest? If so, think about death. Don't just picture yourself dead in an abstract way, I mean really think about it. Picture your body being cremated or, if you plan on being buried, your corpse decaying in its final resting place. To many people…


The Key to Unlearning

Posted in Behavior, Happiness, Metaphor, Spiritual

There is a familiar folktale that offers to the key to unlearning. The story goes like this: There was once an old woman searching intently for something in the street. A passerby asked her, "Have you lost something?" "Yes," she said, "I have lost some keys. I have been looking for them all evening." "Where…


Are Your Unhappy? Unlearning Can Help.

Posted in Culture, Depression, General, Happiness, Love, Parenting, Spiritual, Wisdom

Are you unhappy? If so, unlearning can help. The reason is two-fold. First, often, the way we see the problem is the problem. And, second, it is important to remember that the opposite may also be true. For example, if you are unhappy because you don't have a job try focusing on how the extra…


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