Haunted by a reoccurring thought that freaks you out? Intrusive thoughts are more common than you think.
Although our ability to easily pick up a new skill declines with age (no shit, Sherlock), harnessing a specific type of mindset can help you learn effectively as an adult.
This, my friends, is the world of my childhood. BTW – Thunderbird 2 was, by far, the coolest.
Actually, of all the Supermarionette shows from when I was a kid – it was Supercar I remember the most.
In the novel Catch-22, the author Joseph Heller famously wrote: “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
He’d taken a quote by Shakespeare on greatness and turned it on its head.
The implication was clear: mediocrity is a bad thing, to be avoided. Yet most of us go on to live what by most measures are pretty ordinary lives.
So what’s wrong with settling for mediocrity?
We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, but if you want to build better relationships you need to master active listening.