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Are You Looking for a Magic Bullet to Your Goals?

A freeze-frame of a bullet shot through water

Have you heard of the term “magic bullet“? In healthcare, magic bullet is referred to as the perfect drug that selectively targets a disease in a body without any side effects. The concept was popularized by Paul Ehrlich, a German physician and scientist. Today, magic bullet is commonly used to refer to a powerful, fast-acting, yet easy solution to a difficult problem. That “secret...

Skills Development

Man Climbing Mountain

Have you ever tried to achieve a goal but achieved mediocre results? Have you ever seen other people achieve their goals effortlessly and wonder how they do that? This is where skills development comes in. In this post, I share more about skills development, why it’s an important part of goal achievement, and how to go...

How to Say No [PEP006]

Saying No

Do you hate to say no? Do you often find yourself saying yes because you don’t like to make others feel bad? Well, I do, and I can relate. I used to be terrible at saying no until I realized that continually saying “yes” was digging myself into a ditch and led me with little time...

Your Plans vs. Universe’s Plans For You [Infographic]

Your Plans vs. Universe's Plans For You [Infographic]

Some of us may have a simple plan on where we wish to go, how we wish our life to be. But sometimes the universe has different plans for us instead. 🙂 Life isn’t meant to be a straight road, but a journey of ups and downs. And if you ask me, that’s what makes it exciting....

How to Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth [PEP005]

Sad girl at window

Do you have times when you feel lousy about yourself? Times when you hate yourself or just feel that you’re just worthless? I have these moments, and if you do, I want you to know that you’re not alone. More importantly, I want to share with you tips to deal with such debilitating moments of negative self-worth,...

Law of Diminishing Returns

Graph: Law of Diminishing Returns (Total Input vs. Total Output)

Have you heard of the law of diminishing returns? It’s a concept that I learned while studying Economics in junior college. I find the lessons very applicable in personal growth. Let’s say you have a maize field. You want to increase your yield using fertilizers. To achieve maximum return, you need to understand 3 principles: Not every unit of input...

How to Overcome Perfectionism: Your Complete Guide

White flower

This is the last part of my 3-part series on perfectionism and how to make the best out of it. So far, I’ve shared the 11 signs of perfectionism. I’ve also shared 6 hidden downsides of perfectionism, including procrastination, having a skewed view of reality, deep inner unhappiness, compromised health, and compromised relationships. As a neurotic perfectionist, I have seen and felt the...