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What personality trait did Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Mother Teresa share? Each of them was born with a naturally timid disposition, yet they all found the courage to stand up for their beliefs in a very public way that made significant advances for human rights.

A Timid Nature - 2gno.me

We’ve all experienced moments of timidity, but there are many of us who experience it on a daily basis. Some have made their peace with what they deem something they were “born with”. They have learned to appreciate the positive things about being introverted, such as being careful, approachable and having a calming effect ...

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Sometimes It's OK to Change Our Minds - 2gno.me

Many times, especially right before elections, we hear accusations of a candidate being a “flip-flopper” or being “wishy-washy”, which basically means someone held a certain position on an issue and then changed his or her position later. This is typically perceived as a weakness or flaw in character.  There are times, however, when it’s all right to change our minds.

This is not to say that it’s a good thing to be consistently indecisive, but there are benefits to being open-minded enough to admit when we’ve made a mistake or have discovered information that has a direct ...

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Shake it up and see what you can get out of it.

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A story told by a standout high school teacher in the great state of Maine. One of his students claimed she couldn't finish her homework assignment because there was a thunderstorm and she'd "lost her power". True to form, Mr. V. retorted: "Oh, no, don't be mistaken. You may have lost electricity, but NO ONE can take away your power!" 

Each person, we agreed, has an internal source, a place from which they can draw the energy they need to confront any situation, overcome any obstacle. It's easy to find an excuse, even a good ...

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You want to grow. You want to change your circumstances. You want to improve yourself. You want to fight for your convictions. You want to make life better for others…

No matter what challenge you’re facing, it takes courage to decide to take it on and continue with the journey.

You may face difficulty, opposition, resistance, even danger – and that’s when you reach deep down to draw strength from your core values, your moral convictions and your firm belief that what you’re trying to accomplish is worth the struggle.

During the times you’re facing a tough ...

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How can you squeeze as many years out of this lifetime as possible? Articles telling you to exercise and eat right are everywhere, but did you know that people who share certain personality traits also have a better chance at living longer?

Writer Laura Schocker recently revealed these six traits that researchers believe contribute to a person’s longevity:


  1. Conscientious

  2. Easy to Laugh

  3. Socially Connected

  4. Optimistic

  5. Happy

  6. Extroverted


The common threads that seem to run through the list are, having a positive attitude interacting in an upbeat way with others

Are those abilities you are born with or can you ...

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