Setting Goals Can be Bad!

Every person has Many people have a dream, a vision if your are in a team. Too often in an attempt to accomplish that dream/vision we set ourselves with little chunks of metrics we call “Goals” that we think if we do accomplish them then we will get closer to accomplishing our dreams.

Well goal as performance measures are quit good since they  allows us to track our progress. But not always!!

“What gets measured, gets done”. In other words, measuring a desired behavior tends to promote the desired behavior. However, there’s a dark side to this. It’s possible that the measure actually becomes the target—and that’s all you get ending up forgetting the original dream/ big pictue.  This is known as Goodhart’s Law:

When a measure becomes the target, it ceases to be a good measure”.

Here is an illustration of it.

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More is Different.

Its a quote from PW. Anderson.

While to many “More” often seems like it should be more of the same stuffs, but actual more is different.

Having alot of same stuff is just having one stuff in a big number, but more is when you have different stuffs. Even though i do love fried chickens, i will definitely hate it if I have to eat only that for a week.

Variation is cool.
To be mo
re, be different.

So next time stop thinking of for instance,

More = Money+Money+ Money up to infinity
instead, think of,
More= Money+ health+ friendship et.c

the second equation is better.
More is Different 😀

To care is to heal

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Girl visiting doctor

Last week i got a chance to visit a hospital away from one which am studying. As i moved across the hallway heading my destination, something sad weighted upon me.

The number of patients, the sad, dejected look on most their faces as they queued waiting for services. I ended up wondering if a mere consultation, test or medication suffice to return joy unto them.

Sometimes it’s not medicine we need, sometimes it’s not a mere medical cure we need.

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Matters held dear to the heart

Definitely going to ponder more on this though .. ..

The Eternals

Holla! Amigo, it’s time we meet again and have our serious talk. Talking less welcome on board and enjoy the view.

Love conquers all! The saying goes. But there other factors necessary for a long lasting, happy & stable relationship. Religious beliefs is one of them.

At the beginning of the relationship, the Religion factor may not be a stumbling block, problem comes when it’s time to level up, take the next step “MARRIAGE

Religion entails not only the belief on GOD either as a Muslim or Christian but also the belief on the non existence of GOD(Atheism).The issue here (Religion) encompasses the total lifestyle of an individual, dresscode, food even the time and ways of worshipping.

Things most people fear in Interfaith relationships include,

First, internal conflicts on the fear of first being converted from one’s standing faith.

Again on the resistance from the spouses family, especially if…

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Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow’. – Mary Anne Radmacher

Success: A jar of Mistakes.

 “Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you are trying to improve your cognition..
Why not celebrate stupidities!”
— Charlie Munger

I like smart successful people  who admit that at times in the past they were complete stupid horses’ asses, simply because they are telling the truth. Because if one thinks deeply, What is success? If not  a jar of mistakes from which a person commit to-learn from, change and grow?

lets make mistake

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“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. ”    – Anne Sweeney