Jan 152018
 

In this day and age, marked by hate — on both sides — distrust — on both sides — and blind partisanship — on both sides — here is a quote that I think people should keep in mind:

It is up to each one of us to rise above, to think and plan wisely, to compromise, to get things done, to make a better America for all Americans, especially the coming generations.

I.M. Optimisman 

Jan 122018
 

How often do people say “I’m bad at remembering names…” Oh, if I only had a quarter for everytime I have heard that. On the other hand, I have said it a few too many times myself, although I have made some progress in recent years. This trick is to have a memory strategy, a technique that helps take that short-term thought and anchor it in long-term memory cells.

The human mind is more than capable of incredible feats, whether we are talking about remembering names, doing mental mathematics, or studying 10X better for a language test. It’s a matter of training your mind and improving your technique.

Don’t believe you have the potential. Watch this and be amazed.

You never know unless you try!  What if you watched one less TV show per day and developed a mental skill for a year? Although I don’t have scientific proof, I’m quite certain that — based on common sense and emotional understanding — people who remember names have better chances of success than people who do not.

I.M. Optimisman

PS. Arthur has a book — The Secrets of Mental Math — if you are interested. I plan to read it soon as I just bought it today.

Jan 032018
 

I’m realizing that folks decide to become old. It is subtle, but your habits usually change from decade to decade.  Old sets in when a person stops doing all the things that help keep a person young.

Consider this thought for part one:

Creativity is the fountain of youth. What did you create this week?

I plan to create a number of quotes in 2018 all around this top. Staying young, hungry, passionate is a choice. Be younger in 2018 that you were in 2017.

I.M. Optimisman

PS. Don’t ever retire — read this post from the past.