Kevin Mangelschots

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Why an idle mind is the devil’s playground

These are the main reasons why an idle mind is the devil’s playground:

— People need to be physically active, or their mind tends to wander off.
— People who aren’t active have too much time to think.
— We only think about the biggest issue(s) at a given time.
— We need to move around to stay mentally and physically healthy.

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Why fortune favors the bold

Summary:

— Fortune favors the bold, since they’re willing to take action.

— They’re willing to take risks.

— Courage typically gets rewarded by society.

— Taking risks typically means a larger potential payoff.

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Why luck favors the prepared

Summary:

— Luck favors the prepared since they can recognize the surrounding opportunities.

— They’re more likely to be competent enough to take advantage of these opportunities.

— They’re able to do so since they’ve been preparing for a long time for when the right opportunity comes along.

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Mental health

There is more than what meets the eye explained

Summary:

— There is more than meets the eye, stands for things being more complicated than they first appear to be.

— This applies to life as well, since the entire truth isn’t always visible.

— People typically hide their true motives while only showing you what they want, and allow you to see.

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Mental health

Any fool can know, the point is to understand explained

I’ve had many times when I intuitively knew something to be right without truly understanding why. Call it a gut feeling.

And while knowing something is great, understanding how, and why it is that way is much better since it’ll lead to an even bigger realization when you’re capable of connecting all the dots.

Let me explain why any fool can know, but the point is to understand.

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Mental health

Why people are more alike than different

Summary:

— People are more alike than different.
— People still have their own unique personalities.
— These different characters are due to genetics, our environment, and the experiences we go through.

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Mental health

Why the measure of intelligence is the ability to change

Everyone knows at least one social chameleon personality who gets along great with each individual they meet from all walks of life, ranging from CEO’s, electricians, teachers, to doctors, and construction workers.

They aren’t always the strongest, nor the smartest. Nevertheless, they typically get done the most since they can modify their behavior to suit their environment.

Thus, the measure of intelligence is the ability to change and adapt to the needs of the circumstances. Let me explain why.

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Mental health

Why healing is a process: Steps to healing

Every one of us can probably recall a moment in our lives where we went through a traumatic event that left a wound, and long-lasting impression for a long time before we could accept what happened, and move on.

Think of the loss of a loved one such as a family member, a friend, or pet.

That’s why healing is a process, not an event. Today I will explain the different steps to healing that can be distinguished from one another.

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Mental health

Why you need to turn your wounds into wisdom to grow

Painful experiences and events are part of the course for everyone, no matter how rich or successful we are. Sooner or later, we all get our personal hardships to deal with.

It’s critical that you turn your wounds into wisdom to prevent future pain, biases, and to balance your life in order to maintain your mental sanity.

Let me explain why, and how to do this.

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Mental health

how to deal with haters in life

There will always be negative people who nag about every little thing we do, no matter what we decide to pursue in life.

Whether you try to please everyone, or be as authentic as possible, they’ll always be around. That’s because the issue lies with them, and not necessarily with you. They project their own weaknesses and insecurities onto others.

But what we can influence is how we respond to haters. Let me explain how.

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