The Importance of Open Mind Not Only for Swimming on Everest

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We have not been to Himalayas yet. But, since seeing the wonders of nature has high priority on our want-to-do-list, I am pretty sure we will be there one day. Meanwhile, we are fortunate to enjoy being up in Swiss mountains. Unfortunately global warming melts their glaciers too. This picture is from our hike on the impressive glacier that is the beginning of Rhone river. 

 

What determines how well you manage to live the life you want to live? People´s replies to this question are as different as the nature on our beautiful planet Earth. One is for sure – whatever the reply, it mirrors the person´s approach and the relationship to the world, life, oneself. In other words – it shows The MINDSET of the person. Using own mindset is the secret to making the best of own life whatever the circumstances or conditions.

Lewis Pugh illustrates this point in his talk about how he swam in the lake on Everest which is 5300 meters above the sea level. It is the height where no human, or any other living being, including fish, has ever swam. How did he do it? By questioning what kind of mindset would help him to do it. And the answer to this question was impressive.

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Great Lessons from the Magical Journey of Breaking the World Record

Principles of Magic

This excellent speech demonstrates the real meaning of DETERMINATION, PERSEVERANCE and BREAKING LIMITATIONS. Magician and stuntman David Blaine tells his real story about what it took him to break the world record and hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes. It became the most amazing journey of his life. And there is a lot for us to learn and apply to our own life.

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How Sleeping Can Help Us to Succeed in Life

The importance of good sleep

The surprising truth in this short presentation is about the way how each one of us can get more productive, more inspired, more joyful life – by…. GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. And the really nice thing about this approach is that by giving ourselves the best – for our personal life, our health, our career, we also give the best to the world.

Arianna Huffington tells about her experience when her own exhaustion lead her to rediscovering the value of sleep. She makes her points how the deprivation of sleep is guilty of terrible decision making.

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Dangerous Traps of Modern Society

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Living in a modern society gives us plenty of opportunities that previous generations could only dream about. It also gives us more opportunities than ever before to be unhappy when we get caught in the nasty traps created by our interpretation of success.

When you watch this talk you will discover truly valuable insights of why we- modern people feel unhappy. Continue reading