The outcomes of failure and success and how some people choose to use them to their advantage
Failure almost always entails one of two things, and often a combination of the two: Demotivation and motivation. Demotivation comes from that feeling of defeit, and that feeling that you might never actually accomplish the task that you have set for yourself, or even worse, that it might no longer be worth striving for. Those who endure and keep striving forward are those who succeed in contrast to others that go through similiar circumstances but give in to defeit. For that reason, one must keep a positive outlook on his path so that the obstacles which he/she has encountered can be considered as lessons instead of downfalls.
What is normally considered a success or a failure is often ambiguous
Success and failure are both quite subjective. They can depend on several factors including the goal(s) that you have set and how you choose to approach them. If your goal is to build a million dollar organization by the age of 30 and you have come really close but have not been able to achieve that, then you might consider yourself as a failure with regards to that specific goal. Nonetheless, someone in the exact same situation with the exact same goal in mind might consider his progress in approaching that goal as a big trait of success, even if he/she has not actually reached his/her target just yet.
The break-even points in reaching your goal(s)
There are certain break-even points when it comes to goals which also are not always clear. You might have reached your desired outcome(s) in the exact period of time which you had set for yourself to be able to reach it in. However, you might have exhausted more resourcess than what you should have while achieving that specific goal, whether those resource shortages be social, psychological, monetary, physical or otherwise…
— Rana Tarakji
For all those of you who are easily bored to tears with general interest movies, I have compiled a list of some top thought-provoking movies below.
Good Will Hunting is about a custodian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Will, who appears to be a gifted accidental mathematician and is soon discovered by a psychologist who decides to mentor him and turn his life upside down. Rated 8.2/10 on IMDb.
A Beautiful Mind is a story about an exceptional – nobel prize winner to be – mathematician who is socially detached and develops symptoms of mental illness leading him to become dillusional and even somewhat insane. His dellusions become more and more extreme and end up affecting his life dramatically. Rated 8.2/10 on IMDb.
Tom Cruise plays the role of a wealthy and vain person, who runs into a car accidnet with a bitter lover and has his prosperous life overturned. Rated 6.9/10 on IMDb.
Rain Man is inspired by a true story about a savant by the name of Raymond who is left with a vast amount of money after his brother’s death. Rated 8.0/10 on IMDb.
5- Hugo (2011)
An orphan living his life within a train station is deeply invovled in his deceissed father’s paradox. Rated 7.6/10 on IMDb.
The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Creatively capturing the distinctive features of humans’ yearnings for personal connection and affection, this movie is somewhat of an allegory of the discovery and subsequent loss of happiness.Rated 8.4/10 on IMDb.
Starring Jim Carrey, this movie is an ironic social science fiction drama / comedy. The story is about Truman, a typical American who is unconscious of the fact that his life is actually an illusory TV show. He begins to doubt this throughout the years and eventually attempts to escape this fictional life, in the process of which he is faced with numerous obstacles. This movie interestingly might make you want to stop and think about your general exitence for a moment. Rated 8.0/10 on IMDb.
During the year of 2014, while re-engaging in the study of mathematics, I attemped to use visual techniques to retain numbers in a swifter manner; experimenting with several methods and viewing documentaries relating to savants proved to me that the study of mnemonics, although I still have not been able to master it, was quite helpful for strengthening one’s memory and improving the brain’s mechanisms. The study of mnemonics refers to learning methods that help a person convert information into a specific structure that our mind would be better able to recall than its primary structure.
Initially, I had re-engaged in the study of math after university for the purpose of obtaining a high ranking in a preparatory exam in order to get into my favorite universit(ies) – which, because of their top rankings were often quite tricky to get into – to pursue my studies as an MBA student. But by the time I had decided to shift to the career continuation path instead of university certification and validation and deciding to start my own company, I had realized that math was a lovely language that could be often artistic and that I wanted to pursue its exploration even if for my sole amusement.
Mathematics gives one the ability to apply imagination to science which, after having done some reading on the subject, I found out was one of the things that characterized the computer revolution in the early early 1980s.
Reengaging with mathematics – just as it had with several renowned people in the past (as per general research on the subject) – stimulates creativity and can probably do so for everyone. The notion of imagination specifically as applied to technology is captivating as well and has aided several acclaimed innnovators create the most innovative products and services of our era.
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