Blog: Mehdi Taslimifar

  • The spirit of self-efficacy: origins, roles and real life performances!

    by: in: Musings, Philosophyon October 26, 2016

    You might remember the famous children’s story The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper.

    “As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged the larger engines, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, “I–think–I–can, I–think–I–can.” It reached the top by drawing on bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, “I thought I could, I thought I could.”

  • Failure – the great teacher

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    by: in: Musingson April 4, 2016

    “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure,” Bill Gates said.

    We are all always at risk of encountering failure at one point or another. What truly matters is how one reacts to and learns from that failure instead of personalizing it, or trying to justify or ignore it. When I struggle with failure, I realize that I need to find a way to handle it and take it as an opportunity in a way that can lead me, ultimately, to success.