Power Of Expectation Vs Power Of Self Belief. The Myth Of Pygmalion And Galatea. Inspiration And Motivation. Pygmalion Effect Vs Galatea Effect.

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What is Success? There are many people who have come up with their interpretations of what success really is and really there is no need to get to a consensus to what really success means as success means different things to different people. However putting aside the myriad definitions of success I agree with the following quotes regarding Success

Success is always doing your best. Put your Heart, Mind, Intellect And Soul into Even your Smallest Acts. This is the Secret of Success. –Swami Sivananda

Success is properly setting concrete goals. People with clear written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them can ever imagine – Anonymous

Success is believing you can. Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude. –Celestina Chua

Success is a personal quest but what really drives Success. Of Course Self-belief and the Iron will to overcome obstacles. Wait a minute is Success solely driven by one’s own self-belief. Yes for certain type of individuals who can always draw raw motivation from their inner self and have an inbuilt reservoir of self-belief that they are good enough to accomplish their goals even in the face of adversity. These type of people march relentlessly forward and convert their immense self-belief into something tangible which the world gives a name called “Success”. But all people are not blessed with such self-belief and are more prone to doubting their own potential and abilities. Does this mean Success deserts these type of individuals? Not really these type of individuals who lack the inner motivation need inspiration. They look up to people who can really inspire and set goals and expectations for them. In such a setting these individuals can also reach their goals not set by themselves but set up by others in their best interest. Continue reading Power Of Expectation Vs Power Of Self Belief. The Myth Of Pygmalion And Galatea. Inspiration And Motivation. Pygmalion Effect Vs Galatea Effect.

Ad Hominem and Tu Quoque Logical Fallacies for Starters. Logical Fallacy And A Good Argument. Identifying A Logical Fallacy And Fine Tuning A Response.

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When was the last time in a party we found ourselves locked in an intense argument with one of our close friends. What started as a boisterous conversation ended up as intense argument where one party went on to insult the other parties’ character out of the blue deviating from the content of the argument? Now that’s a Classic case of Logical Fallacy Ad Hominem. Again it’s a common situation for all of us to be surrounded by our well-wishers who give us lots of advice when we are confronted with difficult situations. Its funny most of the time the people who advise us might themselves not have the firsthand experience of the situation we are confronted with. I found myself in those situations and criticized my advisors for giving me advice on an issue on which they themselves had no experience to begin with or acted in a way contrarily when confronted with a similar situation to the advice they give. Now that’s Tu Quoque another form of logical fallacy.

Logical Fallacies are found plenty in debates and American Presidential Debates are no exception. Now in the context of American Presidential debate which are of great theatrical value, the presidential contenders do their homework to point out the logical fallacies of their opponents. At times the Presidential debates go off course when one candidate instead of attacking an argument goes for an all assault on the others character Argumentum Ad Hominem glorified! Now when a candidate is making some suggestions about a change in policy regarding economy , healthcare or defense the other candidate goes hammer and tongs how is voting record on those issues is contrary to what he is suggesting Argumentum Tu Quoque in action! Continue reading Ad Hominem and Tu Quoque Logical Fallacies for Starters. Logical Fallacy And A Good Argument. Identifying A Logical Fallacy And Fine Tuning A Response.