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20 Quotes About Dealing With Disturbing People

20 Quotes About Dealing With Disturbing People

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves in conflict. Even if you lead a drama-free life, you may still encounter disturbing people. These can be bullies, weirdos, threatening individuals and downright dangerous individuals. Dealing with characters like this, as you might imagine, can be hard work, and may leave us second-guessing ourselves or that choices we made. These quotes, though, should help you easily leave this problem behind and give yourself the kind of future that you were hoping for.

  1. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer
  2. “The way to beat them is to stop fighting them.” – Miranda Bailey
  3. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault
  4. “Never sacrifice your class to get even with someone who has none; let them have you gutter, you take the high road!” -Unknown
  5. “Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves; because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be.” – Yaira N
  6. “Pay no attention to what critics say. A statue has never been erected to a critic.” – Jean Sibelius
  7. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain
  8. “Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.” -Unknown
  9. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita Von Tesse
  10. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, some time in your life.” – Winston Churchill
  11. “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem
  12. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” – Carl Jung
  13. “If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” – John W. Gardner
  14. “If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” – John Lubbock
  15. Seek the best in everyone you meet. Seek the worst when dealing with yourself.” – Sasha Azevedo
  16. “We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.” – Terry Brooks
  17. “If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable.” – Georges Courteline
  18. “I just know how to deal with the players different now. You’ve got to learn as a coach, and especially first year with new players, which buttons to push, and how to push them, and when to push them.” – Sam Mitchell
  19. “I am trying to push people’s buttons and see how they respond to things.  We are trying to create tension situations like in a game and trying to get guys to fight through some of that stuff.” – Brian Joyce
  20. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” – Goi Nasu

As you can see, the world gives us many unique opportunities to deal with these issues. The best way to do this is by having a strong perspective, and a clear understanding of what you need to do. With these quotes, you’ll be able to reflect on past experiences and see various solutions in the future.  

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Last Updated on September 28, 2020

How To Study Effectively: 7 Simple Tips

How To Study Effectively: 7 Simple Tips

The brain is a tangled web of information. We don’t remember single facts, but instead we interlink everything by association. Anytime we experience a new event, our brains tie the sights, smells, sounds and our own impressions together into a new relationship.

Our brain remembers things by repetition, association, visual imagery, and all five senses. By knowing a bit about how the brain works, we can become better learners, absorbing new information faster than ever.

Here are some study tips to help get you started:

1. Use Flashcards

Our brains create engrained memories through repetition. The more times we hear, see, or repeat something to ourselves, the more likely we are to remember it.

Flashcards can help you learn new subjects quickly and efficiently. Flashcards allow you to study anywhere at any time. Their portable nature lends them to quick study sessions on the bus, in traffic, at lunch, or in the doctor’s office. You can always whip out your flashcards for a quick 2 to 3 minute study session.

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To create effective flashcards, you need to put one point on each flashcard. Don’t load up the entire card with information. That’s just overload. Instead, you should dedicate one concept to each card.

One of the best ways to make flashcards is to put 1 question on the front and one answer on the back. This way, you can repeatedly quiz yourself into you have mastered any topic of your choice.

Commit to reading through your flash cards at least 3 times a day and you will be amazed at how quickly you pick up new information.

As Tony Robbins says,

“Repetition is the mother of skill”.

2. Create the Right Environment

Often times, where you study can be just as important as how you study. For an optimum learning environment, you’ll want to find a nice spot that is fairly peaceful. Some people can’t stand a deafening silence, but you certainly don’t want to study near constant distractions.

Find a spot that you can call your own, with plenty of room to spread out your stuff. Go there each time you study and you will find yourself adapting to a productive study schedule. When you study in the same place each time, you become more productive in that spot because you associate it with studying.

3. Use Acronyms to Remember Information

In your quest for knowledge, you may have once heard of an odd term called “mnemonics”. However, even if you haven’t heard of this word, you have certainly heard of its many applications. One of the most popular mnemonic examples is “Every Good Boy Does Fine”. This is an acronym used to help musicians and students to remember the notes on a treble clef stave.

An acronym is simply an abbreviation formed using the intial letters of a word. These types of memory aids can help you to learn large quantities of information in a short period of time.

4. Listen to Music

Research has long shown that certain types of music help you to recall information. Information learned while listening to a particular song can often be remembered simply by “playing” the songs mentally in your head.

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5. Rewrite Your Notes

This can be done by hand or on the computer. However, you should keep in mind that writing by hand can often stimulate more neural activity than when writing on the computer.

Everyone should study their notes at home but often times, simply re-reading them is too passive. Re-reading your notes can cause you to become disengaged and distracted.

To get the most out of your study time, make sure that it is active. Rewriting your notes turns a passive study time into an active and engaging learning tool. You can begin using this technique by buying two notebooks for each of your classes. Dedicate one of the notebooks for making notes during each class. Dedicate the other notebook to rewriting your notes outside of class.

6. Engage Your Emotions

Emotions play a very important part in your memory. Think about it. The last time you went to a party, which people did you remember? The lady who made you laugh, the man who hurt your feelings, and the kid who went screaming through the halls are the ones you will remember. They are the ones who had an emotional impact.

Fortunately, you can use the power of emotion in your own study sessions. Enhance your memory by using your five senses. Don’t just memorize facts. Don’t just see and hear the words in your mind. Create a vivid visual picture of what you are trying to learn.

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For example, if you are trying to learn the many parts of a human cell, begin physically rotating the cell in your minds eye. Imagine what each part might feel like. Begin to take the cell apart piece by piece and then reconstruct it. Paint the human cell with vivid colors. Enlarge the cell in your mind’s eye so that it is now six feet tall and putting on your own personal comedy show. This visual and emotional mind play will help deeply encode information into your memory.

7. Make Associations

One of the best ways to learn new things is to relate what you want to learn with something you already know. This is known as association, and it is the mental glue that drives your brain.

Have you ever listened to a song and been flooded by memories that were connected to it? Have you ever seen an old friend that triggered memories from childhood? This is the power of association.

To maximize our mental powers, we must constantly be looking for ways to relate new information with old ideas and concepts that we are already familiar with.

You can do this with the use of mindmapping. A mind map is used to diagram words, pictures, thoughts, and ideas into a an interconnected web of information. This simple practice will help you to connect everything you learn into a global network of knowledge that can be pulled from at any moment.

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Learn more about mindmapping here: How to Mind Map to Visualize Your Thoughts (With Mind Map Examples)

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