Using the One-question Interview to Measure Motivation by Lou Adler. The author describes a very effective tool on how to measure motivation in a job candidate, which is the one foolproof predictor of success in hiring. In a nutshell, the question is ‘Please describe an accomplishment comparable to each of the required performance objectives.’ To find out how to evaluate answers and what additional questions to ask, check out the article.
On those days when you are hurt and all you can feel is pain served on a plate of pain with a side of despair, remember that pain twists your judgement - you can get tunnel vision and zero in only on the negative. This experience can make hell sound like a trip to Disneyland, so in times like that just please stop yourself for a moment and say, ‘This pain is a liar. These thoughts I’m having are not true. My judgement is clouded right now, so I’ll just focus on living through this pain until it subsides. And then I’ll address the issues I am worried about at this moment. Then, but not now.’
September is suicide prevention awareness month.
September 10 is suicide prevention awareness day.
As the summer ends, the amount of sunlight received by humans per day decreases, triggering increased symptoms of depression, feelings of hopelessness, etc. People also begin to eat less fruits and vegetables, which also has its impact on the way they feel and their energy levels - directly impacting the ability to be resourceful in the face of life challenges.
This results in increased risk of developing tunnel vision - when you only see one solution to the existing problem.
In such a state of mind it is imperative to let the suicidal person (be it you or someone you know) to feel free to do as many things as possible, to feel unrestricted by outside factors. North Korea, arguably world’s most totalitarian country, has the highest in the world suicide rate (The Guardian: “Analysts say North Koreans may be driven to suicide by poverty, and the psychological stress of living in a restrictive environment.”).
"In the 15 to 29-year age group, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally," and: "Preventative measures include avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide," (Reuters).