Motivational Guide

The student reading this material will, hopefully, be moved by the joyous spirit of the guide as well as by its specifics. 

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Motivational Guide

Chapter 1:  Self Image – discusses the Self as our true nature and great benefits we receive by knowing the Self and channeling the knowledge through all our actions.

Chapter 2:  Change Your Body, Change Your Life – is about breathing exercises for health and relieving stress.  Training the brain to think positive thoughts and preventing automatic negative thoughts with the four rules given.  The third part deals with positive psychology – five steps to happiness.

Chapter 3
:  Everything We Need to Know about Achieving Academic Success – discusses how we can succeed by taking our courses as projects.  It shows why multi-tasking delays completion of a project. By Critical Chain Project Management of the course, we can achieve academic success, by managing our time, our courses, and using the focus factor.

Chapter 4: How to Study Any Subject – gives four steps to master a subject:  1. Make the subject alive by full participation in the class 2. Reflect – by developing summary 3.  Do homework on time 4. Develop test taking skills.  These four steps develop your mastery on the subject and confidence.

Chapter 5: Why Study Mathematics?   Mathematics might not be your major field of study, but the ability to think rigorously is developed by solving mathematics problems or proving theorems is useful to you in succeeding any creative field.  The Chapter shows how mathematics is applied in Sciences, Technology and Engineering.

Chapter 6:  How to Study Mathematics teaches you 12 steps to study mathematics for mastery.

Chapter 7: Techniques for Tranquility shows how mindfulness can help you relieve stress and do creative work with a calm mind.  Benefits of Meditation are given. You will find 12 proven techniques to make the mind tranquil.

Chapter 8:  Collaborative Learning and Working in Groups – Problems are best solved and the solutions can be implemented easily when we work together regularly respecting everyone in the group; the chapter discusses the methods.

Chapter 9: Process of OnGoing Improvement (POOGI) – shows how The Theory of Constraints (TOC) and its Thinking Processes (TP) can be applied to address non-academic and academic issues with the same logic based tools.  Detail examples of problem solving are given. 

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