Why you should aim for 100 rejections by Suf Alkhaldi

The power of rejection is a true path to achieve a lot in our life. The difference between high and moderate achievers boils down to how much we can handle rejections.  Successful achievers have more rejections than anybody in their field. Failure for high achievers becomes a normal price they accept.  It does not matter… Read More

Why do we need to understand people? By Suf Alkhaldi

As an avid reader of Quora, I sometimes find very intriguing questions, so appealing that I am the first one to read them.  One of these questions is why it is important to have the skill to understand people.  Understanding people creates new meaning in our lives. It puts our previous perceptions and our own biases… Read More

Understanding scientific research by Suf Alkhaldi

Science and later computers have fascinated me since I was a kid.  When I decided to  be a scientist in high school, I found science a flashlight that illuminated many biological and physical phenomena around me.  I paid attention to many scientific facts in physics and biology.  I had pure fun when I studied how scientists came… Read More

Lessons in humility and charity: How much money it cost to have lunch with Warren Buffett this year, 2015? by Suf Alkhaldi

Going to Warren Buffett’s Shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the 50 years of profitable Partnership of Berkshire Hathaway Inc was a life changing event for me. It opened my eyes to another world, a world that was magical, filled with wisdom. I had read many books about finance, but I avoided reading about Buffett.… Read More

The Science of “Choking” and the End of Freezing Under Pressure by Suf Alkhaldi

Have you ever studied very hard for an exam and when the time came for taking the exam, you completely failed?  If you said yes, you are not alone. This phenomenon of failing under pressure is also found in sports . The loss is accompanied by misery and total defeat. For example, a boxer or… Read More

Changing the conventional wisdom by Suf Alkhaldi

After I wrote several posts in my blog, my son’s girlfriend sent me a text message suggesting that I would enjoy Freakonomics radio — thank you Brighid.  The first segment I listened to featured asking several prominent people about concepts which should die or be retired. The topic fascinated me. I decided to change it to… Read More

The high speed of negative thoughts: Mixing the Sedona Method with meditation to achieve faster relaxation by Suf Alkhaldi

When I started practicing  meditation three years ago, I found it hard to clear my mind and control my thoughts.  Our mind keeps bringing negative thoughts at a high speed similar to car racing, often disturbing and interfering in our life without invitation. The uncontrolled negative thoughts induce stress that leads to poor performance, zapping us… Read More

Generating ideas by challenging the conventional wisdom by Suf Alkhaldi

As my fascination grew using creativity, I believe lateral thinking enriched my life, creating a lot of fun. Thinking laterally tricks my mind in a beautiful way. It takes my mind away from the road frequently traveled.  It develops new neurocircuits, bypassing the normal old way of thinking.  Discomfort will happen, I am sure,  but… Read More

Mixing what you love with what you hate to achieve your goal by Suf Alkhaldi

Occasionally, people ask me about what motivated me, and when did I start thinking about graduate school.  This question comes up whenever I deliver talks for school career days or at conferences.  At scientific conferences, graduate students are the most curious ones.  This post will shed some light on my answers. What I love  Science… Read More