How exactly can I get out of this comfort zone by motivating myself?
10 Ways to Get out of your comfort zone:Give more money than you feel comfortable with away tomorrow (amount is usually relative on your current situation)Answer a call from an unknown number. Even better if it's a debt collectorDo something others are waiting for someone else to do. Today at the post office, there was a long line. There was no one answering the door there to pick up packages. People would come in, ring the bell and wait. All of us in line knew they were wasting their time, but said nothing because we didn't want to look weird. I didn't say anything, so I failed at this because I didn't want to "stand out"Invite someone you don't know to meet for coffee (someone in your field). Don't stop at a no response, wait for someone to say No or the more common "My schedule is very busy, maybe another time."(A polite No)Talk to someone in an elevator. It's regularly NEVER done by 99% of people. You'll find most people are really pleasant, but no one wants to say the first word.If a waiter or barista or anyone messes up something today (work included). Don't "be nice" and let it go. That's back talk for "not wanting to make waves." Be polite and ask them to correct the mishap. My wife, infant and I were out at a restaurant and a waiter hadn't greeted us to start for over 10 minutes. My inners were saying, "Oh, don't worry someone will notice you, just sit tight." That's your inner back talk "wimp" voice. So, I got up, went to the manager and told him (politely) to have a waiter sent over immediately. They offered us a free appetizer for the mishap.Every person you walk past today, give a smile and "hello." Most people wait for the other person and then it just looks sad as 2 glum faces make eye contact. We don't want to look too "eager" or "weird." Do it, most will return it.As Matt said, ask for a discount somewhere. It doesn't have to be Starbucks. I just had a late fee on a credit card. My inners are telling me, "you deserve it, just let it go." I swallowed, dialed the bank, asked them to remove the late fee, and they did. Ask and you shall receive.At any point in the day you realize you haven't exercised at all (typically when you're in a lazy position) immediately get up and do a set of 25 pushups. It's hard. I'll couple this willpower exercise with getting up right when the alarm goes off. Immediately. Not even 10 seconds later. Right away. It's this same muscle that pushes you that builds new habits.Write a FB status about a failure you've had, or a personal story about struggle (without the "feel sorry for me" feel to it). When no one comments, celebrate the rejection. I once posted a status about one of my most embarrassing moments in my life on FB (from HS, I was in a talent show, everyone was looking forward to our band playing, I couldn't hear myself over the drums, I knew I sounded terrible based on the looks in the crowd, so I faked a cough to get off stage). NO ONE commented on FB. Awkward.
What does filling out mean?
A2A, Hongyi.Susan is quite correct in her answers.I would only expound upon the second part. “Filling out” is common terminology used to describe the transition from Child to Adult. Filling out simply means maturing, in physiology.I remember when I was a child, I was skinny. Then came my preteen years and got chubby, not from overeating or lack of exercise. My dietary habits had not changed. Neither, had my activities, I played both baseball and football and worked on the farm. Yet, I got pudgy and I was short, the second shortest boy in both the 8th and 9th grades of my school.Of course, I was worried that I was doomed to be forever short and fat. My mother told me that I would grow taller and fill out. I had no clue what she meant. Then it happened. Over the summer between 9th and 10th grade, I shot up 5 inches in height. My fat belly melted away. My body widened, especially across my shoulders and hips. My chest, shoulders, legs and arms swelled with muscle. I returned to high school that August and many of my classmates barely recognized me!I now know what I experienced was a major growth spurt and boys generally lag behind girls when it comes to maturing into adulthood. By the time I finished high school, I stood 6 feet tall and weighed a solid 185. I had filled in. I had grown into my adult physique.Hope this helped.
What does 'suffix' refer to on an employment application?
It is what goes after your name to show your degree, such as MD for a medical doctor, RN for a registered nurse, or ESQ for a lawyer.
What is the meaning of dreams about my teeth breaking/ falling out?
While it’s true that dreams about losing or breaking your teeth can illustrate anxiety or loss or insecurity, when you’re interpreting your dreams, you always have to ask, “why this image for anxiety, insecurity, loss?” Any number of images can mean the same thing. You could have an image of losing your hair, and that too, says something about appearance.So, you first look at what teeth mean, both symbolically and biologically because over the eons of our evolution, it’s those aspects that make their imprint. Once we look at what teeth mean, then we look at what it could mean that you lose them.In short, symbolically teeth are images of power and transformation. Biologically, they are necessary for digestion. In animals, teeth are displays of power, instruments of aggression and defense, as well as tools.When we say something, “has teeth”, in reference to a law or something, then it means that law has the power to make people follow it. When something has “no teeth”, then it has no power. If a primitive loses his teeth, then he’s lost his power. If he wears the teeth of an animal or enemy, then he’s gained power.So, in relation to power, dreams about losing teeth could mean that your insecurity comes from a power issue – what we’d call a complex in Jungian analysis. You’d have to ask what your relationship to power is. Do you need to assert yourself more or less? If you are overpowering or too aggressive, then the dream takes that from you and leaves you vulnerable. If you are already powerless, then the dream shows you how that looks. The dream is an attempt at balancing your attitude by drawing your attention to it.In relation to digestion, teeth play a major role in breaking food down into smaller pieces, thus allowing us to digest and assimilate it, and then, use it for energy. Having no teeth in a dream could mean that you aren’t able to process or digest some experience in your life. It’s too much to take in, so to speak. In this case, maybe you need to learn to reflect more, break things down, take more time to reflect or consider something – in order to make it more digestible.On the other hand, maybe you overthink – in which case you have worn out your teeth. In this case, learn to stop chewing and just swallow what happens. Let the natural course of digestion take its course. You can’t control everything.We also say “bite down” on something in reference to “getting a grip” on it. The idea here would be an ability to sink your teeth into something”. To have no teeth, would mean an inability to focus or engage.If your teeth are crumbling, then perhaps you hold on for too long.Teeth are for gripping something – similar to what I just said. To lose them would be losing your grip. This could indicate a time to let go of something too long-held. That could be an attitude, a worn out belief system, or a relationship. You’d have to reflect on that.And finally, losing teeth could very well point to some kind of initiatory transformation in your life. Think about all of the rituals related to children losing teeth. In primitive societies of Australia for example, teeth were ritually knocked to symbolize this kind of passage.I have written a full-length post on the meaning of teeth and their symbolism in dreams. I have tried to give a well-rounded summary of that post here.Footnotes Dreams about teeth falling out | Real Dream Interpretation | Symbolism
Does filling out these forms mean that I am hired?
You have met the basic federal requirements to become an employee, but until they actually have you do some work, you are not counted as an employee.
How do I get started using Quora?
1. Quora works by having the community ask and answer questions. When you want to know more about something, Quora delivers you answers and content from people who know the answer - like real doctors, economists, screenwriters, police officers, and military veterans.Ask questions when you have them. Here is more info on how to get your questions answered: What are some good ways to get people to answer my questions on Quora?Answer questions when you can!2. Use your feed and tell Quora what you're interested in reading.Your feed is filled with stories that interest you. You can view your feed by going to the home page.Build a good feed by following topics and people, and taking actions in feed that tell Quora what you like. For more on this, see: How do I personalize my Quora feed?Topics: When you follow a topic, questions and answers tagged with that topic will appear in your feedPeople. When you follow people, you will see questions and answers posted by these people in your feed.The easiest first step: start by following some topics that you care about and some people who write about them.You can also read some interesting questions and popular answers to get a feel for the site.3. Upvote answers that you think are helpful.When you see a good answer on Quora, upvote it.Your votes help people see good answers and make Quora better.You can learn more here:What are some frequently asked questions for new Quora users?What does a good question on Quora look like?What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?
What are good ways to take money out of politics?
Two ideas, plus a note on how to get there:1. Lawrence Lessig (law professor) suggests that, instead of removing special-interest money from politics, we should flood it with general interest money. Specifically, give every citizen of voting age a $50 voucher, once every 2-year cycle, that they can donate to any candidate* who takes no more than $100 from any single source. For people who don't bother to use the voucher, it would automatically be split between parties based on vote totals. The $6bn/yr this would cost is, frankly, chicken feed compared to the special-interest giveaways that it might save, and it is comparable to the amount of money spent on elections, principally by a tiny minority of rich donors (many of whom are presumably satisfied with their ROI for that money, which should worry us as citizens).This has three advantages over trying to reduce special interest influence by restricting spending. First, it requires no constitutional amendment, and there's no sane way the supreme court could rule it unconstitutional. Second, its effectiveness does not depend on the impossible tasks of making it free of loopholes and ensuring that regulators remain vigilant. And third, that money would still mostly ultimately go to buying ads, so the media would not have a motive to oppose the scheme. (I don't think most people think about how the media stand to lose billions of dollars if effective campaign finance restrictions are passed, and what that says about the prospects for passing them.)2. Part of the reason money has such a tremendous influence on results is that voter choice... doesn't really matter. Most Americans live in a "safe" district in a "safe" state, which means the result of their elections is pretty solidly foreordained. Even those who live in competitive areas can only really choose between two parties**. This could change if we reformed our voting system to use Approval Voting (or even more-complex alternatives such as SODA voting, Majority Judgment, Condorcet, or Proportional Representation). What does this have to do with money? In an election where you are free to vote for your favorite candidate, with no need to betray them for the "lesser evil" between the two frontrunners, a voter-powered instead of money-powered campaign is exponentially more feasible. Even if the major party candidates still relied on money, they'd have to be more attentive to the desires of their voters, which means relatively less attention for their deep-pocketed contributors....There's still a problem, though. While both of the above solutions could be implemented by federal and/or state legislation (ie, without needing any constitutional amendments), the fact is that lawmakers are unlikely to want to change the rules which put them into office. So neither is going to pass without a strong citizen movement behind it. And citizen movements are hard to organize around something so abstract and quixotic as "pressure your congressperson (whom you probably don't like or trust) to pass a law that they have a personal interest in opposing." That's why I think we need some way to make an end-run around Congress. I think that the best choice is an Article V constitutional convention***, called by the states, where the representatives are randomly-selected citizens instead of being elected (party hacks). The rallying cry for organizing such a convention must be clear and concrete: though it's different from the solutions I suggest above, I think the only realistic option is "Repeal Citizen's United (Corporations are not people)". The strength of such a movement would still be (the only possible?) powerful incentive for Congress to deal with this issue themselves.*I'd add to Lessig's idea, to allow the vouchers to be donated directly to media providers and political nonprofits who obey certain minimal rules on not out-and-out lying and on making their content publicly available. You can't have healthy politics without a healthy fourth estate.**Yes, you theoretically have more than two choices if you participate in primaries, but there's several problems with that. First of all, most people don't. Also, money has outsized influence in primaries, and the broken election system still makes frontrunner status into a self-fulfilling prophecy.***Such a convention would not be a ground-up rewrite of the constitution, it would simply propose amendments, which would still need to be approved by 3/4 of states to go into effect. Nothing too complex or overtly partisan could get that many states, but with enough grassroots support, I think that simple anti-partisan reforms might.