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What 30 Days of Productivity Taught Me About Finding Time
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Comments View the discussion thread. When I was 8 years old, I took piano lessons, singing lessons and played violin in the school’s symphony, all at the same time. Except for the symphony, I didn’t care for any of those extracurricular activities, but I especially hated learning piano. Twice a week, always on a school […]

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9 Straightforward Ways to Achieve Big Things
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‘The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.’ 1. Learn the keys to success. Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement are a good place to start. Lesson 1: Definiteness of Purpose Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly […]

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How to Build Self-Control
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Comments View the discussion thread. When I was in graduate school, I took a class called “Managerial Accounting and Control.” The professor explained leadership like this: The bigger gear turns just a little bit every so often. The smaller gears are rotating constantly to turn the bigger gear just an inch. It’s a beautiful, interdependent […]

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How to Stay Positive on a Rainy Day
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At the foundation of carrying your own weather is the ability to pause between stimulus and response. We are never without choice. That doesn’t mean things don’t happen outside of our control, or that our choices can’t be severely limited. As immortalized in the words of Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and author of Man’s Search […]

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The 5 Best Ways to Motivate Yourself
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What’s your favorite motivational technique? How comfortable are you right now? You might be reading this on a cramped subway shuttling to your job. You might be using this article as “research” while your bigger entrepreneurial project goes untouched. You might be looking for a quick boost to spur you on to become your version […]

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Why You Need to Be Honest in Thought and Action
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‘There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.’ On the right side of the Pyramid of Success, below patience, there are four additional pieces of mortar: sincerity, honesty, reliability and integrity. These qualities encompass the genuineness, strength and impact of human character. Related: 6 Essential Traits of Good Character In his book Coach Wooden’s […]

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How to Improve Your Life in 8 Steps
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‘Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.’ “To be excellent we cannot simply think or feel excellent, we must act excellently.” —Aristotle   Improving your life and well-being isn’t something that happens through hopes and flukes. It happens through tenacity and consistency. Related: 43 Ways to Improve Yourself in Just 10 […]

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3 Easy Ways to Avoid the Afternoon Slump
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Put down the coffee. SIESTA TIME Set yourself up for the perfect power nap. Here’s how to have the perfect snooze session: Take your nap after lunch or in the very early afternoon—sleep expert Linda Baumgartner says taking a nap too late in the day puts you at risk for going into deep sleep, which […]

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10 Questions to Help You Cultivate Authentic Grit
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Comments View the discussion thread. One of the reasons I feel so compelled to work in the field of motivation is because I had the formula for finding success all wrong in the earlier part of my life, and I suffered greatly as a result. Through failure and an early adulthood reboot, I learned how […]

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