Stop reading. Start doing.

There are a lot of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. Are you one?

The small-scale approach to achieving great things

Think big. Live to the max. Change the world. These high-flying statements are meant to encourage us to achieve great things with our lives. But, rather than being an inspiration, do such huge goals just leave you feeling overwhelmed instead?

33 ways to boost your productivity

When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here’s how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

Creative inspiration: The pulse that beats within us all

The problem isn’t capturing our creativity, as individual inspiration is a steady pulse that beats within us all. The problem is keeping those embers hot once we have them in our grasp.

7 ways being unbalanced can make you more productive

Sometimes you need to become unbalanced in order to get things done. If you’re working on a book, launching a business or trying to overhaul some part of your life, you can probably relate.

Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project on taking the plunge

Gretchen Rubin is a published author who wrote ‘The Happiness Project’ — a memoir about how test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study she could find — whether from Aristotle or St Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah.

The little rules of action

Too often we get stuck in inaction — the quagmire of doubt and perfectionism and distractions and planning that stops us from moving forward.

How to finish

Many of us are good at starting things — it’s the finishing that we need help with.

How to start

It’s the lack of starting that kills most tasks and projects.

Procrastination is a mindfulness problem

We all procrastinate. I put off writing this article by doing a bunch of smaller tasks, for example. They were less important and I knew it, but they were quick tasks and so easier than writing an article on a tough topic.

8 tips to help you overcome procrastination

Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute, can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life. Side effects include missed opportunities, frenzied work hours, stress, feeling overwhelmed, resentment and guilt.

The magical power of focus

“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”

One easy rule that will help you change anything

The hardest habits to change, by far, are the ones people can’t seem to control.