It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…
Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.
Procrastination is in all of us, and one of the best ways to procrastinate is to do all the busy-work that makes us feel like we’re doing stuff — while not doing the stuff we know we should be doing.
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.
When someone has a great idea, they hoard that idea. They don’t give it away. They shelter and protect it. They keep it to themselves in fear that someone else might take it. Why would you do that?
You win some, you lose some. Such are life’s ups and downs.
While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to, research suggests we shouldn’t even make that distinction.
Psychological scientists have found that the size of different parts of people’s brains correspond to their personalities; for example, conscientious people tend to have a bigger lateral prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in planning and controlling behavior.
It’s hard to keep yourself going when you don’t feel the same excitement as you did in the beginning.
Whether bloggers are writing to change the world, or just discussing a bad break-up, they may get an extra boost of motivation from traffic-measuring and interactive tools that help them feel more connected to and more influential in their communities.
Whether it’s sports, poker or the high-stakes world of business, there are those who always find a way to win when there’s money on the table.
What should you do when you really, REALLY have to go? Make important life decisions, maybe?
What truly inspires individuals to perform at their very best?
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.
When asked during an interview how he managed to reach the top as a professional bodybuilder and Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger replied with a single word: “Drive!”
If it feels like one part of your brain is battling another, it probably is, according to a study published in Science.
“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”
People have an easier time starting toward a goal than finishing it, but a shift in attention can make all the difference in reaching the finish line.
Extraversion does not just explain differences between how people act at social events. How extraverted you are may influence how the brain makes choices — specifically whether you choose an immediate or delayed reward, according to a study.
Whether it’s for money, marbles or chalk, the brains of reward-driven people keep their game faces on, helping them win at every step of the way. Surprisingly, they win most often when there is no reward.