One of the keys to happiness — as well as productivity and effectiveness at work — is finding work you love, that you’re passionate about. Work you want to do, instead of just have to do.
A researcher demystifies this game of success, and shows that exceptional performance is not necessarily the direct result of special talent, experience, or sheer luck.
There are a lot of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. Are you one?
If you don’t know how, learn how. Use that fancy brain that learned how to walk, talk, and read. It’s still capable of further learning, is it not? Of course it is!
Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to avoid dealing with unpleasant truths. But as long as we buy into those excuses, we can never move past them.
When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: ‘If I start a business now, it could take years to make it profitable.’ Such thoughts reveal a total misunderstanding of the nature of time.
None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.
The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.
Some lessons that apply equally to getting buff and to building your business
Reading teaches us a lot, but it’s in the actual doing of things that we do our real learning.
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?
We all have days when we’re just not very inspired, when we need passion and creativity breathed into us.
I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything important this morning, which is a rare thing for me. I started to doubt myself, and wonder whether anything I do is worthwhile.
You know what it’s like: No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.
I make a living doing what I love, and doing what you love for a living is fantastic.
Researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking – and found that the instructions actually worked.
It’s a huge limiting belief to assume that going faster means you’re doing something wrong and creating too much stress.
Little research exists in the area of self-talk, although internal dialogue often influences the way people motivate and shape their own behavior.
If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.
Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas.