Posts tagged with “motivation”

Find the Why: Uncovering the (Sometimes Hidden) Reasons We Do the Things We Do

Underneath the things we do, there are almost always deeper reasons. In order to make the best decisions and live the best life, we should figure out what they are.

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The Ultimate Life Hack: How to Do the Right Thing Every Time

Why is it — even though we KNOW what’s right — we often end up taking shortcuts and doing the wrong thing? Here’s how to be your best self, every time.

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Why Can’t I Stay Consistent?

How can we make sure the things we care about most still get done, even when things get busy? Willpower isn’t enough; we need a routine to keep us on track.

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Why Your Great Idea Is Doomed (and How to Save It)

Ideas change the world — or so we think. But even the best ideas are utterly worthless if they can’t live through The Slog. Unfortunately, most ideas don’t.

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Rewarding Incompetence: How Time-Based Management Kills Motivation

When a company uses time to measure performance, employees are punished for high performance and rewarded for working inefficiently. This needs to stop.

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I’ll Be Happy When...

“I’ll be happy once I solve this problem.” But with the solution comes new problems. Can we ever be happy? Or do we only pursue happiness and never feel it?

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Do It Every Day

I feel guilty spending time on the things I enjoy that aren't "mission critical". To address this, I turn the things I WANT to do into the things I MUST do.

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Create Something

Whenever I feel restless or unhappy, it usually means I'm not creating. I always feel better when I'm creating.

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Me Against the World

The idea of “me against the world” is strange. It implies that I pose a threat to The World and, therefore, must be stopped. But is that true?

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