Posts tagged with “motivation”

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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