life lessons

To Make Efficient Decisions, Know You Don’t Have Free Will

All of those decisions you have to make — the ones that keep you up at night and prevent you from being present — they’re not worth the worry. According to the laws of physics, you don’t actually have any free will. Apparently, you can’t control what you do — at least not to the extent …

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5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Chances of Success

A Few Things You Can Do to Stop I’m coming to the end of my first week as a freelance writer. I’ve spent months reading all the “how to…” articles on Medium, networking, planning, and setting myself up for a smooth start. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing writers, who are even better …

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8 Secrets for a Happy Life from History’s Greatest Philosophers

Everlasting lessons from some of the world’s greatest minds What is happiness? I know this is a question you’ve asked yourself before. Why? Because it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves before; we all want to live a happy life, it’s a natural desire that all humans have since the beginning of time. But your answer to this burning …

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How These Two Truths Helped Me Become a Better Decision-Maker

Being indecisive is a massive waste of time, and it can cost you a lot. Dwelling on all the imaginable outcomes and asking for other people’s opinions will not only cause you frustration, but it’ll also make you waste precious time that you could be investing in doing something productive. I’m chronically indecisive; painfully so. There are …

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We All Feel More Lonely, and It’s Not a Good Sign

Let’s start building our tribes. We’re not supposed to live alone — and, this is coming from someone who’s flat-shared for years throughout their 20s. Sometimes it worked great, others not so much — there were definitely times I would have preferred to live alone. But it’s about finding the right companions, because living alone …

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The Underrated Introduction Can Determine Your Success

The Power of “I am” Entrepreneurs, professionals, students, graduates, you name it — so many of us limit our own success simply through the words that we use. How we introduce ourselves to others determines that person’s first impression of us, and sets the tone for the rest of our relationship with them. When we make a …

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What You Can Gain from Living Like an Introvert

I once asked a zookeeper why the orangutans were kept on islands surrounded by moats; “can they not swim?” He responded that, actually, they could swim; they just didn’t know they could swim (both tragic and adorable). Throwing me into isolation was like throwing an orangutan into water — I felt panic, desperation, and despair — until I realized I could …

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