personaldevelopment

4 Counterintuitive, Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Focus

It turns out that all the things that you’re avoiding; all the things that make you feel like you’re being unproductive, could actually improve your focus. The reason you haven’t realized before is that struggling to focus is like running in a hamster wheel.It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: the more you struggle, the harder you try …

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4 New Year’s Resolutions Worth Stealing for 2021

This is the first time I’ve considered New Year’s resolutions. Usually, I do my best to uphold Benjamin Franklin’s advice: “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” — Benjamin Franklin If I don’t like something, I prefer to change it ‘now’. I never liked waiting until the New Year to start making progress. But …

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A Rare Quote from the Billionaire Entrepreneur You’ve Never Heard Of

When you look at Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires in 2020, you’re likely to recognise some familiar names; Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg. But there’s a man in the ranks that you’ve probably never heard of before. And it’s not surprising. He’s renowned in his home country of Spain for never making …

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You Won’t Find The Best Opportunities on a Linear Path

My unemployed younger brother reminds me of a multi-billionaire. One night, my parents called me ready to plan an intervention. My brother, who recently graduated from college, is living at home with them. He wakes up every day around noon. His days are filled with two primary activities: videogames and outdoor sports. He has no motivation …

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Your Desire to Be Normal Is Holding You Back

Not many people are exceptional. The majority of people are normal. That’s what being normal means; to be the same as a majority. And it’s generally considered a good thing. Ever since you were born, you’ve been evaluated against socially-accepted parameters. Before you even left the hospital, your weight, the length of your feet, your …

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