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5 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful

In a truly beautiful letter to his daughter Yolande, Sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois extolled the virtues of being uncomfortable. Yolande was headed to a new school halfway around the world from the neighborhood and people she knew. It was years before women had the right to vote, and decades before the...

5 Secrets for Building Self Confidence 

“The more you work at just being yourself, the more likely you’ll feel purposeful and significant in your life” Wayne W. Dyer Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “Wow, they sure are confident! I wish I knew what their secret was.” If you have, then you...

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A Guide to Setting Long-Term Goals in Life

A while back I wrote an article about grit. Grit is defined as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,” and it’s a common trait amongst great people. Read their biographies and you will see that they all have grit. From the definition, you...

8 Things I’ve Learned Since I Quit My Day Job

Cyberpunk MotivationImage by Kordite “The future’s so bright you’ll need to wear sunglasses.” Made at Big Huge Labs In honesty, I include this only because of the neighboring Steampunk Motivation poster I made. www.flickr.com/photos/kordite/4035218103/ You see, the Victorian Era was known for writing with a lot of...

The Key Ingredient to Living Your Dream Lifestyle

Everyone has a dream lifestyle. Living it, however, is another matter. There is one thing you must have if you want to live yours: freedom. Freedom here is the ability to live on your own terms. Without it, you can’t live your dream lifestyle because you must follow...

6 New Productivity Principles to Live By

A while ago I laid out a small set of productivity principles that sum up what makes me really productive. Distilled from a million tips I read online on a daily basis, they’re the gems that make the most difference in my everyday life. From the...

Does Your Time Allocation Match Your Priorities?

Does the way you use your time match your priorities? It’s a simple question, but it’s essential. Many people say that something is important to them, but the way they use their time says otherwise. There is a mismatch between their time allocation and their priorities. I...

Clearing the Confusion About The Law of Attraction

Echoes of the Optimism BiasImage by jurvetson “Our brains aren’t just shaped by the past. They are constantly being shaped by our future.” 80% of people describe themselves as optimists. Our brains are wired to see the bright side. Tali Sharot’s TED talk on our collective bias toward...