The things every high-achiever should know
In: Achieving Goals9 Jan 2013
I just finished reading Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, and wow – such a fantastic read. His research has so many implications for personal development, and scientifically validates many concepts that I once thought were bogus (affirmations being one such concept). However, because Ariely spends much of his time focusing on how his research can [...]
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.” – Steve Jobs Prior to the Digital Age, we had much less competing for our attention. [...]
It’s funny how the tiniest tweak in the structure of an activity can completely influence your choices (and subsequently, your success rate). Don’t believe me? Check out this TED talk by behavioral economist Dan Ariely on irrational behavior. As I get busier, I notice that these small structural changes to my goals make all of [...]
“Like a magnetized needle floating on a surface of oil, Resistance will unfailingly point to true North—meaning that calling or action it most wants to stop us from doing. We can use this. We can use it as a compass. We can navigate by Resistance, letting it guide us to that calling or purpose that [...]
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