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Video Essay: A Briefer History of Time. Video Essay: A Briefer History of Time Based on the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and E.P.Thompson, this video essay looks at the unexpected consequences of mechanised time.

Video Essay: A Briefer History of Time

Screw motivation, what you need is discipline. If you want to get anything done, there are two basic ways to get yourself to do it.

Screw motivation, what you need is discipline.

The first, more popular and devastatingly wrong option is to try to motivate yourself. The second, somewhat unpopular and entirely correct choice is to cultivate discipline. FZDSCHOOL. Untitled.

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Creativity. 7 Simple Steps to a Stress-Free Career. Do you feel like you’re always stressed on the job?

7 Simple Steps to a Stress-Free Career

Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Some 83 percent of American workers say they often feel stressed at their jobs. If this isn’t bad enough, apparently our workplace lives are just getting more stressful. The same poll by Harris Interactive for Everest College found only 73 percent of workers cited frequent stress just last year, meaning our stress levels have risen by 10 percent in just 12 months. Unsurprisingly, work stress is bad for your health and for your productivity. How to Leave Your Ego at the Door. (Originally posted on Medium.)

How to Leave Your Ego at the Door

People often misidentify self-confidence for egotistical behaviour, and vice versa. These two have a very distinct difference. Confidence is usually backed with logic, reasoning or experience. An egotistical stance, on the other hand, might be backed with, well, some sort of inflexible stubbornness or heavy feeling of accomplishment. Egos — big egos, especially — can be dangerous. The 7 Things Successful People Never Say. You want to be successful. Everyone does. But your actual words might be undermining your chances of success. The Science Behind "Having a Bad Day" (and how to solve it) Update: This article was republished on Lifehacker on July 26, 2010.

The Science Behind "Having a Bad Day" (and how to solve it)

Sometimes you wake up, and within the first hour or so, you know it’s going to be a bad day. It happened to me a couple days ago, and it happened to my girlfriend just this morning. So I’d like to take this opportunity to go on the record saying this entire notion of having a “bad day” is bullshit! Don’t worry, this is not a rant, there’s real science behind it. Let me explain. The Science Behind "Having a Bad Day" (and how to solve it) 12 Things You Are Doing To Sabotage Your Future. I have mentored, counseled, encouraged, discouraged, hired and fired hundreds of people over the past 25 years.

12 Things You Are Doing To Sabotage Your Future

Oftentimes failure is less about a lack of talent or ability, and more about self sabotage. These are frequent road blocks I see in people, myself included. 1. The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People. A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail from the CEO of Petra Coach, the creator of Align Software and a fellow member of Entrepreneurs Organization. I've never met him, but Andy Bailey and his postcard that I hung up on my wall have already had a profound effect on me, reinforcing values I believe in and reminding me on a daily basis of the attitudes and habits that I know I need to embrace in order to become successful.

Below are the 16 differences between successful people and unsuccessful people that Andy Bailey and the postcard claim, followed by a picture of the postcard itself: 5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive. I got an email at 5 in the morning that made me angry. It pressed every button. Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day – Harvard Business Review. Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money.

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day – Harvard Business Review

He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? Live Happier: Ten Things to Stop Doing Right Now. Happiness -- in your business life and your personal life -- is often a matter of subtraction and not addition.

Live Happier: Ten Things to Stop Doing Right Now

You may not need more of some things; you might simply need less of others. Like what can happen when you stop doing the following: 1. Blaming. Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal. Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?”

10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made sure to touch the ground nine times before writing. What to Do When You Fall Back Into Your Old, Less Productive Ways. What happens after you’ve tried a new productivity routine for a few hours, a day, or even a week only to then find yourself seemingly right back where you started? Do you give up? Fix Bad Habits: Insights from a 7-Year Obsession. We all have lousy habits. Things we’d like to do, or know we should, but just don’t seem to happen: exercise, diet, productivity or flossing longer than a week after the visit to the dentist. In that sense, I’m like most people – still a work in progress.But, unlike most people, I’ve had on ongoing obsession with figuring out how to fix those lousy habits. I’ve spent thousands of hours being an experimental guinea pig, uncovering surprising findings, such as: Implementing a daily exercise plan is easier than exercising 3 times per weekChanging 10 meals will change 90% of your eating habitsLearning a new skill or language can be accomplished with 5 minutes a day.

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good. “The Ostrich Problem” and The Danger of Not Tracking Your Progress. New Habit? Set a Schedule, Not a Deadline. Designed by Dmitry Baranovskiy for the Noun Project The creative routines of famous creatives has been popular internet fodder this year. View on success/failure. 5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick. 5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick. The Habits Of Supremely Happy People. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us. Eat That Frog - Brian_Tracy_Eat_That_Frog.pdf. 5 Leadership Behaviors Loyal Employees Trust. 5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long.

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. How to be good at anything. Good Work vs. Great Work (And How to Tell Which is Which) How to feel empowered.