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Why the Place You Live Determines Your Success. Everyone knows the old line from the real estate business, “Location, location, location!”

Why the Place You Live Determines Your Success

But did you know it can have a direct impact on your professional success and satisfaction? Courtesy of iStock/-aniaostudio- I’ve lived just outside Nashville for almost thirty years. How the World Around You Shapes Your Thoughts and Actions. In 1952, polio killed more children in America than any other communicable disease.

How the World Around You Shapes Your Thoughts and Actions

Nearly 58,000 people were infected that year. The situation was on the verge of becoming an epidemic and the country desperately needed a vaccine. In a small laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, a young researcher named Jonas Salk was working tirelessly to find a cure. (Years later, author Dennis Denenberg would write, “Salk worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week, for years.”) Despite all his effort, Salk was stuck.

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Workplace Environment. Choice Architecture: How to Commit to Your Habits When You Lack Willpower. A common misconception regarding behaviour change is you can rely on motivation and willpower. But motivation isn’t sustainable in the long-term; it can ebb and flow with our mood and therefore, is unreliable. And, as we’ve learned, willpower is like a muscle: we can over-exercise it.

How to Change the Habits of 107,000 People. It was 1995 and Pieter Ernst was battling a serious problem.

How to Change the Habits of 107,000 People

Ernst was a physician with an interest in community-wide behavior change and he was currently in Mozambique. For nearly twenty years, a brutal civil war had ravaged the population and landscape of the country. The war had ended three years earlier, but the entire healthcare system of the country had been crippled. A Guide to Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors. By Leo Babauta I have a reader who wants to make positive changes in her life, but can’t seem to stop certain behaviors.

A Guide to Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors

She writes: “I am consistently challenged with being mindful when buying food.