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The following is an excerpt from Cal Newport's So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love .
I've long been overwhelmed by an unwieldy list of goals that would sit, unaccomplished, in a long-term to-do list year after year. Then I came across a simple trick that solved my chronic problem. As gimmicky as it may sound, I'm now accomplishing everything I'd been putting off in just an hour a day.
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Post written by Leo Babauta . We have all had them as we set and go after our goals, no matter where we are or what our goals may be: naysayers, detractors, people who poke fun or get angry or tell us we can’t do it. Detractors are very serious business, even if they just seem to be having a little fun at our expense. Don’t let them stop you or even slow you down .
1. Inspect files with Get Info Even if an application doesn't automatically launch a potentially malicious application or script, you might still be tricked into manually launching one. The problem, in essence, is that Mac OS X allows any item to carry a custom icon. So a shell script could appear to the user as a .jpg image, a movie or any other type of file. Upon double-clicking the seemingly innocuous files, a shell script is executed, or an application launched that can delete local user files and wreak other account-constrained havoc.
(NaturalNews) Whether it's piling up at your home or your workplace, clutter not only makes everyday life more difficult, but it also negatively affects your mental and physical health. According to author and physician Dr. Roberta Lee, when someone is entrenched in clutter the stress hormone cortisol is secreted. Long-term high cortisol levels can lead to a host of physical problems such as lowered immune system, blood sugar imbalances, high blood pressure, decreased bone density, and obesity. So what's the solution? Get rid of it!
Recently I was looking at some epic blogs written by amazing people. This made me sick. I looked at pitiful old Empty Fist and thought: “My design isn’t as sexy … I don’t have very interesting things to share … T here’s no way I’ll never be able to write like that… My blog is just not good enough. “
Avoid frustrating memory loss. Retain and recall more information. It's a classic situation - you meet someone new, and then moments later you've forgotten their name! Names, passwords, pin and telephone numbers... the list is endless - with so much to memorize is it really possible to improve how much you can remember?
The Seven Social Sins , sometimes called the Seven Blunders of the World , is a list that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. [ 1 ] Later, he gave this same list to his grandson Arun Gandhi , written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, shortly before his assassination. [ 2 ] The seven sins or blunders are: [ edit ] History and influence Mahatma Gandhi , who published the list in 1925 as a list of "Seven Social Sins" (1940s photo) The list was first published by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. [ 1 ] Gandhi wrote that a correspondent who he called a "fair friend" had sent the list: "The... fair friend wants readers of Young India to know, if they do not already, the following seven social sins," [ 1 ] (the list was then provided).
You’ve decided you want to improve your handwriting and you’re probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would. Maybe you’re just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves). Good for you!
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Recently I posted my new twist on the excellent GTD system, Zen To Done (ZTD): The Ultimate Simple Productivity System . This is the sixth in a series of posts exploring each of the 10 Habits This is one of the oldest organizing truisms around, but it is probably the most important of all: a place for everything, and everything in its place. Why is it so popular? Because it works. Read below to find out how to form this habit and never lose a thing again.
By Leo Babauta In Part 1 about raising six kids , I talked about finances. That’s only part of the battle.
Post written by Leo Babauta . Follow me on twitter . This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook that can be a guide to every single person?
Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life.