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Imaginary Foundation. Portal:Thinking. How Our Brains Stop Us From Achieving Our Goals (and How to Fight Back) Nonsocial Transient Behavior: Social Disengagement on the Greyhound Bus - Kim - 2012 - Symbolic Interaction. How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love. “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.”

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is an intricate and highly individual dance of discovery. Still, there are certain factors — certain choices — that make it easier. Gathered here are insights from seven thinkers who have contemplated the art-science of making your life’s calling a living. What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? Alan Watts on the Life of Purpose. Henry Miller on Reading, Influence, and What's Wrong with Education. The Anatomy of Influence: Mapping the Labyrinth of Literature. Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want. The science behind what motivates us to get up for work every day. 2.6K Flares Filament.io 2.6K Flares × The following post is a guestpost by Walter Chen, founder of a unique new project management tool IDoneThis.

The science behind what motivates us to get up for work every day

More about Walter at the bottom of the post. So, here is the thing right at the start: I’ve always been uncomfortable with the traditional ideal of the professional — cool, collected, and capable, checking off tasks left and right, all numbers and results and making it happen, please, with not a hair out of place. 50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlierFamily on Bikes. Welcome to our blog!

50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlierFamily on Bikes

Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. How To Design a Lucky Life. I'm no extrovert and I apply most of these to my life already. being an extrovert is no requirement: generosity, humbleness, asking questions, getting to know your neighbors, never speaking negatively...none of these are "extrovert" activities.

How To Design a Lucky Life

Sure it might help with asking questions, etc, but sometimes we gotta suck it up and do uncomfortable things. I clearly wasn't talking about the ones where extroversion isn't a requirement. I'm talking about things like "never eat alone". How to Identify Your Passions. Passion is the fuel that can power you toward the realization of your dreams.

How to Identify Your Passions

To live a truly satisfying and purposeful life you need to know what your passions are so you can fill your day with them. Have you found your passions in life or are you still searching? Many people struggle to connect with their deepest core passions. The Best 10 Motivational Videos For 2013.

Once in a while a video comes along that is powerful enough to transcend language barriers and speak directly to our soul.

The Best 10 Motivational Videos For 2013

That’s why today I’ve decided to do a list with the motivational videos that had great impact on me and have served me as a motivational source almost on a daily basis. Dream – Mateusz M Key Quote: Most people they raise a family, they earn a living and then they die. How do you craft an exceptional life? - Positive Thoughts. How do you craft an exceptional life?

How do you craft an exceptional life? - Positive Thoughts

Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded with regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips: How many will you try today? Exercise daily. The Thrillist Conversation: Timothy Ferriss - Entertainment. Conscious Directions In Self Improvement.

Change Your Life. Grow the life you want. Recalibrate Your Reality. Live an Exceptional Life - Robin Sharma. How do you craft an exceptional life?

Live an Exceptional Life - Robin Sharma

Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded with regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips: Exercise daily.Get serious about gratitude.See your work as a craft.Expect the best and prepare for the worst.Keep a journal.Read The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 10 vital habits to develop. Confessions of a Recovering Lifehacker. Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.

I’m 40 meters underwater.

Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.

It’s getting cold and dark. It’s only the third dive in my life, but I’m taking the advanced training course, and the Caribbean teacher was a little reckless, dashing ahead, leaving me alone. The next day I’m in a government office, answering an interview, raising my right hand, becoming a citizen of Dominica. I’m in a Muslim Indian family’s house in Staten Island, washing my feet, with the Imam waiting for my conversion ceremony. Next week they will be my family in-law. 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself. 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”

15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it. Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.” Here are 15 simple suggestions for those who want to break free from the mold and truly live more of their life – to experience it and enjoy it to the fullest, instead of settling for a mere existence. Appreciate the great people and things in your life. – Sometimes we don’t notice the things others do for us until they stop doing them. Find Your Happy Place. Rick Warren on a life of purpose. How to Start Your Day the Right Way. In her bestselling book “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert writes the following: “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day.”

If you’re looking for a great way to improve your life, take Gilbert’s advice: start your day the right way by selecting your thoughts for the day. In this post I’m going to discuss two methods for doing this. The first of these methods is from the book “Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence”, and the second is from a YouTube video titled “Improve Your Life Using A Daily Success Routine – The Day Launcher System”. Both of these are explained, in detail, below. Feed Your Mind the Good Stuff “What comes out of the mind is what you put in the mind. » Life as a Conscious Practice. ‘Everything is practice.’ ~Pele Post written by Leo Babauta. When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly.

By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. » Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen. “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha. If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain.