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Free online speed reading software. Free online speed reading software. Research Statement. Our lab focuses on two traits that predict achievement: grit and self-control.

Research Statement

Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions (Duckworth & Seligman, 2005; Duckworth & Steinberg, 2015). On average, individuals who are gritty are more self-controlled, but the correlation between these two traits is not perfect: Some individuals are paragons of grit but not self-control, and some exceptionally well-regulated individuals are not especially gritty (Duckworth & Gross, 2014). [ Continue Reading Research Statement ] [ CV ] Scales and Measures Researchers and educators are welcome to scales we have developed in our lab for non-commercial purposes. Our scales are copyrighted and cannot be published or used for commercial purposes or wide public distribution. Publications White, R. Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit.

How to Work Like the Masters. Written by Jay of Dumb Little Man.

How to Work Like the Masters

When I need work done on my car, I consult with a mechanic. When it's time to build a deck in the backyard, I will search for an expert and listen to what he says. So when it comes to life itself, why wouldn't you at least consider what experts think? Trust me, I completely understand that the term 'expert' is often self-proclaimed. Nevertheless, it is up to you to hear, interpret, and evaluate information. With that, LifeRemix has done some homework and we're bringing you a list of things that you'll need to consider. Here are a handful of tips on working from the most popular productivity bloggers on the internet, along with bloggers on organization, the environment and more. From Wisebread: Achieve greatness fifteen minutes at a time. From Dumb Little Man: Gain 10 days per year by adjusting your sleep. From Zen Habits: Eliminate all but the essential tasks.

From LifeDev: Take creative breaks. From The Happiness Project: Walk around the block. The Science of Productivity, Animated. 4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing. We should all be comfortable, shouldn’t we?

4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing

Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable life. However comfort most often goes hand in hand with stagnation, in whatever your goals may be. Being comfortable means that you have accomplished what you think is necessary and have no further interest in pursuing goals of self-improvement in your health, career, mind and overall life. If you are comfortable and have no intentions of interrupting the daily motions of your current lifestyle, then read no further; however if you are looking to better yourself and pursue goals and dreams, I have compiled four reasons why you should never let yourself get comfortable until you have accomplished all that you have set out to accomplish.

“Even though I played professionally in Cleveland, I still lived in Akron. 4. You may be suffering from the same dilemmas as Lebron was while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. You may be in the same situation. DropTask - Visual Task Management - A simple and fluid way to get things done. 50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily. 17 Small Productivity Habits. The Mini-Habit The idea behind mini habits is that you can get to a larger habit if you start small, create simple goals, and aim for consistency.

17 Small Productivity Habits

In his book Mini Habits: Small Habits, Bigger Results, Stephen Guise gives the example of “The One Pushup Challenge.” He was doing what a lot of us do. Feeling guilty about not working out, he tried to fit years worth of exercise into the first workout which created an all or nothing attitude (not to mention a focus on goals and not process.) Well, one day he decided to do the opposite. In Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less, author S. The core idea behind the mini-habits concept is that you can build a major habit by thinking small enough to get started. Habit-Stacking The purpose of habit-stacking is to create simple and repeatable routines (managed by a checklist). According to Scott there are 8 Elements of a habit-stacking routine. 17 Small Productivity Habits #1 Drink a Large Glass of Water #2. . #3. . #4. . #5.