Archives - The most popular posts by James Clear. How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips. Some days the to-do list seems bottomless.
Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer. So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more. Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. He has a full-time job as a professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes and meeting with students.He writes 6 (or more) peer-reviewed academic journal papers per year.He’s the author of 4 books including the wonderful “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” And yet he finishes work at 5:30PM every day and rarely works weekends. No, he does not have superpowers or a staff of 15.
Below you’ll get Cal’s secrets on how you can better manage your time, stop being lazy, get more done — and be finished by 5:30. 1) To-Do Lists Are Evil. To-do lists by themselves are useless. It makes you be realistic about what you can get done. Until it’s on your calendar and assigned an hour, it’s just a list of wishful thinking. Here’s Cal: How To Feel Better About Everything. For most of the year 2000, I worked and lived at a fasting clinic in northern California where I spent time with many groups of eclectic guests from all over the world.
I often tell my wife that during that year, I felt like I was floating around in a bubble, almost immune to any downers that life brought my way. Sure, there were times when I felt a bit crummy, but most of the time, I was at peace, able to feel compassion for anyone. The source of my deep well of harmony was a commitment that I made with myself to live with the following philosophy in mind: All behaviour is motivated by love or by a need for love. When someone gave me reason to feel angry, sad, anxious, or fearful, I was able to slow my thoughts and emotions down, remind myself that my antagonist was likely deprived of love, and choose to respond with kindness and understanding. I think that this is the magic of taking the high road.
This reminds me of the "what do you get when you squeeze an orange" idea. 10 Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email.
15 Quick Tips That Will Help You Get Hired Fast. I’ve heard from job seekers who simply didn’t know some of the things that will help them effectively job search.
One person I spoke to recently didn’t know you should send a thank you note after an interview. Another wasn’t aware that he didn’t need to include all of his many years of experience on his resume. Some of the things on the list are little things that make a difference. Others are significant enough that they can make or break your job search. 6 Hard Truths I Discovered About Myself When I Quit My Job. “Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed” – Friedrich Nietzsche For years, my mind was consumed with thoughts about the day I would be able to quit my corporate career.
I had spent 11 years working in the brokerage industry and hated every minute of it. How would I quit? What would I do instead? Was I a complete idiot for leaving a $200 million financial planning practice in order to pursue my passions? Well in October 2013, I finally got the answers to those questions when I left my cubicle walls behind to pursue my passion for fitness. The fear was overwhelming not only because of the sizeable pay cut I took, but because I had been conditioned to believe that I needed a “secure” job.
And as the reality of my newfound career started to sink in, I began to discover some unsettling truths about myself. 1. Whether my job was actually secure is irrelevant and in all reality, wasn’t any more secure than another job out there. 2. 3. 4. 5. 25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough. Email “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ―Maya Angelou Oftentimes things have to go wrong in order to go right. In fact, if the road you’re traveling is always easy, you’re likely going the wrong way. So print this post out and let it remind you that, in the darkest moments, every failure is only a necessary step toward success, every discovery of what is wrong directs you toward what is right, every arduous trial today exhausts some tempting form of future mistake, and every adversity will only hide, for a short time, your ultimate path to happiness and success.