3 Words That Guarantee Failure People who fail to achieve goals almost always signal their intent to fail by using three little words: "I will try..." There are no three words in the English language that are more deceptive, both to the person who says them and the person who hears them. People who say "I will try" have given themselves permission to fail. People who hear "I will try" and don't realize what it really means are fooling themselves, by thinking there's a chance that the speaker will actually succeed. People who really and truly achieve goals never say "I will try." Instead, they always say "I will do" something–or, better yet, "I must do" whatever the task is. As a wise (though fictional) guru once said: "Do, or do not.
13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity Looking to increase your productivity? You’ve come to the right article. I don’t claim to be a productivity master (I always think there’s room for improvement), but I am very passionate about increasing productivity. I’m always looking for different ways to be more productive – stealing pockets of time where I can, deprioritizing the unimportant, getting system overhauls, etc. And I love it when I see my efforts pay off in the form of increased outputs at the end of the day. In this article, I have selected 13 of my best productivity strategies – tried, tested and validated. Here they are :D 1. Probably half of the self-help articles out there keeps telling us to set goals and set targets. I do regular goal setting to maximize my output. Be clear on what exactly you want to achieve. Further reading: 2. Does your work environment encourage you to work? Those of you who are employed can’t exactly choose the environment to work in. Further Reading 3. Further Reading: 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.) For random life stuff… Dark SkyA weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” *SunriseLike your Google Calendar with key improvements, several staffers swear by this app. *KeyMeCommunications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. *Think DirtyThis app tells you exactly what’s in the personal care product you’re about to buy. *Camera360This app has more than 200 photo filters and 10 modes.
How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought you Think Last Update: 12.31am, Thur 7 Aug 2003 That's the title of a book I wrote. Guess what it's about! It's about how to make a complete map of every thought you think! But it has some other things in there; It talks about visual language, maps, computerized notebooks, theory of notebooks, yadda yadda yadda. I'm afraid it's not really written well, but if you are interested in the topic of intelligence augmentation and notebooks, I think you'll overlook it's obvious flaws, for an enjoyable experience. Resources This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License . Book Special thanks go to Adam Gurno for creating the PDF file! Support Materials Reviews Have you read the book? Work to Do See Also
Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect Are you a perfectionist? Do you spend a lot of time “perfecting” your work,so everything comes out the way you want it to? I believe all of us are perfectionists in our own right. I’m a perfectionist, too. And a dedication towards perfection undoubtedly helps us to achieve great results. How so? We become less efficient. However, the problem isn’t perfectionism. The problem is when the quest for perfectionism turns into an obsession – so much so that the perfectionist becomes neurotic over gaining “perfection” and refuses to accept anything less than perfect. The answer isn’t to stop being a perfectionist. Here are my 8 personal tips on how we can be healthy perfectionists. Draw a line. Are you a perfectionist? Image: doublej11 Read full content
Take A Nap In The Afternoon This tip may not work for all - some people just can't fall asleep quickly enough at day time. Give it a try and watch your body reaction. Studies show that 20 minutes of afternoon nap gives more rest to the body than 20 minutes of sleep in the morning. Use this powerful refreshing tool to get energized till the end of the day. It's recommended that you sleep for no more than 30 minutes, or you will feel drowsy after waking up. Once you get accustomed to sleep at day time, you will fell that you need less time for the night sleep, and getting up early will become much easier! Here is couple of links to articles discovering the power of taking a nap (btw, sometimes it called "power nap" :) - At last, an excuse for the afternoon nap Power Napping for Increased Productivity, Stress Relief & Health
20 Healthy Habits You Should Adopt In Your Twenties 5 Ways to Develop Independent Thought This is a guest post by Tom O’Leary. A classroom full of 10-year-old students is asked to solve a problem with children crossing the street on the way to school. The children come up with ideas that have been used successfully in other places: traffic calming devices, overpasses, fluorescent jackets and speed limits. All these ideas are conventional, exactly what the teacher wants to hear. Except for one. This idea may not be practical, popular, or even possible, but when it’s ridiculed by the class it might be the last independent thought that the student dares to express — the death of another independent thinker. Independent thought is not popular — it is absolutely, pricelessly, rare. This is a tragedy — independent thought is essential for progress. Logically, when we think like everyone else is thinking, the best we can expect is to achieve what they’re already achieving. Fortunately, you don’t have to be particularly intelligent or well educated to think independently. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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