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How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science
You make goals… but then you procrastinate. You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Why are we so good at thinking of what to do but so terrible at actually doing those things? The problem is you’re skipping an essential step. The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. We can’t ignore our emotions. And we can’t fight our feelings. Via The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking: …when experimental subjects are told of an unhappy event, but then instructed to try not to feel sad about it, they end up feeling worse than people who are informed of the event, but given no instructions about how to feel. So what does the unavoidable power of feelings mean for motivation? In their book Switch, Chip and Dan Heath say that emotions are an essential part of executing any plan: Focus on emotions. We need to think to plan but we need to feel to act. Sum Up Tags: Related:  Self Actualisation

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. Duolingo This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21.

How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily. Motivation is such a mystery. It’s a feeling and we understand it so poorly it feels impossible to do anything about it. Dan Pink wrote the book on motivation. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. His books have sold more than 2 million copies. Here’s what I love about Dan: He’s not the type to write a book and just move on. Here’s what you’ll get from this post: Why you don’t feel motivated.What the research says really produces motivation.The single most motivating thing there is and how to have it in your life.The biggest mistake you’re making when it comes to motivation. Let’s get to it… 1) This Is Why You Don’t Feel Motivated You’re probably thinking too much about the rewards involved. Rewards like money are tricky. Here’s Dan: We all want money. Autonomy Mastery Tags:

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done Katia Verresen's new client had a big problem: He needed to find three to four extra hours in his day. This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for an oversubscribed startup founder, but his ability to fundraise and recruit the best talent depended on it. By the time he met Verresen, executive coach to many such founders, he was drained, pessimistic, dreading every week before it started. Even though tech culture champions sleeplessness, overtime and burnout, Verresen has seen how this mindset can lead to failure. But the proof is in the pudding. Her method has turned Verresen into one of the most sought after coaches in the business. Filling Your Buckets Maintaining and using energy wisely might seem like obvious advice, but it’s hardly ever heeded. Instead, she encourages her clients to visualize three types of energy as buckets that need to be filled: Physical Energy: The foundation of everything you do. Entrepreneurism as Endurance Sport Then she goes granular.

Arabic Numbers, Cardinal and Ordinal The table below shows examples of Arabic numbers. The first and the fifth columns have numbers used in some Arab countries; they’re not of Arabic origins but still used in many places especially copies of the Holy Qur’an …. Nowadays what we call the Arabic numbers are the numbers shown on the columns 2 and 6, which are used by the Arab world as well as the rest of the world. Forming numbers in Arabic is quite easy, from 13 to 19 you just place a number before ten for example 13 = three ten, instead of thirteen in English, 17 is seven ten in Arabic. From 21 to 99 you just need to reverse the numbers and add (wa- between the two numbers) 36 would be six wa- thirty instead of thirty six (sitta wa-thalathun), (wa means and). 0 is sifr in Arabic, from which the word cipher came. So in general, numbers standing alone are easy to use, or say. If you are looking for a more extensive Arabic course, we recommend Breaking The Arabic Code Arabic Ordinal Numbers:

News - Is it good for people to fail occasionally? 2 March 2014Last updated at 19:47 ET By Lucy Wallis BBC News In our highly competitive world, we prize success and hate it when things go wrong, but is there actually a value in failing? When Irish author Flann O'Brien submitted the manuscript for his second book, The Third Policeman, to a London publisher in 1940 it was rejected. But rather than admit this lack of success to his friends, he pretended the manuscript had accidentally blown out of the boot of his car on a trip to Donegal and had been lost forever. "This was a ruinous thing to say because he couldn't then turn around and say, 'Oh I've found it again,' so the manuscript sat very openly on his sideboard until his death," says Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright. "The year after [O'Brien's] death, his wife got it published to a keen reception." If O'Brien had been more open about his failure to get the book printed, he might have seen his work published within his lifetime. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote

How to Get Motivated When You’re Not In The Mood Source: PicJumbo We all know that in order to develop good habits, we need motivation to start. This is why, in the beginning, we “chunk” habits down so they’re super simple to do (think Mini Habits). Simple: The less activation energy a habit needs, the easier it is to do. And, most importantly, the less it relies on motivation. But what about goals with deadlines? So, what do you do? You plan for a lack of motivation…. The Problem with Motivation The fact is motivation is an emotion. The irony is when we do feel motivated; we never consider that we might feel demotivated tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. But we probably will. And worse, when we do feel demotivated, we seldom know how to reenergise ourselves. So we excuse ourselves from doing what we need to do and hope that our motivation will return when we need it. But what if instead we wrote ourselves a “walk-through”, a step-by-step for what we need to do to achieve our goal. In order to explain this, I need to tell you a story… Hi Sam.

The Four Elements of Physical Energy and How To Master Them I have a FitBit (glorified pedometer if I ever saw one), and since getting it, my exercise goal each day is to hit 5,000 steps. On work days, I generally hit 2,000-3,000 each day consistently, meaning I only need to take a walk around the block twice when I get home to meet my goal. Recently, due to winter, I mostly was just pacing back and forth in my apartment while watching Netflix. A process that could take me up to two hours to get those extra 5,000 steps in (it's a small apartment). Now that it's warming up outside, I can get outside and get those steps within half an hour or so, depending on how fast I walk. I find that having a goal for step count rather than exercise is easier, because some days I just don't *feel* like exercising (like Saturdays, when I am running around doing errands), and typically on those days, I get a bunch of steps in anyways.

Real Husbands of Hollywood Real Husbands of Hollywood is an American comedy reality television parody on BET. The series debuted on January 15, 2013.[1] It was announced in March 2013 that the series would be renewed for a twelve episode second season,[2] which premiered on October 15, 2013.[3] The series premiered in Australia on The Comedy Channel on October 16, 2013.[4] Real Husbands of Hollywood was renewed for a third season in April 2014.[5] Background[edit] Premise[edit] Guest stars[edit] Episodes[edit] Season 1 (2013)[edit] Season 2 (2013)[edit] Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit] The show received acclaim from critics. Accolades[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Real Husbands of Hollywood at the Internet Movie Database

Einstein's Puzzle # Copyright (C) 2004 Lauri Karttunen # # This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify # it under the terms of GNU General Public License as published by # the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or # (at your option) any later version. # This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, # but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of # MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the # GNU General Public License for more details. Einstein's Puzzle Variations of this riddle appear on the net from time to time. It is sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein and it is claimed that 98% of the people are incapable of solving it. Let us assume that there are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. The Englishman lives in the red house. The question to be answered is: Who keeps fish? This is a simple constraint satisfaction problem. The result is a network with five paths.

How To Motivate People - 4 Steps Backed By Science Employees, spouses, kids — what does it take to get people motivated so you don’t have to nag them? Motivation is powerful. It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary. Via The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People: When tested in national surveys against such seemingly crucial factors as intelligence, ability, and salary, level of motivation proves to be a more significant component in predicting career success. I’ve covered persuasion, leadership, improving habits and fighting procrastination but what’s it take to get others to really give their best? 1) Stop Bribing Them When actors would ask the great film director Alfred Hitchcock “What’s my motivation?” Rewards definitely work. Researchers find that perceived self-interest, the rewards one believes are at stake, is the most significant factor in predicting dedication and satisfaction toward work. But as Dan Pink explains in Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us there’s a problem with this equation:

GTD Cheatsheet – An Intro on the GTD system The system created by David Allen in his popular book Getting Things Done focuses on freeing up your mind’s RAM (or resources). The GTD system simply takes all or our mental and physical “stuff” in our lives and organizes it into a system where we can easily: 1) Act on it or 2) Store it and retrieve it later. The GTD Cheatsheet is a small, condensed version of GTD. 1. 2. 3.

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