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» Top 20 Motivation Hacks – An Overview

» Top 20 Motivation Hacks – An Overview
By Leo Babauta This article is a list of tips and tricks that, if used in combination, are a nearly sure way to achieve your goals. Achieving goals is not a matter of having “discipline”. It’s a matter of motivating yourself, and keeping your focus on your goal. Follow these tips, or any combination of them that works for you, and you should have the motivation and focus you need. Here they are: 1. Now, you will have some bad marks on your chart. 2. Well, a great motivator that I’ve learned is that when you have so much energy at the beginning of a program, and want to go all out — HOLD BACK. 3. Each time I joined a forum, it helped keep me on track. 4. Find a magazine photo or a picture online and post it somewhere where you can see it not only daily, but hourly if possible. 5. 6. I have a rule (not an original one) that I just have to put on my running shoes and close the door behind me. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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Solve Tough Problems with a Brain Reboot This is a guest post from Scott H. Young. I’’ve spent a lot of time looking into different methods for solving problems and boosting my creativity. Accept It and Move On No one is perfect. The world is not perfect. Nothing is perfect. Don’t expect perfection from yourself, others, or the world. Don’t even expect others to attempt perfection either. Procrastination News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker In a monthly mentor call this afternoon, my coach said, "Press pause...longer." Last winter, Daniel Kraft ( ) was teaching at Singularity University. His comment to "dive deeper in to the problem" has stuck with me over the past few months.

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Calm as a Monk: How Equanimity Can Save Your Sanity Post written by Leo Babauta . Follow me on Twitter . Reader Trina wrote in one of the comments: Leo, I admire the equanimity with which you deal with the more critical comments in your blog posts here and in other websites, especially the ones that begin with “You (or what you’re saying) is bogus/nonsense/idiotic” but whose arguments do not even prosper beyond the setting up of solid premises. You said in a previous post that you are not Buddhist despite the name of your blog, but I think you have a good understanding of upeksa. Building Suspense: How to Keep the Audience on the Edge of Their Seat As a screenwriter, the ability to craft dramatic suspense can turn your script from a basic, by the numbers story into something memorable, and the basis of a movie that people will remember. Film is a visceral art, and a thousand things have to go right in the execution of a story to make it resonate, but it all starts with the screenwriter. Without the basic foundation and the proper storytelling tools, your script might not make it past the first read. Evoke Emotion Create sympathetic characters that the audience likes and can relate to. After all, the characters are the ones who are telling the majority of your story, through their actions and dialogue.

20 Procrastination Hacks This post was written by Leo Babauta of I’m going to take a wild leap and suggest that procrastination is a problem that plagues even the best of us. Yes, even Scott Young must procrastinate once in awhile. The Now Habit In this post, I present a mind map with the full summary of the book The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play. Despite a cover that reminds me of the “remarkable” Windows 3.1 ‘Hot Dog Stand’ color scheme, I don’t have much to say about The Now Habit other than it’s one of the most useful books I’ve ever read. Since its publication back in 1988, it has become well-known among chronic procrastinators looking for ways to overcome this crippling condition, and for very good reasons. The Procrastination Habit

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