Maximize Your Season

When I was single, among other things, I spent full days at public libraries, studying, researching extensively topics of interest to me, reading tons of books. Even after all that time spent at the library, I still had lots of time to “chill” out with my friends and to watch TV and to be involved…

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What to Do When You Have More Tasks Than Time

Here’s the dilemma: you have more tasks than you have time to perform them. So many things to do, but so little time to do it all. On one side, you have a pile of tasks and activities to perform. On the other side, you have a limited amount of time to perform it all. And…

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What You See Is What You Get

I was behind the wheel but didn’t know how to drive. I clutched the car wheel as if I was going to pull it out of the dashboard. Hyper-focused, I pressed on the accelerator and hit the road. It was dark. There were few cars on the road, but there were quite a few parked…

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5 Benefits of the Habit of Fast Execution

Do you want to go far? Cultivate the habit of tackling your tasks and getting them done fast: the habit of fast execution. No time to be cemented in inaction or to put a weak hand to the plow. If you do it, do it. Do it now and get it done. Execution drives you…

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It’s Up to You…

An important lesson you must learn—and the sooner you learn it, the better—is that you’re responsible for your results in life. You make decisions, take actions, embrace beliefs, cultivate habits, adopt attitudes, etc., These shape your life and you have to live with your results. Your life is a gift, and you’re the steward of it.…

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How Long Does It Take to Change a Habit?

You want to change your ways: You’ve decided to let go of your bad habit of aimless scrolling on Facebook. But you wonder, “How long is it going to take me to overcome my Facebook addiction?” You look yourself in the mirror and you’re not proud of what you see; you have many extra pounds around…

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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 5

In this series, we’ve been examining 9 personal failings that can cost you your goal. Left unaddressed, any of these can jeopardize your goal. However, although these are real threats to your goal, you’re not powerless; you can (and must) address them. Personal Failing 8: Ignorance – Lack of Information If you set out to…

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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 4

In life, there are so many goals you can pursue, that there’s really no reason for you to roam around aimlessly. You can accomplish far more than what you’ve done so far. You can make a far greater contribution than the one you’ve made so far. You’re meant to achieve great goals. And at any moment,…

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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 3

Your goals are important. And if you set them, it’s because you intend to achieve them. However, most often, you don’t achieve them, not because of external factors and unforeseen events—which can certainly impede the realization of your goal—but because of “personal failings”: things in your control that, if you fail to address, put your…

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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 2

Setting goals is easy; achieving them is hard. Anyone can set the goal, “I make $200 000 per year in 3 years”. In fact, anyone can say, “I make $2 000 000 per year…” or even “$2 000 000 000 per year…” Saying (or writing) it is easy; it’s doing it that’s hard. The question…

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