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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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 1

If you’re pursuing a great goal, you have realized—if you have not yet, you will soon realize—that the road towards your destination can be quite challenging. Many obstacles, pitfalls, and stumbling blocks stand in your way and are threatening to take you out before you reach your goal. Although these “external” challenges are real and…

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Productivity: Keep the Wheat, Kill the Chaff

Traditionally, when a farmer gleans a field, he or she is interested in keeping the wheat and getting rid of (“killing”) the chaff; the wheat is useful, the chaff isn’t. If you glean the “field” of your daily schedule and review all the activities you perform in the course of your day (a week, a…

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The Great Gap: From Intention to Completion

It all starts with an intention. But your goal is to reach completion. Between the two (i.e. intention and completion), there’s the Great Gap. You want to travel overseas. That’s your intention. When you get to your destination, you reach the completion point. But there’s a lot of things that happened between the time you…

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3 Basic Building Blocks for Getting Things Done

You want to get things done. Good. That’s the only way you’re going to do the great work you’re meant to do. In fact, to do great work, you must become a “doer”, and action-taker. You make progress when you get the right things done. And, at the most basic level, there are 3 concepts…

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