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You Need Clarity of Purpose to Succeed

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The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons You're Mentally Tougher Than You Think

You probably have way more grit than you give yourself credit for.<p>If you're feeling in need of a pep talk, you could turn to your best friend or a coach. Or you could just take a look at the scientific literature on potential. A host of studies insist that we generally underestimate our own …

Self-improvement

The 1 Practice That Will Help You Live in the Moment

How often do you use your phone while eating? Chances are that your answer is most of the time. We go about our everyday lives passively, going through the motions without actually digesting what we see. That's where mindfulness comes in. David Schiller best describes mindfulness as "intentional …

20 Powerful Sun Tzu Quotes That Will Transform Your Understanding of Life

Sun Tzu was a famous Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher. He is most renowned for his book The Art of War, a widely influential …

5 Elements of a Great Joke

Stand-up comedy is more than just telling jokes on stage. It’s an art, and one that requires skills honed over years of practice. The way comedians …

5 Bad Habits to Give Up Immediately if You Want to Succeed

Is it time to unfriend the critics and haters?<p>Start the new year right by taking inventory of your "worst-self." If you don't know, it's time to get honest and ask your circle of friends this question: "What is it about me that is hard to tolerate?"<p>Then listen with a complete and open mind to those …

Self-help

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.<p>Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to …

Self-improvement

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—that determines …

Marcus Aurelius's Thoughts On Motivating Yourself to Get Out of Bed

We all have mornings where we want nothing more than to stay in our beds, warm and comfortable, all day. If you’re having a morning like that, stoic …

Spiders

5 Reasons Why You Feel Like You Don't Have Enough Time, According to Psychology

Data simply doesn't support the idea that people have less time than in the past, but psychological factors are driving scores of people to believe the opposite.<p>"I don't have time for that!"<p>How many times a day does that idea slip from your mouth? Probably quite a few. But the reality is that …

University of Toronto

Get More Done With the Rule of 3 | The Art of Manliness

Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and …

Productivity

7 Ways That Will Totally Screw Up Your Life

RefresHER: How To Be More Mindful In The New Year

You deserve it<p>After this year, you deserve to take some time for yourself: have a spa day, elevate your skincare routine into a ritual, meditate. The latter could very well be the secret to a year of magical thinking and, more importantly, doing. "Mindfulness practice isn't just meant for …

6 Brutal Truths About Productivity No One Wants to Talk About

Humans are prolific procrastinators. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. It’s easy to make plans and …

5 Motivational Books You Should Have Read In 2016

Put these on your list.<p>Books seem to find us when we most need them. It's such a unique experience when someone recommends a book, you decide to give it a shot, and as you sit there reading it you say to yourself, "I needed to read this--especially where I am right now."<p>Maybe one (or some) on this …

Self-improvement

5 Powerful Lower Body Strength Routines

<b>As I mentioned in the first installment – five effective and simple upper-body strength routines - there are many ways to resistance train.</b> As I …

Mobility and Movement, Session 1: Yoga and Self-Massage for Squats

<b>The CrossFit box where I teach mobility here in Pasadena, CrossFit 626, recently opened up enrollment into a free-for-members "Mobility Movement"</b> …

The Magical Combination Of Today's Successful Leaders

Humility is freedom from arrogance and pride<p>I have come to observe and admire a rare and powerful quality found in highly successful leaders - the ability to have both confidence and humility. Often, I find that leaders who are confident are not humble and those with humility are not confident, …

Self-improvement

24 ways to be healthier with little effort

Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily routine out of whack.<p>We've put together a list of some relatively small changes you can make to your life right now to start living healthier.

9 Sleep Myths That Are Ruining Your Career (and How to Fix Them)

If you think your bad sleep habits aren't getting in the way of your success, think again.<p>Think you can forgo a night--or even a couple extra hours--of sleep and still get by at work? Think again. According to Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, there are numerous sleep …

Sleep

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

Time Management

6 Ways to Motivate an Entirely Unproductive Team -- Fast

Be creative with your solutions -- and willing to solicit feedback.<p>As a manager, nothing can prove more challenging than encouraging your team to roll up their sleeves and get to work, only to receive a weak response in return. But rather than throw your hands in the air or devise an arbitrary …

Lackadaisical

These 11 Daily Habits of Respect Are Surprisingly Energizing to Others

Showing respect is an energizing form of recognition given dismal levels of civility in the workplace. Here are easy ways to show it each day.<p>Odds are, you'll never hear someone complain that they're getting too much recognition.<p>Good news is there's a wealth of opportunity to reward and recognize …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Turn Your Mistakes on Their Heads

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

6 Pieces Of Advice Leaders Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves

“If I only I knew then, what I know now,” Lydia told us. “I would’ve been able to get ahead in my career so much faster, and avoid so much heartache.”<p>Lydia, of course, is not the first person to utter those words. In fact, most of us at some point in our career have said almost the exact same …

Don’t Try to Get Over Your Fear; Go Through It Instead

<b>“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass</b> …

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28 Wise Quotes From Star Wars That Will Inspire Your Life

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

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Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …