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3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

I have prostate cancer. But I am happy

The principles that define a good life protect me from despair, despite this diagnosis and the grisly operation I now face<p>It came, as these things often do, like a gunshot on a quiet street: shocking and disorienting. In early December, my urine turned brown. The following day I felt feverish and …

Cancer

How to live to 101: Six easy steps that will lead to a longer and healthier life

<b>Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Dawn Harper has helped people tackle all sorts of problems over the years, and now she’s aiming to give people a</b> …

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

This Actor Summed Up Success in 4 Words, and It's Brilliant | Inc.com

Having struggled with the idea of success in my own career, I can now confidently tell you that most of us don't even know what success is. And if we can't precisely define it, we can't hope to achieve it.<p>It took a chance encounter in a New York City bar with actor Barney Fitzpatrick to finally …

Motivation

Peak Performance Strategies To Conquer Anything In 2018

“Never stop believing in the greatness that lies in you.” Now that is certainly a statement you would expect to hear from a motivational or inspirational speaker, which is the title that many people like to give me. As a coach, I focus on long-term growth and sustainability over long periods of …

Online

You’ve Been Conditioned Into Low Self-Esteem: Here’s How to Get It Back

People often confuse confidence and self-esteem. While correlated, they’re not one in the same. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance that arises …

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure) | Inc.com

Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, "You're not awake yet?"<p>I had committed to …

Self-improvement

8 Tips To Remember What You Read

Despite tele­vi­sion, cell phones, and Twit­ter, tra­di­tion­al read­ing is still an impor­tant skill. Whether it is school text­books, mag­a­zines, …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? 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,</b> …

Happiness

The key messages from the book Bill Gates called 'the most inspiring book I've ever read'

<i>The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety.</i><p><i>Here are the key messages from The Better Angels of Our Nature:Why Violence Has Declined</i><i>by Steven Pinker.</i><p><i>Earlier this year,</i><i>Bill Gates recommended the book to college graduates via Twitter.</i><p>He called it …

Bill Gates

10 Magical J.K. Rowling Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Her advice goes far beyond wizards and witches.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While she's most recognized as the writer behind the world's beloved fantasy fiction series Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling's achievements go far beyond wizards, snitches and muggles.<p>Before …

Motivation

8 ways to forgive yourself after you hurt someone you care about

For most of us, we’re guilty of being our own worst critics. More often than not, we’re just way too hard on ourselves. This is not only a bummer …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

4 Books to Get What You Want in 2017 | Inc.com

Say what you want about politics or culture--the past year has been amazing in terms of the books that have come out.<p>People dedicated to getting what they want in life are on a constant journey to learn more about themselves and the world around them, and the best way to do that is to read.<p>Below, …

Self-improvement

Want to Develop Greater Determination and Willpower? Spend More Time Alone | Inc.com

No one succeeds on talent alone. Success is based on consistently doing what you need to do, with exceptional focus and resolve, in order to achieve your goals.<p>That's why successful people in all fields take concrete steps to increase their determination and willpower.<p>They learn to persevere. They …

Self-improvement

7 Big Myths About Success You Need to Ignore

Stop following your passion when it's leading you to a dead end.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a number of timeless universal principles that can guide you to success. They usually involve setting goals, being determined and having a clear vision.<p>And then …

Self-improvement

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals) | Inc.com

The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing others. To maximize your ability to navigate social, political, …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Essential Qualities for Living an Authentically Empowered Life

Success is the process of becoming the best version of yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be powerful in the business world you must possess the essential qualities that will guarantee to keep you ahead of the game. The majority of people do not reach the …

Self-improvement

Science Just Discovered the World's Easiest Happiness Booster | Inc.com

You've probably been told at some point that exercise improves happiness. But if you're not a regular gym goer, you may have been baffled by this information.<p>How can huffing and puffing, aching muscles, and heavy sweating make you feel anything but gross, sore, or possibly embarrassed about your …

Exercise

How to Motivate Yourself and Succeed

<b>If you think you need to be passionate about something to be successful, think again. While passion helps fuel success, it’s not necessary.</b><p><b>Think</b> …

Motivation

10 Must

There are plenty of great books out there. But most people have one incredible book that completely changed their perspective and the trajectory of …

Paulo Coelho

The Compelling Link Between Love and Intelligence

It’s typical to assume that it’s hard to be both brilliant and happy in your relationships. If you’re super-smart, how can you also manage to relate …

Psychology

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

It is well established that a lack of exercise can raise the risk of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research, …

Five Choices You Will Regret Forever

Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your …

Self-improvement

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …