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When life gets tough, James Altucher asks himself What would a Jedi do?
Here’s some of the life lessons that I’ve learned from the Star Wars movies:
1) Rest when you have nothing to do.
2) Rid yourself of everything you don’t need.
3) Practice being “good.”
4) Prioritize your health.
5) Be around other Jedis.
6) Be open-minded.
7) Trust that life is cyclical.
At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Ariana Amorim's insight:
I found the story of Karen X. Cheng truly inspiring. Here's a glimpse of what she writes about her experience (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daC2EPUh22w) :
"This isn't a story about dancing, though. It's about having a dream and not knowing how to get there — but starting anyway. Maybe you're a musician dreaming of writing an original song. You're an entrepreneur dying to start your first venture. You're an athlete but you just haven't left the chair yet.
When you watch someone perform, you're seeing them at the top of their game. When they score the winning point or sell their company for millions — you're seeing them in their moment of glory. What you don't see is the thousands of hours of preparation. You don't see the self doubt, the lost sleep, the lonely nights spent working. You don't see the moment they started. The moment they were just like you, wondering how they could ever be good."
TED Talks We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
"Psychologist Shawn Achor doubles as a comedian in this talk, during which he says the lens through which your brain views the world shapes your reality.