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Lord of the Rings: Like Gollum, Do You Have a Bad "Precious"?

Lord of the Rings: Like Gollum, Do You Have a Bad "Precious"? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
As I mentioned the other day, to give myself some comfort food for my brain as I geared up for the publication of Better Than Before, I’ve been re-re-re-re-re-re-reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings books.These days, everything reminds me of habits, because I’ve been thinking and writing about habits for so long. And The Lord of the Rings is no different.In case you’re not quite as familiar with the story as I am, one of the book’s main characters is Gollum, who for many years carried the One Ring, an evil ring of supreme power. The ring extended Gollum
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Dr. J.L. Harter's curator insight, April 4, 11:54 AM

Brilliant insight - what is your "My Precious" and what is your body, heart and mind trying to tell you about it?  Give it some thought if you dare. ~Jaie

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Need Some Weapons in the Battle Against Bad Habits?

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One thing that continually astonishes me is the degree to which we’re influenced by convenience — by the amount of sheer effort, time, or decision-making involved in completing an action. One of the most effective and familiar strategies of habit-change is the Strategy of Inconvenience.

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The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Will Change Your Career

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Austin Kleon, best-selling author of Show Your Work, tells us how to create a daily dispatch that, over time, adds up to something profound.
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How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit = 21 days (minimum)

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"We are what we repeatedly do," Aristotle proclaimed. ... it’s actually oddly assuring in reminding us that habit, like genius, is merely a matter of doggedness and “deliberate practice” — in fact, this brings us to the lesser-cited yet pivotal second half of Aristotle’s famous dictum: “Excellence … is not an act but a habit.

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Hacking Your Way To A Reading Habit | UnCollege

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The Six Tier Strategy:  1) Read easy books. 2) The 50-page law. 3) The triple offensive. 4) Ryan Holiday's reading list. 5) An hour at Barnes & Noble - or any bookstore that's still hanging on. 6) The 20-minute law.

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Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits

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Is going through the motions important to changing habits? Does it really matter. Find out what going through the motions really means for habit change.
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8 Bad Habits to Kick in Your 20s

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A lot of the things that seemed cool in your 20s ... were a lot less awesome after 30. Find out what bad habits you should drop fast to manage your finances. More
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10 Important Habits You Need to Be A Better Person This Year

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These are the 10 habits you need to develop to be a better person this year.
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1. Socialize with people with similar interests.
2. Stop multitasking.
3. Copy the habits of successful people.
4. Make a to-do list every day.
5. Don't leave things unfinished.
6. Spend some alone time every day.
7. Set one or two big goals.
8. Focus on the process of achieving your goals.
9. Eat real food.
10. Be productive with your downtime.

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Finding the right sensemaking routines is crucial for Personal Knowledge Management! "Social filtering

Finding the right sensemaking routines is crucial for Personal Knowledge Management! "Social filtering | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"In personal knowledge management, the key is finding small habits that can be developed, that over time yield big results, like grains of sand."


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Steven Verjans's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:29 AM

"The challenge [in Personal Knowledge management] is to find something that works for you and will last over time. This is probably the biggest hurdle in PKM." 

iPamba's curator insight, February 18, 2014 5:56 PM

Great insights, great process, and great links!