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5 Reasons Why Having Persistence Pays Off

5 Reasons Why Having Persistence Pays Off | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Persistence is the foundation of taking anything you can imagine, and then creating it in your life. Here are 5 reasons why having persistence pays off.

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(From the article): In conclusion, persistence is an important part of life. It’s separates the complete from the incomplete, the wise from the unwise, and just to recap, here are the 5 reasons why having persistence pays off:

 

Most success people have failed at least oncePeople like to test you on persistenceWhat comes easily normally isn’t worth itKnowledge isn’t gained without persistenceThe more you do something, the better you get at it



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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

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(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

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Self motivation - now you know..!

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Get excited!! 

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Feeling Overconnected? 5 Reasons To Unplug From Technology After Work

Feeling Overconnected? 5 Reasons To Unplug From Technology After Work | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
We all love staying connected to our jobs round the clock, but here are some excellent reasons to cut the cord after hours.

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(From the article): As it turns out, restricting our use of our gadgets in the evening hours is probably a pretty smart move, and makes sense on a bunch of different levels. It may be time to take the workday back, at least in part, and when it comes to responding to a colleague at some ungodly hour, to just say “no.” Or at least, “I’ll get back to you during business hours.”

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The Benefits of Looking on the Bright Side: 10 Reasons to Think Like an Optimist

The Benefits of Looking on the Bright Side: 10 Reasons to Think Like an Optimist | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Research shows that thinking like an optimist pays off big—not just when it comes to your salary, but for your health, relationships, and your overall well-being.

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(From the article): Optimists Have Happier 9 to 5s

People who see a glass that's half full tend to rate their jobs as more satisfying than those who don't. A study from Kuwait University found that people who were the most optimistic were also happiest in their jobs and had the fewest work complaints; the opposite was true for pessimists.

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10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
We need someone to motivate us at some points of our lives. Garrio Harrison has collected 10 really inspiring TED talks videos on Quora.

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This looks like a great list of TED talks to spend time with this weekend.  

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How to Always Leave a Great First Impression

How to Always Leave a Great First Impression | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Why the First Impression Matters The first impression is obviously the first thing that occurs in any social interaction. Do you convey confidence? Self-assurance?

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(From the article): When you meet someone, there are things you should always take into account, such as the context of the meeting (personal or business) and what they are doing at the moment of initiation. You should tweak your approaches based on these two things. When in a more casual and personal setting, you probably don’t want to be as formal as you would with a new potential employer. Also, you never want to make someone stop everything they’re doing just to speak to you if you’ve never met them before. It’s rude, and no one likes to be interrupted.

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