You'd like to think you are going to be just as motivated and enthusiastic on Day 1,672 of work as you were when you first began.
But sometimes we can all use a bit of help to keep going.
In the face of the inevitable obstacles you are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my friends who run both entrepreneurial and micro businesses, and others I talked to.
1. Necessity. This one is incredibly underrated which is why I put it first. You have bills that have to be paid and employees who are counting on you. If those two things won't keep you going, I don't know what will.
The greatest limitations you will ever face will be those you place on yourself. - Denis Waitley (more quotes and sayings by Denis Waitley) Quoting him, "If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won't.
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It’s 3 p.m. and you find yourself struggling to focus on work. You can’t seem to stop checking Facebook. Instead of being productive, you welcome distractions like text messages and co-workers coming...
What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier
Over the past few months I’ve constantly been asked by companies we consult to about mindfulness and specifically, how leaders and entire organisations can harness the benefits. Mindfulness has become the plat du jour in corporate performance.
Many people are working really hard at work and hope that one day they’ll be really successful. If you’re one of these people, take a moment to think about what you really want and what you’re chasing for.
Failure is how we learn. The problem is, argues Megan McArdle, we’re forgetting that truth. We are becoming too risk-averse and that is bad for our children, for our personal lives, for our companies, and for our country.
While we tend to treat success as finite and failure as disaster, the reality is that in order to be successful, we must learn how to harness the power of failure. In The Up Side Down, McArdle explains why.
A new study shows that the "10,000 hour rule" might be a lot less important than previously touted. In 1993, K. Anders Ericsson and his colleagues published a paper suggesting that practicing for 10,000 hours was how many people made it to the top of their fields. The paper, which looked at elite violinists at the Music Academy of West Berlin, was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book “Outliers.” Gladwell again harped on the concept in a2013 New Yorker piece. Gladwell’s emphatic kicker stated, “In cognitively demanding fields, there are no naturals.”
A new study may give Gladwell pause. According to Popular Science, a scientific study published in the journal Intelligence states, ”we have empirical evidence that deliberate practice, while important, is not as important as Ericsson has argued it is — evidence that it does not largely account for individual differences in performance.”