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The Goldilocks Rule states that humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities.
There is a concept in Zen Buddhism known as shoshin, which means “beginner’s mind.” Shoshin refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject.
While 'akrasia' refers to our tendency to fall victim to procrastination, 'enkrateia' means to be “in power over oneself.” Designing your future actions, reducing the friction of starting good behaviors, and using implementation intentions are simple steps that you can take to make it easier to ...
When Warren lectures at business schools, he says, “I could improve your ultimate financial welfare by giving you a ticket with only 20 slots in it so that you had 20 punches -- representing all the investments that you got to make in a lifetime. And once you’d punched through the card, you ...
The faster you complete a productive task, the more quickly your day develops an attitude of productivity and effectiveness.
The Ivy Lee Method of prioritizing your to-do list seems stupidly simple. How could something this simple be worth so much? What makes it so effective?
Placebo improvements are still real improvements. Those weren’t real steroids the athletes were given, but those were real gains that they made in the gym.
There are many factors that contribute to success, but you can make a strong argument that consistently accomplishing tasks which are important but not urgent is the one ability that separates top performers from everyone else.