By Lidiya K
Daily life doesn’t need to be boring, your work shouldn’t be dreadful, life is not meant to be lived in the future where ‘the next big thing’ or your holiday (escape from reality) is.
It’s the little things that matter.
It’s every single action you take in the day, every small talk, every song you hear and picture you see, every cup of coffee you drink and free minute you have, that is the essence of life.
And your job is to find great pleasure in such activities. Read more
By Chris Weller
Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you’re NASA.
But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average person will probably find more success (and happiness) if they shoot for just down the block — at least at first. Read more
By Nev Schulman
I’ve always been a very competitive person. When I set the goal to run the marathon, I set the goal to run it in three hours. So, to some extent, I was disappointed when I realized I wasn’t going to finish in time. I know that if I had been willing to commit more during training, I could have achieved my goal, but I also didn’t want to kill myself to do it. So I let the first marathon be about balance: I can run a 3:30 marathon comfortably. I learned to set realistic goals.
By Ben Popper
Benjamin Franklin, unlike many of our founding fathers, didn’t come from an aristocratic family. In fact his journey from teenage runaway to wealthy printer is the epitome of bootstrapping a business.
As John Paul Rollert points out over at the Harvard Business Review, Franklin took a very structured approach to to success.
While he was still in his early 20s and just beginning to run his own print shop, Franklin laid out 13 “virtues” he felt would guide him as an entrepreneur. Read more
I’d never “officially” set a goal until I was 40 years-old.
What?! you exclaim. Allison … shame on you. Everyone knows that in order to get from where you are to where you want to be, you first have to know where you want to go. It’s called a goal. I can’t believe you didn’t know that. Duh. Read more
Setting Goals the Right Way Boosts Your Success Rate
Most people set goals they believe they can attain rather than goals they actually want. This phenomenon is so pervasive that it influences almost every part of our lives. We choose a life partner, a career and even the nourishment we put into our bodies based on what we think is “good enough” for us. This leads to lives that are limited and unfulfilling as we plod along with the same old dull routine day after day. Read more