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Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work - Farnam Street

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The Talent Gap

It’s natural to think that people who get better results than us are simply more talented. The problem is that it’s not true.

What seems like a difference in talent often comes down to a difference in focus. Results come when you focus on one thing for an uncommonly long pe...

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ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

“Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.”

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Here’s one method to help you choose what to focus on and how to use your time:

  • Change how you think about your day. Working longer hours zaps you of your time and energy. Almost all consistently successful people make sleep a priority.
  • Write a list of ...

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Focus directs your energy toward your goals. The more focused you are, the more energy goes toward what you’re working on. The more energy that goes toward your goals, the better your results.

Eliminating things that you care about is hard. You have to make...

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