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Train your work ethic & willpower

Train your work ethic & willpower

Friend: I’d rather die than miss a day at the gym

Me: That’s a bit extreme, don’t you think?

Friend: What I found is, if I miss one day, I will miss every day. Whatever set of excuses I have today that stop me gyming, they are going to be there every day.

Me: Yep I always have the same excuses: I am too busy, I am too tired. There’s never a convenient time.


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Procrastinating to Realization

Procrastinating to Realization

We procrastinate because we overvalue the present and undervalue the future.

We’re drawn to instant gratification. Sitting on the couch and watching TV is instantly enjoyable. Getting into shape at the gym takes a long time.

We not do understand the future consequences of our actions. We feel like skipping the gym today is a small thing. We don’t realize that tomorrow we’ll have the same excuses, we’ll never end up going.

We defeat procrastination by realizing:

If I do not take action today, then I will never achieve my dreams for tomorrow.


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Dreams vs Bad Habits

Dreams vs Bad Habits

You can force yourself into doing anything by putting your dreams on the line.

One of the hardest things I did was to quit smoking. I tried and failed multiple times. I cut down to only a few a week. I made it a rule to only smoke around friends. Nothing worked, light smoking turned into heavier smoking and I always fell back into half a pack a day.

Then I got my ego involved. I said to myself: I have all these dreams, I want to build a business, solve big problems, change the world.


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Willpower is like a muscle

Willpower is like a muscle

Willpower is something that you can train. Willpower is like a muscle, it gets stronger the more you exercise it.

It’s the same with any task that requires brain power, it gets easier the more you do it. Your brain is a muscle. It gets stronger the more you use it.

According to psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, flow is when a person doing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energy, focus, and enjoyment. Flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one is doing and loss of one’s sense of space and time.


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Commit 100%

Commit 100%

It’s easier to commit 100% to quitting than to smoke in moderation. Because you don’t have to make the decision anymore. Otherwise you’ll be like ‘today’s an exception, my friends are smoking,’ everything becomes an exception.

Do not make a backup plan.

Plan B only distracts you from plan A.


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I am not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked period. You might have more talent than me. You might be smarter than me. But if we get on a treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I am going to die.



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Turn pro

Turn pro

We’re all professionals in one area of our life: our jobs. We show up everyday. We show up no matter what. We stay on the job all day. We’re committed over the long haul. The Pro takes the time to master technique. The stakes are real, this is about survival and feeding our families. The Pro gets paid.


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Value your time

Value your time

Time is our most valuable asset. Once you’ve spent it, you can’t get it back.

This is the amount of time you have, each box represents one year.

It’s not much, and you’ve already spent some of the boxes.

Hold your hand to your chest and feel your heart.

That is the feeling of time slipping away. You will never get those beats back.

Value your time like you value money. Think about how much attention we give to money. Working hard to make money, saving money in the bank and finding worthy investments for your money.


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Life only gets better if you add these

Life only gets better if you add these

  1. Wake up early
  2. Calendar your entire day
  3. Work on the first important thing first thing in the morning
  4. Schedule 2 hour time blocks for everything that is important
  5. Treat your time blocks as if they were appointments with your doctor
  6. Multitasking doesn't work
  7. Schedule in free time for thinking and reflecting
  8. Write down all your ideas
  9. Get really good at saying now
  10. Love the process


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The essence of boredom comes in the obsessive search for novelty, satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes



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Sparking the motivation within you


These ideas helped me to make my work ethic effective , it made me do work I did in 5 hours to 2 hours . Not bad if you are just starting out and think going to bed having done everything with relaxed mind very few people get that type of sleep


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