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“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
Across language learning, company building, and any kind of creative project, there is a dip. The Dip is the long stretch between beginner’s luck and real accomplishment.
Extraordinary benefits accrue to the tiny minority of people who are able to push just ...
In any goal that has to be accomplished, there is a Start. It usually gets overlooked, as it's always there.
The Start is a much bigger problem since you can’t reach The Dip if you don’t get through The Start, and many more people fantasize about doing something t...
The biggest problem we face with completing our projects isn’t productivity or time management, but motivation management.
When you’re sufficiently motivated to accomplish something, you’ll move heaven and...
Motivation is “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way,” or rephrased, “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.”
Many people use a commitment device or game their surroundings to get and stay motivated.
You can physically help your goal by things like throwing away your junk food, only showering at the gym so that you go there, and similar activities aimed at focussing on your goal. People al...
Set small, incremental goals that are sufficiently exciting to be motivating and for which you have a reasonable expectation of completing.
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