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How Will You Measure Your Life? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

How Will You Measure Your Life? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

by Clayton M. Christensen

Money Is Not Motivation

Motivation factors include personal growth, healthy sleeps, teamwork, love towards your team, a healthy environment.

Other factors include money, salary, recognition, package.

Other factors, if included in job, will cause absence of job dissatisfaction. Opposite of job dissatisfaction...

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No Plans

Until you have found a job where you can get the motivation and other factors in your life, You should not make plans. This is called emergent strategy. You should look what comes in your way. If you have found such a job, deliberate strategy is what awaits. You can imagine this as hundred doors ...

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You first priority is not what you like most, it's what you spent your resources (time, energy, money) on. So, if you think family is your 1st priority, then you have to prove it by spending more resources on your family than any other possibility.

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Investment Starts From The Start

You cannot say, "My kids are toddlers right now, for now, I can concentrate on my job, when they are grown-ups, I'll move my focus on them." No you can't. By then, the opportunity would already have ran away. You have to invest your resources right from the birth.

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What Job Has _____ Hired Me For?

Fill in the blanks and you think upon the answer. What job has my mom hired me for? Does she want me to help her in her chores? spend more time? Handle my siblings? Be good in academics? Someone to rely on?

What job has my brother hired me for? He wants me to advice him things? Help in home...

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Children learn not when you are ready teach, but when they are ready to learn.

So when they are ready to learn, and if you are not there, they will learn from someone else, when they will learn everything from someone else bit by bit, are they still your children?

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There are three things- Resources, processes, priorities. A child is taught about AI-resource, He wants his friends to be jealous of him-priority, he makes an app which was Not taught to him directly and publish it-process. Another example could be planning a camp trip by self. T...

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Culture is going to be built anyway. But it is on you to make it good. Culture is how you treat a problem when it comes to you. Culture can be kindness, politeness, forgiveness, love, etc.. Suppose you wanna build kindness or peace, even if you killed a mosquito, he was doing many things, there ...

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Do anything like you'll do it everytime.

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Charlie did cheating in his formative assessment the other day, for 1 lie, a 100 lies, for those 100 lies, a 100×100 lies. Little did he knew, he would be caught up cheating in JEE Mains, one of the most imporant exams of India. 

When you cross the line once, you cross it again and again an...

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Purpose is a combination of 

  1. likeness-what you wanna be. This is a long-term process. (Ex-Loving science)
  2. Commitment- how you commit to it. This is a always doing process. How you do it daily. (Such as read 10 articles of physics daily)

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