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The Power of Progress: Measure The Gain, Not The Gap — OMAR ITANI

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 Confucius

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones… It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

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The challenge with consistency is that it’s quite difficult to sustain. One strategy incredibly useful is Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break The Chain,” whereby on the very days you show up to work toward your goal, you mark an X on your calendar. Your objective then becomes very simple: Do...

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Measure The Gain, Not The Gap

The gap is the distance between where you stand today and where your ideal stands way ahead. And as you continue to focus on that gap, you’ll continue to see how far away you still are, and thus you’ll continue to feel dissatisfied with your effort.

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Dan Sullivan

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.”

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What you choose to pursue will constantly elude you because your ideal is a natural moving target. So if you fall for the trap of measuring your current self against your future self (the person who will have attained her ideal), you’ll never be satisfied with where you are today...

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Memory consolidation is simply the process by which a temporary memory is transformed into a more stable, long-term form. But since our minds are constantly consumed with stimuli and content, so much of what you think about just washes over like a breaking wave at the shore. 

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