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It's Okay to be Good and Not Great
What if striving to be great all the time is what's holding you back? "Good is the enemy of great" is one of the most popular self-improvement expressions there is. It's the first sentence of an international bestselling business book, the title of another self-help book, and a mantra that NFL superstar J.J.

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Finding success

One of the most popular self-improvement expressions is "good is the enemy of great." Although it sounds appealing, it might also be wrong.

We are told that we have to strive to be great to ...

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The meaning of true success

True success means feeling content with the unfolding of your life. It's finding happiness in your work and life in the present time and being great all the time.

Interestingly, not always t...

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The right mindset

To make sustainable progress, you don't have to be consistently great; it's about being great at being consistent.

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Accept Where You Are

We often convince ourselves that we're in a better place than we are, ignoring our problems, or distracting ourselves.

Progress requires confronting and accepting where you are. Only ...

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Be Patient

Results don't come immediately, Consider diet. A 2018 study found the best predictor of weight loss was a constant adherence to the chosen diet.

The same is true for any persistent change. ...

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Be Present

Multitasking may make you think you get twice as much done, but in reality, you only get about half as much done.

Our happine...

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Be Vulnerable

Just be yourself. The more you can be completely involved in all of you - the good, the bad, the sad, the better you'll feel and the better you'll be.

You don't have to live up to an online ...

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Foster an “In-Real-Life” Community

Digital relationships cannot replace the in-person community.

The increased focus on productivity and constant busyness have led to a decline in meaningful communities and a rise in s...

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