Doing Good Work

We'll never regret doing good work, once it is done, despite our initial resistance to it.

Sometimes, the simple act of showing up and having the courage to do the work, even in an average manner, is a victory worth celebrating.

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5 Useful Reminders for When You Want to Give Up

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Our lives are good in most parts and our discomfort is temporary. Relative to the time in our normal day, almost any habit we adopt is over quickly.

Your workout will be finished in an hour or two. Your report will be typed to completion by tomorrow morning.

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James Clear

"Life is a constant balance between giving into the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline."

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Our Minds Work Like Suggestion Engines

Our thoughts work as suggestions, options, not as orders.

We have the power to choose which option we follow.

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It comes down to three habits:

  • Asking yourself what meaningful, impactful work you can get done today.
  • Creating space for meaningful work instead of just doing busywork or being distracted all day.
  • Working in fullscreen mode and diving in.

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How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day : zen habits

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Most of the time we don’t second guess them, and even if we do, they often end up overwhelming us. 

Negative feelings are very powerful and harder to question: we identify with them effortlessly. “I feel it, so it must be true” is often our default setting.

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This Is How To Be Resilient: 4 Secrets To Grit When Life Gets Hard - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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We can ask ourselves five questions when faced with disappointment, that will help us to cope better with it:

  1. Why am I disappointed?
  2. What could I have done to prevent it?
  3. How will I perceive this disappointment in five years?
  4. When I look back after five years, will this setback have made me worse off?
  5. What can I learn from this?

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5 Questions to Consider When Drowning In Disappointment

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