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The Effort Paradox

You have to put in more effort to make something appear effortless. Effortless performances are often the result of a large volume of effortful, gritty practice.

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The Productivity Paradox

Work longer, get less done. Parkinson's Law says that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. When you establish fixed hours to your work, you find unproductive ways to fill it. Work like a lion instead - sprint, rest, repeat.

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The Failure Paradox

You have to fail more to succeed more. Our greatest moments of growth often stem directly from our greatest failures. Don't fear failure, just learn to fail smart and fast.

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The Money Paradox

You have to lose money in order to make money. Sometimes you have to pay to learn.

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The Shrinking Paradox

In order to grow, sometimes you need to shrink. Growth is never linear. One step back, two steps forward is a recipe for consistent, long-term success.

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The Wisdom Paradox

The more you learn, the more you are exposed to the immense unknown. This should be empowering, not frightening. Embrace your own ignorance. Embrace lifelong learning.

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The Fear Paradox

The thing we fear the most is often the thing we most need to do. Fears - when avoided - become limiters on our growth and life. Make a habit of getting closer to your fears. Then take the leap - you may just find growth on the other side.

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The Paradox of Effort

The feeling of effort is a sensation of opportunity costs. When you’re doing anything, and an alternative activity promises to be easier and more immediately rewarding, the activity feels effortful.

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The Paradox of Effort

We usually believe that effort will be draining and that it's better to save our energy for when we really need it. Yet, more often than not, the opposite is the case: when we really use our full effort for something that truly matters to us, we feel more energized, not less.

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Effort Depends On Alternatives

How effortful something feels will depend on what else is available. It is more effortful to work with an alternative nearby, such as your smartphone to browse Instagram instead.

If we see effort as a comparison of alternatives, then habits - automated behaviour -...

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