The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People - James Altucher
Most of us are in the 'mediocre' zone, making a living and trying to do our best in confining circumstances. We try to work, raise a family, and try to be happy.
Aiming to reach towards the stars, becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg can work out for a few, but for most of us, it can be a recipe for failure. Being mediocre is good enough if you want time for your hobbies, have a decent family and enjoy the little pleasures of life.
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If you are planning on improving yourself at something in particular, you should also be prepared to work on developing some other several micro-skills necessary in order to get the job done.
It would be useful to gather up all the knowledge you have acquired up to the present moment, be it even by hours. The more, the better.
When trying to improve certain skills, bear in mind that failing is not an issue: the more you fail, the more chances you get to study your own mistakes and learn from them.
Therefore, take risks by accepting different challenges related to your passion, which could teach you valuable lessons.
Don't just say NO to something you don't like or want to change.
Say, 'Yes, and.." then provide constructive feedback on what is good and what can be improved.
Practice saying and recalling things that you are grateful for. It changes your mindset positively, leading to better productivity.
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