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Why we’re bored

Boredom is our natural state of saying "this has no significance". Regrettably, it gets activated for a lot of things that are useful in the long-term.

When you realize that you can do your hardest work when you have the most energy, you'll find you'll accomplish more than your competition.

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Motivating yourself better

You can't have complete control over every outcome. You may not always have the best set of cards, but it shouldn't stop you from playing those cards the best way you can.

Learn to work with what you've got. Just like a poker game, you can maximize your ch...

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Why we can’t seem to motivate ourselves

Why we can’t seem to motivate ourselves

At a basic level, there are three elements of motivation.

  • Self-confidence or self-efficacy. The feeling that you can do this.
  • Finding the task unpleasant.
  • Sensitivity to time. We're sensitive to when rewards are r...

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The right way to set goals

We are awful at long-term planning. We can stay motivated for a couple of days or a week, but we find it hard to plan a semester-long paper or a retirement plan.

It is essential to have definite goals, in well-defined words, and measured hours. What matter...

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Every second you're making a choice. It's a hidden choice to live your best life or live a life of mediocracy. 

The best life is doing things over short-term pleasure or just taking the path of more pleasure. However, ...

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You need to learn when to say both “yes” and “no.”

Say “yes” to new experiences and opportunities. This doesn’t mean agreeing to every request anyone makes of you, but saying yes to things you find valuable, even when they intimidate you.

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