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Say No

Say No

Most people are afraid to say no. Maybe you don’t want to let people down. Maybe you are uncomfortable with the word no. Doesn’t matter, really. What matters is this: If you keep saying yes, you’re living someone else’s life.

Think about it. Deep down, we all know that it’s true. We’re not even in control of our own time. Want to be in full control of your life? Say no to a million things and yes to a few things that matter.

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Eliminate, to gain focus

We accumulate so much unnecessary baggage throughout the years that we consistently need to eliminate: Ideas, Projects, Work, Objects and so forth. If you find yourself struggling to focus, try this strategy: Make your life so simple that it’s a breeze to live

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Procrastination is addictive

Procrastination is not innocent behavior. It’s a sign of poor self-regulation. Researchers even compare procrastination to alcohol and drug abuse. It’s serious.

The present evidence suggests that procrastinators enjoy themselves rather than working at assigned tasks...

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A productive life = A happy life

A productive life = A happy life

Also, if you’re more productive than average people:

  • you’ll advance faster in your career
  • you learn more
  • you do more 
  • and eventually are rewarded more

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Be effective, not busy

Effectiveness, however, refers to getting the right things done. And if you want to do your job well, earn money, live a meaningful life, or learn skills, that is what matters the most. 

Otherwise, you just run around in circles. You might appear busy, but you won’t...

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Willpower Doesn’t Work.
Systems Do.

Willpower Doesn’t Work. Systems Do.

What you really need is a system for doing work. A lot of people shy away from routines, systems and frameworks because they want to have “freedom.” I’m sorry to disappoint you: Freedom is your enemy. The fact is that, if you want to get things done, you need rules.

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"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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Harmful things add up too

When you complain every day, eat junk food, and never work out, those things add up too. That’s how we become miserable. You almost never hear about how one single moment destroyed a person’s life. Of course, tragedies happen. But for the majority of us, we simply let lif...

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Manage your time

Manage your time

If you want to manage your time better, you have to know where it goes first. 

How do you know your time? Keep an activity log. An activity log is exactly what you imagine — an hour by hour record of what you’re doing throughout the day.

Boom. That’s ...

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Darius Foroux

"“I suck!” No, you don’t. “Why?” You got out of bed this morning, right? “Yeah.” Congratulations. You survived this hard thing called LIFE. Be proud of yourself. Everything you do after getting out of bed is a win."

DARIUS FOROUX

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"Results matter the most. Practically, that means this: You might work for 50 hours a week, but if you don’t experience any growth personally, emotionally, financially, you’re not effective."

DARIUS FOROUX

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Darius Foroux

"What you do today determines where you will be in a year, two years, and even ten years from now. Every single day, we keep on doing things that we don’t desire. I’m not talking about paying the bills or cleaning your toilet. I’m talking about how you i...

DARIUS FOROUX

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Do you give interruptions permission?

Do you give interruptions permission?

Because focusing on a single thing is one of the hardest things at work. There’s always something that interrupts you, right?

Sure, you can blame those things, but everybody knows that those things can’t interrupt you without your permission. That means every time y...

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More Serotonin = More Focus

All you need to do [to increase serotonin levels] is remember positive events that have happened in your life. This simple act increases serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is a region just behind the prefrontal cortex that controls attention. 

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Do small things every single day, they add up

Do small things every single day, they add up

It’s easy to read an article or listen to some advice and apply it for a day. But that’s useless. We only make real progress and achieve big things by doing small things every single day.

When you do the little things every day, they add up. And ov...

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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.

Saying “no” is as important as saying yes. Saying no is the only way to keep enough room in your life f...

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  • The Indirect “No."Say no without feeling uncomfortable by explaining the reasons why you can't.
  • The “Let me get back to you.”Buy yourself time to think if you could do it and come up of a way to say no.
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If you want to be more effective, if you want to “get more done,” or even if you just want some breathing room in your life, you need to say no more often.

Again, every request has a cost . By sayi...

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