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Challenge yourself to be brutally honest

Challenge yourself to be brutally honest

“Why, exactly, am I feeling this way?” Get to the bottom of that. Investigate it. Dissect it. 

When you feel resistance, use that as a cue to go forward. The challenge, of course, is training yourself to think that way.

This isn’t about talent or some unconscious reflex. The practice of self-awareness—to think about your thinking—in how you think, feel, and behave is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes.

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Read purposefully, and apply your knowledge

Read purposefully, and apply your knowledge

Reading prepares your mind, even helps you avoid foolish mistakes, but at the end of it all there must be the result of some action: a failure, maybe a success, or a lesson.

The purpose of education is to internalize knowledge but ultimately spark action and facilitate wiser decisions. Read...

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Remind yourself: you weren’t meant to procrastinate

Remind yourself: you weren’t meant to procrastinate

Etymologically, “procrastination” is derived from the Latin verb procrastinare — to put off until tomorrow. But it’s more than just voluntarily delaying.

“It’s self-harm,” said Dr. Piers Steel, a professor of motivational psychology at the University of Calgary

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Remind yourself that time is our most precious resource

Remind yourself that time is our most precious resource

I realize that everyday truly is an opportunity to improve, to learn to honestly appreciate what we are capable of achieving and how we are very responsible for the quality of our lives.

This makes our self-respect, work ethic, generosity, self-awareness, attention, and growth evermore impo...

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Recognize there is life after failure

Recognize there is life after failure

You can spend months or even years on a project, only to watch it be criticized, or worse, ignored.

That’s what failure feels like when you share a part of you. But recovering from that failure is a practice, a mindset—in fact, the lessons that I internalized from that experience is helping...

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Reflect on what you spend the most time on

Reflect on what you spend the most time on

People who do excellent work, who master their craft, do so because of their ability to prioritize. They honor every hour of their day.

Although little breaks throughout our days are okay, we must be mindful of how we interact with our distractions (or is that addictions?).

A lot of s...

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Seneca

Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.

SENECA

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Find someone you respect, and use them to stay honest

Find someone you respect, and use them to stay honest

Whatever you do—create apps, draw portraits, write books, or make animation films—there are individuals that you can learn from. You can study their story, works, techniques, successes and failures.

What’s important to realize is that this isn’t an exercise of comparison. 

How can you...

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Put the phone away and be present

Put the phone away and be present

To be present as well as learning to be alone is a habit. Some people are really good at it because they make time to do it.

Take a few deep breathes, put your phone on vibrate so there’s no chance of interruption, and just reflect on the series of events that took place throughout your day...

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Acknowledge that all emotions come from within

Acknowledge that all emotions come from within

It is not outside forces that make us feel something, it is what we tell ourselves that create our feelings. 

Many of us want to place blame and responsibility on external objects because it’s easy to do, but the truth remains that all conflicts start internally, in our minds.

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