Friday, April 6, 2018. Issue #172
Daniel Goleman on What it Takes to Reach Genius Level Excellence | Medium
Psychological research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ. But there is more. Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance, a belief that failure can be overcome. It’s a willingness to conquer challenges, instead of avoid them. Dr. Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance...
Ever wonder why some days plowing through your do-to lists is so painful, while on other days it’s surprisingly easy to get in the zone and stay there all day? The difference comes from tapping into a cognitive state known as “flow,” a term popularized by positive psychology researcher...
When you get that ideal routine down, it can feel empowering to be so predictably productive. But then life gets too busy. You might miss a meal or get behind on a few tasks and the whole thing goes off the rails. All you’re left with is a brain-shaped dent in the middle of that brick wall...
We all go through times when we see the world through cloudy-colored glasses. Times when it’s tempting to just climb into bed — or bathtub — and hide out, maybe for up to a month. Fortunately for your loved ones, your livelihood and your life, we’ve gathered together eight tactics...
The warning against being a generalist has persisted for hundreds of years in dozens of languages. “Equipped with knives all over, yet none is sharp,” warn people in China. In Estonia, it goes, “Nine trades, the tenth one — hunger.” Yet, many of the most impactful individuals...
When you’re busy, the aphorism “worker smarter, not harder” really comes into play. You’re working as hard as you can, and yet, you have a sense you could be using your time more wisely. But how? While there’s no shortage of generic tips for boosting productivity (magically becoming...
As you spend less and earn more, you’ll begin to earn a profit and save more money. Maybe at first you’ll have a few dollars per month in surplus. Eventually, however, you’ll find that you’re saving 10%, 20%, or even 50% of your everything you earn. The average person spends his surplus...
When a judge asks a man, “Why did you beat your wife?” there’s a problem. The judge is assuming that the man did beat his wife. The question contains an assumption. Questions about meaning contain assumptions too: “What’s the meaning of life?” Assumes that there’s a single meaning.
We all know the feeling when we reach our outer limit. Exhaustion, lack of focus and irritability takes a hold of us. And it always seems to creep up at the least opportune moments.There is no one way to prevent feeling burned out. It takes trial and error before we can figure out...
Jeffrey Pfeffer has an ambitious aspiration for his latest book. “I want this to be the Silent Spring of workplace health,” says Pfeffer, a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. “We are harming both company performance and individual well-being...
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
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