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Making Good Habits Stick Is Difficult, Here’s How To Make It Easier

Habits are the little things we do repeatedly, often subconsciously. They end up shaping our lives. Day after day, they make us who we are. Eat healthy and you get slim, exercise and you get fit, read and you get smart, etc. “Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Ghandi Building habits is arguably the most impactful skill we can acquire in life. Can you imagine that 16 million deaths could be avoided every year by simple habit change? It…

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Why Sleeping on a Difficult Problem Helps You Get the Answer

We’ve all been faced with challenges and difficult choices. It can be tempting to agonize over the best response or obsess over a solution, but even with your best effort, you may not be able decide what to do. The more you think about your problem, the more difficult it becomes to get the answer. You may feel frustrated as your desire to resolve the issue grows. Impatience sets in, and your brain gets more stuck than ever. Soon you’re tired, cranky, and mentally exhausted because your mind has been…

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How to Hold on to True Freedom When It’s Difficult to Find These Days

I’d like you to imagine waking up tomorrow with no limitations whatsoever. How would you spend your day? Who would you spend it with? Where in the world would you be? How would you feel? Over the past 6 years I have asked hundreds of people this question. And guess what? 99% of them have no idea how to answer it. They have never thought about what their perfect day looks like, let alone how to describe it in vivid detail. Somewhere along the way, people stopped chasing their dreams….

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How to Make Difficult Problems Easier to Solve with Systems Thinking

Everything and every time we think, we are projecting our own view on reality. [1] Revolutionary Systems Thinker and professor at Cornell University Derek Cabrera remarked, “When we understand the world as being the result of systems of relationships, we better approximate reality.” I recently came across Derek’s book Systems Thinking Made Simple: New Hope for Solving Wicked Problems and I was hooked! I was immediately converted to the field of Systems Thinking. In fact, I plan on using Systems Thinking as my new algorithm for everything I do. After…

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