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What focus means…

“Steve was the most remarkably focused person I’ve ever met in my life,” Ive said. “And the thing with focus is, it’s not this thing you aspire to, or you decide on Monday, ‘You know, I’m going to be focused.’ … Continue reading

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Two quick tips for unpleasant jobs

This’ll only take 30 seconds. I really love doing this. January can be a drag and somehow all those irritating jobs which come with living seem worse in the grey cold. So here’s a couple of things you can try … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

For years the priests had copied the words. As each scroll wore out they’d make a new one, copying the words they knew meant hope: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the … Continue reading

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Finished eating? Wash your bowl.

It’s the idea that you take care of the right things in the moment. Not later. Not tomorrow. No, right now. When you finish eating, you wash your bowl right away. When you finish writing on your computer, you close … Continue reading

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Could ‘Do What You Love’ be the worst advice?

Miya Tokumitsu looks at the popularity of ‘Do What You Love’ as career and life advice and has some hard questions: There’s little doubt that “do what you love” (DWYL) is now the unofficial work mantra for our time. The problem … Continue reading

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Immediate rewards better than long term goals

In a fascinating article on motivations for exercise, Jane Brody looks at some research into helping people maintain their motivation to exercise, a subject close to my heart: Though it seems counterintuitive, studies have shown that people whose goals are weight loss … Continue reading

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Not the only way

Whatever you’re facing at the moment, I guarantee there’s another way. If only you could stop bumping for a moment and think of it…

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