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How often do you put off important tasks? We all know the dangers of procrastination; doing something, or nothing, to put off doing an important task. But potentially even more dangerous than procrastination is precrastination. I first heard this term reading the book Start Now, Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore. Moore describes precrastination asContinue reading “Precrastination”
Normally I am not a fan of acronyms. By themselves they mean nothing. SMART goals? Sounds like the slogan of a self proclaimed self-help guru giving talks in a dirty hotel conference room. However, digging down into the meaning of SMART goals made me re-think the entire process of goal setting. So, while the acronymContinue reading “SMART Goals”
Some of the greatest lessons I have learned from books came out of fantasy novels. Call me a nerd, but if you read Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings and didn’t come away with a new understanding of life I think you are missing out. One of these fantasy novel lessons was so profoundContinue reading “Self-Growth Comes From Self-Love”
No matter how smart you are, how fast you are, or how skilled you are, there is someone out there who is smarter, faster, and more skilled. This is no reason to despair. Great things are often done by people who are in the right place at the right time and have enough passion toContinue reading “10 Ways To Give Yourself An Advantage In Succeeding”
I first read about the Stockdale Paradox in the book Good To Great by Jim Collins. Good To Great explores how some companies are able to make the leap and become great, while other companies are not. Collins explains that the companies who went from good to great all had a similar outlook; that outlookContinue reading “The Stockdale Paradox”
Is happiness a choice? It turns out and answer is yes. And no. There are many factors to a person’s happiness: genetics, life circumstances, and choices all influence happiness levels. Scientists are discovering that choice has a greater impact on happiness than previously thought. But just like you can’t simply choose to get in shapeContinue reading “The Habits of Happiness”