Share-worthy Articles That I’ve Been Enjoying Lately

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36 Lessons I’ve Learned From Habits

Leo shares huge value in these 36 lessons. You’ll probably have to learn some of them the hard way (sometimes it’s the only way). Here are some that hit the chord for me:

  • Exceptions lead to more exceptions.
  • Adjust or die.
  • You limit yourself.
  • Set up your environment for success.

A Beginners Guide To The 80/20 Principle

I’ve been interested in this concept for a long time, but this is actually the first time that I happened to read a more in-depth article about it.

The reason for my interest is that I’m indeed being productive nowadays, but am I being effective? This is one of the benefits how we are never satisfied with out current lifestyle (which can be a curse more often than not).

Easy share, because after productivity, efficiency is the most important aspect of getting shit done.

Actualized.org

Not an article, but a website by Leo Gura, who has created a lot of valuable material related to personal development.

My 68 Most Powerful & Painful Business & Personal Lessons of 2013

I love blog posts containing ‘lessons’, especially when it comes from Scott! There’s always something that really resonates with me.

Picks:

  • Don’t worry about how much work you’re doing compared to others
  • You may think you know your audience, but you don’t. Don’t assume
  • Measure success by how well you stick to the process
  • Don’t expect everyone to “get you” and your approach
  • There are two sides to EVERY story – often, two very different sides.
  • Work out because you enjoy moving and breathing, not because you want your body to look a certain way.
  • Do whatever you can to avoid losing momentum
  • Almost nothing is worth worrying about. NOTHING

10 Life Lessons I Learned From Surviving My 20s

Mark Manson + life lessons? Yes please.

Picks:

  • No one actually knows what the hell they’re doin
  • Most people in the world basically want the same things.
  • The world doesn’t care about you

For elaboration, read the article – it’s good.

Why Affirmations Don’t Work for Me (and Maybe You) and What to Do Instead

Yep, affirmations don’t work for me, exactly for the same reason as it doesn’t for author of the site, Manal Ghosain.

Great reminder on the basics of how to change your conditioning.

Don’t Think For Yourself

Everyone should read this article. Everyone.

Our problem as humans is that we make unconsciously conclusions on incomplete information. These conclusions easily become our beliefs and “how things are”.

Sometimes we are right and sometimes we are terribly wrong. It’s not shame to be wrong, but it’s shame not to look for more information from good resources (read the article for elaboration) about things you are certain you don’t know about enough.

The experts are often wrong. However, they’re wrong a lot less than the average person.

How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

Picks:

  • Practice silence – No need to respond to everything that people say or do.
  • Invite more criticism – in other words, embrace it. We are so afraid of getting criticized that we forget how to disarm it. Expect it, because then it’s just another thing you knew was coming.

Also, I found The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social interaction quite good. Now I only have to remember to try it out!

What I’ve Learned as a Writer

Picks:

  • Write plainly.
  • Nearly everything can be shortened.
  • Fear stops most potential writers.
  • Procrastination is your friend.

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