Tag Archive: Goals

Sisu

A BBC article explains the concept of Sisu as follows. ‘Sisu’ in Finnish means strength, perseverance in a task that for some may seem crazy to undertake, almost hopeless. It has no direct translation in any language (perseverance is incorrect),…
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The Secret – Main Idea

The Secret is a controversial book written by Rhonda Byrne which is based on the law of attraction: thinking certain thoughts can change a person’s life in a direct manner. There are many people who believe in this idea and…
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3 Rules for Getting Ahead

I remember reading the following 3 rules for success somewhere (which I don’t remember). I am calling them 3 rules for getting ahead because success is a complicated topic beyond the simplistic explanations of motivational speakers. Choose something you are…
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On Happiness

Some ideas are very small and often known but reading them again sometimes puts everything in perspective. One such idea is to gauge happiness. A few days ago, I was reminded of this through a thought experiment. Assume that there…
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Choosing the Projects of Your Life

In a previous article, I described why everything in life cannot be serialized and we have to keep juggling multiple balls all the time. Moreover, we can employ the concept of sequencing in an intelligent manner to spend a balanced…
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High Performance Habits

My first impression of Brendon Burchard was just a regular productivity coach who manages to get some photos taken with the celebrities and leverages them to promote his average work. Any person who uses his photos with celebrities to come…
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Finding Extra Hours for Personal Growth

My very first article on this website was about the cost of wasting an hour. It turned out that the cost of wasting just one hour a day is around 2 months of our productive life every year. This is…
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A Little Foolishness Helps

It is usually assumed that wise and far-sighted people can accomplish any project better than the rest. While it might be true in general, I have observed that having a certain dose of foolishness goes a long way towards achieving…
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Why Writing Goals on Bathroom Mirror Works

Numerous self help professionals emphasize on writing your goals on the bathroom mirror. While one might think that remembering them in our minds and looking at them on the mirror are the same, they are actually not. Most people say…
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Meaning of Grit

We all think that we understand what grit means: it is perseverance. However, there are aspects of grit we do not fully understand. At least I did not until I came across a key message in Angela Duckworth’s book Grit….
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