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Take Small Steps Everyday

We often think that it’s the big moments in life that matter but really it’s the small steps in the right direction that bring us closer to happiness everyday. Sure, the milestones such as weddings, promotions and births are beautiful, but they come so few and far in between that we shouldn’t solely rely on them for joy. …

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5 Ways to Make Sure You Achieve Your Goals This Year (Harvard Business Review)

What separates people who achieve their goals from those who don’t? In 2002, Charles R. Snyder, an American professor who specialized in positive psychology, suggested in an influential paper that there are two obstacles: 1) not believing we can achieve our goals, and 2) not identifying the pathways to achieve them. Perhaps the greatest example of this …

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Self-Prioritization Is the Key to Success. Here’s How to Put Yourself First

Sometimes, it’s the most obvious thing that we miss. In pursuing success, we often forget to prioritize the most fundamental aspect—ourselves. Dr. Jude Emokpare, a physician and wellness advocate, believes that our mental well-being, physical well-being and productivity are three critical components we tend to deprioritize subconsciously. By doing so, he says we’re slowing progress toward …

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6 Words to Turn a Lack of Self-Discipline and Willpower Into Success and Fulfillment

Where success is concerned, self-control clearly matters. A Perspectives in Psychological Science study shows self-control outdoes talent in predicting academic success. A 40-year study published in American Scientist determined self-control strongly predicts adult success, regardless of socioeconomic background or even intelligence.  Can you develop greater self-discipline? Sure. But it’s really, really hard. Self-discipline implies requires gratification–doing this, so someday I can have that. Self-discipline requires some degree of self-denial: I want to stay in …

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