Mindset

How To Get Off The Well-Trodden Path To A Mediocre Life. (A great life probably won’t happen by chance.)

I think it was Thomas Edison who said: ‘If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.’ I remember trying to explain that to my daughter a few years ago when she insisted she didn’t have to do her homework because she found the subject too difficult. In her …

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A Powerful Perspective To Embrace When Life’s Challenges Feel Like Too Much.

We all go through tough times. Whether they’re challenges at work or home, financial, physical or psychological, we all encounter obstacles that can feel impossible to overcome. And you’d only be human to rail against them, to want to run away and not have to deal with them, to wish that life were easier sometimes. …

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The 10,000 Hour Rule, Why You Should Ignore It And What You Should Do Instead (especially if you’re in midlife).

What if you could become an expert at anything you wanted? Football, chess, astronomy, you name it. There’s just one little catch. You’d need to devote about 10,000 hours to get there. To put that into perspective, 10,000 hours is the equivalent of three hours every day for ten years. It’s the 10,000 hour rule …

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Why Not You? Why Not Now?

‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t … you’re right.’ Henry Ford. When was the last time you talked yourself out of going for something you wanted because it just wasn’t you? What did the voice in your head say? Was it something like: ‘You’re not smart enough.’ ‘You’re no athlete.’ ‘Only people …

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