Self-Improvement

Some Things Will Never Change – No Matter What Some Experts Say

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"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose." - Lyndon B. Johnson (address to the nation, Nov. 28, 1963) In "As the Future Catches You" -- a book that talks about how genomics and other things are changing the world -- Juan Enriquez, ...
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Productivity Secrets from the NBA: How To Do Everything Better and Quicker — And Make A Lot More Money in the Process

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Did you ever notice how many professional basketball games are decided in the last 10 minutes? Plenty. It's a curious thing. Ten guys jump around like madmen for 50 minutes, the score seesawing a few points this way and a few points that way. Then -- halfway through the last ...
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Why You Should Never Wrestle With a Pig

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"Common sense suits itself to the ways of the world." - Joseph Joubert (Pensées, 1842) I like Mark H. McCormack's new book, "Never Wrestle with a Pig," not only because of its intriguing title but also because he admits on Page 1 that he doesn't have a computer and has ...
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5 Myths About Leadership

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"The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - Whitney Griswold (The New York Times, Feb. 24, 1959) Karen Elliott House, newly appointed publisher of the Wall Street Journal, is working hard to make the paper's employees "feel happy and appreciated," according to an article about her in ...
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is It Really Possible to Have It All?

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There is no doubt in my mind -- if you want the best chance of achieving a specific goal in your life, what you need to do is make that goal the sole purpose of your living. By making everything else secondary and focusing almost exclusively on your top goal, ...
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How To Be Convincing When Pitching a New Idea

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"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." - Edmund Burke (Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790) When pitching a project, you'll increase your chances of success if you draw a simple and compelling picture of the benefits it will ...
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How To Be Twice As Productive

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"Most of the methods for measuring the lapse of time have, I believe, been the contrivance of monks and religious recluses, who, finding time hang heavy on their hands, were at some pains to see how they got rid of it." - William Hazlitt ("On a Sundial," Sketches and Essays, ...
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The Ability to Bounce Back

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"I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions, I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot and I missed. I have failed over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed." - Michael Jordan ...
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Six Ways to Find the Time You Need to Achieve Your Dream

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"Modern man thinks he loses something -- time -- when he does not do things quickly; yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it." - Erich Fromm (The Art of Loving, 1956) "How many of you get up at 5:30?" I ...
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What Makes for a Well-Lived Life?

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"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there." - Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974) The New York Times recently ran an obituary on a doctor named Salvator Altcheck. He had ...
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