Why We Fall: 10 Reasons Why You Will Fail In 2018
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Why We Fall: 10 Reasons Why You Will Fail Personal Development In 2018

If you’re reading this, then you’ve got New Year goals and a desire for personal development.

This is the year when you read those books.

This is the year when you get in shape and hit the gym religiously.

This is the year when you start that business.

This is the year when you donate to charity.

This is just the year to shine, period.

Or so you think. Chances are this year will be just like the last one (with a few alterations).

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Conquer Social Anxiety
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Conquer Social Anxiety with These 5 Powerful Methods

If you struggle with social anxiety or anxiety in general, you should know one thing:

You’re definitely not alone.

Social anxiety is extremely common. 15 million adults in America have social anxiety, and those are the ones that report it. Social anxiety in men is even more under-reported, because of stigma surrounding mental health issues (and the need to remain macho).

The socially anxious introvert is what we typically bring to mind when the words “social anxiety” are mentioned. But it doesn’t just affect introverts.

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The Secrets to Creative Imagination and Effective Thinking
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The Secret to Creative Imagination and Effective Thinking

“You’ve got to hang experience on a latticework of models in your head. What are the models? Well, the first rule is that you’ve got to have multiple models — because if you just have one or two that you’re using, the nature of human psychology is such that you’ll torture reality so that it fits your models, or at least you’ll think it does” – Charlie Munger

From birth we are raised to believe that the smartest people get all of the glory and all of the gold.

Good letter grades, pass/fail marks, academic acclaim…all of these are used to praise those who submit to our neuro-centric society.

Still, that doesn’t explain an interesting fact: only 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs have a bachelor’s degree.

Why do people who never went to college have PhD’s and people with elite Masters’ degree distinctions working for them?

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5 Important Lessons from Ray Dalio's Life Principles
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5 Important Takeaways From Ray Dalio’s Life Principles

Every once in a while, there’s a book that comes along and absolutely short-circuits the chain between knowledge and experience.

Ray Dalio’s Principles: Life and Work is that book.

In a hefty 500+ page tome, the second richest hedge fund manager in America and the founder of Bridgewater Associates shares the key principles that allowed a middle class kid from Long Island to become one of the world’s most influential people.

There are lessons in the book, that if taken to heart, can change your view of and how you operate in the world.

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5 Methods to Eliminate Internet and Social Media Addiction
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5 Surefire Methods To Eliminate Your Internet Addiction (and In Extension, Your Social Media Addiction)

The year was 2007.

It was my first “hit”.

It was “alright” at first. But it had a strange pull on my burgeoning adolescent brain.

I had experiences like it before but this was different. It was something more…alluring.

It was “alright” until I got my first “like”. Then it started to go downhill from there.

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Incremental Change: Living Life with a Slight Edge
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How to Use the Slight Edge to Send Your Life Into the Stratosphere

I want you to imagine a penny.

A penny? Why do I have to imagine this?

Be patient…We’ll get to it in one second. But for now, visualize the penny in your mind’s eye.

Got a clear picture of it?

Once you do, I want you to visualize a million dollars. How does that look in comparison to the penny?

Massive, right? Makes the penny look insignificant.

Here’s another scenario. A wealthy relative of yours is dying. He has chosen you as the heir of his fortunes. Being the sympathetic uncle he is, he gives you a choice: a penny or a million dollars.

WITH a catch of course…

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Three Hidden Factors that Prevent You From Breaking Bad Habits
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Three Hidden Factors Preventing You From Breaking Bad Habits (and How to Overcome Them)

Breaking bad habits isn’t easy to do…but why?

I remember when I first started doing self-development, I felt pulled like a magnet – towards the path of least resistance. This was especially exaggerated when I was doing something that I found slightly beyond my comfort zone.

As you can imagine, this cycle is incredibly frustrating. I can wager that you’ve gone through this cycle of agony and despair many times, leading you to believe that breaking bad habits is impossible.

Turns out, it’s not entirely your fault. There are subtle and sly forces in our environment that prevent us from breaking bad habits and quitting them for good.

I’ve highlighted them in this article.

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