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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)

When you embark on the journey of self-development, you’ll find that it is incredibly easy (and frustrating) to keep falling for the trap of instant gratification and bad habit patterns.

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 you can’t quit your bad habits.

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

I’ve highlighted them in this article.

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The Real Secret Behind Increasing Your Productivity and Work Ethic

If you go into a bookstore or even type in “how to be productive” or “books on productivity” on Amazon, you’ll find a ton of resources related to being productive.

This is all well and good, but it doesn’t get at the cause. These books are only effects.

Stuff like sustained focus and the Tower Technique are tactics. They aren’t overall strategies. They aren’t mindsets.

They don’t address the root question most people have on their mind:

“Why am I not able to do what I have to do when I have to do it?”

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Becoming a Creative Force Through Daily Rituals and Creative Confidence
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How “Ordinary” People Can Become Creative Gods Through Daily Rituals

A solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one’s mental energies and helps stave off the tyranny of moods. – Mason Currey

Our world is crying out for creative solutions to everyday problems.

The workplace and the home are two places we spend the most time…but these are two places where we feel creativity is “out of place”.

Why would this be?

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Seven Deadly Sins That Annihilate Your Attention, Personal Power, and Happiness
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7 Deadly Sins That Annihilate Your Attention, Personal Power, and Ultimately Your Happiness

Only 31% of Americans characterize themselves as “happy”.

For the most prosperous nation on earth with rising quality of living indexes across the board, that’s a piss poor rating. Why the fuck isn’t everyone happy?

Here’s why: happiness goes where attention flows.

The quality of your attention will determine the joy you get out of life. Period.

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How To Skyrocket Your Time Management With the Tower Technique

Time is the raw material from which you build your life. It’s given to all of us, free of charge.

You cannot buy more of what you have, you can only spend it (or waste it).

There’s a ton of time management systems out there teaching you how to make the most of your time. A lot of them repeat the same things we’ve been told as kids.

  • Reduce interruption
  • Don’t multitask
  • Plan ahead of time
  • “Focus”

You don’t need to be told these things.

You already know what to do to maximize your time. Whether or not you’ll do them…. that’s the real question.

I’m not going to add to the looooooooong list of time management techniques out there. I’ve already made a post about my view on time management.

Instead, I’m going to ask you to think about time management and its various techniques another way.

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Why Your Neighbor Is Killing It and You Aren't
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The Real Reason Why Your Neighbor Is Killing It and You Aren’t

Check this.

Your neighbor lives in a great house. He has an awesome significant other. He takes amazing vacations. He has all the (outward) trappings of a killer life.

Shit. He’s more jacked than you.

He regularly exercises.

He blazes through a metric ton of books.

He even has a better golf swing!

What the hell is going on? Why is he better at you in almost every conceivable way? He doesn’t seem to have one flaw!

You can’t find the reason for his success. You’ve known him for years. He comes from an “average” household. He had an “average” life. He even went to an “average” school.

What???? What’s the difference? You go mad trying to figure it out.

This guy is purely a character I pulled out of my ass, but the reality isn’t that far off.

Most of us know “that guy” who seems to have a kind of Midas Touch, making things he comes into contact with turn to gold. What’s his secret?

Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find the answer. It’s a lot closer than you think. So close that, frankly…it IS what you think with.

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Self-Help Isn't Helping, Here's What Will
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Self-Help Isn’t Helping. Here’s 6 Reasons Why (and What Will)

Self-Help.

Those words are cringeworthy to some, money in the bank to others, and twitch-inducing to many.

Self-help and self-development have been getting roasted in the public sphere for many decades…but the numbers don’t lie – it’s a 9.6 billion dollar industry. Yes, 9.6 BILLION. Andddddddd that number is getting bigger by the day. So, it ain’t going nowhere.

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