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Self-Discipline: The Easy Way

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. – Roy L. Smith — Self-discipline is like this holy grail among people who want to be successful.  People who are writing on personal development talk about discipline as if it is the key that will unlock your problems and transform them into solutions.  Those reading personal development resources tend to take this information... read more

Smart and Still Failing? Maybe…

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. –Bertolt Brecht — This is part 3 of this series.  You can find part 1 here and part 2 here.  It was also based off of this article which I found at ma.tt And so we finally reach the final five items on the list.  Without any further ado, here they are: 15. Distractibility and Lack of Attention Absolutely a... read more

Smart and Still Failing? It Might Be…

The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. –William Strong — This article is the second part to similar article I wrote which can be found here. It is also an expansion of this list which I found over at ma.tt. Now, where were we?  I believe we had hit number five on the list, which brings us to six. 6. Lack of Product Orientation It may seem a... read more

Stop Procrastinating

I have never begun any important venture for which I felt adequately prepared. –Sheldon Kopp — I hate procrastination with a passion, despite being a much more avid user of it than I would like to be.  It stops you from doing all the things you want to do with your life because you’re too scared, or you’re not prepared enough (At least, that’s what you tell yourself.) to... read more

Smart and Still Failing? Here’s Why.

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. –Andre Malraux — I just read this list entitled ‘Why Intelligent People Fail’ on Mr. Matt Mullenweg’s blog over at ma.tt and found it to be incredibly on point, but... read more

Don't Hide Who You Were

There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:  This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me… or leave me. Accept me – or walk away…When you are strong enough to love yourself one hundred percent, good and bad – you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents... read more

Don’t be Afraid to Take a Break

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. –John Lubbock — Whether or it’s with school, work, or even a personal project, pretty much everybody I know at one time or another has slaved over something without wanting to take... read more
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