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Education Isn’t What it Used to be

In the next thirty years, according to UNESCO, more people worldwide will be graduating through education since the beginning of history.  And it’s the combination of … technology and its transformation effect of work, and demography and the huge explosion in population.  Suddenly, degrees aren’t worth anything. – Sir Ken Robinson — To be frank, this is going to be a very... read more

Figure Out What You Want

You can’t ask for what you want unless you know what it is. A lot of people don’t know what they want or they want much less than they deserve. First you have figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And, fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it. – Barbara De Angelis — If you read the articles on... read more

There’s No End-Game to Success

Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. – Greg Anderson — It occurred to me recently that most of us talk about success, money and indeed even life as if there is some grand destination at the end that all of humanity is racing towards. But… there isn’t. When you finally start making a success of working at what... read more

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

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
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