We all want more discipline than we have. Discipline requires dealing with discomfort, which is something we all instinctively avoid. However, all the amazing things you want to have and achieve will require at least a little discipline. Without discipline, luck is your only other option. Luck is great when it happens, but it is a poor strategy. Discipline is a tremendous … [Read more...] about Discipline: A Simple Plan for Cultivating a Crucial Habit
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is the idea that 20% of your efforts bring 80% of your results. The idea applies to many things in life. - You wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time. - 20% of your customers make 80% of the complaints. - 20% of your customers are 80% of your revenue. - 20% of the exercises you do give 80% of the results you … [Read more...] about How to Apply the Pareto Principle at Work and at Home
A few people are lucky to have a lot of talent for a specific skill and seem to progress very quickly without a lot of effort. For the rest of us, it’s best to make an intelligent effort to progress quickly. There’s so much information available today that the only real limiting factors are time and motivation. Still, there is a smart way to do anything. With the proper … [Read more...] about How to Get Better at Anything as Quickly as Possible
Your intention was to start the year off with a bang. You made all the necessary plans to ensure that this was going to be the year that you made big changes and saw big results. However, most people either forget about or give up on their New Year’s resolutions by February. Does this sound familiar? Even if you’re one of the masses that isn’t on track at this point, … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolution Review: How Are You Doing?
Many people are poor at getting started. They make big plans but never take the first step. Others can get started but seem to bail out before they reach their goals. It’s quite maddening to put in a lot of work and then quit just before you reach success. The most successful people are masters at finishing what they start. They’re like a bulldog with a bone. They’ll never … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Finish What You Start