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You Don’t Need Extreme Self-Discipline

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In the gap between who we wish one day to be and who we are at present, must come pain, anxiety, envy, and humiliation. — Alain de Botton

The demand for online courses industry has shot through the roof.

In 2015, the global market for such courses reached $107 billion…


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Recently Amit, a friend of mine, quit his job at a consulting firm.

Amit had been outstanding not just as a consultant but also a team player.

Clients loved him, as did colleagues. He doubled up as a shrink for his clients. He went out of his way to help…


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Here’s an old Indian mythological story that has fascinated me since years.

One day, Narada muni asked Lord Vishnu, “Why is the statue of Garuda (Vishnu’s eagle and vehicle) placed in your temples? Why not mine? Am I not your greatest devotee?”

Before Vishnu could answer, a crash was heard…


And why you should study your mistakes instead of ignoring them.

how to make better mistakes and improve your life.
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In 1956, World War II Navy veteran Wilson Greatbatch was teaching electrical engineering in the city of Buffalo. He was also moonlighting at the Chronic Disease Institute, where a physician had recruited him to help engineer an oscillator that would record heartbeats using the new technology of silicon transistors.

One…


And how it can make you more productive in your own life.

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Ernest Hemingway writing at a campsite in Kenya. Via National Archives & Records Administration, public domain.

Ernest Hemingway is famous for his influence on 20th-century fiction. He published a tremendous volume of work that became classics in American literature.

But Hemingway was much more than a writer. …


Practice the art of growing steadily without feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

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The world is changing faster than our ability to keep up. The only ones who will survive are the ones who keep adapting to new circumstances.

Adaptability is the ability to become flexible and efficient in any situation. …


In a constantly changing world, only those who adapt can thrive.

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How do some people stay remarkably calm under pressure? How do some people keep coming up with answers when everything appears stuck?

How do some people keep reinventing themselves regardless of their age or condition?

The answer lies in a trait called adaptability.

What is Adaptability?

It’s the ability to learn flexibly and…


A DIY guide to distinguish yourself and keep reinventing yourself as a freelancer

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The internet and remote collaboration tools have made it possible to make money doing what you’re passionate about. But merely turning what you enjoy into a freelancing gig doesn’t mean the money will follow automatically.

How to Start Working As A Freelancer

Of all ways to earn money — employment, freelancing, entrepreneurship — freelancing is the toughest…


Without the Comfort Zone, there can be no learning.

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In the last six weeks, I’ve witnessed a remarkable improvement in my workouts. My strength has doubled in almost all my lifts. (In some exercises, it has more than doubled.)

When I deconstructed my routine, I noticed three reasons behind this.

First, I give my body plenty of rest between…


3 simple steps to press the reset button.

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The world has begun taking baby steps to return to normal. Post COVID-19, offices, restaurants, and malls have begun opening, people have begun traveling, and we can finally start pursuing the goals that got derailed in 2020. (Although we’re far from being out of the woods yet.)

Everyone is thrilled…

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