Why We Fail To Turn Intentions Into Actions

Take a moment to think of a task you wish to accomplish in the next three months. It should be something specific like clearing out your backyard, or completing an online course, so that you could judge, definitively, if and when it has been completed. As you think about it right now, how likely would you say it is that you will finish the task by the end of spring?

Hold On To Your Inner Student To Stay Relevant In Your Field

There are benefits of presenting yourself as an expert. Confidence in your knowledge affords you respect from peers and clients alike, but it’s more important to stay humble and never stop learning.

Why You Should Get The Big Things Done First

It’s common to reach the end of the day and realise you’ve hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning.

Focus On Mini Habits To Accomplish Big, Difficult Goals

We often find ourselves setting out to accomplish big goals that involve big changes in habit. Pick the Brain recommends building mini habits to work your way up instead of overloading to burn yourself out.

Dan Harmon Explains How Laziness Can Actually Guide Your Success

Dan Harmon, the creator and producer of the US television comedy Community, openly admits that he’s a lazy person. Of course, Harmon also believes that your laziness can be your guide to what you want to succeed in.

Acknowledge The 'Reverse Gap' To Be Happier With Your Life

We all have goals for the future. Most of us tend to think of them in terms like “Once I am financially secure, I’ll be happy.” A better alternative may be to look backwards, instead.

'Barriers Prove How Badly You Want Something'

In his “Last Lecture”, professor Dr Randy Pausch shares some of his most important life lessons before he died of cancer in 2008.

Solve Problems Like An Entrepreneur By Focusing On The Process

Most people solve a problem by identifying a goal and then pursuing a path directly towards that ideal, but when you ask a successful entrepreneur what to do, you might get a different answer. They don’t think in terms of an endpoint; they think of the process.

Your Day Job Isn't An Excuse To Not Pursue Your Passion

Most creative minds in history did not have the pleasure of sitting around only working on what they wanted. They had day jobs — just like you — because they still had to put food on the table, but that didn’t stop them.

If Your Method Of Taking On A New Habit Isn't Working, Flip It Around

Sometimes the ideal way to take on a new habit or goal is trying the complete opposite of what you imagine is the best approach.