motivation

Conquer An Unfinished Task By Dedicating Only Two Minutes To It

We all have those tasks we haven’t completed that seem to nag at us every day. It may seem like it will never get done, but you might just end up finding the rest of the time to complete it if you dedicate just a couple of minutes to it.


'It's Good To Be Uncomfortable'

Nobody really likes to be uncomfortable, but it’s a necessity for creative living. As animator Mark Phillips reminds us, when you get comfortable, you stop creating new things.


Manage Your Self-Doubt By Setting Goals And Expectations

Sometimes it may feel like everyone else is climbing the corporate ladder, getting book deals, and otherwise finding success while you struggle to get started. But everyone feels self-doubt about their work. It’s just a matter of managing that feeling and making progress, step by step.


Focus On The Process, Not The Milestones, For Better Success

When you’re trying to reach a goal, it’s comforting to focus on the milestones. However, a better target for your attention may be the incremental process improvements that will get you there.


Develop A Better Kind Of Mental Toughness By Living Like A Hydra

If you’re unfamiliar with the Hydra, it was a multi-headed beast in ancient Greek mythology that grew two heads for every one cut off. By creating a system of modes or mindsets for yourself to always fall back on — like the heads of a hydra — you’ll never feel like you’re not making progress towards your goals.


Ask Yourself 'What's Important Now?' To Focus On Your Biggest Goals

It can be easy to mimic our mentors or peers. However, our priorities and values aren’t always identical to theirs. Keep track of your own goals by regularly asking, “What’s important now?” to make better decisions on what you tackle next.


How Finding 'Overnight Success' Is Like Growing Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the strongest, most versatile plants in the world. It’s used for a large number of things, but, just like success, it doesn’t grow overnight. In fact, bamboo seedlings don’t even break ground for at least five years.


Break Out Of A Rut With Small, Personal Changes

It can be difficult to break out of your regular routine. If you want to make a change, break your inertia by changing something small and setting the stage for more significant personal changes.


Don't Confuse Satisfaction With Happiness

It can be weird when a friend, who may have already achieved a lot, comes to you asking how they can do more. While it may seem like a good idea to point out their progress and remind them to be grateful, this advice assumes they should be happy and doesn’t answer their original question.


The Obstacle Is The Way: The Right Mindset For Finding Success

Some people are paralysed in their tracks when they hit an obstacle in their lives, while others manage to thrive because of them. Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph doesn’t provide step-by-step instructions on accomplishing your goals, but it does offer a mantra and mindset that everyone can pursue.