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'You Limit Yourself By Having Low Expectations'

Perhaps you know someone in your gym who seems really, really strong because he or she can move a ton of weight. You tell yourself that you want to be just as strong, but according to Greg Nuckols, that will hold you back. When you cast a narrow gaze, you limit how strong you can become.

Motivate Yourself To Finish A Task With This Two-Step Process

We all have tasks we dread, and some days, it’s really tough to scrounge up the motivation to tackle those tasks. To get yourself going, Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, suggests making a choice that puts you in control and linking your task to your values.

'Maybe You're Simply Not Being Used Properly'

If you ever feel like you’re not going anywhere or that you’re undervalued or struggling to make a difference, consider this: Are your talents or skills being put to their best use?

Continuo Tracks Habits In A Clean, Easily Accessible Calendar

iOS: We know that tracking habits is a great way to improve motivation. If you’re looking for an app to help you with that, Continuo is easily one of the prettier looking apps for doing so.

Prioritise Your Tasks By Motivation Instead Of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritising and scheduling tasks into activity blocks that aren’t constrained by time can help.

The Secret To Overcoming Procrastination: It's Not About Willpower

Procrastination is a universal problem. Even the most irritatingly well-organised people know the agony of putting something off until the last… possible… minute. Why do we put ourselves through this misery, knowing the consequences? And how can we overcome the urge?

Create A Personal 'Fitness Mantra' To Stay Motivated To Work Out

On those days you second guess yourself for setting a 6am alarm to hit the gym, or skip happy hour in favour of a run, come up with and recite your own fitness personal mantra. Since it will be based on your own ideals and values, it’s a powerful reminder to keep you motivated.

Your Workspace Doesn't Need To Inspire You, It Needs To Be Novel

My most productive places to work are coffee shops. They’re not particularly inspirational. In fact, they’re usually loud and uncomfortable, yet I get stuff done faster and more efficiently while I’m there. Writer Asher Stephenson has a theory behind why this happens: it’s about novelty.

Put Your Done List At The Forefront For Extra Motivation

Keep the things you’ve recently accomplished at the top of your mind, and you might boost your momentum and productivity. That’s how Lyndi Thompson, a demand marketer at Tableau, organises her Trello board. The board is also structured for an agile workflow, with lists that track current tasks and “next up”.

Mastering The Art Of 'Just Start'

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a tabula rasa means you can take a project in any direction, but that boundlessness can quickly become overwhelming.

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