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Why 'Follow Your Passion' Isn't Always The Best Advice

You’ve heard it a thousand times from motivational speakers: the key to success is to follow your passion. It’s an appealing notion, but as Mike Rowe points out, just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t necessarily mean you’re good at it or that it’s a viable path towards creating a career. Gives You Streaming Music To Focus, Relax Or Sleep To

Whether you’re trying to focus and get some work done, you need to chill out and relax, or you want something soothing to help you drift off to sleep, has tunes that can help you out. The compositions are completely original, so don’t expect to hear songs you know, but they do work like a charm.

7 Misconceptions About Creativity And How To Harness It

We’ve all been there. That enchanting, mysterious moment when the muse strikes. Creativity is intoxicating. It’s frenetic. And — not to sound crass — it’s profitable. Unfortunately, creativity is also fickle: the more you chase it, the harder it is to catch.

Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

A blind astronomer, how to figure out what to do with your life post-university, the most stolen books, and much more to start off your week in our Lifehacker Thinking Cap!

Follow Your Negative Thoughts To Their Absurd Conclusions 

When you’re having a stream of horrible, negative thoughts, the natural reaction is to try to curb that terrible feeling and think of something positive. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, clinical psychologist Dr Steve Orma suggests actually embracing those thoughts and following them to their ridiculous conclusions.

'A Ship In Harbour Is Safe, But That Is Not What Ships Are Built For'

Getting out of your comfort zone is key to experiencing new things, broadening your horizons and taking the risks that help us grow as people — to either achieve our goals and do the things we’ve always wanted to go, or at least say we tried to get there, even if we fell short.

Motivate People By Encouraging Them To Make Choices

Motivation can be tricky, but studies show that there’s one important factor that can be hugely effective in cultivating it: Making decisions. As psychologist and author Angela Duckworth explains, this is why it’s important to offer people choices when you’re trying to motivate them.

New Tab Motivation Gives You A New, Inspiring Quote With Each Tab You Open

Chrome: If you’re the type who enjoys a little motivational push through the day in the form of an inspiring quote, New Tab Motivation for Chrome delivers, with a random quote each time you open a new tab.

'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.

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