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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.
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, Brain.fm 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.
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.
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.
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.