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How to Succeed at Big, Long-Term Tasks

It’s difficult to succeed at a big, long-term task. For example, students often struggle to make consistent progress on their thesis and dissertation projects. The projects are so big–they literally take 2-3 years to finish. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or feel like …

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The Devil You Know is Better Than the Devil You Don’t… Or Is It?

The basic idea of this common phrase is that we often have the tendency to prefer familiar pain over uncertainty. Maybe you have noticed this tendency in your own life. You might be in a terrible relationship or work situation, but for some reason, you stick with it. The fear …

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Do What You Were Created to Do

Sometimes in life, it’s easy to get off track. There are so many things competing for our time and attention. Emails, social commitments, hobbies, volunteering at church, etc. How do we keep ourselves focused on what’s important? What IS important? What Was Important in the Beginning? I was reading the …

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