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What is Important vs. What is Urgent

What is Important vs. What is Urgent

We can get in trouble in our lives when we mistake what is important for what is urgent. What is Important? What is important has to do with your values. Values are like the guiding map that directs your actions and behaviors. Values have to do with what is most...
Focus Your Energy Like a Lightsaber

Focus Your Energy Like a Lightsaber

May the Fourth Be With You 🙂 I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I have always liked the movies, ever since I was a little kid. Not too long ago, I watched the original Star Wars movie again, just for fun. One of my favorite parts of the movie happens near the beginning, when...
How to Combat Distraction: Do One Thing Each Day

How to Combat Distraction: Do One Thing Each Day

Sometimes it can be difficult to be proactive and make consistent progress on your most important tasks. I know this is true for me. There are so many things that compete for my time and attention. Emails from colleagues and students. Grading papers. Responding to...
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I recently finished reading an interesting book called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. The book offers a unique perspective on a problem that many of us struggle with every day. The basic idea behind the book is that we spend too much time and...
Central Intelligence and the Power of Death

Central Intelligence and the Power of Death

I was watching the movie Central Intelligence the other day, mostly because I’m a huge fan of the Rock. There is a great scene in the film that illustrates the power of death to put a spotlight on our core desires and passions. Here is what happened: The Rock and...
Eliminate Decisions

Eliminate Decisions

If you want to be successful, consider how you might work to eliminate unimportant decisions in your life. For example, how much time and energy do you spend each morning trying to decide what to wear? Successful people often wear the same thing every day. Steve Jobs...
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