Habits

These posts cover the tremendous power of habits. We are what we repeatedly do, and we become what we set our minds to doing via habits.
May
20
When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

When we strive and struggle, when we push beyond our comfort zones, we learn what we can do. In contrast, we do not learn any useful limits sitting on our couches.
7 min read
May
06
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Let’s call the first group the Shit Happens adherents and the other group I Make Things Happen. Do you count yourself among either group? Here’s how to tell.
6 min read
Apr
29
What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

If you want to be happy in life, there is only one comparison you should ever make.
7 min read
Feb
18
Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

One of the spookiest things I ever did was write down on a single piece of paper a number of life goals.
7 min read
Feb
11
Advice For New Managers: Develop Principles (Newsletter 033)

Advice For New Managers: Develop Principles (Newsletter 033)

Advice from individuals, journalists, and experts is more than not useful. It's downright harmful, at least in the sense that it distracts you from focusing on what you could be more profitably doing.
5 min read
Feb
04
On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)

On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)

In addition to the choice to affirmatively do something, our actions are a choice not to do everything else we could have done that day at that moment.
5 min read
Jan
28
Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)

Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)

Although striving for material progress served humanity well for centuries by raising us out of widespread poverty into wealth, today it may be causing more harm than good.
6 min read
Jan
21
What Should We Wish For? (Newsletter 030)

What Should We Wish For? (Newsletter 030)

Perhaps we should wish for something other than more of the promotions, wealth, and possessions that haven't seemed to make us happier yet.
5 min read
Nov
12
Can You Succeed At Work Without Working Hard? (Newsletter 020)

Can You Succeed At Work Without Working Hard? (Newsletter 020)

You will always outcompete someone who is not willing to put in the same time as you. I refer not just to hours spent working, but in learning how not to waste time, and how productively to use the time you have focused on the right priorities.
6 min read
Nov
08
039 - On Drinking Deeply - Moral Letters for Modern Times

039 - On Drinking Deeply - Moral Letters for Modern Times

Think of a summary as but a sip, nourishing if it comes after a full meal, but leaving you empty if you have consumed nothing before it.
3 min read