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The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life
by James Clear | Behavioral Psychology, Grit
Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail?
What makes the difference?
Usually we answer these questions by talking about the talent of top performers. He must be the smartest scientist in the lab. She’s faster than everyone else on the team. He is a brilliant business strategist.
Vince Lombardi: The Hidden Power of Mastering the Fundamentals
by James Clear | Deliberate Practice, Minimalism
It was July of 1961 and the 38 members of the Green Bay Packers football team were gathered together for the first day of training camp.
The previous season had ended with a heartbreaking defeat when the Packers squandered a lead late in the 4th quarter and lost the NFL Championship to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Green Bay players had been thinking about this brutal loss for the entire off-season and now, finally, training camp had arrived and it was time to get to work.
The players were eager to advance their game to the next level and start working on the details that would help them win a championship.
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Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity
by James Clear | Grit, Motivation
Without warning, Soviet Union planes came roaring over the city of Helsinki, Finland on November 30, 1939. Finland was about to receive a violent shove into World War II.
The Soviets dropped more than 350 bombs during the raid. Innocent civilians died. Entire buildings were turned to dust. And it was just the beginning. Three hours before the air strike, more than 450,000 Soviet soldiers began marching across the Finnish border.
Albert Einstein’s Incredible Work Ethic
By James Clear | Creativity
As soon as he hung up the phone, Ralph Morse knew that he needed to get moving. He was still 90 miles away and there wouldn’t be much time before people began to hear the news. Albert Einstein had just died.
Morse was a photographer for LIFE Magazine. He drove down to Princeton, New Jersey as fast as possible, but other members of the media had already been alerted by the time he arrived. Morse would later recall the situation by saying,
If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change
By James Clear | Deliberate Practice, Self-Improvement, Strength Training
If you have ever taken a few weeks off from exercise and then completed a strenuous workout, you may know what I'm about to say.
That first workout back from a long break can be tough, but it's usually the soreness that follows a few days later that is really brutal.
For example, if you do a squat workout after a few weeks off, it can hurt to simply sit in a chair or climb the stairs later that week.
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Create A Relationship With Money Based On Freedom?
By Jennifer Urezzio
Your energy leads the way. Consciousness arrives well before your tangible self and is the nutrient in the soil which creates the harvest of your goodness. What most of us forget is that often we are “fertilizing” our garden with pain and heartbreak, rather than freedom and abundance.
So, when it comes to money, how do you ensure that your consciousness is creating abundance rather than heartbreak? How do you move away from your mindset and the collective consciousness of lack?
How One-Way Friendships Leave You Broke
By Julien Saunders
It’s fine to splurge on friends or to help when they’re in need but not if it puts you in a bind or it’s a sign of a bigger problem with your friendship.
Getting ahead financially is hard work. It’s even more difficult when you’re bound by the unwritten rule to “lift while you climb.” Whether you’re the first among your friends to move out of the old neighborhood or earn a high income, the expectation to “spread the love” is the same.
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