Friday, November 16, 2018. Issue #203
The Science of Marginal Gains (How You Can Achieve Big Results From Small Wins) | Medium
Habit is persistence in practice.” — Octavia Butler. I’m a big fan of micro habits. A micro-habit is a small, simple action that doesn’t require much motivation, but will help you achieve just about anything in life. Few repeated actions, done everyday, so discreet that they could easily go unnoticed. That’s how long-term habits are formed.
There’s a gap between ‘wanting’ and ‘doing’ for most of our big ambitions. Before you start trying to close it, ask yourself these two questions. They might save you some time. If you can’t say yes to both, the undertaking you’re considering may not be for you...
You can’t take advice from someone too different from you. You would feel like a dog learning how to be a cat. I might have engaged politely with Julie Morgenstern’s time-management advice – spelled out in various books over the years, including this year’s parenting opus...
We often find ourselves in the following situation, when it comes to a discussion or argument: we confront people with different ideas or perspectives to our own. We are arguing in good faith: we sincerely believe in our ideas and want to convey them to the other side...
The problem with programming, along with entrepreneurship and most jobs in tech, is that it requires a lot of mental effort. So no matter how pointless or trivial the task, we still feel productive. While your brain may be sweating from the sheer challenge of it all...
From "set your alarm on the other side of the room" to "invest in a coffee pot with a timer," you’ve probably heard a million don’t-hit-snooze tips before. But, unless you're a true morning person, getting up even one hour earlier than usual can feel impossible.
Alex Mullen has an extraordinary talent: after just 16 seconds of flicking through a pack of cards, he can recall their exact order. The 26-year-old medical student began using memory techniques to help with his university degree, but he picked them up so quickly that soon...
This morning I had a list of four sizable items to accomplish. I knew it was an ambitious plan, but I tackled the day with confidence. I was determined to be a single-minded machine of efficiency, slaying tasks with unparalleled gusto. I started early, but it didn’t matter. 
A few nights ago I saw Jack White in concert. It was a wonderful night, and a big part of that was due to a new rule he has imposed on all his tour dates: no phones.  When you arrive, you have to put your phone into a neoprene pouch, supplied by a company called Yondr...
We’re so focused on the next deadline, getting the next promotion, having the approval of our managers and peers alike that we push, push, push all the time. Oh, how I can relate! I worked in corporate America commuting into NYC (two hours each way!) as the VP...
A course I have launched: Kaizen Habits, based on Japanese wisdom for starting and maintaining healthy habits, is now open for enrollment. Click here for details.
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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