When I was a child, things that were scheduled did not happen. My father would say we’d go fishing next week, so I’d get excited about going fishing. Then something would come up or he’d just forget, and the fishing trip never happened.
Is this you? It’s 4pm and you know that you’ve got too many projects to complete before the end of the day. The National Institute of Health approximates that nearly 40 million adults in the US are affected by anxiety.
Do you often find your workday spiraling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating.
One of the most controversial chapters in Brian Tracy’s book, Get Smart!, is “Rich Thinking versus Poor Thinking.” In that chapter, he shares a series of simple ideas you can learn and apply. While I fundamentally disagree...
Welcome to the human condition. We tend to do that which is easiest, often to the neglect of that which is best. The brain’s natural impulse is to take the easy route almost all the time until you think and act otherwise.
Does empathy make the world a better place? It certainly looks like it. After all, empathy drives people to treat others’ suffering as if it were their own, which then motivates action to make the suffering go away.
If you’re drowning in paperwork like I am or your workspace looks like the site of an office supply shop explosion, then spring is a good time for getting organized—not just at home but also in your work life.
Whether we’re talking about a great novelist like John Irving or an era-defining entrepreneur like Jeff Bezos, it’s natural to conclude that the mega-successful owe their achievements to an almost magical quality...
How To Be Human is ending. Today is the very last column. I want to thank all of you for reading and for writing to me. I’m grateful so many of you entrusted me with your most difficult problems and thorniest, trickiest questions.
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