Friday, July 7th, 2017. Issue #131
The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable | Medium
If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome. Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.  Many people are so comfortable they’re miserable.  Breaking a habit, trying something new, taking a risk, making new connections, or putting yourself in a totally new situation won’t be easy, but it’s worth it. It’s exhausting but rewarding.
You don’t get to be one of the largest companies on the planet without knowing a few productivity hacks. And that’s not counting the many productivity tools made by Google. Google has some of the best leaders in its staff, like Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page. 
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation. Motivation is what energizes, maintains, and controls your behavior against internal and external forces. The type of motivation in different situations can help you excel.

When you see things from multiple perspectives, you realize you can achieve almost anything you want in far less time than you imagined. Yet, most people have fixed and limited views about themselves and what they can accomplish. They have fixed and limited views about the resources available to them.

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?  The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller.

We’ve all heard the bad news that sitting will kill you. That might be a slight exaggeration, and hey, we’re all going to die someday, after all. But our chair-loving lifestyle isn’t helping us live any longer, that’s for sure. It’s associated with everything from cardiovascular disease to type 2 diabetes and even cancer.

A few nights ago, I attended a talk given by Christopher Voss, former international FBI hostage negotiator for 24 years, in which he described several of his kidnapping stories and how his entire mission in life was to help people and save lives. Needless to say, he was the real deal.

No one likes to hear "no," especially after working hard on an idea. But in many workplaces, dealing with rejection is part of the job. Dream of working in a creative field or becoming an innovator, and you may be signing on for even more brutal (and sometimes public) rejection.

Your decisions make you. Whether you’re selling them as an entrepreneur, marketer, writer, or any other kind of knowledge worker, or facing a serious crossroads in your personal life, the choices you make today define your future. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to our growth..
I’d like to start off by saying that this talk is grounded in a particular location, and that is the Morcom Amphitheatre of Roses in Oakland, California, otherwise known simply as “the rose garden.” In the most basic sense, that’s because I largely wrote this talk in the rose garden. 
A book I’m reading:  Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker. He reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. 
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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