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Do Your Goals Scare You?

Should we set terrifying goals, where success isn’t guaranteed? Curing polio, creating the iPod, putting a man on the moon? Terrifying. Without terrifying goals, progress forward isn’t possible. If you aim high enough, you never totally fail. You might not get exactly what you wanted, but you will get something new. – Eric Schmidt, former

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How to Enjoy Hard Work

Self-development since the beginning of time talks about the benefits of hard work. But why is it that some people seem to feel that “hard work” is a dirty word nowadays? By “hard work” I mean doing things that are difficult. Both hard work and “working hard” (putting in the time required to get the

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Why I Don’t Talk About My Future

Before I ever actually accomplished anything, I would constantly talk about what I wanted to do. Not anymore. I’ve written 3 books so far, and continue to work more on other projects I don’t tell anyone about. There are a few reasons:  1) When you start talking about what you’re doing, you’ll get the validation

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Update Your Code

If you look at all of the most successful people, they all do one thing constantly: read. Someone somewhere told me: “I’ve never met a rich person without a library, and never met a poor person without a TV.” If you think about people like a machine or a computer, how you think is the