The Motivation Machine: How to Get & Stay Motivated for Any Goal
To maintain your sense of Expectancy, keep giving yourself small wins. Keep accomplishing small bits of the project on a regular schedule so that you’re reaffirming your ability to succeed. Making a small amount of meaningful progress towards your goal is incredibly motivating.
We need to make sure that we have consistently high reasons to keep going, and consistently low reasons to quit.
Practicing purposefully within your sandbox requires that you:
Honestly assess your limits to figure out where you need to improve.
Set a goal just beyond your current ability to motivate yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone.
Practice with intense focus.
Get feedback, in whatever way you can, and incorporate that feedback into your practice.
you have to incorporate the elements of purposeful and deliberate practice to make sure that you’re truly learning while you’re practicing
You should also consider publishing your notes as you go (as I do with books I read) since that forces you to clarify your understanding and articulate it in a way that other people will understand.
I totally agree that for success, cooperation is usually more important than just raw intelligence. But the thing is that AI will be far more cooperative, at least potentially, than humans.
Amazon.com’s objective is to be the leading online retailer of information-based products and services, with an initial focus on books.
Don't walk alone. It takes a village to reach a goal. No matter how independent, stubborn, or strong-willed you are, you are going to need people in your camp who've got your back. Taking on a big dream by yourself is a recipe for frustration. Even if you can perform each task better than anyone else, trying to perform them all will provide you diminishing returns on productivity and results.
One reason is we’re listening to interrupt with our ideas or rebuttals. We listen so we can jump in with our perspective. Or we’re worried we’ll forget what we want to say if we listen for too long. We focus on our own communication, rather than listening to understand others.
Or more so it's my phone; I'll respond in full when it's convenient to me. Plus this immediacy gives my anxiety. I don't like anxiety.
Ten out a ten
Gaynel, you came to mind here. Hope this is an interesting read for you.
I have worked for all sorts of people since then, geniuses and morons, quick-witted and dull, bighearted and narrow. I’ve had many kinds of jobs, but since that conversation with my father I have never considered the level of labor to be the measure of myself, and I have never placed the security of a job above the value of home. ♦
In those days, the forties, children were not just loved or liked; they were needed. They could earn money; they could care for children younger than themselves; they could work the farm, take care of the herd, run errands, and much more.
Turns out, that’s all writing really is — showing up. Not worrying about the outcome, just honoring the process. (You may tweet that.)
And this is where most people fail. They never actually write a word. They talk about writing, think about writing, even read about writing. But they do not write.
It's impossible to over share this. Process over product (resources) for long term development.
They know the best way to stand out from everyone else is to outwork them. For this reason, they have a tendency to over deliver, even when they over promise.
the main reason for the inception of the Jamaica Festival was to "have something to mobilise the spirit of the people", and what better 'something' to mobilise that spirit than music, and it came in the form of the 'Festival Song competition'. The inaugural year, 1966, was a memorable one for Jamaica, with the visit of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I to the island in April; Jamaica's rocksteady beat was somewhere in its embryonic stage and the ska beat was on its way out.
Since the creation of Jamaica Festival in 1963 by the Honourable Edward Seaga, the minister of development and welfare at the time, no single portion of the event has served to galvanise the sense of nationality and celebration of our culture than the selection of the festival song. According to Mr Seaga, "When the Jamaica Festival was first initiated by me in 1963, it was primarily structured to create a home for diverse bits and pieces of festival-type activity which was occurring sporadically."
The music, while providing entertainment for the slave owners, was also used in a sly way to convey messages among slaves, a message only they understood. It thus became the most effective tool in their efforts to unite, incite unrest, and lobby for emancipation.
Reacting to the poll findings, psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj argued that Jamaicans at the lower end of the education scale were being realistic about their "marketing credentials" and that explains why 66 per cent of them indicated that they would not migrate.
Organisational Behaviour and Team Building
Newcomers to a high-performing team also can pick up good work habits, such as meeting deadlines and listening carefully, says Marc Landsberg, CEO of the Chicago social media agency Social Deviant. When teammates’ cubicles adjoin each other, “those pods take on tribal effects” that can have a big impact, positive or negative, on the whole team, he says.
Jobvite, a San Mateo, Calif., recruiting-software company, often seats new employees next to a high achiever. “It’s a form of orientation,” says CEO Dan Finnigan. He has noticed engineers gravitating toward their strongest co-workers, or those with the freshest skills. “You can pretty quickly figure out who’s got the extra juice, or the greatest insight. People are drawn to it. You can almost see the pathways on the floor,” Mr. Finnigan says.
Carroll also shared one very bad reason to leave a relationship: Your partner is an ordinary person.
What determines your success isn’t “What do you want to enjoy?” The question is, “What pain do you want to sustain?”
But you don’t end up attracting someone amazing without appreciating the emotional turbulence that comes with weathering rejections, building the sexual tension that never gets released, and staring blankly at a phone that never rings. It’s part of the game of love. You can’t win if you don’t play.
Therefore, what we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we’re willing and able to sustain to get us to those good feelings.
Defining a high-value customer growth mission, by contrast, narrows the aperture to focus on the organization. An example of such a discrete customer mission might be: “Let’s target our high-value customers who are in the market for home insurance and are customers of competitor X, which has low loyalty scores.”
The future of CRM, and of all software, is in suggested next actions powered by predictive analytics and a deep knowledge of a specific industry and business function’s workflows.
Artificial intelligence and decision-support algorithms that can offer data-driven suggestions will unleash a new level of productivity among workers, allowing everyone to focus on what matters and to continually help one another improve.
As with any tool, it can do as much harm as good; its value stems from strategic design and supported implementation. Success starts with the right people asking the right questions. In this case, success starts with an aligned leadership team setting the direction for a culture of relationships.
I long for the day when a woman’s strength isn’t measured by how much shit she takes from a man as deeply as I yearn for a time when the growth of men doesn’t require broken hearts, shattered dreams and pounds of flesh.
We 0:00-4:43 girls aren’t supposed to have any country for men like you because you don’t deserve it. And yet here we all are. With visceral reactions to an album that reminds us how we never got to “4:44”- all you gave us was “Song Cry”.
And I did. I cried.
Because I saw the best in you. I nurtured it, pruned it, watched it grow. And now someone else gets to sit in the field of my flowers. I can’t even fault her though. I’m sure our stories are similar. I’m sure, before you, there was one who robbed her of hope too. I’m sure he allowed her to invest in him with no intention of ever offering a return.
Money is taboo, but you avoid the topic at your own financial and marital peril.