by on March 4, 2021
On Enslavement to Self Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within; you will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you. —James Allen  It’s easy to delegate the responsibility for our lives and choices to other people. It’s not your fault that you can’t stick to a diet — it’s...
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by on March 3, 2021
On Creating Systems "I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control". —Tim Ferriss  A lot of people think that being self-disciplined means that you can sit in front of a delicious piece of cake and stare at it for hours without eating it. They think of resisting temptations as being like a knight defending his kingdom against the invader. If you go to seedy bars every week, your chances of getting punched in th...
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by on March 2, 2021
On Being a Human Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation — do what’s right and good for us ...
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by on March 1, 2021
Your Choices Your choices are made in a moment, but their consequences will transcend a lifetime. —MJ DeMarco  Eat this greasy, high-calorie hamburger or prepare a healthy salad? Sleep in and barely get to work on time or wake up at 5 a.m. to work on your side business before going to work at your day job? Stop trying the moment you get rejected or swallow your pride and keep going, despite hearing “no” dozens of times? It takes only a moment to make the wrong choice and jeopardize your fu...
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by on February 28, 2021
Day 1: On Living the Hard Way Life’s easy when you live it the hard way... and hard if you try to live it the easy way. —Dave Kekich 1 Self-discipline means living your life the hard way: resisting temptations and instant gratification, in order to receive bigger and better rewards in the future. It’s certainly easier to avoid all kinds of discomfort and indulge yourself whenever you want, but in the end, all that you get from that approach is fleeting pleasure now at the expense of your f...
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by on February 25, 2021
The Old Wives’ Tales That Actually Work for Anti-Aging A lot of people in our modern times are quick to dismiss old wive’s tales. They can be considered superstitious and outdated. However, there are times that these little anecdotes that have survived the centuries have done so for a reason! People who have tried some of these things will stand by them. So what wisdom do these old wive’s tales hold for those who want to focus on anti-aging and maintain a youthful appearance? First of all,...
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by on January 19, 2021
Happiness is a pretty valuable commodity. That’s no surprise. Like all valuable commodities, everybody wants it. Can you think of a person who doesn’t want to be happier? Have you ever met a person who says “Ya know, I don’t think I want to be happier”? Of course, you haven’t. You know why? Because that person doesn’t exist. All of us want to be happier. We all want more satisfaction and we all want more fulfillment. In some sense, happiness is like money. It’s always nice to have a little bit m...
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