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The Habit of Complaint

When I worked at the library, one of our volunteers was the sweetest little old lady you can imagine. There were days I could tell that she wasn’t feeling her best, but she always got up, got dressed, and gave

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25 Quotes and Affirmations to Finally Defeat Procrastination

Procrastination is a major obstacle to productivity that we all face. Armed with 25 quotes and affirmations based on Alex Vermeer’s strategies for motivation (plus 10 more to overcome fear!) you will have powerful ammunition to finally defeat procrastination. Fear is a common

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Give and Take (Book Review)

In the book “Give and Take,” author Adam Grant outlines different reciprocity styles, including: givers, matchers, and takers. He then poses a question: which style would you guess is most likely at the bottom of the success ladder? While givers

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How to Be Awesome in 10 Steps

I joined a great Meetup group that gets together to talk about the ideas in non-fiction books. It is so inspiring to meet others interested in personal development and working toward goals. At the last meeting we discussed “Start: Punch Fear

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Alex Vermeer on How to Get Motivated

This week I discovered Alex Vermeer’s posts on How To Get Motivated: A Guide for Defeating Procrastination. He includes a free poster with tips: http://alexvermeer.com/getmotivated/, and two lead-up posts: How to Generally Reduce Procrastination and especially How to Stop Procrastinating Right Now, which the flowchart

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Daily Routine Checklist With Prayers and Quotes for the Day

We all need a schedule that fits our unique life: everyone has their own preferences and tasks to perform. Some prefer to exercise, shower or bathe in the morning, others in the evening. Checklists can help us remember everything that

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Make Good Habits Easy, and Bad Habits Hard

A written habit plan = a lot more success! Download the Habit Plan Worksheet (pdf) A written plan for implementing a habit can increase the likelihood of forming it by 2 to almost 3 times, according to articles at Huffington

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