Want to know how to figure out what you want in life? What is the most important question to ask yourself? Luke Burgis wrote his book Wanting to teach readers his strategies for living a more meaningful life by taking control of what we want. To figure out what you want in life, Burgis suggests you learn how to distinguish meaningful desires from “mimetic desires.” Read on for Burgis’s advice on identifying your real desires and truly figuring out what you want in life.
Want an overview of Linchpin by Seth Godin? What is the “linchpin mindset” and why should you practice it? In Linchpin, Seth Godin aims to inspire readers who have lost their motivation at work. Godin explains how adopting a linchpin mindset brings you more fulfillment in your career by empowering you to develop and use your unique skills at work. Keep reading for a brief overview of Linchpin by Seth Godin.
Have you been feeling unambitious lately? How can you gain motivation? Feeling unmotivated makes anybody feel dull and sluggish. Luckily, Kristin Neff’s book Self-Compassion says that practicing self-compassion helps increase motivation. Let’s look at how to gain motivation through the power of self-compassion.
How important is willpower? What difference does it actually make in our lives? Daniel Goleman emphasizes the importance of willpower in his book Focus. However, some disagree that it’s a major factor in our lives. Read more to learn both sides of this debate.
Want to know how to live by your values? Why is it so important? What are some strategies that can help you? Luke Burgis’s book Wanting explains how “mimetic desire”—imitating what other people want or have—impacts our ability to live according to our values. He argues that increasing your awareness of mimetic desire will empower you to pursue life’s most meaningful desires and live by your values. Read on to learn more about how to live by your values, according to Burgis’s theory.
What are the keys to success in life? Is it possible to become successful overnight? To thrive in any aspect of your life, you must develop two virtues: patience and perseverance. Without these qualities, you’ll never achieve ambitious goals or reach your full potential. However, modern society is so enamored with fast results that people buy into the idea of overnight success, which is nothing but an illusion. Here’s why patience and perseverance are the keys to success.
Want to know how to stand out at work in any job? What advice do leadership experts offer? According to entrepreneur and leadership expert Seth Godin, if you want to stand out at work, you must adopt a “linchpin” mindset. In his book Linchpin, he offers tips to help you stand out from your colleagues, based on the linchpin mindset. Keep reading to learn how to stand out at work, according to Godin’s four tips.
What is the perfect studying mindset? How can a growth mindset improve your education? In The Only Study Guide You’ll Ever Need, Jade Bowler explains to perform well in school, your first step is to prioritize having a healthy mindset. She discusses how to manage your mindset so a fear of failure, lack of motivation, and procrastination don’t sabotage your success. Let’s look at how to achieve this studying mindset with Bowler’s tips.
How can you keep working towards your goals when the going gets tough? How do you keep persevering and resist the temptation to give up? The road to your goals can be long and arduous. When you’re working towards an ambitious goal, it’s all too easy to become so consumed by the daily grind that you lose the motivation to keep going. To keep the course and avoid falling off track, you need to develop two virtues: perseverance and determination. Below are six strategies to help you persevere so you can step up, face the obstacles, and keep going.
Want to know how to overcome perfectionism at work? Which perfectionist habits are the most damaging in the workplace? In Linchpin, author Seth Godin teaches you how to overcome perfectionism at work by practicing a new, empowered way of thinking—the “linchpin” mindset. Godin’s aim is not to teach you a new way to act, but rather a new way to think about your work, leading to healthier, more successful habits. Read on to learn how to overcome perfectionism at work, according to Godin’s advice.