When it comes to your personal growth, your mindset plays an important role. If you have the right mindset, you will grow much. But if you don't, you will hinder your own growth. Your mindset in this case could be either fixed mindset or growth mindset. Fixed mindset believes that your abilities ...

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How Has Your Year Been?

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We are now in April, and that means a quarter has passed in 2014. There are only three quarters left this year. I think it’s a good time to stop and reflect on how our year has been. Has it been a good one? Or perhaps it’s not as good as ...

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A few weeks ago I wrote that optimism is a key attitude that you must have to do great things. Optimism is indeed important, but it’s not enough. You still need to get good at what you do. You still need to achieve your goals. For this, a method that I ...

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Dan Schawbel recently interviewed me on the topic of productivity. In the interview, he gave me some good questions that I think touch the core of the topic. Here they are: What are some of the best ways to have a productive day? What are a few of your routines everyday that ...

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Optimism: Key to Doing Great Things

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In 2011, Paul Graham published an essay titled Why Startup Hubs Work. There he wrote about what makes a startup hub, like Silicon Valley, works. Here is an excerpt: … it is a particularly valuable thing when the atmosphere around you encourages you to do something that would otherwise seem too ...

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I recently came across an interesting quote by Laurence Lee: “The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.” This quote, I believe, contains a profound lesson. It emphasizes the importance of real-world application rather than mere knowledge. ...

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