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The Five Aspects of Optimizing Life

Posted by Donald Latumahina 11 Comments

In my previous post, I wrote that appreciating life is the starting point to optimizing it. If you appreciate your life, you will want to optimize it. You will want to make the most out of it. But how do we optimize our lives? What are the aspects that we need to optimize? Well, there  [ Read More ]

What do you think is the key to success? There are some possible answers to this question, but recently I became interested in one of them: grit. I have read about its importance many times, so I decided to learn more about it. My main source is a paper entitled Grit: Perseverance and Passion for  [ Read More ]

Categories: Attitude, Purpose, Working

In my post about meaningful work (based on Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness), I wrote that you should constantly exercise your strengths to gain inner satisfaction. The more you do it, the better it will be for you. That’s why it’s important that you recognize your strengths and put them to use. There are many tools  [ Read More ]

Categories: Thinking, Working

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 find useful is iteration.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Purpose, Working

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 make you more  [ Read More ]

Categories: Time management, Tools, Working

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. It’s not enough just  [ Read More ]

Categories: Finance, Learning, Working

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