What do you think is an important factor for success? While there are others, I believe that an important factor for success is determination. Paul Graham – the founder of a startup incubator in Silicon Valley – wrote this: We learned quickly that the most important predictor of success is determination… While it certainly helps to be smart, it’s not the deciding factor. There are plenty of people as smart as Bill Gates who achieve nothing.
I have read many productivity books over the years. These are books that aim to improve your personal productivity. They aim to help you get more done in less time. Among them, I have some favorites. There are many other books on productivity, of course, but these are the ones that you should read if you want to read just a few of them. Without further ado, here the five best productivity books to read.
I recently read two things that gave me the idea for this post. The first one is a summary of Disrupt Yourself by Whitney L. Johnson. The second one is the autobiography of Ray Kroc, the man who built McDonald’s. Both of them taught me an important lesson: To move to the next level in life, you may need to disrupt yourself.
It’s great to feel energized throughout the day. You will work with focus and enthusiasm. You will get more done in less time. You will also feel happy about your day. It’s a great state of being. Now, I want to admit that I don’t always feel energized. There are days when I feel the opposite. But I’m glad that there are more good days than bad ones, and along the way I learned some lessons on how to feel energized. Without further ado, here are six things you should do to feel energized throughout the day.
How do you feel about failure? If you are like most people, failure makes you uncomfortable. It’s something you want to stay away from. The fact is: fear of failure is a common type of fear that many people have. I wish I could say that I’m immune to it, but I’m not. Looking back, I can see that I was afraid of failing. I have made progress, but I’m still working on it now. What should we do then? How can we overcome our fear of failure?
We can’t deny the fact that we need money. We need money to pay our bills. We also need it to advance in our lives (e.g. for education). But what is the right way to treat money? How can we live a meaningful life without money worries? I believe this quote by Jonathan Swift gives us a good answer: