Posts tagged focus

Becoming a Titan: The Story of John D. Rockefeller

Oil tycoon and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller is considered the richest man in modern history. With an estimated net worth of nearly $400 billion (adjusted for inflation), he was America’s first billionaire, but he wasn’t born that way. In fact, Rockefeller was a child of abject poverty, with a deadbeat salesman father who was rarely around. Rather than succumb to these barriers, however, Rockefeller used…

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Success Is All About Having A Growth Mindset

There is a high school in Chicago that does not give failing grades. Instead, when students do not meet the requirements to pass a class they’re taking, they receive the grade “Not Yet.” The reasoning is that failure is a kiss of death for personal growth; when people are told they have explicitly failed something, they believe the failure is permanent and that they failed…

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Tap into the Magic of Thinking Big with David Schwartz

The Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “The man who says he can and the man who says he cannot are both correct.” His thinking was that a person’s attitude is the deciding factor of whether they will accomplish their goals. David Schwartz expands on this philosophy in his book The Magic of Thinking Big, where he posits that the key to all success is—you guessed…

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Quit Social Media and Focus on Deep Work

We have become a society of easily distracted people. The constant barrage of notifications from our smartphones has us addicted to filling each moment of our lives with bursts of empty activity. We are taught by our jobs, through mindless email sending and our never-ending piles of busy work, that it is more important to look busy, rather than actually be busy. However, this shallow…

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