(Top 10 articles that will change your life) Our life revolves mainly around three domains: Work, relationships and health. To live an extraordinary life, all three aspects must be taken into account and we should strive for improvement in all three areas. We have picked out some of the best articles from all three domains which will lead you to reflect on your own life and push you on the road to personal mastery and self – development.
Top 10 Articles:
The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It
‘Akrasia’ refers to our tendency to fall victim to procrastination. It is when you do one thing even though you know you should do something else. With the help of an example, it talks about how ‘Akrasia’ has been affecting people for centuries, gives scientific reasons as to why people are unable to take action and provides solutions for the same.
This article can totally help you get rid of procrastination and guide you to follow through on your goals by fighting ‘Akrasia’. Definitely, number 1 on our list of top 10 articles that will change your life.
For full article: http://jamesclear.com/akrasia
Screw Finding Your Passion
This article by Mark Mansion talks about how the term ‘Passion’ is misused and abused to a great deal. Passion is something you do because doing it in itself makes you happy but what happens in real life? Be it studies or job. The question we ask is: “How do I give in my least efforts and get maximum fruits?”. The writer highlights the fact that people have already found their passion, they are just ignoring it. The problem is not a lack of passion but productivity, perception and acceptance. You don’t choose your passion, your passion chooses you.
“If you have to look for what you enjoy in life, then you’re not going to enjoy anything. And the real truth is that you already enjoy something. You already enjoy many things. You’re just choosing to ignore them.”
For full article: https://markmanson.net/passion
The Only Way To Become Amazingly Great At Something
“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the aeroplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
― Donald J. Trump
This article speaks about mastering a skill and how several tutorials, books and blogs are misguiding people giving them the so-called quick fixes and shortcuts. The only way to master a skill is by doing it more, some more and then even more.
How To Fireproof Your Productivity
This article by Robin Sharma talks about ‘5 key habits’ of legendary performers like billionaires, NBA stars, music legends which give them exponential productivity and helps them achieve giant ambitions. These people operate from their highest level of purpose and have trained themselves accordingly which has allowed them to view the world through the lens of their core values and beliefs.
Robin supplements his findings with scientific reasons and logical explanations. Also, at the end of each key habit, he provides an ‘Implementation tactic’ which will help you apply the same principles in your own lives. Therefore, it is at number 4 on our list of top 10 articles that will change your life.
For full article: http://www.robinsharma.com/blog/04/how-to-fireproof-your-productivity/
Stop Trying To Be Happy
‘Happiness is a state of mind’. We all have heard this phrase a million times and yet we try our hardest to find happiness, not within our self but elsewhere. This article talks about how happiness is often misinterpreted as pleasure. Happiness is not the same as pleasure. Instant gratifications amount to pleasure whereas a journey towards lifelong goals determines happiness.
The author says that happiness is the process of becoming your ideal self. “The simple act of moving at all will change how you feel about the entire process and serve to inspire you further.” This article surely answers some queries regarding happiness and is at number 5 on our list of top 10 articles.
For full article: https://markmanson.net/stop-trying-to-be-happy
How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Towards Your Goals
This article highlights the role of consistency in achieving success. We all start a project, an assignment, a goal with remarkable zeal and enthusiasm but what happens after 3-4 days? We give in to our old habits and aren’t able to transform our self through goals that we had planned for us. So is there a magic pill, a quick fix for this issue? NO! “Fall in love with boredom. Fall in love with repetition and practice.
Also, fall in love with the process of what you do and let the results take care of themselves.” This article at number 6 on our list of top 10 articles, is a must read for those who quit in a midway believing that they aren’t consistent enough.
For full article: http://jamesclear.com/stay-focused
To Find The Right Person, Be The Right Person
At number 7 in our list of top 10 articles: As the title suggests, this articles speaks a volume about the importance of ‘SELF LOVE’ and how you can actually fall in love with yourself. ‘You see the world, not as it is, but as you are.’ So, in order to have more fulfilling relationships with others, you first need to understand, nurture, improve and love yourself.
It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.
7 Self Discipline Techniques
“Natural talent accounts for little unless it is supercharged by self- discipline.” There is an anecdote of an author’s friend in the article which beautifully highlights the magic of self- discipline. This article talks about how people get blinded by the myth of easy success.
When you see a musician performing, do you ever say to yourself, “Oh, he is so lucky”? Rings a bell? Well, then you must definitely check out this article. Self – discipline is the submerged part of the iceberg other’s don’t see when they see your ‘genius.’ A must read for everyone and thus, an important item in our list of top 10 articles.
For full article: http://www.uncommonhelp.me/articles/self-discipline-techniques/
Ways To Let Go Of Insecurity In Relationships
Ever been a part of a relationship where insecurity got the better of your relationship? I am sure you must have, at least once in your life. Insecurity is one of the root cause for the destruction of any relationship and it somewhat originates from self-inadequacy and self-doubt.
This article talks about how overthinking can cause some serious damage to a relationship and suggests some way let go of the insecurity. A must read for all the ‘insecure’ folks out there, making its way on number 9 on top 10 articles.
A must read for all the ‘insecure’ folks out there.
12 Reasons You Should Lift Weights
Lastly, an article to improve your knowledge about health and fitness. Okay, so many people are of the view, “Why weights? I don’t want 20-inch biceps. I don’t want to look like The Hulk. Why then?” Here is the answer, lifting weights causes amazing changes in all your body systems, improving the functioning of the brain, hormones, heart and metabolic rate.
It paces your fat loss as well and eventually helps you to lead a healthier lifestyle. This article will provide you enough reasons to lift. Hence, its on our list of top 10 articles that will change your life. So, go hit the gym people! 🙂
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