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How to Persevere Through Pain

The sun was scorching as I neared the end of the Spartan Race in Monterrey, California. "I don't know how much longer I can keep this up..." Over 6000 participants showed up to take on the 13-mile course of mountain terrain and obstacles. Several of which included carrying 60lb bags and...

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Achieve Deep Focus with the Nothing Alternative

Raymond Chandler was appalled with his lack of progress. The famous author of The Big Sleep just spent the entire day working, yet he made no progress on his book! Then Chandler realized the root of his problem. He wasn't really being productive, he was just making himself feel good about...

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6 Key Factors of Behavior Change

“This time is going to be different.” Those are the first words we tell ourselves when we set a goal to change our behavior. It does not matter if that behavior change is to quit smoking, to lose weight, or to start exercising. Despite our past failures, we believe this time we will summon the...

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Drastically Improve Your Success by Starting Each Goal With Why

In 1813, Humphrey Davy – a prominent British scientist, and a member of the Royal Society – damaged his eyesight in an accident with nitrogen trichloride. It was perhaps the luckiest accident in modern human history. Davy would be blind for months and in need of a quality...

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Focus on the Process, Not the Result.

The clock was ticking down as the UCLA Bruins were about to defeat the Seattle University Redhawks in the round-of-16 game of the 1964 NCAA basketball tournament. The Bruins came into the game undefeated and were up 95-90. The win was all but assured, yet legendary basketball coach John Wooden...

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A Simple Formula to Realize Your Purpose

“There are two types of people in this world: hedgehogs and foxes.” wrote Isaiah Berlin in his famous essay. The fox knows many things. He is cunning and smart. He is fast and sneaky. He is always in search of new strategies to beat the hedgehog and win his share of the...

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How Jure Robic Proved That There are No Limits

It has been called the hardest competition on the planet. The Insight Race Across America, also known as RAAM, is a 3,000-mile non-stop bike race from one end of the United States to the other – more than 36% longer than the Tour de France. But as the cyclists went through their final...

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Can Coffee Make You a Genius?

If you, with mind untroubled,Would flourish, day-by-day,Let each day of the sevenFind coffee on your tray.It will your frame preserve from every maladyIts virtues drive afar la! la!Migraine and dread catarrh – ha! ha!Dull cold and lethargy. [1] Audiences were appalled in 1732 when Johan...

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How Your Perspective Affects Your Actions

350 miles of pain and suffering. That’s what Joe De Sena and his three teammates were looking at as they approached the starting line of the 2001 International Raid Ukatak. The Raid Ukatak is an adventure race held in Quebec, Canada, in the middle of the winter. Despite the challenge, Joe’s...

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How to Find the Best Path to Success (That Most People Get REALLY Wrong)

Are you a good problem solver? If so, think about a problem that is currently stressing you out. It could be in your work, your relationships, anything. However, it must be realistically solvable (ending world hunger will have to wait for...

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