Focus To Win

Focus To Win
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Focus To Win

Shane Parrish | Farnam Street

'Focus is not the sort of thing you aspire to … or you decide on Monday. It’s something you do every minute'

Focus turns energy into results. Why would you spend any time on your 5th most important idea? (3 minute read)

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Instead of Pulling Out Your Phone, Let Your Mind Wander

Jill Suttie | Greater Good

'We are probably underestimating how enjoyable and interesting it is to do nothing but pay attention to wherever our thoughts take us'

When we're waiting, we often have the urge to distract ourselves—but a new study finds we’d enjoy doing nothing but think. (3 minute read)

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Trigger Warning: Reality Hurts

Mark Manson | markmanson.net

'This is, on a small scale, what trigger warnings do to people: it gets them upset about the fact that they’re going to be upset at some point in the future'

Speaking of trigger warnings - this article is apologetically sweary. (7 minute read)

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Living Closer Together

Max Holleran | Aeon

'Those who would like to live the New Urbanist dream are assaulted by the reality of housing costs'

Urban density was once seen as a sign of unhealthiness and poverty. But today it is necessary to make cities sustainable. (12 minute read)

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Who Can It Be Now

Emma Stamm | Real Life

'Our algorithmic self may or may not be faithful to how we see ourselves, but it has just as many dimensions and secrets'

On social platforms, the “fluid self” is not a rejection of personal branding but another manifestation of it. (8 minute read)

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📺 Video: Queen Elizabeth II: A Long Life of Duty and Service | Financial Times | 13 Min

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🎙Podcast: The Science Of Personality Change | Modern Wisdom | 1Hr 19Min

Expect to learn why most personality tests are basically useless, how genetically heritable our personalities are, how to stop being shy or introverted, the best strategies to become more ambitious and conscientious, and much more...

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🤔 Something to think about: 'Not every job is a source of joy and meaning, but your work shouldn't cost you your health and well-being' - Adam Grant

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