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316/365 The weather does not have to match the activity

316/365 The weather does not have to match the activity

This is a common misconception about goal pursuit: We believe that we have to actually feel like it. We don’t. And, with many of the tasks in our lives, we won’t feel like it... ever! The thing is, our motivational state does not need to match the intention. We can do something even if we do not feel like it. …

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315/365 To perceive, understand, and regulate our emotions

315/365 To perceive, understand, and regulate our emotions

Emotional intelligence is the ability to effectively identify and utilize emotions to guide behavior. Recent research has shown that lower emotional intelligence is related to more procrastination, but the good news is that we can increase our emotional intelligence. We can learn to more effectively perceive, understand, and regulate our emotions. This is very important in terms of more effective …

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314/365 Choosing the emotions

314/365 Choosing the emotions

What we really need to do is to come to terms with our negative feelings about a task. We need to find a way to cope with these negative feelings so that we can continue to pursue our intended goal. Essentially, it comes down to choosing the emotions on which we will focus. For example, although the dominant emotion at …

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313/365 Needless voluntary delay

313/365 Needless voluntary delay

All procrastination is delay, but not all delay is procrastination. Procrastination is the voluntary delay of an intended action despite the knowledge that this delay may harm the individual in terms of the task performance or even just how the individual feels about the task or him- or herself. Procrastination is a needless voluntary delay. From "Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: …

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312/365 The focused life

312/365 The focused life

… I have a plan for living the rest of my life,” Gallagher concludes in her book. “I’ll choose my targets with care ... then give them my rapt attention. In short, I’ll live the focused life, because it’s the best kind there is.” From "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport

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311/365 Focus intensely

311/365 Focus intensely

To learn hard things quickly, you must focus intensely without distraction. To learn, in other words, is an act of deep work. From "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport

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310/365 The Principle of Least Resistance

310/365 The Principle of Least Resistance

The Principle of Least Resistance: In a business setting, without clear feedback on the impact of various behaviors to the bottom line, we will tend toward behaviors that are easiest in the moment. From "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport

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