All posts under 365Project:2017

215/365 Sophrosyne

Greek word for it was sophrosyne, “care and intelligence in conducting one’s life; a tempered balance and wisdom,” as Page DuBois, a Greek scholar, translates it. The Romans and the early Christian church called it temperantia, temperance, the restraining of emotional excess. The goal is balance, not emotional suppression: every[…]

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212/365 Faced with difficult question

When the question is difficult and a skilled solution is not available, intuition still has a shot: an answer may come to mind quickly—but it is not an answer to the original question. The question that the executive faced (should I invest in Ford stock?) was difficult, but the answer[…]

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211/365 Anti-goals

According to Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend (7), Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest people in the world, recommends a 2-list approach to goal setting. Once you’ve narrowed down your goals to top-25, create two lists: List A: with your top-5 goals, to which you commit yourself fully List[…]

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210/365 Planning to fall

Assume you will fall off track and plan for it. Get back on track as soon as you can. Monitor your progress—it helps with motivation and reinforces the habit cycle as the behaviour becomes automatic. From “Laser-Sharp Focus. A No-Fluff Guide to Improved Concentration, Maximised Productivity and Fast-Track to Success”[…]

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209/365 Simple is not clutter-free

“Simplicity is not the absence of clutter, that’s a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product. The absence of clutter is just a clutter-free product. That’s not simple.” – Jonathan Ive From “Secrets of Productive People: 50 Techniques To Get[…]

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208/365 Against busyness

There is another factor which makes it difficult to keep a narrow focus. I became very aware of this when I was giving seminars and coaching individuals in time management. This factor is that many people are very protective of their workloads. It’s almost as if being overly busy is[…]

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206/365 You don’t know yourself

The notion that we have limited access to the workings of our minds is difficult to accept because, naturally, it is alien to our experience, but it is true: you know far less about yourself than you feel you do. – From “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

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