I never thought I
would run a marathon.
Sure, other people
did it, but I wasn’t a runner and it just didn’t seem like something I could
do. I had never run more than 2 or 3 miles at a time in my life, and 26.2
seemed a long way off. Even though it had an allure (my dad had run a couple
back in the day), I just didn’t think I’d be able to do it – I just wasn’t a
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One of the biggest
challenges I face in being productive each day is the dizzying array of
distractions that exist on the computer or on my phone. We live in interesting
times given just how many distractions are seconds from our eyeballs at any
This can easily eat
into your productivity if you aren’t careful. Even though I actively work on
avoiding these distractions, they can still sap at least an hour from my day.
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Mindset” is a psychological concept that Stanford Professor Carol Dweck
popularized back in the early 2000’s. Since then it has hit the “pop
psychology” scene and could be seen to some degree as a precursor to
Angela Duckworth’s concept and popularization of “Grit” as the next
hot topic. Indeed, Amazon even markets the two pioneering books together.
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launched a new feature on the web version of our site: streak medals!
One big challenge that we’ve heard all the time is that the motivation for any project or goal tends to fade away over time. We’ve heard the story time and time again: someone sets out for a big, ambitious goal, gets 30% of the way there, hits a few speed bumps, and all of a sudden the goal has been on ice for 18 months.
Continue reading “How We Reward Consistent Behavior”
We may have
classrooms and teachers for a while longer, but much of the future of education
is self-guided. With most of the world’s knowledge available for free on the
internet, it will become clear (if it’s not already) that spending hundreds of
thousands of dollars for a college degree is ludicrous for an individual and
fraudulent on the part of the university.
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