Edition#52: Dealing with procrastination, knowledge and power, helping others

Tips To Perform Better

1. It’s easy to believe that procrastination is an indication of laziness and incompetence, but It’s not often the case. 

The brain must be rewired to perform certain tasks, which requires more effort than simply relying on motivation alone. 

Rather than searching for motivation to act, It’s better to act in a way that will then cause you to feel motivated. 

Although counterintuitive, taking action can be the best way to overcome procrastination.

2. If you feel like you’re not receiving the right rewards from the effort you put in, ask yourself:

Does the task/activity give me a greater feeling of living while performing it?

Do I feel engaged in this task more than others?

Does the activity/task give me a more vital link to who I am and who I want to be?

Do I mesh well with the activity/task?

Motivation and enjoyment circles back to your capacity to identify when competence and self-determination are not working together. 

The most effective way to locate intrinsic motivation is to take part in a varied range of skills, boosting the chance of discovering pleasure

Some Words To Consider

1. In the instance of “knowledge is power”, the real power is in how the knowledge is applied—specifically, how we develop our skills through practice.

2. Expect frustrations that comes along with learning and appreciate the journey ahead. Although formal education is valuable in figuring out your strengths and weaknesses and experiencing the primary form of learning, in the long run, understanding how to learn is far more powerful. It goes beyond the certificates and degrees.

Rather than taking what’s already presented as knowledge, creatively pursue your interests and see where it takes you

Quotes To Listen To

Tennis great, Andre Agassi on helping others

“Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we’re here. To make each other feel safe.”

Source: Open

Businessmen, John Rockefeller on managing effectively:

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”