Why You Shouldn’t 80/20 Your Life

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In 1906 Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto noticed that every year 20% of the pea pods in his garden produced approximately 80% of the peas.

He soon realized that this principle held true in all sorts of areas and industries. This became known as the Pareto Principle, or what is now often referred to as the 80/20 Principle.

The 80/20 principle stipulates that 80% of the output or results will come from 20% of the input or action.

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The Five Most Motivational Words in the English Language

Want to know what I like most about words?

Just how powerful they are. How they can either make or break you. How they can inspire, motivate, or place you in a negative feedback loop forever.

The words we tell ourselves often become our destiny.

Words give us the opportunity to tell ourselves a story that is empowering, to build a mindset that enables us to create happiness, rather than pursue it mindlessly.

Yet, we often fail to do so. We use words that do not motivate us, quite the contrary.

That’s why I am writing this article. That’s why I am going to share with you the five most motivational words in the English language.

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The More You Work, the Luckier You Get

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We often think of success as part magic, part luck, and part knowing the right people.

We often think success comes down to how the planets align, how certain external factors shape us. Maybe it’s the economy, or the government. Maybe it’s our friends.

The truth is that luck is something we only notice in other people.

The truth is, if you want to be successful in any area of your life, you must follow this simple rule: the more you want it, the more you have to do to have it.

We tend to obsess about strategies and plans, but the truth is that we must take massive action in order to reach our goals.

The truth is, the more you work, the luckier you get.

Yet we often tend to ignore this rule of life because it provokes mental discomfort. If you don’t earn a million dollars per year, you have one of two options:

  1. You either accept that you are just not good enough, and that you have to work more and become more.
  2. You accept that you just don’t want it bad enough. You just kind of want it. You want the results, but you’re not willing to pay the price.

Either of these two options are heartbreaking, so you often think that you’re just not lucky enough.

After all, luck can’t be controlled, so there’s no way someone could hold that against you. The truth is that even if it were a valid excuse, still no one cares. The only thing that matters is that you do the work and have results. That’s it.

The more you work, the luckier you get. The more action you take, the easier it is to build momentum and keep going.

You become an unstoppable force in life, in love, in business, in writing by placing on foot in front of the other. Some days, you won’t feel like it. Some days, you’d much rather hit your head against a wall. But you’ve got to do it.

The more you work, the luckier you get.

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What They Don’t Tell You About Life Hacks and Shortcuts

A few years ago I went through a bad breakup. The kind of breakup that got all my friends spending all their free time with me, because they feared what I’d do if left alone.

One of my friends, trying to make me feel better, gave me the following advice, “Why are you crying over a girl? Others have lost empires.”

You’ve probably heard something similar being presented as a quick fix for any dark night of the soul.

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The Only Shortcut to Happiness is This

Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one is willing to die.

Well, the truth is that while we’re here, on this earth, we get to either create heaven or hell. Either is something of our own making.

And while we all pretend that we want heaven, we complain, argue, gossip, and cry over things we have yet to lose.

Happiness is not to be pursued, it’s not the by-product of having money, fame, or being physically attractive.

Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is an architectural build. It’s like placing one brick over the other until it’s shaped like a house.

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15 Incredibly Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

As most other terms containing the word “self,” self-confidence is one of the many things we pursue in life. Defined as having the mindset to do a thing, and do it well, self-confidence is the closest thing we have to a super power.

But how do you boost your self-confidence?

How do you grow out of the person that you are in order to become who you want to be?

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This Is How You Boost Your Productivity Tenfold

What if I were to tell you that doing just one thing could boost your productivity tenfold?

If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, what would happen?

You could spend that hour doing whatever you wanted to, as long as it was self-focused and involved activities that are meant to engage your brain.

That’s all it takes to improve your overall physical and mental well-being, to skyrocket your productivity, motivation, to boost your mood.

Each day’s hour can also be different. It should just be working toward becoming a more thoughtful, livelier, and more positive person.

The following are key themes of how you can spend that time to yield the best results.

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Does Your Why Make You Cry?

My home country of Romania is last in the European Union when it comes to reading books. The book market here is the stuff of nightmares for any writer.

What do these two sentences mean?

I shouldn’t be able to do what I do. I shouldn’t have attempted it. And I don’t think that you ever gave it a thought while reading my posts.

My parents never read a single thing I wrote because my words are foreign to them. They never read my stories or novels. Odds are, they never will. They never understood my dream of becoming a writer. Nor did they encourage it. But they also didn’t try to talk me out of it. Too often.

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This is Why You’re Struggling in Life

The other day my girlfriend came home from work quite sad. She wanted to quit her job, go back home to her parents, because life was quite unfair.

She had been working a lot. By a lot, I mean twelve hours every single day, and the pay she received wasn’t what she was expecting.

And I asked her, “Compared to what?”

I remember a time when I, too, felt that life was quite unfair to me. I was working fourteen hours a day to be able to earn enough to make ends meet. I thought the world was stupid, and that no one could see what I was doing, and that they didn’t want to appreciate my work.

Bastards!

The truth is much simpler than that.

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New Podcast Episode: A Matter of When

Hey guys,

New podcast episode is live.

Today’s topic?

If you need to develop the inner fortitude to become perseverant enough to become successful, you must change this one thing about your mindset.

You can also find it on other podcast platforms by clicking this link here.

Oh, yeah, and you can now find it on Apple Podcasts too.

That’s it.

Catch you guys in the next one,

Cristian