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Reactivity and Self-Control

Reaction can be your best friend and your worst enemy at the same time. In the case of reflexes, say trying to swerve around the car that suddenly slammed on his brakes in front of you, thus avoiding getting yourself impaled on your own steering column, is a positive...

Inertia: The Course of Inaction

You are sitting at home, staring at the TV. There is nothing good on, nothing you feel terribly compelled to watch, yet there you are staring at some nonsensical program anyway. In the back of your mind looms that task that you know needs to be done by tomorrow. The...

Sense of Direction

It is all well and good when someone says one has to apply their talents to have success, but what if the person in question is a little tentative about what they want to do. Ideas are a dime a dozen and very attractive when one comes up with them, but bringing them...

Ambition And Motivation

One of the most cliché things ever spoken is how “ambition” is the number one reason any successful person gets to where they are, be it a CEO, politician or renown scientist. “I always had ambition since I was very young, and I never stopped working for what I wanted...

Emotion as Self-Discipline

Emotion is the double-edged sword of humanity. It can be the ultimate form of motivation to carry out the impossible, and it can be the relentless force that drives us to our own destruction. If we never felt anything, we would have no compulsion to strive, attain or...

Defining Self-Discipline

Throughout history, successful people have had one obvious thing in common: self-discipline. High achievers are always willing to do things that average humans are unwilling to do. But how does one define self-discipline? According to Webster’s Dictionary, Discipline...