Category Archives: effectiveness

Today’s quote about taking action

“Do and dare what is right, not swayed by the whim of the moment. Bravely take hold of the real, not dallying now with what might be. Not in the flight of ideas but only in action is freedom. Make … Continue reading

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Today’s quote from Thomas Moore’s “A Life at Work”

I enjoy reading and collecting ideas (quotes) that embellish the frameworks I use to try to live effectively. I plan to broadcast those I like most. This is the first: “Finding your life work is inseparable from maturing as a … Continue reading

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When “small things” get in the way

Recently a friend of mine said “So many small things seem to get in the way of momentum these days.” Dealing effectively with “small things” is first a matter of understanding your priorities. What’s really important or strategic to you? … Continue reading

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Types of Motivators (Needs and Desires)

My most important motivators are primarily intrinsic: Learning, understanding, research; examples over the past year are nutrition and blogging; A job well-done, meeting goals, focussing on priorities, being organized; Problems must be solved; Be the best that I can be; … Continue reading

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What motivates you?

The previous post indicated that motivation is based on satisfying needs and desires. That’s pretty general. Let’s get more specific. I’ll briefly share some of the things that motivate me. Then it’s up to you to figure yourself out. My … Continue reading

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Motivation, Will Power – Is a Spoke Missing?

“The whole motivation for any performer is “Look at me, Ma.”~ Lenny Bruce, Controversial American Comedian and Satirist (1925-1966) Commitment or how intensely we stick to our goals is a function of motivation. Should we be considering motivation (or will … Continue reading

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The Mental Spoke: how you create your experiences.

The previous post ended with Mihaly Csikszentmihaly’s quote from “Finding Flow”: “Rarely do we feel the serenity that comes when heart, will and mind are on the same page.” Let’s look at the role of your “mind” in achieving this … Continue reading

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