Category: Be a Lifelong Learner

James Clear on Making Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - January 16, 2019 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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I’ve been reading articles by James Clear for a bunch of years. He shares all kinds of useful life hacks. Over the last few years, he has written quite a bit about making and keeping good habits, a subject that is near and dear to my heart—and core to my message. His suggestions differ from […]

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Fun, Learning, and Gratitude in 2018

Posted by davidjsinger - December 26, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Mindfulness
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As I have done for each of the past few years, here are the many ways I enjoyed the experiences of my year: places I visited, what I listened to, what I read, what I watched, and more. Reading I love reading and I love learning. I read quite a bit every day, starting with […]

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Multitasking & Making Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - December 19, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Organized, Be Present, Changes, Habits, Learning, Organization, organized
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As any regular reader here knows, I’ve written a lot about how to make changes stick – break down your goals into small pieces and work on one at a time for the 21 days it takes to create a habit. As I have explained, we have a limited amount of willpower, so it’s important […]

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Removing Temptations to help your Willpower

Posted by davidjsinger - September 26, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Organized, Changes, Habits, Well-Being, willpower
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I’ve written a lot about the way willpower impacts our ability to make changes that stick. The bottom line: we have a limited stock of willpower. It’s been studied. It’s a fact. Because of this, the key to making changes that stick is to go slow; to break down your big goals into small pieces […]

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True Vacations for Your Well-Being

Posted by davidjsinger - July 11, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Family, Friends, Happiness, Health, Stress, Well-Being, Wellness
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In the mid-1990s, I had the good fortune of participating in the Strategic Coach® program. Its quarterly, all-day sessions helped me focus on creating the life I wanted, personally and professionally. One of the first things I learned in the program was their time management system, the most important aspect of which is “Free Days”. […]

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Some Lifelong Learning Advice, from someone

Posted by davidjsinger - June 20, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Happiness, Learning
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My friend Michael, who sends out weekly motivational messages, sent one recently with a list of “What I’ve Learned” by Andy Rooney, the late 60 Minutes personality. Rooney passed away in 2011 at the age of 92. For many years, I enjoyed watching his 60 Minutes segments. I found him to be one of the […]

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More Ways to Make New Habits Stick

Posted by davidjsinger - June 13, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits
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Last year I wrote a piece on commitment devices, another practice to help you to make good habits stick. A reader sent me a note saying how much he loved the piece, and he told me what he and his wife have been doing to make changes that stick, as follows: “My wife and I […]

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Healthy Habits Breed Success

Posted by davidjsinger - June 6, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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This is a guest post by Ash Govender. Making changes can be hard. In your own case, you may have often heard someone say: “make it a habit to…..” followed by some difficult to accomplish task. Then, you try it a few times until you either stop because you don’t see results, or you let […]

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Temptation Bundling & Making Changes that Stick

Posted by davidjsinger - April 25, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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I have written about the fresh start effect, which I heard about on an episode of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, When Willpower Isn’t Enough. I have written often about the way willpower impacts our ability to make changes that stick—simply, we have a limited amount of willpower (it’s been studied), which is why we fail […]

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Fresh Starts to Make Changes that Stick

Posted by davidjsinger - March 28, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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Freakonomics, which I read many years ago, remains one of the most entertaining books I have read. Stephen Dubner, one of the book’s authors, hosts the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which I don’t regularly listen to (because I listen to too many others). The podcast’s web site describes it this way: “Stephen J. Dubner has surprising […]

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