Category: Learning

Changing Habits Changes You

Posted by davidjsinger - February 13, 2019 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Healthy, Changes, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Learning
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I was listening to a podcast about healthy eating and the person being interviewed said people crave salty, sugary, and fatty foods. The more we eat of them, he went on, the less we taste them—and then we eat more and more of them until we feel satisfied. I’ve experienced this phenomenon in the opposite […]

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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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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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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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Great Quotes on Learning from Failure

Posted by davidjsinger - March 7, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Happiness, Learning, Stress
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A friend of mine was studying for a licensing exam. She had completed all of her schooling, and when she passed the exam she would be able to begin her career. During the couple of months when she was studying and dealing with its attendant stress, someone shared with her the following quotes, which helped […]

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Habits for Successful Resolutions

Posted by davidjsinger - January 11, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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I read a good piece in Fast Company with suggestions from people who are successful with their New Year’s resolutions. The first suggestion was near to my heart: Their resolutions revolve around small changes. New Year’s resolutions tend to fail because we take on too many goals at once, or goals that are too big. […]

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