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It sounds like you need to trick yourself into being accountable. Possible ways: Find a "buddy" to keep each other on track. (People often suggest this for exercise.) Commit to posting an update on your progress weekly on Twitter or Facebook. That way, you will feel like someone will know if you didn't do it. Ask someone to remind you. I've actually ...


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I personally apply to every task in my to-do list a priority. Of course, I try to avoid the mistake of flagging everything as high priority or important, this would be the more difficult step. Once you've mastered the leverage of your tasks, everything will follow in a smooth way. Another good thing to do is to simplify as much as possible your to-do list. ...


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Aside from the obvious advice to "slow down" (which I know is hard!), I would practice arithmetic and logic daily outside of this case work. For example, you could do daily Sudoku games, crossword puzzles, and/or Lumosity games. You might also want to highlight or jot down your assumptions (n=6) as you go through, so when you check your work you can also ...


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For most people, generating ideas is the easy part. The challenge in bringing an idea into reality is: designing and prototyping your idea validating the idea in the marketplace to ensure there is a customer base developing a functioning minimum viable product (MVP), delivered with just the right messaging and marketing That's why so many ideas and ...


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Simple things help look in the mirror each day, even if it's just for a second get outside! best is to be outside at noon do something small but makes you happy for 15 minutes (cleaning up helps me) when facing a big task, just start think 'I'll do this for just 15 minutes', and before you know it, it might feel good to keep working on it, and you might ...


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The simplest solution I found is to create a must-do list. I find myself obsessing quite often about things which have little importance in the grand scheme of things. I can usually tell when this starts to happen as I get super excited and time starts to fly by really, really fast. As soon as this feeling hits me I stop and put the desired task on my ...


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Here is how I follow end of the day routine: Check my e-mail for any last minute replies Review calendar to see what's coming up next day Review all my "Next Action" list and mark items which are done Re-negotiate commitments which are unfulfilled Identify 3-5 Most Important Tasks to be done next day Take a deep breath and give up all concerns Leave for ...


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Use graph paper to align your numbers. Read the problem more slowly and more deliberately. Visualize the answer in your head before you write anything down. Set a measurable standard and record the results. Practice until you can achieve that standard on a regular basis.


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While mind maps are not specifically intended for organising problems, I have used a variation of them many times when attempting to solve difficult problems with many constraints and they have worked out to be extremely well suited for the job. Start with the mind map keeping the problem in focus Mark the variables that may be critical to the problem ...


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Eric Thomas is a brilliant example of this. He didn't finish secundary school. He was homeless. He got kicked out at home. Then he started to take his life seriously. He was the first person to finish secundary school in his family He went on to get a college degree, a masters degree and eventually a PHD He now makes over 10000 dollars an hour as a ...


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A very inspiring and impressive story is the one of Leo Babauta, which documented the change of his life in his blog http://www.zenhabits.net which became very famous. His central point is, that you have to change your habits to change your life. How to do that, he describes in his blog (see e.g. http://zenhabits.net/change/), and he also gives a lot of ...


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In terms of the way people look at things, we all have a preference between concrete / detailed / focused stuff vs ideas, concepts, possibilities... Same for decisions, we all have a preference between a rational / objective approach vs. passionate / subjective approach (my source here is the MBTI, a personality indicator). So, don't be too harsh on ...


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Self-Esteem I find is highly related to willpower. Whatever is the root of your tendancy to have low self-esteem, you can decide to turn it around in a few steps: 1 - define a challenge you want to take up. Not to easy, not too difficult. Something you would be very proud to have accomplished (ex. losing 5 kg in 2 months, running a marathon, changing job, ...


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In many disciplines there often exists a set of solutions to a commonly occurring problems. In software and in structural architecture we call these design patterns. If these don't exist in your field you may want to begin a taxonomy of your own, share it with others, get feedback and develop it some more.


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First, let me preface my answer by saying that if a psychological problem is persistently disrupting your normal, productive, day-to-day quality of life, you should consult a physician, psychologist, or therapist in order to identify and solve the problem. I only say this because some the problems you've described roughly resemble the characteristics of OCD. ...


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I don't really believe in that staying on one place for a long time is bad for the career. All companies want people that are productive and in the end deliver results. For me it's more about the actual tasks and the challenges the job brings that decides whether I'm happy where I am or I should get going. When I read your question I wonder more what the ...


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As I'm working during the day, I tend to move distractions (i.e. things not immediately related to the task at hand) to a scratch file. Something I call a day book, but the name doesn't matter. At the end of the day, I like to set aside some time to go through that file. Things that can be sorted out right away get sorted, and anything that can't gets moved ...


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Have a list of things you are trying to make a habit of. At the end of the day, check off the things you did. Some things on my list are: Exercise Read something (not online) Write something useful Floss Show wife that I appreciate her I use an app called Routinely on Android for this purpose, but you should be able to implement the concept with nothing ...



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