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The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

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***Personal Development Series: Ideas That Matter***

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          Farnham Street is one of my favorite sites for wisdom on mental models and other ideas that can make a difference in our lives. Today’s post shares a thoughtful list of the differences between the “amateur” and the “professional” and offers much food for thought. What can you learn from this essay?

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Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed — Quartz

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***Personal Development Series: Personal Systems***

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           I really like this essay–setting up personal systems for shaping our lives is so much more effective than setting goals and making “resolutions.” Since I am in the middle of a move, I find it especially helpful. You may or may not find the specific approach helpful–what is important is the fundamental idea of a personal system rather than a list of goals. Check it out!

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Source: Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed — Quartz

 

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Don’t Chase Success. There Is a Better Way. – Personal Growth – Medium

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          “Success” has many meanings–and no meaning at all. Chasing success can be the worst possible thing for us to do in the longer term. This very thoughtful essay by Zat Rana on Medium offers reflections that can benefit us all.

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Source: Don’t Chase Success. There Is a Better Way. – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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The 1 Mindset All Successful People Have in Common – The Mission – Medium

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          It has been a few weeks since I posted a personal development idea. Today’s post from the Medium deserves a thoughtful reading and meditation on our responses to what happens in our lives. As a very strong “Type A” personality, I need something like this on a regular basis.

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Source: The 1 Mindset All Successful People Have in Common – The Mission – Medium

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of the Ancients and the Moderns!

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What’s Wrong With Being A Jack Of All Trades? – Personal Growth – Medium

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          For decades there has been too much emphasis on specialization, not enough on the “endless curiosity” needed for true success. To consider this as a necessary either/or is to misunderstand all the important contributions to civilization. If you would live a meaningful life, combining depth and breadth is the key. Today’s post offers a useful meditation for a quiet walk in the woods.

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Source: What’s Wrong With Being A Jack Of All Trades? – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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21 Behaviors That Will Make You Brilliant At Creativity & Relationships

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           This is a bit of a long read but well worth it. Today’s post is an essay by Benjamin Hardy on Thrive Global. I especially like some of the counter-intuitive suggestions!

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Source: 21 Behaviors That Will Make You Brilliant At Creativity & Relationships

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates A New Day Tomorrow!

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5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

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          The Creativity Post offers some useful guidelines for supporting our approaches to being creative in our lives and work. Think about and practice them.

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Source: 5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

 

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Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

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***Personal Development Series: Developing Multiple Strengths***

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          The world that is emerging, whether we like it or not, requires the development of a broader range of interests and expertise. We need to go back and study the great figures of the Renaissance to understand this better. I have watched this movement toward crossing and melding the traditional disciplines and the emergence of new “interdisciplines” since my work in higher education in the 1970s. The future lies in depth plus breadth and a continual transformation of how we work and live in the world. This is a great essay to remind you to broaden your way in the world.

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Source: Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

 

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David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

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***Personal Development Series: Wisdom for the Weekend***

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          David Foster Wallace’s writings offer some much-needed wisdom we need to explore every so often. In this essay Zat Rana offers some key ideas in Foster Wallace’s own words and reflections on their importance in our lives. Spend some time this weekend meditating on them in nature and find the refreshment that comes from a brief break from the everyday.

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Source: David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

 

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3 career lessons from 15th-century Venice | World Economic Forum

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***Personal Development Series: Lessons from the Past***

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          We learn best through stories and the history of  Venice has many lessons to teach us. My fascination with Venice of the 14th through 17th centuries spans many decades from my early studies of the Renaissance through the present day. Today’s post is brief,  bears reading more than once, and is among the more unusual ones from the World Economic Forum.

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Source: 3 career lessons from 15th-century Venice | World Economic Forum

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Learning from the Past!

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