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The Secret to Success Isn’t What You Think – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Lessons for Life***

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          The weekend is a good time to reflect on what we see as success in our lives–something that changes as we grow in new directions. Today’s essay by Zat Rana reminds us that success comes not from a sudden miracle but through the continuing every-day incremental work we do.

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The Greatest Risk You Can Take Is to Take No Risks at All

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***Personal Development Series: Taking Risks***

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          The autumn of the year is as bit like spring, with the possibility of new beginnings after the summer. Today’s post from Zat Rana is a much-needed meditation on the absolute necessity for risk-taking by all of us.

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The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

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****Ideas That Matter Series: Mental Models***

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           This is a rather long read, but an important one. The mental models series from Farnham Street is a must-read for those wanting to understand how we make sense of our world. The concept of the “butterfly effect” is not well known except in the most limited way and is central to understanding the the world we live in.

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Source: The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

 

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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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Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play & Creativity***

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          All human creativity and development emerge from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the fundamental principle behind my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and its related resource guides. Today’s post from the Medium offers reflections and insight into this important truth.

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Source: Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

 

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A Primer on Critical Mass

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***Personal Development Series: Understanding Critical Mass***

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          Farnham Street’s series on mental models is one of the most important series of essays you can explore and today’s post is a particularly important one. Both our personal and professional growth, our contributions to the world around us, depend on our understanding and internalizing the concept of  “critical mass.” This is a rather long read but repays coming back it at least several times a year. What are the current “tipping points” or “critical masses” in your life?

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Source: A Primer on Critical Mass

 

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

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***Personal Development Series: The Foundation for Living Well***

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

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***Personal Development Series: Enter the Generalist***

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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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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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10 Speeches That Will Leave You in Awe – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Great Ideas for New Directions***

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          Zat Rana’s contributions to Medium’s Personal Growth section are always worth reading. Today’s post is especially rich in ideas for you to ponder. It offers ten speeches we all can appreciate from thoughtful people from various backgrounds. This is a post to return to time and time again. The best featured images for this post are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: 10 Speeches That Will Leave You in Awe – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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