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Category: The Progress Principle

A Year of Good Things

“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar

When Stress Takes Over

Take some small step today, and value each step you take. You never know which step will make a difference. This is much better than not trying to do anything.

The Creative Habit

Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits. Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit 

Wise Words from Benjamin Franklin

’Tis easy to frame a good bold resolution; But hard is the Task that concerns execution. Take some comfort in the fact that Ben Franklin, the genius who did everything,

Getting in the Writing Place Every Day

By now, participants of NaNoWriMo are more than halfway through writing 50,000 words. That’s about 1,667 words a day. Not necessarily that many good words. But the point of it is to get

The Manager’s Oath

“First, do no harm”—it’s a fundamental principle of medical ethics and constant reminder to every medical professional that intervention carries risks just as inaction does. In Latin, it’s Primum non

Positive Perspectives on Progress

[A]fter a year of practice in my parents garage I came to suck a lot less, and by the time I gave up the instrument I had risen to the

Just Keep Swimming!

Here’s a little sunny and fish encouragement. Keep making tiny, wonderful triumphs happen!