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Category: The Progress Principle

Start Small, Think Big!

Empirically, the way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things. Paul Graham‘s advice for startups, which applies to tackling challenges in general. Start

Pablo Picasso on Inspiration

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” — Pablo Picasso Hope inspiration, or at least some ice cream, finds you working today!

Ray Bradbury says Action is Hope

Action is hope. At the end of each day, when you’ve done your work, you lie there and think, Well, I’ll be damned, I did this today. It doesn’t matter

Leverage the Progress Principle with iDoneThis

We’ve written before about the secret to happiness and motivation at work. Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile and psychologist Steven Kramer wrote a whole book about it called The

Being Sorta Good At Something

A little Adventure Time encouragement to those of us who want to be sorta good at something. One step at a time.

The Story Spine

Teresa Norton writes at HBR about how a simple exercise called the story spine can help you get unstuck and make change while “living truthfully” at work. The story spine

Ten Lessons for Young Designers

Ten life lessons — for everyone! mattjayblog: dad’s wise words. applicable to any pursuit, i believe.

How To Boost Your Willpower

— Mark Hoffmann comments on this NYT Well blog post, suggesting that willpower improves when you define your tasks better.