How to Use Delayed Gratification to Build a Great Life

Delayed gratification is putting off doing something enjoyable that presents itself immediately until a later time in order to reap some benefit in the future. James Clear wrote one of the best articles on delayed gratification I’ve ever read. He described “The Marshmallow Experiment,” which is the study that popularized delayed gratification: The experiment began … Continue reading How to Use Delayed Gratification to Build a Great Life

2 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Yourself Happier

There are two very simple things you can do to make yourself happier: 1. Stop worrying about things you can’t control. Everyday, I see people complaining and worrying about stuff they have no control over. Traffic. The weather. The last thing Donald Trump did. If you let these things dictate your mood, then you are relinquishing … Continue reading 2 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Yourself Happier

The 3 Rules of Willpower (and How to Make Them Work for You)

Willpower seems to be this mystical power that some people are born with and others aren’t but that’s far from the truth. The reality is that some people just do a better job of exercising willpower because of the way they go about their lives. I was reminded of the “rules” of willpower after listening … Continue reading The 3 Rules of Willpower (and How to Make Them Work for You)

Why You Should Cycle Your Priorities and How to Do It

Throughout the week, I use a strategy I like to call priority cycling. With priority cycling, you don’t put an equal amount of effort into each of your priorities every day. All priorities are still present, but some get bumped higher on the list than others depending on what you have going on. My top … Continue reading Why You Should Cycle Your Priorities and How to Do It