What I Learned From Pushing My Comfort Zone With TED

What I Learned From Pushing My Comfort Zone With TED

You know the feeling. 

That feeling in your gut that makes you want to avoid pushing yourself.
        
Staying within your comfort zone feels good. Life outside of it is scary.

It's complicated, it's challenging, and it can result in hard, cold, embarrassing failure.

But it can also result in growth.

Thus, life asks you a tough question – comfort today? Or growth tomorrow?
 

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Rule #8: To Reach Your Goal, Shape the Path.

Rule #8: To Reach Your Goal, Shape the Path.

Imagine that you and I went back 100 years to a time when cars were first made available to the average person. 

It's an exciting time.

This disruptive change in technology has given us the freedom to reach destinations beyond what we dreamed possible. 

**But there's a catch.**

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Rule #6: Principles Before Practicality

Rule #6: Principles Before Practicality

There is no worse state of mind than desperation.

You forget your values.
You compromise your principles
You make big sacrifices with equally big consequences.

You become so focused on getting out of whatever jam you're in, that you lose sight of what the consequences of your actions will lead to down the road. 

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Rule #4 Simpler Is Better Than Better

Rule #4 Simpler Is Better Than Better

When we look at the great entrepreneurial examples in history one name is sure to be on the list — Henry Ford.

Ford is synonymous with the invention of the automobile, but why?

  • Did he invent the first car? No. 
  • Did he invent the internal combustion engine? No.
  • Did he design the best car in the industry? No. 

There is little doubt that Ford was relentlessly driven to succeed, but he certainly was not a genius...

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Drastically Improve Your Success by Starting Each Goal With Why

Drastically Improve Your Success by Starting Each Goal With Why

In 1813, Humphrey Davy–a prominent British scientist, and a member of the Royal Society–damaged his eyesight in an accident with nitrogen trichloride. 

It was perhaps the luckiest accident in modern human history...

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A Simple Formula to Discover Your Passion, Talent, and Value

A Simple Formula to Discover Your Passion, Talent, and Value

There are two categories of people in this world: hedgehogs and foxes.

The fox knows a great many things. He is cunning and smart. He is fast and sneaky. He is willing to try a lot of strategies to beat the hedgehog and win his share of the forest.

The hedgehog, on the other hand, knows one big thing. He is simple. He knows only one strategy but executes it to perfection. Whatever the fox tries, the hedgehog defends himself with what he knows how to do best. 

When they face each other, the fox always tries a new strategy to defeat the hedgehog.

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