The Habit of Going the Extra Mile

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Napoleon Hill is my favorite writer on success. His texts are an invaluable source of inspiration because of their practicality; anyone can start applying the principles immediately if he so chooses. So today, I would like to borrow the title of one of the chapters in his book, The Master-Key to Success (which I highly […]

Become an Expert by Joining an Online Forum

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You can gather a tremendous amount of knowledge from the Internet. When I first got interested in kung fu, the first thing I did was get online and research the tens of different styles taught in the West. I learned a lot by perusing numerous websites dedicated to Chinese martial arts. But what really made […]

Let Your School Introduce the Subject, Then Master It by Yourself

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I am taking a course on developing graphical user interfaces, and the topics we cover span from HTML and CSS to PHP and MySQL. Let’s pause for a bit. These abbreviations sound awfully geeky so I’m warning you, but once again, the fundamental principles apply, and these examples can be applied to any other subjects […]

Why We Give Up So Easily

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When we adopt something new into our lives, like a hobby or a new skill, everything seems fresh and fascinating. We enthuse over it. We believe that it is something that we want to keep doing, and something we want to master. We get overly excited to pursue it at the beginning, but as the […]

Get Inspired by People to Learn New Skills

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Studying is a subject a lot of us dread. We’ve all been through some form of schooling in our lives, and know how uninteresting and monotonous cramming information into our brain can be. I remember hating the home economics class back in junior high school because of all the cleaning we had to do. Plus, […]

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