Summary of “Habits, Not Goals, Will Bring You Success”

Victor Hugo’s dramatic trick to stop procrastinating The daily habit that made Jerry Seinfeld such a success The single behavior that often separates top performers from the pack.
Where would the wanting [come] in on some of these habits that we know we need to do, but we don’t really like to do?
Most people want to have clean teeth, or want to be in shape, or want to be calm and not stressed, or want to succeed in the workplace.
For a long time, my mom wanted to be in shape, but she didn’t like working out in public, so the idea of going to a YMCA or a gym wasn’t appealing to her.
Jay: Sometimes wanting doesn’t have to be, “I want to go to Alaska on vacation.” It can also be, “Oh, I know I need to do that.”
For a long time, I would buy apples and put them in the crisper in the bottom of my fridge, and they would sit there for three weeks and go bad. I was like, “I want to eat fruit. I want to be healthy, and I’m just wasting money.” [So] I bought a larger bowl and set that on the counter.
There are a lot of ways to be average, but if you want to be extraordinary, the system is the surest way to get there.
Of course you want to keep your chain going for as long as you can, but at some point, your kid’s going to get sick, or you’re going to get sick, or you’re going to go on vacation, and you’re going to slip.

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Summary of “Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On “Compound Time””

Each morning, Benjamin Franklin asked himself, “What good shall I do this day?” and each evening, “What good have I done today?” Steve Jobs stood at the mirror each day and asked, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do?” Both billionaire Jean Paul DeJoria and media maven Arianna Huffington takes a few minutes each morning to count their blessings.
Pulling from the results of more than a decade of experiments, nap researcher Sara Mednick of the University of California, San Diego, boldly states: “With naps of an hour to an hour and a half you get close to the same benefits in learning consolidation that you would from a full eight hour night’s sleep.” People who study in the morning do about 30% better on an evening test if they’ve had an hour-long nap than if they haven’t.
Winston Churchill spent several hours a day reading biographies, history, philosophy, and economics.
Theodore Roosevelt read one book a day when busy, and two to three a day when he had a free evening.
Hack #6: Success is a direct result of the number of experiments you performThere’s a reason that Jeff Bezos says, “Our success at Amazon is a function of how many experiments we do per year, per month, per week, per day.”
“Given a ten percent chance of a 100 times payoff, you should take that bet every time. But you’re still going to be wrong nine times out of ten. We all know that if you swing for the fences, you’re going to strike out a lot, but you’re also going to hit some home runs. The difference between baseball and business is that baseball has a truncated outcome distribution. When you swing, no matter how well you connect with the ball, the most runs you can get is four. In business, every once in awhile, when you step up to the plate, you can score 1,000 runs.”No matter how much you read and discuss, you’re still going to have to spend some time making your own mistakes.
Spend almost all of his time on compound time, things that create the most long-term value.
To get started, follow the 5-hour rule: for an hour a day, invest in compound time: take that nap, enjoy that walk, read that book, have that conversation.

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Summary of “Steve Jobs’ 1 Sentence That Will Boost Your Motivation, Productivity, And Clarity In Life”

Ask one-hundred people what they think of him and you’ll most likely get one-hundred unique answers.
After reading a quote about death when he was 17, he asked himself each morning in the mirror “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”.
Often times, our biggest barrier to pursuing our dreams, passions and taking action toward those things we want is the fear of what others will think or say.
Even worse, it’s often times the people closest to us who we’re worrying about the most.
At the end of the day, worrying about what outside opinions think of you isn’t serving you.
If today is your last day, would you really be concerned about outside opinions?
You would be focused on making the most out of the day along with leaving the biggest impact possible.
There’s no worrying about a future filled with “What ifs” nor is there worrying about a past filled with “What ifs”.

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Summary of “Your Ultimate Guide For Waking Up Early”

Stop using technology before your sleep timeExposing yourself to too much blue light before bed has a negative influence on the quality of your sleep.
Stop the stimulantsAt least six hours before you go to sleep, you should stop drinking coffee and alcohol, because it will mess with your sleep.
After several days you will start to feel tired towards the end of the day, and then you can sleep more consistently.
Optimise your sleepBy “Optimising sleep” I mean that you should find the perfect time you should go to bed each night, and discover the ideal time you should get up to maximise energy and health.
While you sleep, you go through cycles of sleep states.
The first state in a sleep cycle is light sleep, followed by deep sleep and a dream state referred to as REM-sleep.
Waking Up & Your Morning RoutineAt this point, we’ve covered almost everything that’s indirectly related to waking up early.
Have a sudden waking activityYou need something that will throw you out of your sleep mode.

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Summary of “8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.”

If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve - without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.
There is a growing collective-consciousness that with a lot of work and intention - you can live every moment of your life on your own terms.
If you start every morning putting yourself in a space of gratitude and clarity, you will attract the best the world has to offer, and not get distracted.
Take A Cold ShowerTony Robbins starts every morning by jumping into a 57-degree Fahrenheit swimming pool.
Taking even 15-30 minutes every morning to read uplifting and instructive information changes you.
If you read your long term goals every day you will think about them every day.
If you think about them every day, and spend your days working toward them, they’ll manifest.
If you take just one step toward you big goals every day, you’ll realize those goals weren’t really far away.

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Summary of “8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.”

If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve - without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.
There is a growing collective-consciousness that with a lot of work and intention - you can live every moment of your life on your own terms.
If you start every morning putting yourself in a space of gratitude and clarity, you will attract the best the world has to offer, and not get distracted.
Take A Cold ShowerTony Robbins starts every morning by jumping into a 57-degree Fahrenheit swimming pool.
Taking even 15-30 minutes every morning to read uplifting and instructive information changes you.
If you read your long term goals every day you will think about them every day.
If you think about them every day, and spend your days working toward them, they’ll manifest.
If you take just one step toward you big goals every day, you’ll realize those goals weren’t really far away.

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Summary of “Aaron Rodgers on Packers pressure; Jay Cutler a Dolphin”

“I want to play another seven, eight, nine, 10 years,” the 33-year-old Rodgers told me in a quiet locker room Friday afternoon.
The Dolphins told Cutler either late Thursday or early Friday that they wanted him to replace Ryan Tannehill, who suffered a likely season-ending knee injury at practice Thursday.
So two questions persist: Isn’t Cutler a bad locker-room guy? And why not Colin Kaepernick ahead of Cutler? On the first question, Cutler does not have a more passionate ally in the NFL right now than Gase.
Three months ago, after Cutler signed a deal to do the FOX games, Gase was asked in a press conference if he thought Cutler would do well on TV. “I wouldn’t be surprised,” Gase said.
Cutler will start because he’s played well under Gase, and because Gase would trust him more than Moore.
Hoyer landed in Chicago to back up Jay Cutler, and he was actually pretty good in the six games he played: 67 percent passing, six touchdowns, no interceptions.
Every year, FO impresario Aaron Schatz and his staff mine a slew of data to tell you things you didn’t know about even your favorite team.
That’s a metric that accounts for injuries to starters and important situational players by counting not only games missed but also games where players were at less than 100 percent because of injury.

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Summary of “Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are”

How close to your values and goals are your living?
If you are to really accomplish your goals and dreams, how much differently would your regular day need to be than today was?
What activities must happen daily for you to live exactly how you want to be living? You may have several things in the way of your ideal day right now, but are you getting closer?
If you were to consistently live your ideal day, where would you be in one year from now? Where would you be in five years?
Self-evaluation: determines how well we are performing comparative to our goals.
Self-reaction: determines how we think and feel comparative to our goals.
Loads of research has sought to determine: How do you keep people striving for a goal when they’re struggling to stay motivated?
How you spend each day is a clear indicator of who you are and who you will become.

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Summary of “101 Good Habits for a Productive, Prosperous, Happy Life.”

Who possess a repertoire of really good habits, success and goal achievement is more automatic and easily realized.
Good habits are going to propel you forward while those pesky bad habits are going to hold you back.
Of course, this isn’t just about building the good habits, but also about disrupting your bad habits.
Disruption is how you block the electrical impulses to continually wield those bad habits.
Developing good habits takes a significant amount of work.
How many or the habits from the list do you possess? Are there some bad habits that have been holding you back from getting ahead in life? Take a careful inventory of your habits and do your best to implement the right habits to achieve your dreams.
If you follow along with some of the best habits for achieving your goals, you’ll increase your chances of not becoming just another statistic.
Whether you believe in God, Allah, Buddha or the spiritual oneness that binds us all, the following spirituality habits are some of the best that you can implement to help keep you centered and at peace.

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Summary of “Stories you’ve never heard”

With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrating his 40th birthday on Thursday, we’ve tracked down a collection of confidants to tell their favorite behind-the-scenes stories about the QB. The untold tales span a frustrated 4-year-old golfer, a ruthless enforcer on the intramural basketball court, an unexpected beer-chugging wonder … and everything in between.
Mike Vrabel, Patriots linebacker, 2001-08: “My indoctrination to the goal-line [offense]: I had maybe caught a couple touchdowns and was feeling pretty good about myself, and we went to practice one day and I broke free on a crossing route or something like that. So I start yelling, ‘Tom! Tom! Tom!’ and I’m waving my hands. But he doesn’t throw it to me. I come back, and we’re in the huddle when he says, ‘Mikey, if you ever wave your f–in’ hands and ask for the ball again, I’ll never throw it to you. I know who’s open. I’m the quarterback, I’ll throw it to whoever the f– I want!’ That was the last time I ever called for the ball.”
Rodney Harrison, Patriots safety, 2003-08: “This was when I first got to New England, we had become friends and we were in the weight room. I show up around 6:30 in the morning and he says to me, ‘Good afternoon!’ So the next day, I get the hint, and come in 15 minutes earlier. Same thing: He says, ‘Good afternoon!’ Then the next day it’s 5:45 in the morning, and he makes sure to say it twice: ‘Good afternoon! Good afternoon!’ So I make it at 5:30 the next day and before he could say anything to me, I looked at him and said, ‘Man, I don’t give a damn what you say, Tom, I’m not coming in earlier than 5:30!’ We both laughed at that.”
Matt Cassel, Patriots quarterback, 2005-08: “He’s never willing to give up a rep. I remember when I was in practice, Josh [McDaniels] would be like, ‘All right Cassel, get in there. You’re up.’ And as soon as he put me in, Tom would be like, ‘No, I want to get this one.’ I remember having this conversation with him. He said, ‘Look, as you play this game, you never want to see somebody else doing your job, because everybody is good in this league.'”.
Bill Belichick, Patriots head coach, 2000-present: “When we played golf at Pebble Beach two years ago, on the sixth hole, it’s a big cliff. He’s literally standing out there on the ledge, trying to hit the ball. The caddie is holding him so he won’t like tumble 300 feet to his death into the Pacific Ocean. It’s a golf ball. But I think that’s kind of the competitiveness of Tom. I’m sure there’s a picture of it. I’m thinking to myself, ‘What the hell are you doing?'”.
Kevin Faulk, Patriots running back, 2000-11: “Tom was always businesslike, but he also liked to have fun. So one day, we all walk into the locker room and three tires from Matt Cassel’s car are all at his locker. Nobody knows where the fourth tire is, but Cassel’s car, in the parking lot, is on blocks. They were playing pranks on each other, it was Tom who did it, and Cassel sort of looked around and said, ‘What can I do, man?’ Well, a couple of offensive linemen decided that they wanted to help. They wanted to leave Mr. Brady a little treat for when he was going home from practice. So Brady gets to his car and what does he find: It is filled with a bunch of packing peanuts.”
Sebastian Vollmer, Patriots offensive tackle, 2009-16: “I’m always impressed, because when you walk into that locker room, everyone knows who Tom Brady is. But he introduces himself to every rookie: ‘Hey, my name is Tom Brady. I play quarterback.’ It’s not like, ‘I’m the guy.’ He’s not arrogant. Just humble from the perspective of, ‘I don’t expect you to know me, I am going to prove to you I can play.'”.
Rodney Harrison, Patriots safety, 2003-08: “When we were down in the Super Bowl at Houston [in 2004], it was practice and it was a competitive one. The defense had its way with Tom that day – knocking down balls, forcing incomplete passes – and we were all pumped up. Then I stepped in front and picked Tom off, running down the field, high-stepping, talking trash. When I come back, he started chasing me, throwing footballs at me, yelling obscenities at me. It was unbelievable. Here we are at the Super Bowl, about to play the biggest game of our lives, and this dude is mad – and then wouldn’t talk to me for a day and a half – because I picked him off.”

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