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 “Underestimate Donald Glover at Your Own Peril”

On a crisp afternoon in late January, Donald Glover arrived for the kind of meeting his younger, nerdier, Star Wars-loving self would never have dreamed possible.
As the head of FX, John Landgraf, puts it, “Underestimate Donald Glover at your own peril.”
Glover landed the part of Troy, a washed-up jock on Dan Harmon’s NBC cult comedy Community, and, through brilliant, laugh-out-loud improv, made the character his own.
“Writers sit in a room for hours – and there are 10 of them and they all went to Harvard – and they argue endlessly about what jokes to end a scene on, but a good portion of the ending lines to scenes in Community would be ones that Donald would just riff on the spot,” says Harmon, with whom Glover stays in touch and brainstorms ideas.
Glover lasted four seasons as an actor-for-hire before deciding he was ready to chase the next dream – and Harmon, like Fey, had no interest in standing in Glover’s way.
“Look at his ascent. If I were Donald Glover, I would try eating the moon, because we’re not so sure he can’t until he tries since everything he tries he succeeds at.” Harmon made one request of Glover: Stay on for a few episodes in season five to tie up the character’s storyline, which Glover agreed to do.
The latter began in 2010 with a tweet from Glover – who has since deleted his entire social media footprint – about wanting to play Spider-Man; it snowballed swiftly into a full-blown fan campaign, which then fueled a debate about the lack of diversity in superhero films and, years later, led to his casting in the July blockbuster.
“What you’re really doing is giving people an experience,” he explains, “And the people are happy already, so you just want to give them something they can remember.” The irony, of course, is that Glover himself doesn’t believe in marriage.

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Summary of “The NBA Vengeance Games We’re Most Looking Forward To”

Locking in on defense isn’t the specialty Russell is known to serve up; when looking at all players who logged more than 25 games, last season’s Lakers experienced their worst defensive rating with DLo on the floor.
He’ll try when the Nets play Los Angeles, and he’ll be matched against his replacement, Lonzo Ball.
“D’Angelo is an excellent player,” Magic said after the trade.
“He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us, but what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better, and also that players want to play with.”
DeMarcus Cousins vs. the Kings A 6-foot-11, 270-pound man known for showcases of passion and technical fouls wants closure; we want to watch.
Cousins found out he was traded minutes after participating in the All-Star game, which is like playing in the Employee of the Month softball game only to find out Craig from HR wants to “Touch base” on Monday.
LeBron James vs. Whatever Team Kyrie Gets Traded To Quick question: If Kyrie doesn’t want to play with LeBron anymore, does he realize that means he has to play against LeBron?
Because of who he is, LeBron can recruit like Tom Herman; because of his short-term contracts, LeBron can, also like Herman, leave those commitments behind.

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Summary of “How to learn anything faster: Don’t read books.”

Now I’m not saying you should completely cut out books from your life.
If books are your only way for learning a new skill - be it cooking, building relationships, displaying leadership, marketing - you’re learning too slow.
I’d relied on books too much, to the point where I failed to realize my own greatest tool: my intuition and my taste buds.
After just a few short weeks, I’d learned how to fix up a dish if it turned out too spicy.
Human error > bookWhen you learn a skill through human error, you learn at an accelerated pace.
Want to learn how to talk to people? Walk up to them and start talking.
Want to learn about the culture of (country)? Book a trip there for 3 weeks.
Want to learn how to build a business? Try selling something first.

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Summary of “”Leave the crown in the garage”: What I’ve learned from a decade of being PepsiCo’s CEO”

I’ve faced many challenges over the years – as we all do – but with inspiration from family, friends, colleagues and other sources of wisdom, I’ve learned many lessons along the way.
Though it would be impossible to name all the lessons I’ve learned, I’ve come up with seven critical lessons for running a Fortune 50 company in the 21st century.
That’s lesson number one: Come up with a vision that not only reflects the direction of a company, but moves people, inspires people to make it a reality.
My second lesson is to think hard about your time horizon.
He replied, “Because you’re trying to lead when you need to follow.” Then he added, “If you learned to follow, you’d be a better leader. And it would make you a better dancer.” What a profound lesson.
That’s what my seventh lesson is all about.
These are the seven critical lessons I wanted to share with you.
These seven lessons translate into the seven characteristics of a great leader: Vision.

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Summary of “Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age”

People on the medication lost weight, but once they were off, the weight came back.
If only we could get people’s weight down, the presenters said, they could have a fresh start.
Of course people should want to manage their weight, he said, the same way they’d want to manage their diabetes.
All three are chronic conditions; why, he asks, would we assume we should give up on weight? When people lose weight, he points out, they see improvements in risk factors.
”I’m not saying that’s a good outcome or something we should celebrate – but this idea that the act of managing your weight and losing weight has somehow set you up to be in a worse spot just isn’t borne out by the science.
By the time Oprah announced that she was signing on with Weight Watchers, I was celebrating my 25th anniversary of my first diet, at age 15, which I found in an issue of Shape magazine.
Really, the group members were worried that despite their weight loss, they would forget that they were really fat people on the inside.
On the release day of the commercial in which Oprah told the world she loved bread and was excited to be able to eat it every day and still lose weight, the graph line shot up tall and straight at Weight Watchers.

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Summary of “Want to Be Mentally Strong? Let Go of These 5 Bad Habits Right Now”

The problem with this is that you’re taking up space in your brain with things you don’t want in life.
You’re creating hyper-awareness for all the things you don’t want, which leads to unnecessary stress and being afraid to make mistakes.
This unintentionally brings more of the things you don’t want into your life.
Keep your attention on the things you want, and you’ll start to attract more of those things into your life.
Ambition is great, but don’t compare your day-to-day unscripted life with a curated and polished life on social media.
The hero syndrome is a great way to remain stagnate in life.
All great feats and accomplishments in life were the efforts of a group of people.
If you’re looking to change the narrative of your life, business, health, or anything else-place all of your focus first on developing a strong mindset.

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Summary of “Derrick Rose and LeBron James need each other now”

Derrick Rose loathed the idea of recruiting LeBron James.
Rose finally shot James a text message, but it all felt too hollow.
As the rest of the NBA desperately tried everything to recruit James, Rose walked away from the phone, grabbed a ball and returned to work.
From the issues surrounding Rose’s civil case, to an unexcused absence for a New York game, the Knicks’ organizational mess, the season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus, yes, Derrick Rose needed a lifeline back into relevance.
Which is why the timing worked perfectly for Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers, for Rose and LeBron James.
Seven years ago, James passed on the Bulls, and Rose didn’t blink.
All these years later, Rose is trying to find his way into the NBA Finals, and for him, no more does it go through LeBron James.
Yes, finally, Derrick Rose and LeBron James need each other.

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Summary of “Tom Brady: Patriots’ QB Leading the Way for 40-year-old Athletes”

On Aug. 3, Tom Brady will turn 40, and if that doesn’t make you feel old, consider how he’ll “Celebrate.” Oh, Brady has big plans: to receive a soft-tissue massage from his body coach, pop bottles and perhaps savor a single coconut macaroon.
PETER KING’S INTERVIEW WITH TOM BRADY: The Patriots QB recounts the plays that led to New England’s comeback victory over the Falcons.
They’ve devoted more than a decade to these routines so Brady can simultaneously throw touchdowns, crush souls and prepare for his next career, for when he does retire-he plans to play until age 45 and isn’t ruling out playing at 50-and becomes something of a lifestyle guru.
As Brady refined his process through his 30s, he looked specifically at how he could not just play at 40 but also dominate in the years beyond.
Like all older athletes, even Brady, Cormier is starting to look ahead. He has to.
TOM BRADY OPENS UP TO PETER KING: ‘I’m not going to give away my power’.
THE COACH. As DeLisha Milton-Jones delighted in Brady’s comeback against the Falcons, she felt as if his performance validated what she knew in her heart at the end of her career: that there is value in experience, that old athletes may not run or jump or throw like they did 10 years ago, but that one could erase a 28-3 advantage in the Super Bowl.
“That’s in me. I could see myself being in my 80s at a 24 Hour Fitness, still trying to give somebody buckets. Matter of fact, you can tell Tom Brady if he wants some, he can get some too.”

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Summary of “Why Chester Bennington’s Death Hurts So Much”

It is, perhaps, that Chester Bennington had a voice that sounded like a knife crying out with the delight and agony of being sharpened.
It feels empty to say this, but I don’t want to think about Chester Bennington’s departure only in terms of songs, or albums.
Chester Bennington was a survivor, of many things: sexual abuse as a child, violent bullying as a skinny high school student – things that he said pushed him to years of drug and alcohol addiction.
I have known people who didn’t want to die as much as they wanted to stop feeling a desire for death.
Chester Bennington is gone and I’m really fucked up about it because I could have been gone.
Chester Bennington was a whole, brilliant, successful person and a survivor.
In the audio of Bennington singing at Cornell’s funeral, there are birds chirping, accenting the small silences.
Chester Bennington was unafraid to make it all look like work, because living is work.

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