Just last week, I came across the concept of barefoot running and was immediately intrigued by it.
If you are wondering what barefoot running is, it is well – very simply, running without shoes. Apparently there is already a barefoot movement that started since 1960s, advocating going barefoot in various activities, such as day-to-day life and running. And this movement is quickly gaining popularity over the years.
Most goals usually set off on a high note. At the beginning, you are self-driven and motivated to achieve them. You diligently adhere to your plan. When you do, you feel terrific. You are on an upward momentum and the possibilities of what’s next excites you. For a while, you look forward to what’s next.
But then after a period of time, the momentum wanes. You think about the goal, but you don’t feel like working on it. You become rooted by inertia and you start to procrastinate. Frustrated by the lack of results, you begin to resist your goals. You subconsciously turn to other activities as avoidance.
In the past year, Personal Excellence has drawn readers from all around the world. Today we have 4,000 readers reading from over 200 countries, almost 4,000 subscribers to the RSS feed and email newsletter, and over 110,000 pageviews a month. All of us, as different as we may be (whether geographically, by race, culture, language or interests), are united by one common theme of excellence.
Hi Celes, I have no idea what I want to do. I envy those who from their early days know what they’ll be and what they’ll do. Please help. – M
Getting clarity on what to do is one of the most common questions I get from readers and clients alike. For some of my clients, they feel they are entering a period of their life where they should have clarity in what they want to do. Hence, not knowing what they want to do makes them feel frustrated.
This is part-3 and the last part of the new series on How To Be A Dean's Lister.
7. Optimize your time
Some students may feel bogged down by work, lamenting about the heavy workload and lack of time. Honestly speaking, it's not about the workload nor is it about lack of time. It's about how you manage yourself.
“Hi Celes, one of your entries mentioned that you do not watch TV or read the news. Not that I’m attempting to incorporate that into my life, but it seems quite unimaginable for me to give up tv or news. I’m interested to know your thoughts on this.” – E
I’ve mentioned on and off that I don’t watch TV, and several readers have curiously asked me why I do that and how I manage life without TV. So I thought it’s about time I write an article on it.