Habit, Deliberate Practice & Excellence

Deliberate practice refers to a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.

The greatest challenge of deliberate practice is to remain focused. In the beginning, showing up is the most important thing. But after a while, we begin to carelessly overlook small errors and miss daily opportunities for improvement.

5 Reasons You Should Be Using “Time Blocking” As a Productivity Tool

Most people are terrible planners - and I don’t claim to be an exception by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I used to be so bad at planning that I can be listed among a handful of rare people to have missed their flights on more than a couple of occasions. 

After deliberately getting deep into the topic of planning disasters, I came to know that psychologists have a name for it - the planning fallacy. 

The planning fallacy refers to…

How Top 100 Indian Billionaires can play a Crucial Role in Reducing Income Inequality

According to Oxfam’s report, India’s top 10% of the population holds 74.3% of the total national wealth while the bottom 90% owns 25.7% of national wealth. The report puts the gravity of this inequality problem at the center stage.

In fact, if we look at the increase in wealth of India’s top 11 billionaires during the pandemic, we can see that the amount could sustain the NREGS scheme or the health ministry for the coming ten years.

20 Life Lessons Learned in 2020

Trying to get positives out of 2020 might look as hard as making milk from almonds. We may still be struggling today, but there are opportunities we haven’t fully seized yet, and the potential we haven’t fully realized yet.

It’s true while learning alone can’t help us succeed; the life lessons from the year 2020 can help us prepare better for an uncertain 2021.

My personal 20 life lessons learned in the year 2020 are enlisted as follows.

Using This ONE Technique Will Make You A Star Leader

During the early days of my career, I had this habit of solving people’s problems, especially those close to my influence area. This was a habit I developed while growing up, thinking this was the best way to support friends, colleagues, and subordinates who asked for my help.

I always felt that helping people get better at doing their job was a great thing to do until I was proved wrong.

I realized that this habit of mine was making me extremely tired in the long run because I was always racking my brain to come up with solutions and ideas. Besides, I wasn’t creating the best possible space for other people to think effectively about their problems.
One day, one of my colleagues came to discuss an urgent issue.

7 Proven Antidote to the Poor Self Discipline

If you care to dig deep inside yourself, you might find that most of your perennial struggle with self-discipline is nothing but a manifestation of your own inadequacy — perceived by both you as well as people known to you.

We often shy away from taking responsibility for our behavior. We tend to label ourselves as someone who had been a failure when it comes to sticking with good old self-discipline.

For instance, if you have always struggled to keep your weight within an acceptable range — a yardstick of your own creation, you see it as an excuse to default again.

Binary Perception, Apathy & Choices

We often have this tendency to see things in binaries.

Right/Wrong, Good/Bad, Wife/Girlfriend, Life/Death, you get the drift!

But what makes these binaries such an irresistible proposition?

For starter, it’s comparatively less taxing to deal with the option of this and that. And for the rest of the minorities, going beyond the binaries makes for a decent trap to feel more like an intellect.