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An exercise in willpower

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I just came back from my morning run and I mean this quite literally: I came through the front door a few minutes ago, went up for a quick shower, grabbed my computer on the way down, flipped it open and started writing the sentence you’re reading. The topic came to me two blocks out (working title: How Do You Make It Stop?) and I had the whole thing outlined in my head by the time I got back.

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World-class — then what?

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As can be seen from the opening quote, adulation for top athletes is a universal phenomenon, its origin lost in the mist of time. Through our admiration, I believe, we pay tribute not only to the athlete’s achievement or performance, but also to what we see as exceptional moral desert.

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To thrive — by habit

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I often get asked about tips and tricks that people might leverage to help them stay focused and on task. Many people are good at staying focused and I certainly can’t lay any special claim to this. I’ve never conducted scientific research on the topic and what follows is the fruit of my own reflections, based on a combination of personal experience and exposure over time to a number of systems of traditional wisdom.

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