No shortcuts: Why ‘win at life’ advice often fails

No shortcuts: Why ‘win at life’ advice often fails

The real problem with ‘win at life’ advice.

 

I’ve talked about motivation and doing hard things, and why we find big goals so difficult.

 

I also talked about why quick tips and hacks, despite being touted as the catch all solution to our motivation and productivity woes, often are not.

 

The main reason is because hard work is what gets results. There’s no shortcuts.

 

Motivation and productivity tips will only get you so far.

 

That doesn’t mean it’s bad advice. If none of it ever worked, life coaches and productivity blogs wouldn’t make any money.

 

So why does seemingly good advice not live up to its expectations, and what do you need to know to start making it work for you?

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5 things I learned about weight loss in 2016

5 things I learned about weight loss in 2016

Honesty

 

Men,

 

You are not warriors. You are all delicate flowers. You’re perfect the way you are. You need to learn to be comfortable in your own skin. Love yourself. It’s what’s on the inside that matters.

 

At least, this is what the world wants us all to believe.

 

I’m not going to disagree with any of this, not here anyway. I’m not going to tell you to stop being a pussy and harden up. I’m not going to tell you that I think fat shaming is OK.

 

I just want to ask you a question.

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Prayer

Prayer

Editors note: This post definitely falls into the planning-on-going-into-much-more-detail-later-on category. I just want to throw a few things on the table about prayer to lead into a much bigger post later on.

 

Prayer is to Christianity what salt is to peanuts.

 

It’s a big important idea in Christianity.

 

If you were in a primary school classroom and asked the students to randomly say ten things that came to mind when they thought of the Bible and Christians, it’s a pretty sure bet that prayer would be on the list somewhere.

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Facing adversity

Facing adversity

Editor’s note: In a previous post – On Becoming Warriors – I basically said that most self help advice, was hacky, byte sized advice that can only get you so far. No matter how many tricks you have up your sleeve, at some point you need to buckle down and get some hard work done. Here are some more thoughts along that line of hard work and what makes it hard. This whole concept is a work in progress and is a core motivation for this blog. Becoming a Christian Warrior means facing adversity head on and this is only the beginning.

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