Half Truth #2: “Life is a marathon, not a sprint.”

A runner with 26 miles ahead of him works to conserve energy for the long race. He sets his pace, being careful to never go all-in and burn up his precious reserves.

By contrast, a sprinter crouches into the starting block, stares at the distance ahead with a steel resolve to win. She isn’t concerned about using up all his energy, because that is precisely what she intends to do.

You're probably as familiar with these two sporting events as you are the old adage, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint.”

But is that really true? Is life really a marathon?

These days, we’re gagging mentally on more information, responsibilities, options and opportunities than we can possibly process. The beeping, buzzing, dinging, tugging and honking of modern demands and devices that are supposed to make life simpler seem to use up our brain’s resources by mid-day, and mid-week.

We feel the pressure and the obligation to press on. To be the last man or woman...

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How Your Environment is Sabotaging Your Results, And What to Do About It

A group of tired and hungry ten-year-old soccer players are invited to an after-game macaroni and cheese fest.

As the kids arrive, they are assigned to two different tables, each set up in a different room.

The kids were given the nod to partake in the scrumptious macaroni and cheese; a blend of irresistible cheddar, perfect noodles, and savory seasonings.

The kids don’t know it, but they are part of an experiment conducted by Change Anything Labs to explore how our environment effects our behavior (which affects our results).

At one table the kids were given nine-inch plates, and at the other, twelve-inch plates. Both groups were invited to enjoy seconds or thirds, until they were full and wanted no more.

Turns out, the kids with the twelve-inch plates ate more macaroni.

70% more!

Grocery stores present you with flowers and fruits just inside the door to lift your mood. They arrange the more profitable, irresistible and highly engineered snacks at eye level, so they are easy...

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How To Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

The Mentorship360 mastermind group is studying what it takes to achieve the goals that most everyone wants, but many often fail to achieve. In this post, you'll learn how to reach your goals...from a man diagnosed with ADHD and nearly flunked out of school. Few expected him to succeed in life.

He became the CFO for one of the most successful hedge funds in history, and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records (but wait until you see HOW he did it). He discovered the secret to reaching goals, "one gray square at a time." He shares his secret in the video below.

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How To Own Your Morning, Step by Step

Carpe Diem. Seize the day. It all starts in the morning. When you take control of your morning, the rest of the day has a far better chance of being productive and fulfilling.

According to Duke University professor Dan Ariely, the first two or three hours of the day is when your brain is fresh and ready (once you’re fully awake). So, if you get out of bed at 6:00 a.m., your window of time for maximum creativity and productivity is 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., etc.

Create a new morning ritual for yourself. Here’s an example:

  1. Get up when the alarm rings. No snooze button allowed. Put your alarm (probably your smart phone) in the bathroom.
  2. Take your bio break, brush your teeth, and focus your thoughts. This will stimulate your brain closer to an awoken, alert state. As you do these things, pay attention to your thoughts and mental chatter. Refocus them from worry and the daily to-do list back to being present. Make statements of gratitude repeatedly. Be thankful for health, a...
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