Fatos Morina

Software engineering and personal development

Month: April 2016

Underestimating the small consistent work

Source: naturaliowamuscle.com

Source: naturaliowamuscle.com

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. –  Aristotle

I told a few friends of mine that I have been writing articles in this blog on a consistent basis. I mentioned that I have written 2 articles per week during 2015 and my goal for 2016 is to write at least 1 article per week and they looked this as something way too easy and underestimated it. I agree with them that it is not that hard to write 1 article per week, but I think here we are dealing with something much broader. Continue reading

Our different selves through time that prevent us from a qualitative lifestyle

Source: lookbody.top

Source: lookbody.top

In a recent email, the author of the book The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, Rod Friedman mentioned something very interesting. He told a story that happened to him and his daughter recently. A couple of days ago he went to the cinema with his daughter and although they had an unpleasant experience while watching the movie, they did not recall that particular story that way. They initially did not like the movie and considered it as not worth their time, but later on, as they were thinking a bit differently. They actually did change their opinion about the movie and thought that it was not that bad, and that it did deserve worth a watch. Rod considered this occurrence to happen as a result of our different selves that might change throughout different times. Continue reading

Three simple questions from a famous CEO that can help you in tough times

Source: magazine.moxy.co.th

Source: magazine.moxy.co.th

No matter how happy you try to be, or how your current lifestyle design is bringing you a lot of joy, there will be times when you will be thrown into some sort of tough situations.  You get angry from a reaction of another person, or you are waiting for a friend that is consistently late. Simply put, there are times when you are in a bad mood and you simply get pissed off from something unpleasant. The CEO of ceolifestyle.io, Nelson Wang in a recent Quora post has mentioned that he uses three questions as a method that can help get passed off those types of states. Continue reading

Combining to-do lists with calendars

Source: asianefficiency.com

Source: asianefficiency.com

To-do lists are very handful when it comes to collecting the items that we are supposed to finish at a certain time in the future. Writing down everything that we should do is something that is mentioned several times in past few articles of this blog and we are not going to go much into detail about that here. Usually, they turn into a source of stress and disappointment, as we are never able to accomplish everything that is in our list. Even though we might read and try to implement the techniques for which we are convinced that are backed up by science, there is so much that we should do. The list simply keeps getting with endless number of tasks. However, calendars might come in handy at times like these and might even get combined with to-do lists.   Continue reading

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