Fatos Morina

Software engineering and personal development

Month: February 2017

How do we sabotage our own success?

We have so many goals and ideas. Whenever someone tries to talk to us about their goals, we immediately start to think about our own and how awesome those goals are. Very big goals and big ambitions, but when we are asked about the reasons that are holding us back and not allowing us to progress and really accomplish them, we realize that we are only talking about those goals. Continue reading

Learning as a new way of procrastination

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We live in an area when it is easier to find information than to go out and buy at a local market nearby. Although it sounds fascinating, this has come to us as a cost: We are only learning new things, and getting new information, but hesitate and procrastinate from the actual work. Before you move on to read this article, let me ask you something: Why are you reading this? Is this article something that is really interesting for you to read, or why are you still here? Honestly speaking, there are times that we are only trying to busy ourselves with other things as an excuse for not taking action. Continue reading

How to deal with self-doubt – advice from an ex US Navy SEAL commander

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Jocko Willink spent 20 years in the US Navy and commanded the most highly decorated special operations unit in the Iraq War, SEAL Team 3’s task unit Bruiser.  When he was asked about ways of shutting down internal doubt and negative chatter during critical moments, he replied “Internal doubt is not necessarily a bad thing, because it is a form of humility.” He then continued that this humility is a good thing, as it keeps you up at night preparing, and becoming better. Continue reading

Do not trust your future self

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If you have a task that you need to finish and you have so much time available, but still plan to postpone doing this task for tomorrow, because you are not feeling motivated right now, then this is not a good idea. Chances are that you are not going to feel motivated to do it tomorrow either. People have the tendency for wishful thinking. They simply believe that things will somehow get better without having the resolve and commitment to take any action at all. Continue reading

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