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Biliz Maharjan
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I have a brother who loves photography. He takes good photos, but for some reason, he does not post them online. When I ask him the reason for not posting, he says that they are not good enough. For me, his photos are worth posting online. I do not understand what’s stopping him from showing his work.

Even though he denies it, my brother is a perfectionist — like most artists I know. Google defines a perfectionist as “a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection.” I have a different definition. …

1. Wake up early

It is essential to start your day right. Waking up early can help you stay focused and organized throughout the day. You can have some quiet time to focus on yourself and prioritize your daily tasks.

2. Stay hydrated

Keeping your body hydrated throughout the day has a lot of health benefits. Experts recommend drinking at least 8 glasses (2–3 liters) of water in a day.

3. Write on a journal

Keep a journal and write down your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and daily events. Do it every day. Journaling will help you track your life, stay organized, reflect on your past, learn, and create a better life.

4. Remove negative thoughts

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“Concentrate every minute like a Roman” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

No matter what you do, do your best. It can be the work at your job, creative work, or simply a hobby. Your actions are always in your control. So give your hundred percent every time. Don’t hold yourself back because of other people’s opinions or any other reason.

You think you know what your full capabilities are. But, most of the time, you might surprise yourself. So, first, focus on what you need to do, what is in front of you. Then, do it with everything you have got.

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Sometimes, you might be in situations where you are afraid to take action. What will people say? How will they respond? Is it right to do this? You have a lot of questions in your mind. In addition, you are also afraid of asking questions to others.

So, fear takes over. You are unsure of what to do next. As a result, you don’t do anything. You don’t take the action that you need to take. Instead, you just leave it.

What do you do in such situations? There is one thing that you can do that will make you…

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There is a lot of “life advice” on the internet. People have all kinds of stories regarding how to achieve your desires. But, the process I’m going to discuss is not any law of attraction hack. I’m not going to tell you to write it down, think about it, visualize, meditate, or affirm it over and over.

You can get anything you want in life without doing all those things too. How? It’s simple; by taking action. Stop chilling. Don’t waste your time. Instead, get up and do something. …

Habits are an essential part of your life. They can determine your identity and how successful you become. In addition, your outer circumstances are directly related to the habits you incorporate into your life. But, even though you know these facts, you might still be struggling with certain habits.

For example, you know that exercise is good. If you exercise every day, you will become healthy and avoid diseases like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Yet you have a hard time sticking to the habit of exercising. Similarly, smokers know that smoking is bad for their health. …

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For most people, their job is the primary source of income. The basic cycle is; earn, spend, and save. There is nothing wrong with getting a job. You will learn a lot from it, and you might also make good money.

But I have always been against the job mentality for several reasons. Firstly, you do not have flexible timing. You cannot choose when to work and when not to. So, you have to stick to the work schedule — 9 am to 5 pm, for most.

Secondly, you are told what you can and cannot do. Your boss assigns…

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A student is someone who is studying at a university or other places of higher education. That’s the definition by Oxford Languages, according to Google.

In our society, a student is someone who goes to school or college. So, once you complete your academic studies, you are no more a student.

That’s not quite what it is. A student is someone willing to learn about something. So, in a way, a student is a learner. But, learning never ends. You learn something every day, even if you are not currently associated with any school or college. …

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon is a must-read book for creators. No matter what creative work you do, you must put your work out for others to see. That’s how you find an audience and achieve success with what you do.

I know many creative people who are not achieving the success and appreciation they deserve. After reading this book, I know exactly what the problem is. It is because these people are not showing their work. Most of them are perfectionists and they think that their work is not good enough or incomplete.

Austin talks about documenting your…

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Listening to the news is a common stereotype that has been around for a long time. The only difference is that people used to listen to the news on the radio and read it from the newspapers before. But now, we have smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets that notify us each time a person dies or a politician says something funny in a press conference.

I first heard about “not listening to the news” in Tim Ferriss’s book The 4-Hour Work Week. At first, I was a little surprised. How can someone that popular not listen to the news? How…

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