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Manage Your Day-To-Day

Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?.

With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds: Stefan Sagmeister, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Steven Pressfield, James Victore, Scott Belsky, Leo Babauta, Tony Schwartz, Erin Doland, and many more.

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College Has Gotten 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation

The cost of undergraduate education is 12 times higher than it was 35 years ago, far outpacing inflation. While the indexed price of college tuition and fees skyrocketed by more than 1,122 percent since 1978, the cost of medical care rose less than 600 percent, and the cost of housing and food went up less than 300.

Back in 1993, 47 percent of college students graduated with debt, owing an average of $9,450 per grad. As tuition rates have shot up, so has student debt: 71 percent of the class of 2012 graduated with outstanding loans, owing an average of $29,400. That’s more than 65 percent of the entire first-year salary of an average recent grad.

Student debt constrains young people’s ability to start a business, buy a home, or pursue a public-interest career.

 "Wall Street banks—the ones that wrecked our economy—should not be getting a better interest rate on their government loans than young people trying to go to college."

We all create stories to protect ourselves.

Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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7 things NOT to worry about as you pursue your dream

Your Age – it’s just a number in a head; the world is full of people of all ages who have followed their dreams.

Other Peoples Opinions – the world is full of cynical people too afraid to follow their own dreams.

Success & Failure – it is the pursuit of the dream and not the final outcome that makes your life a success.

If You are Talented Enough - it is the brave who succeed, and not necessarily the talented.

Financial Wealth & Security – nothing will inhibit your adventures like your love of comfort.

Bad Days & Rough Seasons - your motivation will come and go, persist on even the toughest of days.

Your Sanity - the world will say that you’re crazy until you succeed.

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

Dale Carnegie (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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