How to Enjoy Going to Work Again

Or loving your spouse, or eating healthy, or exercising regularly, etc.

Successful, mediocre and failing people all have something in common; they’re busy. Every person I know is busy. The difference amongst them is what they’re busy about. The most successful people I’ve met are busy with things that they’re passionate about AND are showing good progress in.

The question of passion vs. progress is a simple one: do you like the thing (passion), and are you getting results in it (progress)? Oftentimes we find one or the other, loving the thing we’re doing but not seeing the results we want, or hating the thing we’re doing and knocking the results out of the park. Here’s what you can do to bring balance to that duality.

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5 Things to Make You Smarter as You Age

And actions you can take now to reap the benefits

A common misconception is that our brains decrease in performance as we age. While it’s true that our flesh, bones and joints degrade over time from use, the opposite can be true for our cognitive ability. While your brain might be getting older, it can also continue to improve in performance.

In the last decade, neuroscientists have concluded that it is possible to improve one’s “fluid intelligence” even as they age. As explained by Andrea Kuszewski in Scientific American, fluid intelligence is “your capacity to learn new information, retain it, then use that new knowledge as a foundation to solve the next problem, or learn the next new skill, and so on.” Some have even said that you could live to be 120 years old, and have a higher cognitive ability than you did when you were 25. The secret to keeping your brain in stellar condition?

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