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Why People Fail: The 16 Obstacles to Success and How You Can Overcome Them by Siimon Reynolds

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low productivity

Ever wonder how some people achieve colossal things in their lives? How some men and women hit goal after goal, while others waste entire years (or even decades) without getting anything major done?

I do. In fact, I’ve spent thousands of hours studying exactly that. And I’ve found that at the heart of most high achievers’ lives is their highly effective use of time.

It makes sense when you think about it. Now more than at any other time in history, we are overloaded with tasks to complete. E-mail, the Internet, and mobile phones may have made communication easier, but they have also helped make life vastly more complex. More people want to reach us more often. They’re ever more impatient, too. Expected response-rate times have ...

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