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“Life doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it.”

Sometimes we make our life harder than it needs to be.

That’s the premise of the book “Effortless” by Greg McKeown. That’s his second book following the massive international success “Essentialism”.

Both books are complementary. Essentialism is about understanding…


Go far, but slowly.

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“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself” — Wallace Stevens

Traveling and discovering new cultures is one of the best ways to open our minds. If you don’t believe this, this article is not for you.

The issue is that…


I’m bored with this mental masturbation.

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“Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right” — Donald A Norman

Like you, I don’t like to waste my time. And I don’t like to be taught how to be ineffective. …


It’ll be worth it.

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“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

You know deep inside you that there is no growth without some form of pain. I also wish it was different but sadly it isn’t. …


2 simple ways to implement them.

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“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” — C. Northcote Parkinson

You’ve probably heard about this. It’s one of the pillars of self-improvement. It’s called Parkinson law.

What you may not know is that it’s quite old. It was…


You always know what the right thing is. Do it.

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“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” — Albert Camus

How far are you willing to go for your ethics? How much risk are you willing to take to respect your values?

This is a…


Each day where you learn something new is a good day.

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” — Henry Ford

Looking at Medium’s self-improvement articles, you will find thousands about To-Do lists.

But the other lists are less talked…


It can be an incredible experience.

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“Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.” — Zig Ziglar

In the past 3 years, I’ve been living abroad. I come from France but I spent 15 months in Germany, 6 months in Sweden and I am…


I know, i’m insane. But there is a valuable lesson to learn.

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“Know your limits, but never stop trying to break them” — Kyle Maynard

I don’t like limitations. I don’t think we are limited by anything except our beliefs. Of course, you can flap your arms as hard as…


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“To sum up: We need to accomplish something gigantic we have never done before, much faster than we have ever done anything similar.” ― Bill Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Like many of you, I am very involved in the future of the climate. …

Pierre Blanchet

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