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As if focusing isn’t already hard enough.

You’re sitting at your desk,reading’ the project specifications. Your eyes are moving left to right, but your mind isn’t registering any of the words. The inside of your head is preoccupied by that thought.

You know which thought I’m talking about.


Internal growth is pretty weird. You’re still the same on the outside. Everything around you is still the same. People treat you more or less the same. But you are not the same. You don’t see things the same anymore. Certain things don’t elicit the same reactions.

You’re a new…

Here’s what happens you set a goal:

You set the goal, contemplated what you need to do to get there, then drew out a plan, and set your deadline.

While you were planning, you took into consideration some of the setbacks that could happen. …

You know how it goes:

You decide to build a habit. You’re motivated. You are ready to change your life for good.

You’ve got this.

You set up the right environment. You set triggers and rewards. You are determined to make this attempt the one that works.

And it is!

These days, you can’t just set a goal and work toward it.


Because you say, “I want to be successful” and they say, “Well, that’s not a S.M.A.R.T. goal.”

So, you say, “OK, I want to be the CEO of Google in 5 years’ time and get paid a…

When you can’t watch a movie without thinking about the ‘better uses’ of your time, you know there’s something wrong with you.

Extreme productivity is everyone’s goal.

You want to get the most out of every day and stop wasting your time on things that don’t matter.

You schedule your…

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How can you get anything done when you are so tired after work?

After work is the only time throughout the day you get a chance to take steps toward your ambitions and passions.

You want to practice a hobby, work toward your goal, or read a book, but you’re…

It’s incredible what you can accomplish if you have monthly goals.

Monthly goal setting is a way to achieve your long-term goals, apply your values, or challenge yourself.

You’ve set New Year’s Resolutions before. You know how they end.

You’re motivated to achieve them in January. In February, you’re still…

You can see it as clear as day:

  • An 8-bedroom house beside the beach
  • Annual 3-month vacation to exotic locations
  • The people you once dreamed of becoming are your best friends

You vision your success so vividly, it’s as if you’re already there.

You don’t consider the sacrifices for success…

7 doesn’t sound like a big number.

It’s only 7. Not 23. Not 54.

How much do you get done in a week-7 days?

Your answer is probably ‘not much’.

Days pass you by so quickly. Weeks go by without you realizing it.

You wait for the weekend to come…

Layla Ashraf

I help ambitious people achieve their goals and maximize their time. Here are 3 steps you can take RIGHT NOW to guarantee success

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