Benjamin P. Hardy

Benjamin P. Hardy

Benjamin P. Hardy is a husband & father of 3. PhD candidate in Organizational Psychology. Author of WILLPOWER DOESN’T WORK.

Articles by Benjamin P. Hardy


4 things every child needs before breakfast

Children shouldn’t be expected to know how to start their day off right. They shouldn’t be expected to know how confidence is built, or how momentum and motivation works. But their parents should understand these things.

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To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

In order for your future to be bigger than your past, you must move beyond it. You must stop living in your past! Let it go. Let it be what it was — the good and the bad.


19 of the ‘top highlighted’ ideas from millions of readers

If you want a new approach to continuous and rapid learning, this article could potentially change your life. To be clear, the principles and strategies discussed in this article aren’t commonly practiced.


This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

How to radically enhance your memory, since remembering key details is essential to becoming a good friend and, without question, when you become a good friend, you will change people’s lives.


The #1 reason to set ‘unrealistic’ goals (and it’s not achieving the goal)

If you want to do something at the absolute highest level, and achieve goals, you need to become a polymath — which means you’ve mastered multiple things, not just one.


Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

Most people have a negative relationship with goal-setting. There’s a lot of emotional baggage associated with the concept. One group of people may believe they should be happy just the way they are. Another group is constantly striving for more and are never quite happy with what they’ve achieved.

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How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

The most common and cliche advice about seeking a happy life and prosperous career is to “follow your passion.” Millennials are notorious for seeking fulfilling and passion-filled jobs, only to be left disappointed and disappointing.

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If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Are you currently off-course? How long have you been off-course? How would you know if you are on the right course? How can you minimize the turbulence and other conditions distracting your path?

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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t compete with you, they make you compete with them.


Here’s how to quickly blow past the top 1-3% in your industry

You can blow-past the elite. Just don’t lose yourself on the way up. Keep doing what you’re doing. Maintain that same level of discipline and productivity. Keep producing. Keep creating. Stick with your process. It’s killing it.


This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

In the book, BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, author Dan Buettner details some incredible science on how to live the longest possible life.

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How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish? Before answering that question, a better question is: How much time do you actually have? Once you’ve answered that question, you’ll then be able to ask: Where is all of your time going? Only then can you determine how long something really needs to take.

Levelling Up

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

Unlike most people, who simply wait and wish for luck, you can seek to become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.

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The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Although this may be obvious based on people’s mediocre performance, addiction to stimulants, lack of engagement, and the fact that most people hate their jobs — now there’s loads of scientific evidence you can’t ignore.

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This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

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Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid

If you want to live a life of purpose, you’ll need to let go of your need for approval. You’ll need to be willing to follow your gut. To express your views. To be honest.


4 steps to getting anything you want in life

When you develop rare and valuable skills, and have invested big in the right relationships — you’ll be able to make big asks.

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13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.


How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

You need a future vision that seems exciting. And you need to get back to feeling like what you want to achieve is a game.