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best articles by Darius Foroux

Thanks for checking out my blog. On July 7, 2015, I published my first article on The last time I checked, I published 297 articles on this blog—and it feels like I’m only getting started.

During that time, I’ve covered many different topics. But I’ve always written about things that are relevant to me and you, the reader. We face the same challenges. I only document how I deal with them here.

No matter what I do, I have one central question that drives my work: How can we live a useful life that matters?

I believe that a productive life equals a happy and fulfilling life. On this page, you can find my most read articles on life, productivity, habits, decision making, personal finance, entrepreneurship, and more.

So if you’re new to my site, reading my best articles will give you a good introduction. I hope they will help you to live a productive life. Enjoy!

Best articles by category:


  1. 25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago
  2. The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness
  3. 22 Life Lessons I Learned From My Mentors That Every Person Should Know
  4. Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head
  5. The Principles Of Life That Everyone Knows, But Only A Few Follow


  1. The Pomodoro Method: Take Strategic Breaks To Improve Productivity
  2. How To Read 100 Books A Year
  3. How Perfectionism Is Destroying Your Productivity
  4. 20 Things That Will Make You More Productive Than Ever
  5. You Can Achieve Anything If You Focus On ONE Thing
  6. How To Journal For Self-Improvement


  1. How I Beat Procrastination: Do It Today, Not Tomorrow
  2. The Science Behind Procrastination And How You Can Beat It
  3. Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective
  4. Disconnecting From The Internet Improves Your Focus
  5. Procrastination Study: 88% Of The Workforce Procrastinates


  1. Transform Your Life By Transforming Your Habits
  2. The Habits Of Unproductive People You Don’t Want To Copy
  3. Stop Imitating The Habits Of Successful People: It’s Killing You
  4. How To Stop Wasting Time and Improve Your Personal Effectiveness
  5. How To Successfully Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Decision Making

  1. Mental Models and Making Decisions You Don’t Regret
  2. Want To Make Better Decisions? Do This
  3. How To Figure Out The Next Big Move In Your Life Journey
  4. Impatience: The Pitfall Of Every Ambitious Person
  5. The Best Investment Decision I Have Ever Made
  6. Don’t Know What You Want? Improve These 7 Universal Skills

Personal Finance

  1. 5 Money Rules That Will Increase Your Net Worth
  2. How I’m Getting Richer Every Day
  3. The Power Of Compounding
  4. 8 Books That Teach You To Be Rich
  5. Financial & Emotional Freedom: What Does It Take?


  1. How To Start A Blog Without Knowing How To Code
  2. Don’t Compete. Create!
  3. The Importance Of Self-Awareness For Entrepreneurs
  4. Being Different Beats Being Better
  5. Ryan Holiday: How To Create Products That Sell For Decades

Career Advice

  1. How To Create A Career
  2. The Four Pillars Of A Fulfilling Career
  3. 10 Career Mistakes I Wish I Had Never Made
  4. How To Find Mentors
  5. Instead Of Trying To Find Your Passion, Let Your Passion Find You
  6. The Single Piece Of Advice That Changed The Course Of My Career
  7. Why I Decided To Quit My Corporate Job 365 Days Ago


  1. Form A Daily Writing Habit—It Will Improve Your Life
  2. 30 Things I’ve Learned From Publishing 100 Articles
  3. The 7 Best Books I’ve Ever Read About Writing
  4. Read This If You Want To Keep A Journal But Don’t Know How
  5. The Most Important Working Habit Of Hemingway: Stop At The Height of Your Day


  1. How To Build The Self-Confidence You Need To Win At Life
  2. Slow Down: You’re Not Falling Behind
  3. 5 Ways To Build A Thicker Skin So You Can Go Through Life Smiling
  4. Stop Crowdsourcing Your Confidence


  1. Are You Wasting Your Life?
  2. If You Want A Dream Career, Ask Yourself These 3 Questions
  3. These 20 Questions Will Improve Your Self-Awareness
  4. 12 Books That Will Improve Your Self-Knowledge
  5. 10 Habits Of Unsuccessful People You Don’t Want To Copy


  1. Goals Don’t Replace Systems – And Vice Versa
  2. When You Fail To Achieve Your Goals, Try Systems Instead
  3. How To Set Goals That Help You Succeed


  1. How To Exercise 312 Times A Year
  2. The Number One Secret To Sleep That No One Tells You
  3. How To Start A Daily Running Habit
  4. How Running Changed My Life
  5. Intermittent Fasting Is Not A Miracle Solution

More Content

  • What It Takes To Be Free: A book about personal freedom.
  • Think Straight: My bestselling book on pragmatic thinking.
  • The Darius Foroux Show: Podcast and YouTube channel with more thoughts on productivity, habits, decision making, and personal finance.
  • Online Courses: I teach courses on productivity, business writing, persuasion, creating your dream career.
  • Reading List: Check out the top books that have changed my life. I’ve arranged the books in 10 different categories.
  • Resources: Every single tool I use to run a business and blog.

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