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Achieving Goals

The Myth of Motivation

Carmen Isáis | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carmen Isáis

I discovered a long time ago that motivation is overrated and believing that it is more important than it is can, ironically, be the thing that keeps us from reaching your goals. That's right. Believing in the myth of motivation will derail you.

My Birthday Wish

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Barbi Appelquist

Yesterday was my 39th birthday, a day I never thought I would see. I am grateful for every moment. And for my birthday wish, I wish that you will go after whatever you want in this world.

Don't Let Your Age Define You!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Gabrielle Flank

Why wait until someday to follow your dreams? Today is a great day to start living your life and following your passions.

Is Fear the Boss of Your Business?

Paula Kloots | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Paula Kloots

I remember years ago sitting at my desk shaking with fear. Anyone would have thought my life was in danger. It wasn't. I had to make a call to a potential new distributor of our products. It would be a big contract. We needed it.

How to Achieve Your Dreams (And Keep Going When It's Hard!)

Brendon Burchard | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

It takes a lot of work to achieve your dreams, but what do you do when the struggle gets too hard? Here are four strategies to keep you on path:

How to Get It Done While The Kids Are In School

Kelly Pietrangeli | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Kelly Pietrangeli

Dreaming about all of the extra hours you'll have with the kids back in school? Determined to get on top of your to-do list and have space in your day to do more of what you really want to be doing?

How to Get a Year of Experience in 6 Months

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Learning a new skill, breaking into a new industry, changing your life and taking a risk -- it's just like anything else you go after -- it snowballs. You start out struggling, thrashing, totally confused, and frustrated. Then you learn a few tricks and things get easier. You get better.

5 Ways That Facebook Success Is Nothing Like Real-Life Success

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media
Eva Lesko Natiello

We browse our Facebook feed and see extraordinary things happening all around us. A Facebook friend just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. A friend of a friend won The Great Food Truck Race. Someone else was named Chicago's Teacher of the Year. It seems to happen all the time.

How to Motivate Yourself to Do More

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia T. Glenn

I'm sure you know someone who is extremely self-motivated. They're constantly working on projects, networking, or doing something to propel them close...

6 Ways to Forget Your Casanova (Shia LaBeouf Is One of Them!)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Are you dating a Casanova? Casanova (via The Urban Dictionary): A smooth-talking charmer who has mastered the art of finding, meeting, attracting a...

Lee Brice: Drinking Class Dreams

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Stacey Alcorn

f you have big dreams, Brice says you better be ready for rejection. The path to your big dream is a very long and difficult one. Brice's motto is to "keep on grinding."

To Exceed Your Expectations, Increase Them

Melissa Marsted | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Melissa Marsted

In 1995, six months after the birth of my first son and less than three weeks after I had turned 30, I found myself at the starting line of the St. George (Utah) Marathon, a downhill 26.2 mile route passing the Veyo Volcano, into Snow Canyon and the city of St. George.

8 Habits to Stop Now to Improve Your Life

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Stop reading, researching, preparing, and start taking action. You will never be perfectly ready, so sometimes you have to just hit the gas and go.

What if Your Most Confident Critics Are Mostly Irrelevant?

Lacey Johnson | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

We must resist the urge to focus our eyes on 'the other guy,' for comparison is like a thief in the night. It may seem innocent, but it will rob you of energy needed to sustain the race, it will drain your fuel, it will distract you, frighten you and eventually cripple you. There is plenty of room for everyone's completed mission.

4 Ways To Hold Yourself Accountable To Your Goals

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Achieving something is a practice, just as meditation, writing every day, working out, eating healthy, etc. are practices as well. Time needs to be allotted to it. As I continued to ponder, I came up with three ways to stay committed to a goal.

The Endless Benefits of Travel

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Kemi Nekvapil

When we move from one place to another we experience movement: I was in a different place yesterday to where I am today; tomorrow I can be somewhere completely different again. In the end, the question is: How far are you willing to travel, and what sort of map do you have to get you there?

Daily Tasks Lead to Rewards

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I have just arrived back home from the dentist. I am vowing once again, the Ground Hog's Day Vow, to floss daily or twice daily on an ambitious whim....

Actions vs. Outcomes: Why Setting the Wrong Goals Can Easily Prevent Your Success

Dave Smith | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dave Smith

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." You've likely heard this saying used to emphasize the importance of setting ...

Trumping the Immigrants: Prejudice Against Pride

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum--"out of many, one"-- continues to be an ideal we all can aspire to, with or without Donald Trump. Fanning the flames of racism, xenophobia, and division at a time when the US needs more national cooperation is inexcusable.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Marc Megna -- Anatomy of an Entrepreneur

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

He's six feet tall, chiseled, with piercing blue eyes and long blond hair, making it hard to believe that he was the chubby, insecure kid growing up in the blue collar city of Fall River, MA.

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

Fitness Values, and Why Skinny Is Overrated When It Comes to Being Strong

Melissa Leon | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Leon

I've learned to find balance among my values. I eat to fuel my body, and sometimes for enjoyment. I work out the way I want to because it makes me feel good, and I'm not too bad at it. I try to be positive all the time because life is short.

The Process of Forming a Paradigm

Mary Morrissey | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

We can alter our paradigms to reflect true happiness by shifting our belief about our circumstances. It can be as simple as that. What paradigm are you willing to shift today?

How to Find Your Motivation Again: The Importance of 'Persisting' Rather Than 'Starting Over'

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva Barros Campelli

Persisting means to grow up in a very long path, which is made of so many attempts, big mistakes and little successes. It means constantly training to achieve perfection without having to be perfect in everyday life. It means reaching a productive harmony rather than an unsustainable, counterproductive perfection.