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Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Have you ever failed at something so miserably that the thought of attempting to do it again was the last thing you wanted to do?

When Not To Be Stubborn

Jamie Cornell | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

My toddler son does not enjoy wearing gloves. Ever. In fact, he would rather scream and cry in the cold bitter wind than wear the gloves I put on his hands for the fourth time. He makes quite the point to pull off those gloves with vengeance each time we put them on.

Why America's #1 Business Advantage is Being Ravaged by Cultural Shifts and Social Media

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.

I'll Do It Tomorrow

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 08.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Arnold CPCC

What you waiting for? Procrastination is just a moment of time so seize the day and make it count.

How to Have the Mindset of an Olympic Athlete

Heather Hubbard | Posted 08.10.2016 | Women
Heather Hubbard

You may be wondering, just how exactly was Kerri Strug able to push through excruciating pain and the pressure of a nation on her shoulders during the most important performance of her life? The answer is actually quite simple... mental training.

How The Great Blue Heron Got Its Lunch

John Koshy | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John Koshy

I recently invited you to join us on a weekend hike at Mizzy Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park. Some of you must have wondered, why is this guy talking ...

Is Starting Your Own Company Your Cup of Tea?

Vinita Gupta | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Vinita Gupta

Are entrepreneurs born or raised? Should I start my own company or try to make headway in the one I am in? These are questions we face when things a...

Ninjuries

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

These outward displays of strength and grit are aptly called "ninjuries," and are worn as a badge of honor!

Against All Odds

Jim Calio | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Jim Calio

When she was 23 Barbara Thomas left her native Detroit and ventured to New York to try her luck in the Big Apple. One of the first things she did--out...

Hired Before Graduation: A First-Generation Student Tells How

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Carol J. Carter

Learning to balance work, school, and personal commitments is often difficult for first-generation students, and Amelia feels that the lessons she has learned in this area have been some of the most important.

What does it take to become successful?

Marcus Brumme | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Marcus Brumme

Being successful is en vogue. It always has been. Having success can lead to a happier and better life.

Life Lessons From The Revenant: Resilience and Grit Are All it Takes

Anurag Harsh | Posted 04.09.2017 | Business
Anurag Harsh

We might be knocked down for a while, but we will get up again. Everyone's career has highlights and lowlights -- if it were all vanilla, we could be accused of not trying hard enough. Fulfilling our potential is all about putting ourselves out there and being ready to not quite make the grade.

If You Want Something You Can't Just Wish for It -- You've Got to Make it Happen

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 03.01.2017 | Women
Nicola Arnold CPCC

If you had one wish that could be granted today to make a difference in your life what would it be? Is it about putting yourself first, saying no to others and even making powerful choices and sticking to them?

The Gift of a Determined Disposition

Emily Madill | Posted 02.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

My point here has less to do with little league baseball and everything to do with the human spirit and its amazing capacity to keep pushing forward when things are uncertain or challenging.

Resilience -- One of Few Traits That Matters to Success

Peter Aceto | Posted 02.05.2017 | Business
Peter Aceto

Resilience is such an important quality for humans - in life and in a work context. We are always faced with ups and downs, at times enormous obstacles that look impossible to overcome, or a series of headwinds, discouragement and difficulties that force us to want give up.

The Sunday Series (90), With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 01.07.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

If you want it, you need to do one simple thing, go after it. Want to change your life? Want to change someone else's life? Then follow your heart. R...

4 Ways to 'Press On' Rather Than 'Hang On'

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Remember the difference between the victor and the defeated. In the midst of failure the defeated finds blame and despair, while the victor learns a lesson and hopes to press on toward another day. If you live as a victor you will see more victories.

First Goal for the New Year: Resolve Not to Resolve

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

If you find yourself doing the same old thing, you are undoubtedly getting the same old result. Here are five tweaks that will make all the difference:

The Liberation of Being a Determined Black Sheep

Samuel Chiron | Posted 12.02.2016 | College
Samuel Chiron

What defines determination? In every day life, work, grad school, internships, driving and buying coffee--we are beings that are encoded to be determi...

It Takes Grit to Find Your Way in the Dance World

Dana Laquidara | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Dana Laquidara

The skills it takes to thrive in the dance world have to come from within. Technique can be taught, but the drive, tenacity, and persistent self-promotion required to grow and maintain a dance company, or one's spot in that company, must be felt.

Savannah: The City of New Beginnings

Tanya Caruso | Posted 10.16.2016 | Style
Tanya Caruso

The city of Savannah is constantly intertwining its past, present, and future. Since the city's emergence, trade and manufacturing have played a huge role in its economy and continue to make an impact on a local and global scale.

Funny Thing About Goals

Becky Millard | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Becky Millard

Funny thing about goals, they are what fears are made of; fear of setting them, fear of setting them too high, or setting them too low, not setting them, forgetting you set them or not caring that you set them at all.

The Boy With Golden Hands: An Open Letter to Zion Harvey

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

I have cerebral palsy, a condition that has left me in a wheelchair since birth. I'm blessed to have both of my legs, but I'm unable to walk or use them properly, if at all. My hands have coincidentally compensated for that, as I'm now a full-time writer at the age of 30.

Thank you, Eugene

Jessica Denis | Posted 09.14.2016 | Good News
Jessica Denis

So to you Eugene, thank you for your courage. Thank you for looking at me in a way that said, "I will help you, if you help me" and not even knowing that is what your eyes said. Thank you for having the faith in yourself to know that you could do it if you just pushed.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 08.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sally Swanson

Are you happy? Better yet, what does happiness mean to you? I, myself, have been on [what seems like] a ceaseless quest for happiness and am hell-...