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Six Realities of Trading for a Living

Paul Scolardi | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

For many individuals today seeking financial freedom and flexibility with their schedule, the idea of trading for a living seems only like a dream. The good news is, trading for a living is a possibility if you are willing to study the market, put in the work and handle some of the realities of trading for a living.

The Importance of Learning to Fail Gracefully

Saudia Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Saudia Davis

One of my favorite quotes comes from the great female entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey: "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failing is another stepping stone to greatness."

When to Quit -- From People Who Hate to Quit

Joe De Sena | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

We grow up thinking of our achievements as being either successful or a failure. Believe me, I've spent my life unwilling to quit things. Those who are stubborn will often go far -- too far -- to ensure it's not a failure. But that is not always smart. In fact, there is a time to quit.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

The Question To Ask Yourself When You Feel Like A Failure

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 08.24.2015 | OWN

 There is a lot of emphasis on succeeding. And whether we buy the hype or not, we all want to succeed, especially if you consider success to mean...

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

3 Easy Steps to Shift a Student From Struggle to Success

Liz Frank | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Liz Frank

The motivation was fear induced and devoid of a plan. I wasn't learning for the sake of learning. I was learning so my mom wouldn't yell. Not exactly fostering natural curiosity.

How Failure Actually Makes You Smarter

LinkedIn | Jeff Stibel | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

It seems that with the Silicon Valley gold rush, we have received a new model for success: failure. We have all heard of the rags to riches stories fr...

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Be Proud To Fail

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

You shouldn't seek failure out, by any means, but when you experience failure -- and you inevitably will -- embrace it with a sense of pride.

How To Conquer The Fear Of Failure

Forbes | Vanessa Loder | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

Every entrepreneur I know is afraid of failure. It’s human nature. When we go outside of our comfort zone, we feel scared. As entrepreneurs, our ego...

When We Learn From Failure -- And When We Don't

Harvard Business Review | Gretchen Gavett | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

When do you pass the buck and when do you take the blame? New research shows most of us only cop to failures if they can’t be attributed to somethin...

4 Ways To Become More Empowered

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.

Fear of Failing

Debora Spar | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Debora Spar

This is the generation, after all, that grew up with attachment parenting and Baby Einstein videos. They grew up playing soccer on teams where everyone was captain and watching music videos in which every girl with a gorgeous voice looked like a model as well.

Good Things Come to Those Who Hustle!

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Suchitra Vijayan

I have become accustomed to these words. They are a silent reminder that if Anais Nin hustled I should be hustling too. I smile and setup shop in my nook of the cafe. I tell myself that this is a new day, till I start reading my emails. Then I realize again that, I am at the very bottom of a ponzi scheme called life.

My Graduation Speech on How to Fail (Successfully)

Uloop | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Uloop

Want to know the key to not failing in the next 10 years? This may sound strange, but I think the key to not failing is to fail, and fail often. In those failures, you will find that you will stop worrying about the trivialities, about appearances and paychecks and pleasing other people.

What's So Scary About Rejection?

Michael Neill | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The truth is, "no" doesn't mean we are a bad person or doomed to failure. It's not evidence of a conspiracy against us by the fates or proof that our parents/teachers/siblings were right about us and we never will amount to anything. It just means "not yes." That's it. "Not yes."

Failure Rising: Stories We Learn From

Anya Cherneff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

Like most difficult undertakings, the field of International Development is rife with failure. Sites like Admitting Failure and events like FailFaireDC 2012 have attempted to bring together stories of projects gone wrong.

Aiming For Failure

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease -- a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that. In order to change the system, to help the "square peg" kids, our national conversation needs to be turned towards failure.

Let Your Kid Fail

Eva Glettner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

If you grow up believing that everything everywhere is attainable, life will really be hard to stomach when mom and dad aren't there.

3 Types Of Success You Can Only Acquire After Failure

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman From: Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Hard Conversations Going splat in life doesn't mean you have to give up (except when you should)...

Why You Should Fail A Lot

Kate Fridkis | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

It's a great feeling, to know that you can fail and keep going. It's worth a lot of failing to get there. So go ahead and fail! Do it some more! Do it lavishly! Try everything you want to try!

How to Begin to Cultivate Hope After Failing

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Failing (especially failing BIG) provides you with a sense of freedom that you can never gain by playing it safe. It's this freedom that separates you from those who never leap.

2011, The Lesson I Learned: Be Proud of Your Failures

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Failing is part of life. You will be dumped, hurt, betrayed, rejected and disappointed. That doesn't matter. It is what you do next that counts. Will you go back to bed and stay there for a week? Or will you say "their loss," and try again?

Does Your Fear of Failure Stop You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If the fear of failure is stopping you from doing what you really want to do, I encourage you to change your concept of failure.

Why Messing Up Is Good For You

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I've been "mastering" my perfectionism problem this summer, as contradictory as that statement sounds. I joined a Masters swimming program knowing fu...