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Failure

The Fear of Failure

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

To fail without trying is less painful than to put all of yourself into a particular goal and still come up short. Yet, we know that success does not come easy. It requires commitment, dedication, grit, determination, resourcefulness and confidence.

Failure Is Just 'Sucksess': A TV/Film Writer's Lament

David S. Simon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
David S. Simon

Here's the plain, simple truth: most of us fail like unbroken clockwork most of the time. In fact you could say that the only thing that we succeed at with any regularity is failure.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

The 7 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves

Tammy Bleck | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

The only thing perfect is our imagination. It's good to leave it that way. Expectations tend to lead to huge let downs. The truth is, it's likely your life is missing much more than just one thing to make it flawless.

#AOLBuild Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

My Good Friend Failure

Derek Handley | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Derek Handley

Every failure gives you a new insight about yourself and the world that is far more profound or impactful than the negative consequences of the failure. You just need to look really hard for it.

The Secret to Dealing With Chronic Complainers

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

What makes it so difficult to deal with chronic complainers is how resistant they are to support, cheering-up or advice. The secret to dealing with a chronic complainer is to first understand his or her mindset. Here are three pieces of advice...

Outsmarting the Fear of Failure

Martin Snepp | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

For so many of us, the fear of failure is crippling. It stands in the way of us achieving what we really want in life. With our pride at stake, many of us prefer to take the easy, safe option. Perhaps we save face. But at what cost?

Are You Stuck in the 'Resistance Syndrome'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this. Did you learn when you were gro...

33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure

Brian Honigman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Brian Honigman

To help provide some insight on how to navigate a career you're proud of, I've asked 33 tech entrepreneurs to share some of their biggest lessons learned from their own failures.

The Very Short Tale of the Hare on the Chair

Tom Morris | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

"Where is the hare?" "Oh, no! On the chair!" "You swear?" "Over there!" "With his nails and his bunny tail bare?" "You care?" "Oh yes! Beware! An Impe...

18 Things You Need To Do To Be Happy In College

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.25.2014 | College

College students have a lot to deal with. Between balancing academics and social life, searching for summer internships and managing stress, “happin...

Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick: Fail Forward, Quickly.

Seun Oyewole | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

Milennials have come to fear failure like a dead phone battery, and tend to stray away from bold circumstances worrying that our missteps may discredit our prior accolades.

Who's to Blame for Your So-Called Career? Surprise!

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Psychologist Ellen Winner says it's now widely believed that if parents put in enough work, "it may not be all that difficult to produce a child prodigy." Whoa. It's all about work, and wanting it enough. Them. Us. Boom.

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the 'Art Of War'

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory....

Using Design Thinking to 'Teach' the Power of Failure and Grit to Students

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

At the 99u Conference, innovators and top designers from all over the world took the stage to share their stories of sweat, toil and all-in-all grit that it took to have momentous success: stories of failure, perseverance and a diehard belief in oneself.

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Keep on Truckin'

Heather Martin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

How many of us in our 30s, 40s, 50s, or even 20s, think that we have hopelessly lost our way? I certainly hope it doesn't take me until 60 to live a defining moment, but if it does, I would rather spend my life pursuing my passion than settle for something that is less than what I want.

Success, Failure and Mastery

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Sarah Lewis helps us to reorient our thinking around the concept of mastery and the process that develops it. And it's the process that seems to be her real interest, because the process of growing in mastery of anything inevitably involves uncertainty, courage, failure, persistence and struggle.

Falling Up

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

We rush to superimpose our own problem-solving prowess and metrics of success on young people who benefit most from establishing their own.

Everything I Need to Know About Parenting I Learned From Baseball

Sarah Trillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

It seems to me that during the past decade, there have been endless discussions about how we as parents are failing to let our kids fail.

I Am Not Defined by My Job

Heather Martin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

It might still be a slow slog to the thriving career I am trying to create, but at least now I value myself as a person. I drowned out the voices that were telling me I was an incompetent failure and I won. Because I am a winner and I am here to win!

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

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...