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Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Enjoying The Fun Of Failure

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Once when I wrote about the "fun of failure," someone responded, "Don't think about it as failure! Re-cast it in your mind as something different," etc. My first reaction was to agree, but then I realized -- no. I don't want to pretend that I'm not failing; I want to embrace failure.

Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why isn't mental training treated the same as physical and technical training?

Navigating the Storm

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

I consider myself on a journey at sea. There are sometimes smooth waters and sometime choppy. Choppy is where I am currently. The path is a little bumpy and uncomfortable but I know on the beyond it will be smooth sailing, at least for a bit before the rocky waters returns.

5 Reasons You Must Chase Your Passion

Susie Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Jim Carrey says many of us make fear-based decisions and turn our back on what we love to do and "disguise it as practicality." The opposite is true -- following your passion is practical. And it's wonderful. How can you get started?

Procrastination

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Procrastination can serve us when we discerningly decide what needs to belong to tomorrow and what needs to belong to today. The goal is not to get the process perfectly, but rather to remain focused on valuable lessons.

The Fear of Failure

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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.