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Fear of Failure

Creating the Impossible Begins With Ignoring Those who Love you

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

How often have you let the people in your life make you believe that something wasn't possible or that the choices you were making might not be the best ones? You might have even believed at some point that you might be best to quit and just go get a real job...

3 Reasons You Stay Stuck in a Job You Hate Instead of Pursuing Your Dream

Grace Bluerock | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Why are people resigned to stay unhappy in a job they hate instead of doing work that feeds them and that they are passionate about? It boils down to three main reasons.

Failure Lab: Weight Loss Surgery Was Never the Plan

Akela Stanfield | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

I will still fight being an emotional eater. I will still meditate to avoid binges. I will still have to talk about my weight. And I will likely have moments of failure. But that's OK. I'm committed to the process and have finally accepted that I am a life-long weight watcher.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

An Apprenticeship in Sustainable Development

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin -- a coin that has very little value if all you're seeing is either one side or the other. That may sound obvious now, but it's been a 30-year struggle to secure consensus on that all-important imperative.

What Is the Most Important Thing in Life?

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

When was the last time you heard these unsolicited statements and questions directed at you? "You need to make a decision now!" "You should concentr...

Giving Up Is Not Always Surrendering, It's Re-prioritizing and Being True

Wassim Israwi | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Wassim Israwi

To me it is clear: We do not control our destiny nor do we create our paths. Clear and simple.

The Hidden Benefits of Rejection

Isa Adney | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Isa Adney

In the deepest darkest moments of grief over your rejection, remind yourself that you are not alone, that this is normal and that this experience doesn't have to be a waste.

Is Fear of Success Holding You Back?

Helen Roe | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Helen Roe

Can you remember as a child, what you wanted to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a newscaster, so I would be the first person to know what was going on.

How to Become a Creative Superhero

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

The fear of failure is an important element of the Creative Superhero's Kryptonite. Its antidote is playing. Go and play. Make a castle out of lego, draw with closed eyes. Leave a mistake in your text. Run with your arms spread wide open.

How You Can Harness the Exodus and Easter Spirit of Awakening to Face Down Your Fear of Failure

Macky Alston | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Macky Alston

Moses and the Israelites suffered through the wilderness for 40 years. All that time, they could never be certain where their journey would end, whether or not God would make good on God's promise of liberation.

Why Failure Is Your Best Competitive Advantage

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In part 1, I will explore why failure can be a powerful competitive advantage, and in part 2, I will explore how to leverage failure as a competitive advantage.

Embracing My OzGoth

Mina Samuels | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Mina Samuels

As of last week, my agent is trying to sell a new book I wrote. My first instinct is to hide under the covers all day, every day until...well, until ...

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Amy Morin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength and develop increased resilience. It's all about the choices we make and the desire to become better. With hard work, we can learn to use setbacks as opportunities to grow stronger.

Spur of the Moment Speech? Here's Help.

Debra Fine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Debra Fine

If you have an engagement coming up and you are nervous about it (and you probably are because everybody is), there are ways to ease the anxiety. Preparing, practicing, exercising, breathing, medication and even donning a pair of lucky socks can help. But what if you are under a surprise attack?

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

Fear of Failure, Scared of Success

Ceci Garrett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ceci Garrett

I learned early on that I didn't need to perfect as I worked with others; instead I needed to be authentic. I learned that I must be willing to do whatever I could think to ask them to do.

What Failing Compared to Gwyneth Paltrow Taught Me

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My senior year of high school was charmed. I was voted senior class president, most popular girl and Homecoming queen. It was obvious I was destined f...

Four Things That Are Not Failure But Feel Like It

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

I see failure as the absence of any option to move forward. Failure is not the moment of initial disappointment, the first sign of rejection or the first time something doesn't work out.

7 Ways to Stay Motivated And Accomplish Anything

| Marla Tabaka | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, th...

What Being a Reality Show Loser Taught Me About Winning at Life

Francesca Hogi | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Francesca Hogi

It's hard to say which subjects one to more derision -- being a contestant on a reality TV show, or failing miserably as a contestant on a reality TV show. As far as losing on national television in front of millions of people goes, I have special expertise.

Warning: You're a Failure... And So Am I

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Jacqui Zadik

When we define and compare our lives to these overnight victories of others, we are putting so much pressure on ourselves to succeed in a way that's unattainable most of the time. There's a reason why the saying, "The road to success is paved with failure" is so true, and I'll prove it.

When You Are Hard-Wired for Guilt

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

As I sat down at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and my iPhone, I noticed that my husband was busy unloading the dishwasher and re-organizing a cupboard. A wave of guilt washed over me. I'd slept later than he had by a good hour, yet I had no intention of getting up to help him.

The Necessity of Failure

Terry Newell | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Terry Newell

From my earliest memories, I never wanted to fail. From getting the "right" answer in school, the highest batting average in Little League, the appro...

A Nightmare Author Reading Saved by Rachael Ray

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Last night I had a nightmare that I was at the Cornelia Street Café to do a reading from my novel. In the nightmare, I stood at the microphone on the small stage in front of a packed house.