Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.
Failure. No one likes to fail, yet everyone has. Of course, it's not something that we shout or boast about because it doesn't feel good -- in fact, it feels terrible. Seldom do we ever embrace the failures. It is the lessons learned in these failures that are the crown jewels.
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?
It is critical to the careers and business success of high achievers to be able to connect to and understand how to use their sense of vulnerability. You are at risk until you engage this critical sense.
Regardless of how prepared you are to appear in your holiday best at this season's parties, it's never too late to incorporate some last-minute nutrition, hydration and fitness practices to help you feel (and look) great at your next soiree.
Duffy's story offers a perfect example of a profound, but often overlooked truth about human toughness: Even the most physically punishing feats of endurance are less about the body than about the mind.