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Perseverance

The Advice I Follow: 'Conquer by Continuing'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.01.2017 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By James Smith UCF Forum columnist Even though they have the best of intentions, about this time of year many people start setting aside their New Ye...

What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Teresa Belton From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate t...

Grit

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Have you ever failed at something so miserably that the thought of attempting to do it again was the last thing you wanted to do?

If Grit Is the Measure of Success for Today, Those of Us in Advertising Must Be the Ultimate Performers

Lynn Power | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Lynn Power

These days, a lot of people have been talking about grit. What it is, why it's good, and how to get it. The news is filled with stories of personal achievement driven by sheer determination and the will to win. Angela Duckworth's Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance argues that grit is often a more effective attribute in achieving goals than talent or IQ.

On Monarchs, Failure, And Perseverance

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

Five years ago, when I first found wild milkweed growing in my garden and decided to let it run free, I was certain that the next summer I would have ...

Grit Needs Passion, Not Fear

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

At the same time, true grit--persistence and passion--is clearly something we want both for our kids and for ourselves. Fortunately, the life-skills that make us gritty can be learned and practiced.

The Single Trait That Helps You Thrive At Any Age

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 09.19.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

If I had to pick one trait that is key to achieving nearly anything in life it is this. Perseverance. That's it. It's the one thing that sets achievers apart from those who complain that they aren't reaching their dreams.

Positive Effects Can Result From Both a Cordial Welcome - and Even Adversity

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.12.2016 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Gerrod Lambrecht UCF Forum columnist This year is the beginning of the Scott Frost coaching era of UCF football. We have a new coaching staff, new...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

To The Person Who Needs Motivation: President Obama And The Power Of Perseverance

Najma Khorrami | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Najma Khorrami

The path to a life full of appreciation, love, good character, success and achievement ultimately is derived from our roots--the stronger our roots become, the further outward our integrity and character shine and bloom.

Why America's #1 Business Advantage is Being Ravaged by Cultural Shifts and Social Media

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.

Cleveland Native Needed Just A Chance To Make An Impact

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

During a muggy and humid weekend in the City of Brotherly Love, Harold Rasul sought a chance for himself, his coaching staff and student-athletes from East Cleveland's Shaw High School.

3 Things I Learned From A Vending Machine

Derick Turner | Posted 08.02.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

Guess what... you don't always get what you want. I know it seems hard to believe, but life is sometimes unfair.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Clearly the idea that grit is one of the keys to success has grabbed our curiosity. After all as Angela herself writes in the book after asking three hundred American adults to tell her how they felt about their grit scores: "In the entire sample, there wasn't a single person, who upon reflection, aspired to be less gritty."

The 12 Year Overnight Success

James Marks | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
James Marks

When I told my close friends I was starting a fulfillment company, you could see them flinch and try to mask their disappointment. You could almost see the single word forming inside their heads, "WHY??" They looked at me with something like pity while they struggled to put a good face on it.

Are We Persevering Or Being A Blockhead? Here's How We Know!

Beth Green | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Beth Green

Perseverance or being a blockhead? You can actually know. Just look within, check out your motives and love yourself for being willing to even ask the question.

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

Sometimes What Matters Most Is Being In The Pool

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Lisa Ancona-Roach

I grew up less than two blocks from a couple of swimming pools. I spent most summer days there... doing crazy jumps off the board, diving for treasure...

Float Like A Butterfly Muhammad Ali

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.08.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

Muhammad Ali was known for his boxing successes, but he also motivated many of us with his ideas about life and how to live it. He believed in pe...

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

Hope for That Hill You're Climbing

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Crumpton

But what I really want to teach him (barring the exasperated sigh and eye-roll) is that, "The downhill coast makes you a good rider, but the uphill climb makes you a great one."

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part II: Josephine Takundwa, Award-Winning Leader in Energy

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

I continue this exciting series with the dynamic Josephine Takundwa, founder and CEO of Earthlink Technologies headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe.

How Far Can You Go?

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I was listening to the radio the other day and I heard an interview with a man named John Maclean. In his early twenties, he was a rugby player and tr...

A Different Me: Two Years After Losing My Son

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion
Melanie DeSimone

Burying my son has tenderized me.

Creative Work: Teaching and Learning

Katherine Meeks | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
Katherine Meeks

Optimism. Grit. Perseverance. Mindset. Volumes of educational rhetoric revolve around these ideas. Sure, I intentionally spend time teaching my visual...