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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...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

What to Do When a Blizzard Hits Your Life

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

One minute you were looking at clear skies; the next, you were surrounded by a blinding fury. It wasn't your fault and it certainly isn't within your control.

Are You Suffering From Stupid Grit?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

You see grit is the passion and perseverance for the pursuit of long-term goals. It's the ability to stick with working towards something for years, as you try to accomplish something that lights you up and gives you purpose. It's living life like it's a marathon, rather than a sprint.

Because I'm Stronger...

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion
Melanie DeSimone

If you meet me now at the grocery store or pass me in church, I probably won't cry. I will most likely ask you how you are, what you've been doing and smile when you share the latest family news even if in the midst of the words a thousand alarms go off in my head, reminding me of the son that I lost.

Got Grit?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Much of that work has to do with dealing with differences. Not just the differences that inevitably occur between people who are attracted to each other, but the differences between who we each thought we were getting and who that person actually is.

The Dance of Life

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.10.2016 | Parents
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

My daughter dances. I mean like, competitively. Make-up, eyelashes, sparkling costumes. All of it. She's danced since she was three-years-old. She's now 16. Can you imagine what it would be like if we adults took something we enjoyed and set out to be the best we could be at it?

Foster Youth Take on 14,000-foot Mt. Shasta

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

On Father's Day weekend, I will once again don my climbing boots, grab the ice axe and head up the snowy flanks of 14,000-foot Mt. Shasta in far North...

When Quitting Isn't an Option

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

At the end of each week I tell myself I could have never imagined it would be this difficult or I could never have imagined it would be this easy. Either way, I persevere because that's what it takes to make something out of nothing.

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part III

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Too often, young people who are deaf are discouraged from following their dreams. They are told "you can't..." or "you won't be able to..." and they a...

It's in You

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

It is in the 4 a.m. alarm that rouses you from your cozy warm bed in the darkness. It is in the quiet of the morning when you are staring at a blank c...

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Stroke

Harshada Rajani | Posted 01.29.2016 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

My stroke robbed me of my arms, my legs and my voice. It stole from me my pride, my dignity, and that one ever evasive thing I once had loads of -- my happiness. But it left me my brain, my mind, my heart, my soul, whatever you want to call it, all in one piece.

The Secret I Have Been Holding On to for Years

Antonio L. Vereen | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Antonio L. Vereen

My name is Antonio Vereen. I suffer from depression, but don't count me out. I have a lot more work to do, and I will beat this.

DeafTalent Everywhere! Part II

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

In reality, however, there are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.