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What's The Best Trait for Success - Perseverance

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Carlynne McDonnell

Perseverance is the ability to keep going, to put one foot in front of the other, to envision a goal and head towards it. It is to follow your arrow regardless of circumstance or obstacle or self-imposed roadblocks. It is being true to yourself, your purpose and belief in yourself.

Following the Path of Resistance

Nykki Hardin | Posted 11.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nykki Hardin

If I have learned anything in this lifetime, it is that nothing meaningful in my life has come without work, consistent effort, and personal challenge...

Savvy & Sincere, A Successful Lawyer & Mother of Twins Walks the Line Between Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

How Can God Be Real If the World Is So Broken?

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

Some people say that people of faith just need to believe in God to make them feel better. It's like we're taking some kind of supernatural pill to relax our nerves. But to those who believe, it's not just about feeling good. And walking with God is certainly not always relaxing.

Living Passionately: 21 People Who Found Their Purpose -- And How You Can Too

Jim Luce | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obsta...

Are You Mentally Tough Enough?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When you're faced with a real, "not sure I have it in me," kind of challenge at work how do you respond? You know those moments when you feel like you've already given something your very best shot, but for one reason or another it just doesn't seem to be working.

18 Inches of Daylight

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Glenn Rockowitz

Wrong. Simple word, simple concept. And maybe the most important thing any of us can be. At its root, being wrong is proof we're alive. We are tryi...

Founder Perseverance

JD Gershbein | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Somewhere along the line I became fascinated with the term "founder perseverance." As a fan of human performance, I have the highest admiration for those entrepreneurs who absorb risk and stretch themselves to the limits in pursuit of a business goal.

The Story That Will Boost Your Confidence and Resilience

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Sometimes as humans, we are so quick to give up. How many times have we been turned down and decided to stop? How often do we take rejection as a sign...

Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Candy Spelling | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women
Candy Spelling

All of us celebrate when a woman is accomplished and awarded for her talent and skill and determination. It raises all of us up when we see women who are at the top of their game rise to the challenge and be rewarded for it.

One Minute Longer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One of my favorite books as a child was called, if memory serves, Favorite Dog Stories. I rather doubt the collection had much genuine literary merit....

The Truth Nobody's Telling You About Entrepreneurship

Tova Payne | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

People want what they want and they want it now--instant gratification sells, even though it doesn't work. The simple truth is: Perseverance is Painful.

On Top of the World in Every Sense

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

I opened my mouth to confirm, and then shut it wordlessly, my hands nervously twitching over the heap of gear we were packing away. Pants. Where were my pants? Unbelievable. I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in less than 12 hours, and had forgotten my pants in Los Angeles.

The Keys to Persevering and Living a Long Life, Grandma Style

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

Perseverance is hard to teach. Only through experiences can you persevere, but I believe that other people's journeys can leave a lasting impression on you; You can glean snippets of how to persevere when life presses against you on all sides.

Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

The Power of No

Barrett Pall | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

At first thought, the word no is an undesirable term. It is by definition a negative. No is a word that many of us have a hard time saying. It's a w...

One Immigrant and Her Dream

Eldonie Mason | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Eldonie Mason

As the 11 year old girl gazed at the coconut tree in her backyard on her island home of Antigua, she dreams of one day becoming a lawyer in America. Once the dream took root in her head, she went around telling everyone who would listen.

What Handstands Taught Me

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Illustration by Sara Lee Bentley I've been practicing yoga for the past 14 years, way before the knowledge of what a downward dog was entered into m...

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk) This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional bi...

Building Your Own Castle

Graham Milne | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Graham Milne

Writing, like any profession, is a road forked with unexpected turns and sudden drops and stops. On occasion, when you reach what you expect is the successful end, you discover abruptly that the princess is in another castle.

How to Become the Person You'd Want to Marry

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that if you're looking for the perfect man to fulfill your dreams, become the woman you would marry if you were a man. I thought this message was right on target and so clear that it got me to start working on my self-image and take my mind off what I expected from a man.

Why is Success a Jalopy?

Hope Perlman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Hope Perlman

The problem with a jalopy is that it breaks down. From time to time, the system falls apart. A child is sick, or a spouse or a parent. Or me.

A Day With Alzheimer's As a Caregiver

Rena McDaniel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Rena McDaniel

What does it feel like to live with Alzheimer's every single day? I've thought long and hard about this question. I wondered if I could put into words what I really feel. Then, Mom made a simple comment the other day and it all became clear to me.

Don't Allow Your Limitations to Define You!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

As you progress through the journey of achieving your dreams, you will be able to clearly realize that the most difficult limitations and circumstances actually served as necessary tools that helped you become a better version of yourself.

The Secret To Getting Through Tough Times

Bernadette Anat | Posted 04.25.2015 | Teen
Bernadette Anat

Picture this: Your life's going normally, maybe even awesomely, when suddenly, it happens -- something huge, something heavy, something that shoves your world into a blender. And weirdly, it does not come with a manual on how to cope. Now what?