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Persistence

Finding a New Path

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 12.27.2016 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

"I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that ha...

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 Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

Pam Nochlin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Pam Nochlin

Dave Kerpen, Founder & CEO of Likeable Local, a social media agency and NY Times best-selling author recently published; "The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want."

Sailing Through a Storm

KidSpirit | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
KidSpirit

By contributing writer Ameena Naqvi for KidSpirit's Myth and Magic issue. The waves crashed softly against the boat, pushing it towards the shore. ...

Quitters CAN Be Winners

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Being persistent is not the same thing as not quitting. Persisting is getting up and trying again. To be successful, we need to know when to quit, especially if we've been doing something that is destined to fail.

What Kids Can Teach you About Persistence

Fabienne Raphael | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Fabienne Raphael

Do you have kids? Even if you don't, have you noticed something very particular about kids? When they want something, they REALLY want something. I...

Class of 2016: The Tips You May Not Hear at Commencement

Harmel S. Rayat | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Harmel S. Rayat

It takes a great deal of patience and hard work. Don't expect anything to be handed to you along the way - that's the first lesson you should learn quickly. If you're willing to buckle down and if you want something bad enough, you can definitely make it happen.

Making Your Career from Passion: Carlo Alberto Orecchia Shares His Insights on Creative Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.20.2017 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I feel incredibly lucky that my passions became my career. With Zoe Kravitz Professionals working in the arts are almost always working independen...

Observations From Below: Help Wanted Part One

Bryan Dooley | Posted 04.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Someone recently asked me to detail the barriers on my employment journey. There are many laws that are supposed to ensure me non-discriminatory opportunities, but I have run into many types of barriers.

Persistent Resilience: It's a Matter of Head and Heart

Randy Pennington | Posted 03.23.2017 | Business
Randy Pennington

Sooner or later you will have to choose--do you take an action that is painful, or do you suffer an even worse consequence by doing nothing?

How to Be a Famous Celebrity

Amy Steinberg | Posted 03.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Steinberg

What if I told you that you already are a famous celebrity? You would tell me that it isn't true, because you aren't on the cover of O magazine, your...

Keep On Keepin' ON

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 03.07.2017 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

All of us, regardless of our calling, who put our best effort forward feel the sting of rejection at some point. Start ups fail, a great idea you pro...

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Sh*t

Jennifer Garam | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Jennifer Garam

I don't have an agent or an editor expecting the completion of my manuscript, no publishers are wooing me with six-figure advances for a book deal, and nothing I've written has ever gone viral.

Kids 'Zoning In' and 'Zoning Out'

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids "zone in" they get "in the zone" because they concentrate and focus very well when they are accomplishing something. They are often talented, creative, persistent at their tasks, and very good at what they do.

Stand Up and Face Life Like a Warrior

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Mehdi Toozhy

We can't change what life throws at us, so why worry? The key is to develop a willingness to experience uncertainty without trying to eliminate or control it. The well-known fact is life is filled with surprises and unexpected events. That isn't necessarily a bad thing; it is just life.

What's Really Holding You Back? (It Might Not Be What You Think!)

Erin Cox | Posted 10.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Cox

Give yourself a little break and practice self-love and do everything you can to reconnect with your soul in order to rebuild your self-worth. You are an amazing woman with so much to offer -- never lose sight of that truth!

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Joel Peterson

Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.10.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

The Hidden Cost of Quitting

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

We've all heard some version of the saying that begins "when the going gets tough." But the reality is that when things get difficult, even the tough find it very tempting to look for reasons to give up.

The Virtues of Arrogance

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

When bold people walk in faith and work hard to make their dreams come true, the faithless crowd perceives arrogance. Sometimes arrogance is just faith. But the crowd doesn't live its dreams, the crowd doesn't build a business that will impact the world and the crowd doesn't live an extraordinary life.

How to Find Your Motivation Again: The Importance of 'Persisting' Rather Than 'Starting Over'

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva Barros Campelli

Persisting means to grow up in a very long path, which is made of so many attempts, big mistakes and little successes. It means constantly training to achieve perfection without having to be perfect in everyday life. It means reaching a productive harmony rather than an unsustainable, counterproductive perfection.

3 Simple Steps to Teaching Your Child the Art of Persistence

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 05.15.2016 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

If we teach our children persistence, it will guide them when trying to succeed in school and beyond. Persistence is not something we are born with. We need to learn it. Don't worry, it is not hard.

Be a Woman of Impact With These 8 Qualities of Women Leaders

Lorri Sulpizio | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Lorri Sulpizio

While it's thrilling to see the current energy and excitement around women's leadership, the reality is, women have been practicing leadership, doing amazing things, and making global contributions for centuries. And that is leadership: enabling positive change, inspiring action, addressing difficult issues, moving communities forward.

A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter

Jay Scott | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Looking back I don't know if it was the inspiration of a courageous little girl who lived so close by, who was treated at the very same hospital, or our continued commitment in a world where it's hard to keep commitments, but I know that she and her siblings have gotten the message -- "when life gives you lemons, do something about it."