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Persistence

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2015 | 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 07.13.2015 | 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 07.08.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.15.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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."

Opportunity Comes Candy-Wrapped

Z Zoccolante | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

When I look back, I find that many of the opportunities that allowed positive growth didn't always show up as easy, flashy, or fun. They often appeared as something that looked like hard work.

5 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Dream

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

We all have a dream. To do the very thing that we love to do that makes us feel fulfilled, vibrant, and more alive. The very thing that excites us every day and leaves us in a state of wonder over all of our opportunities for creation.

Double Sixes: What Backgammon and My Daughter Taught Me About How to Lighten Up

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

I learned that doubles can change everything; when they come, a quiet surge of power elevates she who rolls them. I learned to remember to pick up my dice, to play every game until it was over, and always, always to play the best out of three.

New Year's Resolutions: Take 2, or Maybe 22

Ginny Gilder | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginny Gilder

It's already the fourth Thursday of the new year. How's that New Year's resolution of yours going? Still alive and going strong, or staggering in the ...

I Know I Can! Sharon's Story

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I look for inspiration in the interviews that I did with fifty women who changed their lives. When I think about persistence, I think about Sharon. If you're feeling like giving up, I hope Sharon inspires you to keep going.

How to Make a Dream Come True

Isa Adney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Isa Adney

Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience. Choose a dream for which the work is something you can see yourself getting up for every morning, because to make a dream come true you'll have to be willing to work harder and more strategically and with more focus, discipline, and dedication than anyone else.

2015: Explore the 'No Resolution' Solution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Success Is Not About Who Wins the Race, It's About Who Finishes. "The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the l...

Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball: When (And Where) Expectations Meet Goals

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to define our ambition in order to gain the clarity of a baseball player who keeps his eye on the ball and home plate as his goal.

5 Steps to Creating a Beautiful Life You Love: Part 4

Elyse Santilli | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

You just need to know steps 1 through 5. When you complete step 5, you'll probably have figured out steps 6, 7 and 8. When you complete step 8, it's likely that steps 9 and 10 will be clearer. Continue until you reach step 100.

How to Do Voice-over Part-Time

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

This is the only way you will honestly stand a chance at becoming a professional. It takes commitment.

Overcoming Obstacles With Stacy Keach

Barry Kibrick | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

My conversation with Stacy has a lot to do with overcoming obstacles. No one escapes facing detours but some seem more adept at overcoming them, while others appear to be overcome by them.

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

The 4 Questions Parents Should Ask Before Helping a Child

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

As the school year progresses, many parents want to know how they can help their child learn. We asked teachers and educators, "What are the two traits parents should focus on to assist children this school year?"

Embracing Your Roots

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

While the ability to triumph does come from within, be proud of where you came from. Use your background to your advantage.

The Value of Grit, Trust and Not Putting Things Off

Dave Gill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Good News
Dave Gill

I believe that at some time or another, we should all go on our own personal journey. Something that seems intimidating but that we know will enable us to grow.

Are College Diplomas Determined by Parenting Style?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

By demanding obedience, without rules in place, children may not acquire a healthy level of confidence in their decision-making abilities. Furthermore, they develop no emotional attachment to their goals, making it unlikely that they will persist when faced with obstacles.

Going the Distance in the Entertainment Industry

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Whatever you accomplish in this business will only come about if you pursue it. Nothing will come to you, no matter how much talent you may have.