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Setbacks

What It Means To Find Purpose

Cindy Tansin | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

Do you have a purpose-driven life? Or are you among the multitude of regular Joe's who have not identified or achieved their purpose? Because you are living without or in search of purpose, you are therefore inferior to those who are driven toward some great plan. Right?

Setbacks: Turning the Negative Into a Positive

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

What truly matters is how you choose to handle these setbacks. By focusing on positivity and recognizing that those who you trust the most may disappoint you at some point, you may move on and learn from these life lessons.

Failure, A Catalyst for Innovation: Interview with Author Sarah Lewis

Keosha Varela | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Keosha Varela

Author Sarah Lewis speaks with Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel about her new book. Author Sarah Lewis recently spoke at the As...

Developing Resilience: How to Bounce Back From Setbacks

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

How can you tap into the power of a setback -- and make it work for you? I have nine recommendations.

Five Ways to Cope With Unexpected Setbacks in Business

Ute Wieczorek-King | Posted 05.08.2014 | Small Business
Ute Wieczorek-King

In business, small things that appear outside your control can happen all the time, such as the awkward customer who is never happy regardless of what you do, or the company that's not paying your invoice despite frequent reminders.

Prepare Like an Olympian for the Challenges of the Business World

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

How does an Olympian prepare mentally for a once-in-a-lifetime event that can literally be over in seconds, but its results will last for the rest of his or her life? Surprisingly, in a very similar way as businessmen and women prepare for big projects.

8 Motivational Tips From an Olympian

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I learned how to accomplish my seemingly improbable dream. I learned that these skills and tools I developed in order to win Olympic gold could be translated to any goal I wanted to achieve.

How To Get Into An 'Optimistic Flow'

Erika Finn | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Finn

Whether it's a failed relationship, a bad career move, or a project that went bust, stuff happens in life and we often can't control the outcome. We can, though, learn to go a little more with the flow.

How To Survive Crushing Disappointments

Michele Willens | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

The issue isn't really about the jobs that went to someone else, or the awards or the roles. Those disappointments are devastating, period. But it's how we fight back, not to show that they were wrong, but to convince ourselves we were right.

Wine Emergency

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Sheila Blanchette

My friends and I have what we call wine emergencies. Anytime someone is feeling overwhelmed by raising children, a husband who doesn't always quite "get it," a bad day at work or all of the above, we can call a wine emergency.

The Art of the Detour: See Possibility Around Every Bend

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Emma Haak When Susan Richardson's dream career hit a roadblock, she didn't agonize over what could have been. Instead, the now-58-year-old fro...

Your Comeback Toolkit -- You'll Need It!

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

It's not easy to deal with setbacks -- they are emotionally arousing, draining, and taxing. The good news, though, is there are specific skills that can help you turn a setback into a comeback.