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Success: What is Your Definition?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Surely achieving these things are what we should strive for? Everyone has told us, since we can remember, that these are the types of things that define success.

Six Degrees of Education

Melanie Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Melanie Young

This month around the nation, dignitaries and celebrities are sharing words of wisdom with eager graduates at high school, college, and university commencements. I am still waiting for my invitation to speak. But, if I were asked, here is an abbreviated version of what I would say. I call it "Six Degrees of Education."

There Is No Competition

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Miriam Ava

Perfectionism stifles creativity. Pressure to achieve kills innovation. Productivity on steroids becomes mass production.

Turning 40: A Mindful Shift in Perspective

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Age is a state of mind. If we are always chasing youth, we are stuck in the past. Being stuck in the past only fuels the negative thought patterns that can lead to feelings of hopelessness grief or depression. To be mindful is to be fully in the present moment without attachment.

Defining Success from the Inside Out

Ariana Blossom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ariana Blossom

What if our standard definitions of success -- recognition, wealth, health, marriage, kids -- are vehicles for our journey to wholeness? We've all l...

Is Your Team Too Scared to Succeed?

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Secure bases are environments that protect, nurture -- and most importantly -- provide motivation. They allow us to take intelligent risks and challenge ourselves. During childhood, parents are responsible for establishing a secure base at home, and teachers are expected to do the same in the classroom. It shouldn't end here, though.

The Importance of Ending Washington's Fetishization of Burnout

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Our need to redefine success is as urgent on the collective level as it is in our personal lives. Limiting our metrics of success to money and power and completely defining ourselves by our jobs creates a political class obsessed with short-term gain -- one that's not up to the types of long-term challenges we're now facing.

5 Rules for Success I Wish I Learned 10 Years Ago

Michael Price | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Michael Price

What are your natural gifts and talents? I know that this is easier said than done, but a career change may be in order for those who have found themselves in a career or business opportunity that doesn't align with their aptitude.

Finding My Path to a Successful Life

Naina Singla | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Naina Singla

And as a result of finding my "third metric," I am happier, more balanced and living a successful life. I am sleeping eight hours a night, and I exercise regularly; I take more time to stop and listen to my intuition and inner wisdom; I live in the moment and I am present with my daughter.

Entrepreneur Success Stories: GeekSquad Founder Shares Secrets

Robert Jordan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Robert Jordan

In this How They Did It interview, Robert shares his entrepreneur success story and secrets for building a service business from scratch.

The Power of Persistence

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Being persistent is the one thing which separates the winners from the losers. When an individual makes up his or her mind to accomplish a particular feat and set their focus in that direction, refusing to be deterred, he or she usually gets what they went after.

Here's Proof You Made The Right Decision In Going To College

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

If you're a recent college graduate, there's a good chance that you're feeling at least a little anxious as you take your next steps into adult life a...

In Delegation We Trust?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Delegation is a foreign concept for many who think that they need to hold all of the cards or to have their spoons in every pot. Those who are willing to share responsibility may not invest the time into doing so strategically or may not even know how to go about it.

5 Keys to Building Your Personal Brand

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Megan Dalla-Camina

One of the key aspects of our career that really matters is your personal brand -- which is essentially how you choose to present yourself. Everyone has one.

How Failing The Bar Helped This Attorney Achieve Her Dream Career

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women

We all face our fair share of roadblocks on the path to success, and it's the big ones that can force us to decide if we're going to give up or keep p...

The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned at 19, Plus How Arianna Huffington Contributed to My Triumphant Year

Tywan Wade | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tywan Wade

I'll simply ask, "What can I learn and how can I be better for it?" I think that this thing called life is all about that. Nothing is here to punish us, but to help us become the highest version of ourselves.

How To Achieve Personal Greatness In The Face Of Adversity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, it's the obstacIes in our lives that give us the opportunity to discover our true selves, our real values, and how resilient we can be in t...

8 Things The World's Most Successful People All Have In Common

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

I've posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders… Looking back, what patterns do we see? ...

THE 80/20 VIEW OF GUILT

Richard Koch | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Is guilt useful or an unhealthy hangover from medieval Christianity? I've been thinking about this and would like to present a new 80/20 view of guil...

Create Time for Teacher Appreciation and Validation Meetings

Calee Prindle | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Calee Prindle

Teacher appreciation and validation is typically minimal and short. It usually comes during a faculty meeting in a 60-seconds or less "shout out" or in a quick conversation passing by in the hallway or standing in line for the copier.

Here Are 10 Critical Traits That Make People Successful

Michael Price | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Successful people are celebrated, written about and held in high esteem. What separates a successful person from an average person or an unsuccessful person? It starts with 10 critical traits.

Enough With the Deep Breathing Already!

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

You want deep breathing? Push faster. Suck the air into your lungs hungrily, use it all up and give it right back. A beautiful, intense exchange with the world that will make you feel more alive than at any other moment of your dutifully, organized day.

What This Successful Journalist Can Teach Us About Failure

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Could intentionally setting yourself up for failure actually lead to your greatest success in life? Renowned journalist George Plimpton spent his c...

Find Intensity, Don't Wait for It

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex and Cadey Charfen

I believe we all create our own vivid moments of intensity. For each of us, these moments are different; however, there is one constant, we don't have to wait for them to happen, we can create them. And when we do, we can intentionally recognize them and make the choice to chase them.

What Is True Success

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Sheldon D. Newton

Success is discovering and doing the Will of God for our lives, and the divine purpose for which we have been created. Each of us has a destiny to fulfill.