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Aspirations

We Accept Mediocrity (Friction Source #3)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

How can we complain about the marketplace or head office when we score, on average, 6 or 7 across all of these levers? My provocation to you is that we are accepting mediocrity in our organizations.

We're Very Committed, But Are Not Quite Sure What We're Committed To (Friction Source #2)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is that we don't properly scrutinize our aspirations. Specifically, is every single person in your organization crystal clear on what success looks like? Do you actually have the capability to get there? Do you have the bandwidth?

Fantaspirations and Fallen Arches

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are, I think, two dilemmas that complicate the reconciliation of wanting what we have and having what we want. Let's refer to them as the "night on call" conundrum, and the "wrinkle in time" fallacy.

Life, Death, and Taxes: How Language Impacts Reinvention and Motivation

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

You can't have death without life, and you can't pay taxes unless you're a part of something bigger than yourself.

Shelley Emling

20 Things Midlifers Say They've Stopped Stressing About

HuffingtonPost.com | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty

Post 50s stress about many things: career, marriage, legacy –- even loose skin. But midlifers are happy to report a few things they no longer feel t...

10 'Dream Jobs' That Aren't As Glamorous As They Look

AOL Jobs | Posted 11.09.2011 | Women

Who wouldn't want to be a travel writer? They visit some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world, and they get paid for it. Or a cel...

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.

Peak Moments

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

Here's a fun exercise: take 60 seconds and write down the peak moments of your life. A peak moment is a fixed point in time that has strong, positive...

Overrated: Following Your Dreams

Christine Egan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Christine Egan

You can do anything you put your mind to! If anyone tells you that, they're either lying or stupid, or both. Sure, the idea sounds nice in theory....

Dream a Little Dream...

Leeat Granek, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, PhD

I always thought that if you worked really hard and put your whole heart into achieving your dreams, they would come true. It turns out, this is not so.