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Why The Hell Do I Deserve This?

Yaniv Aviran | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Yaniv Aviran

I don't think I would have had the time to study what I've always wanted, start my own business, travel the world, give lectures in lots of different places and publish a children's book, without knowing that the most limited thing I've got is my time here on earth.

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

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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.

Are You Waiting to Buy Clothes Until You Lose Weight?

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.19.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

Have you considered the opportunities that may be bypassing you in the meantime? There is no reason to put your life and goals on hold just because you have weight to lose.

Avoid the Second Mistake

James Clear | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

One mistake is just an outlier. Two mistakes is the beginning of a pattern. Killing this pattern before it snowballs into something bigger is one reason why learning how to get back on track quickly is an essential skill for building good habits.

Pay It Forward in a Take-It-All-World

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 12.18.2014 | Good News
Doug A. Sandler

Don't ask, do. When you hear a need, put on your cape and play superhero, without hesitation. You may not realize it, but you are making the world a better place to live one to-do at a time.

The Science of Goal Setting

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you ever wonder why some New Year's resolutions die a long, slow death while others seem as easy to do as a simple checklist item? It comes down to science.

10 Lessons Learned From Squatting 400 Pounds

James Clear | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When you measure your results, you cannot hide from yourself. You cannot lie to yourself. You cannot pretend to be something else. Best of all, there is no reason to fear failure because no matter what the outcome, you understand yourself better. What are you measuring in your life?

Naked Will

Francis Levy | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

You don't have to adhere to predestination to accept the notion that subliminal forces, for good or bad, may play a more important role in the unfolding of your fate than naked will.

33 Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Books That Will Help You Create a Life You Love in the New Year

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Renee Lo Iacono

With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what New Year's resolutions we would like to make in the upcoming year.

To Make Big Gains, Avoid Tiny Losses

James Clear | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Nearly every manager in the world wants to "do more great work," but very few people want to "do less bad work." We love peak performances.

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

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

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.

Get Reconnected to Your Why

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Shawn Tolleson

Often, we spend so much time talking about strategy, that we neglect some of the fundamentals. So I'm going to spend a few minutes today talking about one of the most important things in your career, your motivation behind your goals, also known as your why.

10 Simple Actions to Achieve Massive Success in 2015

Sean Kim | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Another year is coming to an end, and many of us are asking: "Did I achieve my goals this year  -- professionally and personally?" 2014 may have been a slow year, or it could have been one of the best years yet.

12 Ways to Profit And Get Ready for 2015

Steve Sipress | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Steve Sipress

Here is a quick checklist of actions I'd be taking if I were you, so you can start the new year off on the right foot and get a running start towards reaching your goals for 2015.

Change Your Health In 6 Simple Steps

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

If you're like I used to be, you're skeptical that you'll actually make the lasting changes needed to get the health you desire. I know exactly how you feel. I've jumped on the "I'm going to get healthy" train more times than I'd like to admit.

Time Matters

Stedman Graham | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Stedman Graham

It's almost impossible to stop yourself from procrastinating or wasting time if you are not engaging in activities that matter to you. And organizing your time around yourself is no easy task. You must take time, each and every day, to check in with yourself. Are you on track?

Are People Around You Holding You Back?

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Start becoming conscious and fully aware of who you give yourself and your time to. It is critical for your own journey inward and upward to only give yourself to those that give fully back. If they don't feed you, it's time to take a look at drawing some healthy boundaries in those relationships.

The Simplest, Most Effective Way To Track Your Workouts

James Clear | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

In my opinion, tracking your workouts should accomplish three goals. It should be quick and easy, so that you can spend your time exercising. It should be useful. It should be versatile. With those goals in mind, here's the workout journal tracking system that has worked best for me.

Year in Review

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

I met a wonderful woman this week who has been married for 58 years and her advice to me in life and love was, "Make the most of the good things and the least of the bad things." This is now my plan for 30 and beyond. Cheers

14 Ways To Successfully Wrap Up 2014

Lauren Jessen | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Lauren Jessen

The holiday season may present a packed calendar with parties, trips, and work to finish up, but don't wait until 2015 to make resolutions, start something new, or to make self-improvements.

Starve the Fear, Feed the Goal

Melanie Young | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Common signs of "iffluenza" are A) Using the words "If only" to put road blocks in front of your way. B) Being iffy about making decisions and taking steps to pursue goals and C) Putting too many "Ifs" -- conditions and stipulations -- in the way of making progress.

3 Goals for Playing Your Best on Game Day

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

On game day, all you can control is yourself, which means your preparations. When I work with athletes, I tell them that when the game starts, I want them to be able to say, "I'm totally prepared to achieve my goals today." Ultimately, that's all you can do.

Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

James Clear | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

In grade school, I remember my teacher passing out an assignment and telling each student to "keep your eyes on your own paper." Perhaps she was simply trying to teach 8-year-olds to not cheat, but hidden within that phrase is also a deeper message about what really matters.

How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest

James Clear | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You can't simply put in your time and log 10,000 hours. You have to practice deliberately on a specific skill. But what does that mean? What, exactly, does deliberate practice look like?

The Reason Why People Fail To Reach Their Goals (And How To Fix It)

Michael Neill | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of the things I learned fairly early on in life is that the fastest way to future rewards is by following present joy. Even when that doesn't seem to be true, acting from a centered, joyful place on a daily basis inside ensures that worst case, you are really enjoying your days