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What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Yalda T. Uhls

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLong-term goals, while eminently admirable, feel too challenging when some are just trying to live day to day. 16 million kids lived in food insecure houses in 2012. 20 percent of urban kids feel unsafe in their schools.

How Leaders Fail

David Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Rock

Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.

Reframing Your Measures of Success

Erin Cox | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

So would some new Christian Louboutin shoes or a sparkly new SUV make me feel successful? Definitely, but not in the way I am craving success at this stage in my life. Here are the top things in life that define success to me at this time.

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

TEDTalks | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

angela duckworthNever give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.

Self-Sabotage and Success: Breaking the Habit of Defeatism

Michele Redmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Redmon

I still struggle with my fickle mind and inclination towards defeatism but I realize now that the fear is power, it is drive and motivation. Be afraid of wasting time. Be afraid of wasting life. Never be afraid of trying.

How To Reignite The Spark In Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you feel a lack of excitement in your relationship? Perhaps a certain feeling of passion or excitement that was once there no longer exists, is much less frequent than it was or far less intense?

Is Your Sense of Responsibility Working for You or Against You?

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Have you ever considered your sense of responsibility and if it's working for you or against you in what you ultimately want to achieve in your life? ...

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Overcoming our critical inner voice can be a vital step in becoming more emotionally resilient. We can learn skills to become hardier, and we can face challenges with fewer internal setbacks.

Why Halloween Is A Good Reminder To Live In The Moment

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Follow my lead, won't you? I'm giving you permission to feel like a winner, too (no matter what goal you've yet to accomplish -- and no matter what you're dressing up as this Halloween). A winner now. In this moment. And always.

What Messages are Your Expectations Sending to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Setting expectations for your children is an essential responsibility of parenting. Expectations communicate messages to your children about what's im...

Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get The Most Out of Your Professional Development Dollars

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.

Choosing Something Sufficiently Epic

Dave Gill | Posted 12.22.2013 | Technology
Dave Gill

There have been a few of moments on this trip of mental battles between having a goal versus being content in the present. Some research says that hav...

4 Goal Setting Tricks When You're Working on Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Keep the real reason in mind. What's the real reason you want to work on your credit? No, it's not so you can get a good credit score. That's a good reason and an important one but it's not the REAL reason.

How Creative People Find Inspiration

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

If you understand that thoughts are designed to fluently flow in and out, it won't make sense to take the content of your goals as gospel. Again, visions for the future are bound to change -- actually they're meant to. Get stuck on a goal and you're restricting the abundant opportunities that lie ahead.

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

Adam Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Strategic optimists and defensive pessimists succeed under different circumstances. If you're a defensive pessimist, or you're attempting to motivate one, the strategies that prove effective are often the reverse of what you expect.

Customizing Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Next, compare your actual relationship -- as it now exists -- to the one that you have visualized. Identify every specific thing you can that separates where you now are, from what you have envisioned as ideal.

Why You Should Question the Status Quo

Dave Gill | Posted 12.15.2013 | Technology
Dave Gill

If you could do anything, what would you do? If you could create something, what would you create? If you could live the good life, what would it look like? What are you waiting for?

10-Minute Ways to Unleash Your Inner Athlete

Laura Brady Saade | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Brady Saade

The basic premise that "practice makes perfect" holds true. Just getting out there made a big difference (far from perfect, but at least moving in the right direction).

Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Finding the courage to face the short-term stress of change removes you from having to endure the long-term misery of staying stuck. In other words: short-term stress is better than long-term misery.

5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Rethinking the way we perceive stress may actually improve our physical and mental performance. It may be easier to give in to our fears, but you will accomplish much more in life and feel a greater sense of pride for facing them.

The Science of Starting Small

Matt Ragland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Ragland

In an effort to think small, focusing on a single task feels incredibly limiting. But breaking down a large task in to small wins, you're able to finish quicker and be more productive.

You're Not a Nobody.

Miriam Khalladi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Miriam Khalladi

Why do we believe we can't do certain things? I guess it remains one of the mysteries of the human mind. Luckily I have found that the solution can be quite simple.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

How To Stay Focused When Working On Your Goals Gets Boring

James Clear | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Really successful people feel the same boredom and the same lack of motivation that everyone else feels. But the difference is that the people who stick with their goals don't let their emotions determine their actions.

Divine Calling

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Start acting as if you're already there by finding a place of trust within, a place where you know your dream is being brought to fruition. Live as if it's already happening, and the physical world just has to catch up.