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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.

Making the Most of Your Semester

Opal Vadhan | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Opal Vadhan

Remember to do things for yourself, while you're working towards your goals, it's important to have some you time. Whether it be reading a book for fun, going to the gym, fitting in a nap, make it a priority to do something for yourself every week.

The Thing I Do Regularly That You're 'Not Supposed to Do'

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

No matter how small or little your progress is, you absolutely must acknowledge all of it. Celebrating the little wins, accomplishments, shifts and gains is so important to building a life you love.

Actually, Who Are You Not to Be?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

I was on the brink of psyching myself out into playing small. We all do this. It really is our own light that frightens us the most.

The Art Of Getting Exactly What You Want

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living

How do we get what we want in work and in life? That question drives many of our habits and behaviors, and has made self-help -- with countless books,...

7 Secrets To Skyrocket Your Productivity

Kristen Brown | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

Productivity is about much more than just getting work done. It's about getting the right work done for the right reasons to achieve your goals.

Leadership 3.0: How Diana Nyad Defied Life's Challenges and How You Can, Too

Leslie Grossman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Leslie Grossman

It's a notorious stretch of water brimming with sharks, jellyfish, squalls and an unpredictable Gulf Stream. But Diana Nyad found a way. And so can you. You can find a way to do almost anything, if you want it enough. That's what leaders do.

Stop Being a People Pleaser!

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

People pleasers are willing to do anything for the company, anything to make someone happy, and anything to help anyone in need. But people like this should not be exploited. And while kindness is a fine quality, it should not come at the expense of one's needs and personal happiness.

Goal Conflict Helps You See Both Sides of an Issue

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

One of the most persistent findings in psychology is confirmation bias. When we have a belief about something in the world, we tend to seek out infor...

The Suprising Story Behind the World's Most Expensive Violin

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Ask yourself what accomplishments in your life would give you the most spiritual satisfaction. Use your answers as a guidepost each day to ensure that you give your best to achieve these personal aspirations in your life.

A Letter to College Freshmen: Be Explorers

Ernestine Fu | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Ernestine Fu

A college education is not a guarantee, of course, of finding your identity or the ability to express it. But it can help you immeasurably in determining your commitments and how best to channel your talents and energies to produce maximum benefits to others and satisfaction to yourself.

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

Four Things for New Graduates to Consider Before Accepting Their First Job

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2013 | College
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Take the time to evaluate what really moves you to do your best, before you accept a first job.

5 Easy Ways to Get Happy Fast

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacia Pierce

Just the other day I had an exciting happy moment as I was just sitting, quietly writing. I could hear both my son and daughter talking and laughing out loud -- just the sound of laughter and harmony made me happy.