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Motivation

Where They Hide the Great

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

How bad do you want it? How much will you give? The answers to these two questions will do more than guide you; they will reveal you.

4 Misconceptions About Self-Discipline

Rory Vaden | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Self-discipline also isn't about self-denial of anything that is good. It's simply about engaging your heart and your mind in an intentional way to guide the way you live.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

Thought Alone Won't Do It

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

No one is going to knock on your front door and bring you the job you want, the partner you want, the body you want, or sunshine in a box. The only thing that will be delivered to your front door is what you have bought and paid for -- whether by money or effort or love.

Inspirational Illusion: The Art of Hard Work

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Raymmar Tirado

For so long I have pretended to be able to solve a Rubik's Cube when in reality, all I was doing was looking for a specific set of patterns and then executing a memorized sequence of moves in order to make the cube whole again.

The 'Roommate' in Your Head

Alex Kip | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

When we think that this inner voice is us, all we're hearing is negative things over and over again on repeat, then suddenly we think we're a worthless person incapable of achieving anything. Not only that, but when this voice runs our life, we're not even living in this world.

Snuggling: My Motivational Band-Aid

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

But there is some link, at least for me, between a happy home life and being a slug about everything else. That Josh loves me can't be the reason I love myself. That he thinks I am smart, competent and worthy can't be the reason I believe those things. It has to come from me.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

The Precious Moments in Life That Have Touched My Soul Most

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I admit that I am easily annoyed, which makes me sound hypocritical when I talk about soul stuff. People can chew their gum too loudly in a meeting and I want to throw them down a well. The person who repeatedly says 'Anyhoo' makes me want to do bodily harm. But, when it comes to the depths of the soul, I believe in us.

The Time Is Now

David Kirsch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

People often fear passion. It is misunderstood and sometimes applied in the wrong way toward the wrong things. But the clearer your path and the stronger your passion, the greater your chances of success.

You Can't Motivate Other People So Don't Even Try!

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Inspiring people is great! It implies that you have moved them mentally or emotionally in some way. But motivating people implies action. Go ahead and inspire all you want. But leave the action to other people! If you don't, you will only become as frustrated and exhausted as I've been.

10 Ways Travel Changed My Life Forever

Jinna Yang | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

Was I scared to leave a steady paycheck, long-term boyfriend, friends and family to travel the world for a month with a lifesize cutout of my late father? ABSOLUTELY. Do I regret doing it? Absolutely not.

Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts!

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I want to offer you some immediate relief from yourself! What I mean by this is that most of us, yes even you, torture ourselves with our thoughts! I...

The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Gerald Christian

Today music has become one of the most important joys in my life -- it's the greatest medicine and therapy. Everything I have faced and accomplished in the past 14 years as a quadriplegic would not be possible without music.

Health Is the Real Wealth

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, I underwent a double mastectomy, chemo and reconstruction surgery; it hit me -- good health was something to be thought about, to plan for and to work towards.

Should Teammates Get Equal Pay?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports
Adam Grant

Why is pay equality good in some settings but bad in others?

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

An Open Letter to G-d

Mimi Minsky | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Mimi Minsky

This letter is a reminder; a reminder for myself. A reminder that there is a bigger picture than the picture we're certain we've seen before. This here is reminder that there is more to life than dollar bills and shiny cars. A reminder that we still have so much more living left to do.

Eric Thomas and Tobe Nwigwe Are Mastering Motivation for Youth Culture

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Ahrif Sarumi

Eric and Tobe spend most of their efforts with urban, underprivileged demographics. The pair have seen behavioral trends and have stepped up to the challenge in reaching them.

Outsmarting Your Fears

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

Whenever you set out to do something great and difficult, count on fear to rear its head. The first step in outsmarting your fear is to recognize its many disguises. See how many of these sound familiar.

Should You Listen to Your Best Friend?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What if we could really be mirrors for each other -- and believe the truths that our greatest friends reflected back to us?

4 Ways to Deal With the Dreaded 'Haters' in Your Life

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Luckily, most people in the world are nice. But when that occasional 'hater' pops up, what should you do? I'll have some suggestions for you here in a bit. But let me first give you an example from my life.

Why Giving Everyone a Trophy Sets Us Up for Failure at Work and in Life

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We need to be able to tell people the truth, be they colleagues or kids. Building self-esteem isn't about pretending that people are winners at everything. It's about providing people with the internal fortitude to rebound when they fail. It's about nurturing their souls and developing their character.

Kick the Therapy Couch to the Curb

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Career advice to "follow your passion" or "do what you love" has fallen out of favor in recent times and is often dismissed as hackneyed and unrealist...