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Motivation Tips

My Secret For Getting What I Really Want

Tori Molnar | Posted 03.29.2014 | Teen
Tori Molnar

Forget charity -- the best feeling is helping out someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. In the next 12 months, I will work harder than I have in my entire life.

6 Simple Strategies For Staying Motivated

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Too often, when it comes to changing profound aspects of our attitudes, behavior, and character, we can get bored, uninspired, and discouraged after a while. We can't really tell sometimes if our efforts are 'paying off.'

7 Willpower Hacks To Help You Get Out Of Your Own Way

Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living

We may know powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to acting on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own ...

5 Easy Ways of Undoing Distraction

Michael Taft | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Distraction dilutes brain power, frazzles the nerves and results in non-optimum outcomes. The cure is to do one thing at a time. That's it in a nutshell. Do just what you're doing, and don't do anything else.

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.

Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The key is finding the joy in between the peaks -- paying attention to the moments, to the joy in the creating of your dreams, and to the pride you feel in yourself. Even if no one else ever acknowledges what you're doing, this is the true objective.

How To Make Anything Interesting

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Annie Murphy Paul

The key to making anything interesting is to make the task involved just hard enough.

Risk-Taking: 10 Books To Give You That Extra Push

Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Wayne Gretsky is often quoted for saying, "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." The man is right: In order to achieve our goals, we have...

The Company You (Don't) Keep

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

As you contemplate making a change, I invite you to find one or more people who will wholeheartedly be on your side. Then tell them what you are up to, and ask (out loud!) if they will help you through any rough spots.

20 Life-Changing Realizations From a Teenage Venture Capitalist

Alex Banayan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Teen
Alex Banayan

As childish as it sounds, I've learned that dreams can actually come true. You just have to be willing to lay each brick, one by one, until you eventually build up to the clouds.

Best Overlooked Strategy To Help You Stay Motivated

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 07.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

What we too frequently overlook, when we try to make changes, is what is happening around us that either boosts motivation or contributes to slipping back into the status quo.

The Art of Creating Structure -- 5 Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Here are five ways to power up your fitness regimen, get back on track, and move closer to achieving your goal, using structure to help you.

5 Ways To Regain Motivation

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

What's the bottom line? Motivation is not the force that comes before the action -- it is you acting in your interests. Motivation comes after the behavior.

10 Tips To Get Back On Track

Penny Love | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

So if you, like me, have slipped into bad habits or let yourself off the hook day after day, whatever the reason, you still can recover momentum after a break.