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Motivational Success

Why Optimism Is Actually Kind Of Depressing

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

There are times in my life when motivational speakers bum me out. When things are going well, I believe them. I think they rock. But then tough times come, and I tend to see them as false prophets.

The Advantage In Our Uniqueness

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Olayiwola A. Alara

We are not meant to fill the shoes of others only meant to fill our own because they fit perfectly.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

Your Dreams Are Valid!

Ash Cash | Posted 05.05.2014 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

Everyday in some shape, form, or fashion, I was being told that I would be dead or in jail by the age of 25 and that my life didn't matter much. It wasn't until I started to look for approval from within, that life started to turn around.

Fitness Was My Game Changer... What Was Yours?

Tony DeSantis | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

I've been training for years. Can't really count how many at this point, but it's been a while. It started out as torture! Well, let's put it this w...

Want Success? Handle Your Fear

Grant Cardone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Grant Cardone

If you want more money, more freedom, and more goodness in your life, you must learn to use fear as fuel. More wins start to come for every brave step forward you take.

Mittman-Sized Success -- Building Empires from the Ashes of Failure

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Be the person who finds the opportunity to make tomorrow better than today, and you'll be speaking Mittman's language.

10 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs From an Expert Looking for a Global Impact, Sylvester Chisom

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

All entrepreneurs must overcome fear to start their endeavors. Sylvester Chisom overcame this fear early on, when he founded his first business at age 17. Now, 11 years later, he is committed to helping other young entrepreneurs take the leap.

Make 2014 Your Year!

Gail Federici | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Gail Federici

Let's make 2014 the year of you. The year you make the things happen that you've always wanted to but somehow they've eluded you. What does it take to...

Procrastination: I Won't Let You Get the Best of Me!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Eventually, it all gets done, but it's that worrying of having pending issues to close out, which can sometimes lead to just not knowing how to get started. Therefore, let's shift our focus on what we can control.

The Community: A Global Network Operated By Youth, Where Success Is Fueled By Passion

Happiness Is Now | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Happiness Is Now

When you're a member of the community, passion is the only metric used to gauge success. Our love for dance fuels many of us to pursue careers solely in pursuit of things we love to do.

Why Do a TED Talk, Anyway?

Darden Smith | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Darden Smith

It's all about what happens before you walk out onto the stage. In a way, the most important audience for my talk, the place where it had the most impact for change, wasn't out there in the crowded room. It was right here, in me.

31 Greatest Celebrity Mantras

The Huffington Post | Debra Lipson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Celebrity

So, you had a bad day. Your expectations weren't met. There's some imminent disappointment you have to deal with. We're human and it happens, even...

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.

A Love Note to Those Who Are Tired of Being Tired at Work

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

When you're in school, the goals were outlined clearly. You studied hard, got the A, and that was that. On the job, success is not nearly so clear and it's easy for things to drag on with no clear end in sight.

8 Steps To Feeling Momentum

Jess Greene | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jess Greene

You can get unstuck. It won't be easy, but the difficulty and trial of this process is the journey that separates the stuck from the unstuck in life.

The Reality of Beating Yourself Up, Jillian-Style

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.

Firing Your Sales Force -- Redefining Greatness

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Fifty years ago, you were remarkable if you could simply sell. Today, sales ability is a minimum standard, and is not quite good enough for companies seeking greatness.

The Beginning of the End to My Journey Through Culinary School

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

I made 84 recipes and spent over 100 hours in the kitchen. I did it at the risk of my marriage (Con Ed turned my electricity off twice), my children's well-being and in the face of turning 40.

Make Your Dream Come True: 5 Ways to Stick With It

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

With a clear vision, open heart, and a whole lot of passion, you can manifest your wildest dreams. Just make sure to keep a spare tire in the trunk for your trip to that pot of gold.

The Empire Of Self Reigns With Faith And Work

Hayes Grooms | Posted 04.25.2012 | Black Voices
Hayes Grooms

Failure. No one likes to fail, yet everyone has. Of course, it's not something that we shout or boast about because it doesn't feel good -- in fact, it feels terrible. Seldom do we ever embrace the failures. It is the lessons learned in these failures that are the crown jewels.

Reinvention: Finding The Inspiration To Choose A New Path

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.20.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

We all have an inner voice that nags at us with ideas of what we wish we could do or want to try. How do you convert that voice into action?

Tips to Power Up and Stay the Course for Your 2012 Intentions!

Aleta St. James | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Aleta St. James

You absolutely deserve to live the greatest year of your life in 2012, so don't let temporary blips get in your way.

2011, The Lesson I Learned: Be Proud of Your Failures

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Failing is part of life. You will be dumped, hurt, betrayed, rejected and disappointed. That doesn't matter. It is what you do next that counts. Will you go back to bed and stay there for a week? Or will you say "their loss," and try again?

The 7 Reasons Women Don't Talk About Success

Kathy Caprino | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Are you reluctant to talk about your successes? If so, what holds you back most?