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Perseverance

Elsa the Snow Queen and the Transformative Power of Self-Love

Jason Powers | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Elsa taught many valuable life lessons to a squirming assemblage of fifth-grade graduates, but could not have known how clear her message came through to many of the adults in attendance. Get yourself together. Accept who you are, connect to others and love and be true to yourself.

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

How The Darkest Moments Can Lead To Life's Greatest Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

In a traumatic event, we have two options: We can either crumble under the stress and devastation of what is happening, or we can choose to overcome a...

This Church Burned To The Ground, But That Won't Stop Its Congregation From Attending Services

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

“Stay strong y’all,” declared pastor Kenneth Sayle of Greater Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, at a Sunday service just t...

How I Thrive As a Visionary Changing the World

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Lisa Mae Brunson

I have wanted to give up more than I would like to reveal. But I have come to realize a very important thing -- I thrive because I am on an adventure. I thrive through the failures, through the tears, through the pain and through the fear. I thrive because I dare to dream.

How the Washington Wizards Have Renewed My Faith

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

The Bible tells us to "run with perseverance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1)," and this is harder than it sounds. Just ask the Washington Wizards of the NBA.

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part Two)

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

We live in a world of speed and convenience. Everything today seems fast, and we demand service and solutions at a quicker rate than ever. Unfortunately, this world of speed and convenience has diminished perseverance and work ethic in our kids.

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part One)

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

As the researchers were in Singapore, they were looking for an amazing new solution they could bring back to U.S. schools. But instead of grand key, they found that as Singapore students did their work, they were consistently reinforced with two ideas: attitude and perseverance.

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

Perseverance in the Face of Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In my own personal work with victims of violence, I wanted to share some of the messages that have helped women find the confidence to break away from the cycle of abuse.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

Passion, Perseverance and Our Expanding Definition of Success

Robert 'Reb' Rebele | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert 'Reb' Rebele

If you have a clearly identified passion that already fits well with the rest of your life, grit seems likely to work in your favor. For the rest of us, though, the answer is less clear. We may first need to spend some time understanding our own definition of success.

The Toughest Race My Daughter And I Ever Ran

Andi Sligh | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Andi Sligh

It's hard to believe that it was so hard for her, when in the past it's been (relatively) easy. But when the pain of the day had subsided just a bit, I recalled one of the mantras of slow distance runners: "Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start."

When Your Sense of Security Is Gone

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

When you experience something so traumatizing, so hard, something so unbelievably difficult, something that takes your control from you: how do you then get it back?

LOOK: This Is What It Truly Means To Persevere

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Terrible Silence Between Breaths

Harshada Rajani | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

I learned to breathe on my own about a month after my stroke. But, actually learning to breathe on my own was the single most significant and terrifying experience of my life.

The Major Component Of Communication We're Often Forgetting

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Old habits don't die easily, but they do eventually dissolve, although the process usually takes longer and requires more practice than we think it should. Along the way, however, we get to cultivate other necessary qualities and strengths that serve us greatly, not only in our relationships, but in all areas of our lives.

Goodbye, 2013... Hello, 2014

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Maria Grazia Pozzi

We await to see the new year blossom and we will take one last look at the year that was, full of hard work and challenges, steep climbs and furious descents, but in the end that's what makes us say that life is worth living!

Quitter

Julie Gray | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

That was what the man, my boss, whispered into my ear, his hot breath fluttering the hair on my young neck. I was a "personal assistant" for a D.C. bi...

Walk the Talk!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Erdika Wirengjurit

In my previous post, I've mentionned the burgeoning idea of a certain project of mine after I've attended a One Young World summit. Not only was my in...

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

Is a Failed Goal Better Than No Goal at All?

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

For me, probably the biggest motivator to go for it is regret. I don't want to look back and regret not trying something. I don't want to be "alone with my dreams of yesteryear," thinking coulda, woulda, shoulda. While I may never be juggling fire or swords, at least I gave it a shot.

5 Lessons I Learned From Surviving Cancer And Divorce

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

I never had the intention or goal of being a "survivor." I only wanted to siphon what I could out of the devastation and disillusionment I was experiencing.

The Chicago Marathon That Changed My Life: Stories Left Behind Must Be Shared

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Todd Kestin

Look around you and you'll see adolescents and young adults who look to you to learn how you rise above the flood. To take your tools into their own arsenal. To build on your experiences.

The Moment I Stopped Making Excuses

Amanda Dai | Posted 11.27.2013 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I run through every excuse and explanation I can think of and come up empty. There really isn't any reason I can't do it; only I think I can't do it.