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The Top 8 Excuses People Make for Their Unhappy Lives

Kathy Caprino | Posted 03.09.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

People who are able to make life change have a sufficient dose of clarity, confidence, courage and commitment. Those four ingredients can make all the difference between a miserable life and a brilliant one.

Forget Passion: Here Are 5 Ways to Really Succeed in 2013

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Looking to really get ahead in life and business? Here are five essential ingredients for success you're better off following -- passion and persistence inevitably being among many so-called Ps you'll bring to bear, but not ones it's easy to pin a lasting strategy upon in its entirely.

Prosperity Within Our Reach

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

We all want prosperity for our families and we know the steps for achieving it. It is in our hands to make it a reality.

6 Reasons To Make Kindness A Top Priority

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Why is kindness linked with weakness? Is it possible to be kind as well as smart, successful and powerful? Are they mutually exclusive? Of course, the answer to the last question is "no" -- these qualities are not mutually exclusive at all.

This Is The Mistake That Derails Your Resolution Every Year

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Have you ever tried to lose weight by not thinking about food? How about trying to stop yourself from calling your love interest by blocking out all thoughts about that person? Ever try to quit smoking by trying not to think about smoking? Did it work? I'll bet it didn't.

Define Career Success on Your Own Terms in 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As I travel the country talking with women, what I've consistently heard is that they want meaningful work that allows them to play to their strengths and to define success on their own terms. Even in this recovering economy, women don't just want jobs -- they want careers with a purpose.

Success Is the Progeny of Failure

Derreck Kayongo | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Derreck Kayongo

Without failure, success is untested and tends to crumble in the face of extraordinary odds, trials and tribulations.

The Last Advice You'll Need to Keep a New Year's Resolution

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

Decide to make 2013 your year. Sharpen your mental toughness tools and make great things happen in the new year.

Is Your New Year's Resolution a Thought or a Commitment?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

How do you plan to approach the New Year? With all the good intentions of reinventing some part of your life and a huge commitment that in the back of your mind you just know you'll have a hard time sticking with?

How To Make Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

This more benevolent approach to resolutions is about creating a lifestyle that you desire rather than achieving a single goal. Though you will achieve many goals in the process, you will also build daily routines that you can keep up and a life that you want to live.

Live Life Backward in 2013: The Ultimate New Year's Resolution

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Find your focus for the new year. Live 2013 in reverse, and you will ensure a year not only worth remembering next Dec. 31, but 2013 will be a year of realizing your potential, renewing relationships and a year you will celebrate for the rest of your life.

Making 2013 Resolutions? Make Change Instead

Kathy Caprino | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

In the end, resolutions can be empty, unfulfilled promises filled with regret. Or, they can be enlivening, motivating goals that help you be all you want to be in life and work. It's up to you which path you'll take.

Celebrate Success

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Examine what 2012 has meant for you, what have you achieved, and what allowed you to do that. Really knowing what you are great at, and how you use that to achieve success, helps you to become a more fearless leader.

7 Steps to Making and Keeping Resolutions

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

There is something about the anticipation of a new year that gives us a clean slate and prompts us to recommit to improving ourselves. Use that energy to jumpstart your transformation.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker: Serendipity in the Creative Process

Anna Clark | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Anna Clark

Any time we embark on the creative process, there may be joy and there may be pain, but there is always a journey. Our task today is to teach our kids to recognize that success is not a guarantee, but a byproduct of the journey itself.

9 Tricks Successful People Use To Stress Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.

The World's Most Powerful Question (And Your New Year's Delusions)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

We're all great at describing the huge gaping hole that's sinking the ship, but that won't keep the ship afloat. We need to act, not throw our hands up in despair. And to act, we need to believe there's a way out.

Is It Worth Risking My Life Today?

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Today, decide on a risk that you have been contemplating taking. Make a list of the pros and cons so you can weigh the outcome and see if the threat is worth it.

WATCH: Are Your Fears Holding You Back? How To Overcome (And Accomplish Your Goals)

Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living

What's holding you back from accomplishing your goals and dreams? Ainslie Macleod says, "If you can overcome the past then you can walk into the...

Love and Competitiveness

Garret Kramer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

To me, if you want to perform your best, love, compassion, spirit, and concern for others are absolutely essential, and here's why: They don't require deliberate thought. They are the byproduct of consciousness.

Former Navy SEAL and Author Arms Civilians With Tools to Combat Fear, Forge Self-Confidence

Lauren Drell | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Lauren Drell

"I figured in terms of the lifestyle trajectory I was on, I probably would have been dead in about six months, so I was like that's probably not a good thing."

How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying.

The Go-Getter Mentality After Success

Alberto Smeke | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Alberto Smeke

Necessity is the mother of invention. Without intending to express any political inclination, our generation can feel that hunger with our current situation.

Honoring What Is Brings Confidence, Success and Deeper Connection to Self

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

Honoring your intuition is a practice, and it's easy to begin. Start right now. Then make a commitment to honor it in all things big and small. The more you practice, the more quickly you'll become an expert.

I Survived Poverty: Fighting for Personal Success

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

A few years ago, I saw some scary writing on the wall. My job as a corporate recruiter was at great risk. The trickling fall-in of the latest recession and scraping through an uncharmed economy was taking its toll, seemingly one job, one house, one soul at a time.