5 Simple Steps to Cultivate a Positive Mental Attitude

Cultivating a positive mental attitude starts with a realization—a realization that you’re not the only one who has struggled, who has survived, and who has started over again. You are not alone, and there is a way through the darkness. There is simple wisdom that you can rely on for help. Find support, but also […]

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How Giving in to Small Obstacles Hurts You in the Long Run

A common problem I have noticed among college students has been the tendency to take shortcuts that undermine our progress and our ability to strive towards success. One of the biggest issues I see is that we use an endless stream of excuses to justify our lack of effort. “I don’t feel well,” “My turtle […]

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Harvard Advice: 7 Steps for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Maybe you plan to ring in 2021 with a new resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, not sweat the small stuff. And maybe these resolutions sound familiar — maybe just like the ones you made a year ago! So how can you ensure that your determination to get healthier in 2021 sticks around […]

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How To Build Reading and Writing Habits like Barack Obama

There’s probably no more of an apt introduction for Barack Obama than the title of David Letterman’s new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.’ Obama was featured on the show earlier in 2018, one of many public interviews and appearances the former President has made since leaving office in January 2017. Indeed, as […]

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6 Ways to Bounce Back If Your New Year’s Goals Fail

New Year’s goals don’t always go as planned, but setbacks lead to learning. “Begin anywhere,” says philosopher John Cage. At any point, Cage tells us, we can choose to start over. Yet for many of us, it’s the new year that heralds change and gives us the opportunity for a fresh start. You may have […]

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How To Make Your Goal A Priority

I love setting goals for myself. Since the new year has begun, I’ve found myself with a handful of resolutions and goals that I’d like to achieve throughout the year. But, I know that the only way I’ll successfully complete these goals is if I make it a priority in my life. It sounds easy […]

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Habits That Made Gandhi Great

Mahatma Gandhi, one of my heroes was a man who helped liberate nearly 350 million people from the yoke of slavery and the colonial occupation by throwing the British out of India. Unlike the carnage and bloodshed of World War 2, he did this without a shot being fired. What’s even more remarkable is that […]

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Too Many Goals: The Art of Choosing a Goal

One of the major pitfalls of goal setting is setting too many goals. There are so many things you are excited about; so many things you want to do! There are so many things you want to accomplish that you try setting goals for ALL of them and end up accomplishing none of them. When you try […]

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9 Ways to Achieve Your Biggest Goals — Quickly

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having the motivation to achieve those goals. If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There’s a lack of clarity on how to do it, so you […]

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