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Small Steps Build Momentum. Just Start!

Often, we can accomplish more by just committing to starting, rather than focusing on the bigger goal. Once we are over the hump, it’s often easier than we expect to just keep going. The law of inertia cuts both ways—people at rest tend to stay at rest, but people who are in motion tend to stay in motion too. Here are some tips on how you can just start!
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Neutralizing Weaknesses: How to Get Ahead in Whatever Game You’re Playing

In life, as in tennis, a degree of self-awareness, openness to feedback, and acknowledgement of our weaknesses is critical. But in our perfection-driven world, how can we relinquish that need for perfection and cultivate a culture where weaknesses are seen as a fact of life and embraced? Here's the key: when we build a life that lets us play to our strengths, we'll find ourselves ahead in whatever game we are playing.
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Failing Does Not Make You a Failure

Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championships. Would you say the other nine years were a failure? Some days you're able to be successful, some days you're not. Some days it's your turn, some days it's not your turn. Here's a lesson from the Milwaukee Bucks on the meaningful difference between failing and failure.
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Everyone Has a Story

While we may want to believe the people who rise to the top in life are always most deserving, the objective truth is different. We don't start life on a level playing field, and everyone has a backstory, just like this one of a Lyft driver with a dream.
Image: A woman's hand, nails painted blue, knocking down the first domino in a line of many. Symbolic for taking the first step to achieving her goals.

Real Change: How to Set Annual Goals and Stick to Them

Goals are very easy to set, but very hard to stick to. Real change almost never happens overnight, and it's hard coded into our human brains to be easily discouraged when our efforts don't yield quick results. But this doesn't mean achieving those goals is impossible! Here are some of the best practices you can use to set achievable goals and reach your full potential.
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How Forward Thinking Prevents Disaster

Have you ever heard the famous Ben Franklin saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" And yet, our society is entirely reactive to existing problems, struggling to get the public interested in preventing tragedy before it strikes. Here's why that is, and what we can do to take more preemptive action both for the world and in our own lives.

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