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.
Middle Version: How to Interpret Two Sides of One Story
When two sides to one story sound completely different, how do you determine the truth? As humans, we are biased to believe the first version we hear, but what can we do when that bias doesn't serve us? Here's how to approach the situation when two stories don't match up.
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.
Dogged Determination: If At First You Don’t Succeed…
The son of immigrant parents from Lebanon, George Naddaff spent a lot of his time in search of a "Picasso": that rare one-of-a-kind business that stands out both for its product quality and its economics. In food chain Boston Chicken, he found it. Here's an inspiring story of dogged determination, and not letting the first "no" get you down.
The Problem with “I’ll be Happy When…”
We often believe achievements or purchases are what make us happy in life, but this is rarely the case. Rather than saying “Happy When,” focus on being happy now, each day. Here's how you can practice being grateful for what you have and find ways to improve your happiness in place.
Busting Bubbles: Why Risk Free Environments Stifle Growth
We are naturally predisposed to protect ourselves and those we care about from physical or emotional harm. But it’s important that we factor in the short- and long-term effects of that protection—we gain temporary peace of mind but sacrifice resilience and problem-solving skills in the process. Accepting reality and choosing to focus on what we control are powerful tools for life and important lessons to teach, especially at a young age.
Why Safe Discomfort is Vital to Growth
We constantly hear from others that the best experiences in life happen when we’re outside our comfort zones. While we know this to be true, we often struggle to follow the advice when the opportunity presents itself. We struggle to distinguish between what’s actually risky and what’s just uncomfortable. Let's explore this through a few stories, shall we?
Why Purpose Driven Goals are Most Important
There is a real lesson to be learned from the story of NFL quarterback Alex Smith. And when we apply it to our goals and lives, everything becomes more fulfilling. So, what is this valuable lesson?
How to Turn off Your Phone and Rediscover Intrinsic Happiness
In what’s become a very public world, we desperately need private moments. Moments where we simply enjoy ourselves or share the moment with others who are present. Moments to praise in private, moments to celebrate and reflect. Moments where the moment itself, and our enjoyment of it, can be enough. So how can we set down our phones and make an effort to be present in the moment?
The Body Armor We No Longer Need
When the body armor that was once crucial for our protection starts to weigh us down, what do we do? How do we ensure that we no longer carry the weight of a battle we're no longer fighting? Here's Bob Glazer's advice on how we can simultaneously grow and let things go.
You Can Have it All. Just Not All At Once
Many things in life are a tradeoff. When we try to make everything a priority, nothing gets our full attention. So how can we take this knowledge to find balance in our lives?
Assume Positive Intent in Difficult Times
Many of us aren’t fully aware of the toll it takes to be constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. What would it look like if we did the opposite?
Cut through today’s negative noise.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.