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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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When you reach out to give feedback to anyone, be it in your work, your personal life, to a person whose content you enjoy, what is your kindness to criticism ratio? Before you provide feedback to someone in your life, here are a few things to consider.
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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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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.
Deep, in-person interaction is becoming rarer today. The increasingly virtual nature of how we live and work keeps us physically separated and communicating through short messages, not long talks. This is a mistake. Here's why you should invest in more in-person moments.
How we feel at any given moment, and where we choose to focus our time and energy, is greatly impacted by the information we receive. If our thoughts are negatively impacted by all the news we are consuming, it may be time to consider a news diet.
Hot Hot Hot! Like walking on hot coals, the way we approach a situation can have a huge impact on how we feel about it. We all have places in our life where our expectations are out of alignment. The key is to know where our expectations are too low or too high and adjust accordingly. So, how can we do it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Positive news for curious people.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.