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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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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.

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