You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. -Michelle ObamaRead More
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael JordanRead More
The best companies provide training opportunities for their employees on an ongoing basis, but despite their good intentions, traditional training methods usually don’t work. Many adults learn by doing, and if they don’t implement what they learn immediately, they will forget most of it, often within the hour.Read More
Life is tough for night owls. Most businesses open at 8 a.m., and most American schools start at the same time, or even earlier. Studies have shown that morning people are happier, healthier and have greater career success than night owls, most likely because the corporate world is in sync with their natural rhythms. Those who fight going to bed and waking up early may not perform as well in the morning, causing them to not do as well in school or in their careers.Read More
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." -- Helen KellerRead More
“Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
When you look at successful songwriters, performers, artists and entrepreneurs, it can feel like they were born to be more creative than other people. Although there is some evidence that creativity is genetic, there are ways to give your creativity a boost. Whether you're struggling to solve a problem at work or you want to unlock your musical potential, certain behaviors and environments can help bring out the creativity hidden within youRead More
The first step to success is a positive mindset. Hard work and talent are important, but if your mind isn't in the right place, achieving your goals will be a struggle.Read More
What motivates you? Is it money? Attention? The desire to be the best?
It doesn't matter what gets you into the gym at 5 AM, or keeps you working late into the night. What matters is that you know what will keep you going when things get tough -- when you're too tired to get out of bed, when you experience setbacks and disappointment, when things feel too hard, you need to remind yourself what it's all for.Read More
"Always remember: you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."Read More
We all enjoy being praised and rewarded, but criticism, no matter how well-intentioned, is difficult to take. It's only natural to get down on ourselves when someone tells us that we made a mistake or that our work needs improvement. But to succeed, you must learn how to receive and apply negative feedback.Read More
We've all experienced failure in our lives, whether we've been rejected from a top school, lost a major client or filed for divorce. No one likes to fail, but it's impossible to avoid. Failure is an important, and some would argue essential, step towards success.Read More
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da VinciRead More
"If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it"
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." -Audre LordeRead More
"If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well." - Martin Luther King, Jr.Read More
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - Bertrand RussellRead More