New Years’ Resolutions – Goals or Gales?

As you set goals, especially those tied to very “narrow” constraints, be careful that you don’t substitute one level of uncertainty and frustration for something far more “pressuring” and unpredictable. Read on if you’ve ever set a goal but struggled to reach it.

When moving forward means saying goodbye

The world needs the light and magic you have inside of you. Your journey itself—and the promise of what is to come—is more important than any position you currently occupy.

When the journey ahead terrifies you

Being terrified doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re human. And the most important steps we take in life are often going to be the most terrifying. The world needs you to take that next step.

TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.

The touching story behind Rudolf, the reindeer

In 1939, Montgomery Ward asked employee Bob May to write a Christmas story for them to give away at Christmastime. It ended up being one of the most well-known original Christmas stories of all time. Why did it strike such a chord?

Failure and critics – ignore them both

When you have a vision—when you really believe you can make a difference, do something great, or create something meaningful—you’ve got to learn to allow your critics and failures to motivate you.

Waiting for Superman premieres this week

Our schools are the incubators of the future, and right now they’re scarcely lukewarm. Our nation’s education ratings are among the lowest of all developed countries.

10 steps to make change easier

Change is difficult, but by understanding the biology behind it, we uncover 10 powerful steps that can increase our chance of success, and even make it easier.

Moments of quiet reflection

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For us to find fulfillment and peace in life, it’s critical that we regularly find time do this one simple thing. Stop.

Who I am makes a difference

The inspiring story of how a young man was saved by a simple expression of how important he was, in this touching story of “Who I Am Makes a Difference.”

What you need to know to find meaning in life and work

It amazes me how many people I talk to, even those well into advanced, seemingly rewarding careers, are actually not happy. Is this you? Have you found yourself thinking recently about how much you’d rather be doing something else? Do you know someone who is currently going through this?