How many times have you heard the phrases “Don’t be a quitter!” or “Never give up”?
Truth is, it’s easy to tell someone to hang in there, but nobody ever truly assesses the situation or the impact it has on our lives.
As Americans, we’re taught about the American Dream and how we should work till we achieve our own. We’ve built a culture where overworking has become the norm. (more…)
When it comes to getting the job done, we always seem to have an excuse.
“I’ll do it later. It’s due after the weekend anyway.”
“There’s no way I can do that—don’t have the time for it.”
“This is not part of my job description.”
Time and time again, we make up excuses for things we don’t want to put an effort into. There’s always an excuse for something and everything. And somewhere along the line, we start believing ourselves. (more…)
Frustration is a feeling that everyone is familiar with. Generally, it stems from the failure of others to meet your expectations of them, or a lack of concrete results from your efforts to achieve something.
When you feel frustrated, the feeling can be all-encompassing. It is unpleasant and stressful, and can become a roadblock in your path of personal and professional self-growth. (more…)
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
Does self-doubt hold you back?
Do you let go of opportunities that could have helped you climb the proverbial ladder in your career?
Do you constantly need reassurance from your partner? (more…)
You walk into your workplace one day only to have your superior call you in for an early meeting. A straight-faced human resources manager informs you of your permanent dismissal… and for moment, your life seems to pause.
For a long while, nothing around you matters—nothing but the fact that you just faced a major challenge in your professional life.
Here’s the thing: while it is hard to imagine, getting fired could be a blessing in disguise.
This setback and its consequences should not be able to keep you from looking forward to a new, prosperous stage in your life. (more…)
You hear all kinds of horror stories when you set out to pursue your dreams. Haunting accounts of pain and hardship, of people who’ve loved and lost, who’ve failed and faded.
It’s enough to drive one to the brink of insanity or turn to dust the dreams of a youthful, ambitious spirit, plagued with crippling fears. (more…)