I was reading on article on raising children to love life when it occurred to me that so much of what we hope to teach our children, we could actually benefit a great deal from ourselves. Scientists estimate that only 50 percent of an upbeat attitude is genetic. Christine Carter, Ph.D., executive director of the Greater Good Science Center, in Berkeley, California claims, "Happiness is really a wide range of positive emotions that are more learned behavior than inborn traits.
Last week I wrote about persistence as a key element in achievement. While being persistent is certainly a valuable trait, learning when to persist and when to quit is even more valuable. I have an entire chapter in my book, "Becoming Unstoppable: Tools to Elevate Your Game," dedicated to this very subject. However, let's take a quick look at when quitting can be a good thing. Sure, not finishing a task you originally set out to accomplish may not sit well with many of you: e
"Failure is never the These words have lingered in my mind since I first heard them a few weeks ago. There is such truth and valuable insight in those few words. In fact, my new book is all about how to "Become Unstoppable," reaching new levels, perhaps some you never dreamed possible in your life. Naturally persistence is amongst the key principles outlined in the book. To posses persistence means you have the ability to push through tough situations and you certainly don't
Have you ever lacked inspiration? Felt This exact dilemma led to a recent discussion about what to do: how to get unstuck. In the course of contemplating the question, another arose. Which comes first...inspiration or motivation? Do you need to be motived to find inspiration? Or do you need inspiration in order to be motived into action? There's definitely a fine line between the two yet there is a difference. Inspiration is the idea behind something. While motivation is the