Your Own North Star: Finding Life Purpose and Passion
December 31, 2018
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bright star in sky, metaphor of using north star as guide toward life purposePhoto Credit: anieto2k

Just as the literal North Star provides direction and helps us stay on course, so does our inner North Star. It’s the part of us that knows our purpose.

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Go Ahead, Be a Nudge! An Exploration of Nudge Units and Theory
February 9, 2016
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Go ahead, be a nudge! Get up slow poke by Antony Grossy at FlickrPhoto Credit: Antony Grossy
What separates the doers from the non-doers? Internal motivation certainly plays a role, but so do external factors: that’s where the “Nudge Units” come in! Rooted in the work of... Read More...
Feeling Burnt Out? You Could Be Experiencing “Ego Depletion”
Feeling Burnt Out - Man Asleep on Study Books - entitled "Tuesday" by Tim PiercePhoto Credit: Tim Pierce
When we spend too much time working on difficult tasks that require self-control and discipline, our resources become exhausted and we experience a state known as “ego depletion.” In... Read More...
How to Change Behavior: A Theoretical Overview
May 16, 2015
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Baby Steps - How to Change BehaviorPhoto Credit: Juhan Sonin
There are a variety of theories about how to make behavioral changes – either starting something new or eliminating something old. This post reviews some key models for changing behavior, including... Read More...
Why Smart People Fail: 3 Key Insights
April 30, 2015
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Churchill quote - success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasmPhoto Credit: Gareth Williams
Have you ever failed at a task despite your best efforts? If you’re like many of us, you may have found yourself doubting your abilities as a result of this. However, research shows that many of... Read More...
6 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
January 3, 2015
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Happy New Year by Sally MaloneyPhoto Credit: Sally Maloney
If you’re like the 40 to 50 percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, this January you might be hitting the gym, giving up cigarettes, trying to develop better spending habits, or... Read More...
Put a Positive Spin on Your Goals
December 10, 2014
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Photo Credit: Dan White

What are some of your most important goals in life? Do you want to strengthen your relationships with others? Or do you want to prevent conflicts? Do you want to…

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5 Ways to Find Your Momentum
October 15, 2014
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Inspiration for momentum, sign saying Prepare to detour from normal pathPhoto Credit: HealthyPsych
When it comes to any goal directed activity, finding your momentum is key. Momentum, “the strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events,” is like high-test fuel in your gas... Read More...
The Secret to Success? True Grit
September 24, 2014
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MLK quote about the secret to Success - "we must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart."Photo Credit: Celestine Chua
What does it take to be successful? Innate talent? High IQ? Money? Good looks? Social IQ? Turns out, while all of those things can help contribute to success, there’s something else that plays an... Read More...

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