overcome obstacles

The Power of Persistence

April 4, 2013 Motivation Issues
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[Editors’ Note: In the wake of Roger Ebert’s death, we are republishing this article that honored his perseverance. He was an indefatigable writer, an inspirational optimist and a DaVinci who will be deeply missed].
When the going gets tough, the tough keep going.

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How to Overcome Fear of Success

February 6, 2013 Fear
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Learn to recognize when fear of success is holding you back — and how to handle it.

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How to Salvage an Unproductive Day. Or Week. Or Month.

December 19, 2012 Direct Your Talents
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Everyone has unproductive days from time to time. Here’s what to do when it happens to you.

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What do to When you Can’t Sleep

October 17, 2012 Balance
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From time to time, everyone has trouble sleeping. Here are some ways to handle insomnia when it happens to you.

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Overcoming Derailment — How to Reboot Yourself

January 4, 2012 Direct Your Talents
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Thrown off track? Derailed? Reboot yourself using these proven techniques

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Handling the Haters

April 20, 2011 Motivation Issues
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Avoid letting jealous or negative people interfere with your creative endeavors. Here’s how.

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Take action, revise later to beat procrastination

February 8, 2011 Procrastination
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You can’t make it better until you make it.

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Overcome Regrets – Forgive Yourself & Others

December 5, 2010 Regret
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One way to honor Nelson Mandela is to forgive someone — maybe even yourself. If he could forgive what was done to him — and help an entire country to do the same — so can you. Here we republish our earlier article on how to do just that.

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Bright, shiny objects and new ideas — Four ways to break your habit

August 17, 2010 Distraction
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Stop chasing new ideas and new information, so you can concentrate on the ideas and projects you already have.

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Decisions, decisions – One simple but powerful technique to get off the fence

August 2, 2010 Procrastination
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Do you agonize over every decision? Try this.

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