Courage

Helpful Lessons from Forced Isolation – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

March 29, 2020 Randy Hain I hope all of you are healthy and well in this challenging time.  Like all of us, I hope we can get back to some sort of “normal” very soon.  I took a few minutes and reflected recently on the lessons I have learned over the last few weeks of being at home with my family and transitioning my coaching/consulting business into a virtual offering…

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The Need to Be Seen and Why It Matters — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

One of the greatest human needs is the need to be SEEN, not for who we pretend to be, but for who we truly are underneath it all.  ~ Luminita D. Saviuc Today I’m thinking about how most of the time we pass by one another without looking into each other’s eyes and recognizing who we truly are. We walk around pretending the people around us are not people. And we pass by one another as if none of us…

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Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More (#409) – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss – Personal Development Article

“We chase extraordinary moments instead of being grateful for ordinary moments until hard shit happens. And then in the face of really hard stuff — illness, death, loss — the only thing we’re begging for is a normal moment.”—Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at…

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Paying Attention to the Normalization of Defects – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We all likely remember (or have read about) the tragic explosions of the space shuttles Challenger (1986) and Columbia (2003) and the deaths of all crew members in both accidents.  As you may recall, NASA’s investigation into both explosions uncovered problems that had been long known in the space shuttle program ranging from faulty O-ring seals (Challenger) to foam insulation falling off during launches (Columbia).  These problems, or defects, were widely known and expected to occur.  NASA accepted these defects…

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Joy Boost – Stop Starving Your Soul – Positivity Article

You know your lungs need oxygen to breathe. You know your heart needs love to feel safe and supported. You know your body needs water to survive. But did you know that your soul needs joy to thrive? And that more than likely due to the pressures of your life, your soul is hungering deeply for the joy it’s being starved from. And this is affecting your health, your feelings of happiness, and even your real wealth. This is not coachy…

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6 Ways to Boost Your Courage Right Now – Personal Development Article

The most important purpose of fear, which is to help us stay safe, has served humankind faithfully ever since the first people roamed the Earth. It represents our fight-or-flight response to dangerous situations, heightening our awareness and sharpening our senses in moments when it matters the most. This is why, contrary to widespread perception, fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing.However, fear can also hold us back and affect our lives negatively. It can hurt our relationships, prevent us from embracing…

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3 Uncommon Engineering Skills That Engineers Should Develop for Extraordinary Success – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

This is a guest post by Nader Mowlaee There comes a time in every engineer’s career where they’ll want to take their roles to the next level by managing others, overseeing projects, and even running their own engineering startups. It’s a given that to catapult your engineering career, you have to do what’s necessary to be successful in outshining the rest, and sometimes that calls for identifying and fine-tuning the skills companies need. Research shows that companies desire soft skills, such as…

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On Having the Courage to Disappoint Your Family to Be True to Yourself — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“There comes a time in life when you are asked to disappoint your family to be true to yourself. And if you dare to say ‘no’ to yourself – out of a fear of rejection and abandonment, and ‘yes’ to them – out of a need for approval and validation, chances are that you will regret it for the rest of your life.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc There is something about family that makes us behave in bizarre ways. Something…

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How Can You Use the Power of Gratitude to Your Advantage – Self Improvement Article

When we want something, we generally imagine the form it will take when it manifests. If we’re not careful, however, we can find ourselves attached more to the imagined form than the actual desired outcome. This is like placing an online order and expecting it to come in a blue box shipped by UPS. If we then receive a red box delivered by FedEx, we might not realize that it’s what we ordered, and never even open it! For example,…

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How I Confronted Fear and Overcame – Self Improvement Article

Have you been held back from doing things you want to do, be or have because you were afraid to leave your comfort zone? Did you know that you have never truly lived until you leave your comfort zone? Fear comes in several ways, for me it was leaving my comfort zone to do the things I wished I could do. Until I woke up to the reality that I will never know what’s possible for me in life simply…

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How One Empowering Mindset Shift Can Elevate Your Entire Life – Self Improvement Article

To become a successful entrepreneur, I had to radically shift the way I thought about myself, my life and success. Taking that long look in the mirror can be a painful process. Most people don’t like what I’m about to say but I need to say it because internalizing this is critical to success. This is the hardest truth I had to face and I imagine it’s going to be tough for you too. You’re exactly where you want to…

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Top 25 Most Inspiring Viola Davis Quotes

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is the only black woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one. Davis is the only black actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting. She was listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017. Davis worked hard to overcome her challenging early years. She ventured into acting and appeared on TV, films, and stage and earned considerable…

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