Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Abundance – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Abundance  ‘I have abundance of …’, finish that sentence in your own voice. ‘I am abundant in …’,  finish that sentence. Turn it into an action word, and now,  a present day, ‘now’ phrase. The self-help industries tell us to envision it, as if we already have what we want. So do some theories in practice in the field of psychology. And in the sports industries.  There is an interesting phenomenon happening in the world right now. A pull toward alternative…

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Are You Suffering From Stupid Grit? – Positivity Article

April 8, 2016 – Michelle McQuaid Blog & TV When it comes to tackling our goals at work or in life, for many of us enthusiasm is common but endurance is rare. Let’s face it being gritty enough to see things through can be hard work, and yet researchers have recently started to suggest that grit – more than IQ, EQ, or good luck – is the key to predicting our success. You see grit is the passion and perseverance…

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Advance Praise for “Getting Grit” – Pre-Order Your Copy Now! – Positivity Article

I’m thrilled to share that my next book, Getting Grit is getting exceptional reviews from people I admire, and who are using words like “compelling,” “amazing,” and “exceptional”!  It took a lot of grit to get this book from my head into the publishing world, but I’m delighted that the final result is even better than I could have hoped, so I’d like to share some of what I’ve heard in the hopes that you’ll pre-order a few copies for…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Freedom – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

This post will be from a place of “freedom”; an existential concept I’ve been working on in my studies. “Freedom” is the inescapable aspect of the human condition; we are the authors of our lives and therefore are responsible for our destiny and accountable for our actions.” (Corey, 2017) For us here in the states, today is a national holiday. An entire day dedicated to someone who took the freedom away from a native culture. Conscious awareness is complicated when…

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How These 9 Simple Actions Can Help You Feel Happier (& Get More Grit!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP When I entered the positive psychology field, one of the embryonic areas was called “positive interventions,” which was the identification of actions that could boost a person’s emotional flourishing. The list of proven interventions that worked for most people was small at that time, but ten years later, dozens of countries have produced thousands of pieces of research on what works to amplify our well-being. Now the popular terminology for this area is “wise interventions,”…

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How to Do Hard Things & Struggle Well (& Why It’s Worth It!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP The Tong Leong School of Martial Arts is the last martial arts academy many would expect to find in the privileged community of Bethesda, Maryland, where most youngsters are accustomed to easy lives of high-quality schools, first-class sports opportunities, and bright futures. Unlike the pervasive “McDojos” that serve up black belts once you’ve paid a certain amount of money or spent a specific number of months at different ranks, at the Tong Leong School you…

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How Do You Get More Grit and Why Does It Matter? Facebook Live – Positivity Article

On November 29, 2017, Caroline held her Facebook Live event, and she shared for thirty minutes about how she believes anyone can learn how to cultivate grit, what she learned about good and bad grit in the process of researching and writing Getting Grit, and what surprises she experienced in her interviews that have sparked ideas for her next book about women and grit. This is only a snippet of a positivity article written by Caroline Adams Miller Read Full Article

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6 Questions To Help You Cultivate Authentic Grit – Common Ground Magazine – Positivity Article

The following is an excerpt from Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Persistence and Purpose (SoundsTrue 2017), by Caroline Adams Miller, which appeared in the December/January 2018 edition of “Common Ground Magazine,” in the San Francisco/Bay Area.  To see the article online, click here.  The article is on pages 38 and 39.   This is only a snippet of a positivity article written by Caroline Adams Miller Read Full Article

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The Wisdom Coalition – Women’s History Month – Positivity Article

Original airdate: 4/2/2018 | How can women be their very best and what’s holding women back? This special edition of The Wisdom Coalition program, anchored by Nancy Werteen and Kim Howie, explores this question with a studio audience and panel discussion from the Allentown Art Museum inside the Women Of Vision exhibit. Among the topics discussed: Do women support each other in the workplace? How can women learn to take the right risks? How do women of color deal with…

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How to Move Forward When All Seems Lost – Self Improvement Article

Highly successful people have tasted failure more than success. Whether its Nikola Tesla or Michael Jordan, everyone had his/her fair share of failures before rising to the pinnacle of success. Yet, most people I know are averse to the idea of failure. When ambition fuels your desires, you become so conscious about avoiding failure that you forget to learn how to cope with it when you actually experience it. So, when you come face-to-face with adversity, it often overwhelms you.…

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Can You Spell G-R-I-T? What the Scripps National Spelling Bee Teaches Us About Passion, Persistence and Purpose – Positivity Article

  Can You Spell G-R-I-T? No, it’s not football or baseball or women’s World Cup soccer that millions of fans will watch this week on ESPN. Starting on May 27th and finishing with the final round on May 30th at National Harbor just outside of Washington, D.C., is the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Although it’s not a physical contact sport, preparing for the Bee takes years of rigorous work, usually starting at a young age. And because the…

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6 Psychological Forces That Determine Your Success

Image Credit: Twenty20.com How do you define success? If asked this question a couple years ago, I would have answered that success means getting a college degree, working a 9-5 job, climbing the corporate ladder, finding a nice wife, and retiring with a white picket fence. Since starting on my self-development journey, however, my definition has changed. Now, I believe that there is only one success and that is to live life on your own terms. Everyday we are exposed…

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