We all want to have high performance ratings. Not only does this increase our chance at a raise—or even a promotion!—emotionally, we need the satisfaction and fulfillment of knowing that we’re doing a good job. Here are some things that will help you get straight A’s in the corporate report card. [Read more…]
There is a saying that, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’ So one of the first things to do when you make your list of New Year’s resolutions is to make a battle plan. Here are tips for helping you achieve every goal this year. [Read more…]
Avid gamers will spend hours working to unlock certain game achievements. But we raise our hands in salute to the military, who will spend years working to earn these medals and accomplishments. For example, they must master specialized weapons, or withstand the harshest elements (one achievement requires spending two weeks in subzero temperatures in Antarctica!).
There are also the amazing acts of courage, and unlike gamers, these men have no chance to “reboot” if something goes wrong.
This infographic also documents the men who won the most medals, and are the closest we can get to real superheroes without the tacky spandex costumes.
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We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking, and the need to ‘cheer up and smile‘ when things go wrong.
But I’d be the first to admit that optimism doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m usually the one who worries about what can go wrong, and rein in my expectations so I don’t get totally crushed if things don’t go the way they expect. And experts are saying that this attitude (called defensive pessimism) isn’t that bad after all! [Read more…]
Let’s be frank: even if we’re smart, beautiful, talented, hardworking, the fact of the matter is, ‘Sh*t happens.’ No use whining about it or blaming your parents, God, or your boss. The really successful and happy people didn’t have it easier than you. They may not have had your problems, but they certainly had their own. The only difference is that they were resilient. They handled things well. They made the best of what life gave them. They found opportunity, or created it.
How do you build that resilient spirit? Where can you get that inner strength to forge on when your entire being wants to crawl into a hole and cry? These life tips may help. [Read more…]