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Resilience

Be Patient, Tough Times Don’t Feel as Tough in the Future

A little less than three years ago I was quite sick for eight months. I struggled to have more than two decent days in a row, and often it was more like two decent hours. During this period it seemed like my situation was going to last forever. The hours felt like days and the days felt like…

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Are You Making It Seem More Difficult Than It Is?

“Did you workout today?” How would you answer that question? Did you go for a run, participate in a spin class, lift some weights? Was it an easy jog, a stroll in the park, or were you exercising until the brink of exhaustion? For most of us, the term ‘workout” refers to doing any sort of…

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What to Do When it All Goes Wrong…

“One of the hardest things to do is to get out of a rut. When things are going poorly, and you know you can do better. It’s easy to spiral towards doubt and negativity. And all of a sudden you see yourself going backward. And you’re helpless.” The athlete I was talking to was referencing…

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Why We Ease Off When Our Goal is Near

Have you ever gotten nearly to the end of a significant project and just coasted in? Maybe it was a term paper in your college years, or a critical analysis of a business opportunity during your working years. You put in an enormous amount of painstaking work, making sure every sentence is perfect, until at…

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