Why You Should Throw Everyone Else’s Definition of ‘Success’ Out

If this Olympian cared too much about what others thought, she’d never have medaled When people talk about success, I always wonder what their definition is. Sure, criteria like celebrity, wealth and power come to mind. […]

February 19th, 2016|Essays, Following Your Dreams, Success|

If You Dream Big, Define Success Accordingly

I’m a big believer in the power and importance of dreaming. I’m not talking about fantasies or the stuff that wishes are made of. I’m talking about aspirations that take hold of you and your life and won’t let go. You can’t shake them even if they seem impossible at the beginning, outlandish, or well beyond your reach. I believe dreams arise from a complicated, highly personal mix of our life experience; what we know, what interests us, and […]

June 23rd, 2015|Following Your Dreams, Sports, Success|

How Not to Hang on for Dear Life

What stops you? I’ve found that my answers to that question fall into one of two categories: I’m afraid of failing, or I don’t care enough to push through whatever discomfort may be involved to reach my goal. […]

February 20th, 2015|Courage, Determination, Success|
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