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7 Inner Habits of Remarkably Happy People. Your life is precious.

7 Inner Habits of Remarkably Happy People

Fighting for your passion - Inside Look at what I do for a living. 12 Secrets From People Who Found Their Own Paths To Success. At one point or another, most of us will arrive at a moment that forces us to take a good, hard look at our careers, habits and relationships, and ask ourselves if something is missing.

12 Secrets From People Who Found Their Own Paths To Success

In her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, Arianna Huffington shares the story of her own wake-up call, the moment she realized she needed to make a change in her life in order to truly thrive, and not just survive. In conjunction with the launch of her book on March 25, Huffington created a “Moment I Knew” series, asking her Facebook followers to share the stories of their personal wake-up calls, the life lessons they learned, and how they went about creating change. The voices behind the resulting blog posts are real and powerful -- and they offer valuable advice for the rest of us as we work to thrive in our own lives. Listen to your body. If You're Not Motivated By This Video, Please See A Doctor. K.s.

If You're Not Motivated By This Video, Please See A Doctor

Anthony This video, featuring champion swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, among others, is marked by an audio track Red Productions that will crush your self-doubts, drag you out of bed and into the freezing morning for a run or swim, and motivate and inspire you. Here’s a transcript of the audio, originally written for TCU Baseball. Rise and shine. 6am and your hand can't make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you that it's too early, too dark, and too cold to get out of a bed.

Aching muscles lie still in rebellion, pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move. Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Is Like Nothing You've Seen. We've been anxiously awaiting Misty Copeland's first commercial for Under Armour ever since we learned that the American Ballet Theatre soloist signed with the athletic company back in January.

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Is Like Nothing You've Seen

And from the looks of this 60-second spot, it was well worth the wait. The ad begins with Copeland balancing on pointe while a young woman's voice is heard reading a rejection letter. As the camera pans over her physique, the letter lists all of the reasons why the applicant didn't make the cut, including the sentence, "You have the wrong body for ballet. " But Copeland spends the second half of the spot disproving that sentiment, powerfully and gracefully dancing her way across a stage.

The video is significant for a number of reasons, namely for marking a major marketing shift for a brand whose image has been traditionally masculine. Check out the inspiring video above. 25 Life Changing Lessons To Learn From Buddha. (TruthSeekerDaily) There is so much to be learned through Buddha that are continually relevant in our lives every year and with every circumstance you may face.

25 Life Changing Lessons To Learn From Buddha

The simple and beautiful wisdom provides eloquent lessons in life and reminders when you may need them. The following is a list of the top 25 most insightful and life changing lessons from Buddha’s wealth of knowledge. How I Found Peace After Being Cheated On & Ending My Marriage. I am getting a divorce.

How I Found Peace After Being Cheated On & Ending My Marriage

Today would be our 12 year and 11-month anniversary. I wonder if I'll ever stop counting. When I said "yes" at age 23, I had no idea who I was, what I wanted, or what I was supposed to do. I had just immigrated from Germany to America to be with my dream guy. I turned off my flirt, and part of my bubbly and blunt personality. I woke up, just to fall asleep again. Through it, I found my purpose and became a life coach to help others walk through the fire. Well, ask and you shall receive. Anxiety and fear. 5 Killer Life Coach Questions You Can Ask Yourself  Life is full of small questions: What will I wear to my meeting?

5 Killer Life Coach Questions You Can Ask Yourself 

Whats for lunch? Subway or cab? Small questions are important as they facilitate the day to day running of our lives. The problem is, most people do not pause to ask themselves the big questions. The real questions. Here are five questions I ask my coaching clients to help them examine their lives. 1. 8 Kind Things You Should Tell Yourself Every Day. The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course.

8 Kind Things You Should Tell Yourself Every Day

GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility. 7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life 

Yeah that’s right, you heard me...

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life 

I’m talking to you... I’m calling you out. I’m looking you in the eyes (OK well, not really since you are probably reading this article, but figuratively, I am burning a cyclops type hole in your face right now) and telling you that you don’t stand a chance. I’m telling you that if you can read this article, look through this list and not claim it as your own, then you should be a little worried. Actually, you should be very worried. Got it? 10 Best Practices for Being Present 

By now, most of us know that now -- here -- is where we're supposed to be.

10 Best Practices for Being Present 

We get it that we are not living our life fully if we are always lost in thought, tumbling through a story about the past or future. But how do we do this thing called being present? How do we actually bring ourselves into a state of here-ness, deposit ourselves into this moment, so that we can truly be in our own life? What follows is a list of practices, tools, for being here. Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful. Sheryl Sandberg (MBA 1995) speaks at the HBS W50 Summit.

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes... Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: change. Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it. This is not just a sound bite. Although change comes from inside, it doesn't mean you can't use a little help from the outside. Four Ways of Letting Go. 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind - StumbleUpon. Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself.

Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our sister site, Thought Questions, for more photo-illustrated questions like these; and check out The Book of Questions if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

April 13, 2012 In "Aspirations" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind. Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. TEDxUW - Larry Smith - Why you will fail to have a great career.