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12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

This set of inspirational thoughts for the new year will galvanize you into action.<p>At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are the quotes I've selected for 2013:<p>"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your …

Motivation

What Today’s Tech Can Teach Us About Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people agree that today’s technology is (for the most part) making life simpler, allowing us more time for other things and ultimately giving us …

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The Thing About Things

The thing about things is that they are rarely just things. Things coerce, often in the most unforgiving ways. A rock, for instance, blocking your …

21 Privileges You Probably Don’t Realize You Have

1. If this morning you woke up and sat through a day of work that you hate, because you have a job, and you’re not numb yet. Becoming indifferent is …

Things I Wish People Told Me When I Entered My 20s

Here are some things I wish someone told me on my 20th birthday:<p>Sometimes it will feel good to love the wrong people. Sometimes it will feel good to …

Three Brothers Are Trying To Change The Way New Yorkers Drink Coffee At Work

Courtesy of Joyride Coffee After hearing customers complain about the quality of office coffee, brothers David, Adam, and Noah Belanich decided to shut down their Manhattan coffee truck and start a new business.<p>Joyride relaunched in 2011 as a business that provides cafe-quality equipment to offices …

How to Unleash the Magnificent, Unstoppable Energy Inside You

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Spirituality

Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success

The great Transcendentalist philosopher and poet <b>Henry David Thoreau</b> (July 12, 1817–May 6, 1862) remains best known for one of humanity’s most important texts on protest and for <b>Walden</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>), his beautiful 1854 paean to solitude, simplicity, and self-sufficiency, which …

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

The meaning of life has been pondered by such literary icons as Leo Tolstoy (1904), Henry Miller (1918), Anaïs Nin (1946), Viktor Frankl (1946), Italo Calvino (1975), and David Foster Wallace (2005). And though some have argued that today’s age is one where “the great dream is to trade up from …

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

No Matter How Difficult, Trust the Process

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This is a guest post from Paul Jun. Paul connects the dots on his blog, Motivated Mastery. He also created a compelling manifesto. …

Motivation

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …