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4 Reasons Why Your Aim for Success is Missing the Mark »

Creating Achievable Goals

Much like writing a letter to Santa, our society believes that if we write down our goals, they will magically appear. Success will come wrapped up in red-and-green paper, nestled under a tree of pine needles and money.

How to Discover Yourself »

Being You!

When we’re young, we have a tendency to value the opinions of our friends more than we value our own. We tend to think that many of those around us have things figured out. We feel that they really know what they’re doing while we’re still trying to determine what life is all about, and what we want to do with the life that we have. This is a feeling that almost everyone has had at some point in their life.

Is Your Phone Disconnecting You from the World? »

Here's Why You Should Put Your Phone Down

It’s 2014, and cell phones have been in use now for about 20 years.  Believe it or not, before the mid-1990’s, most of the general public had no cell phones.  As strange as it might seem, life “back then” worked pretty well without them.  But since that time, our cell phones have come to dominate our worlds – and that includes young children, teens, and adults alike. You couldn’t live without yours…right? 

How to Understand Your Role in the Choices You Make »

Becoming a Personal Agent

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve been thrown into a world where everything is already decided, where you don’t have any say, you’re not alone. Frankly, young people frequently feel this way, and it’s not uncommon for adults to feel this way sometimes, too.  But young adults are in a situation that inspires this feeling in a number of ways.

Do You Accept Responsibility for Your Actions? »

The Consequences of Not Saying Sorry
Part 1 of 2

Accepting responsibility has two basic components. Let’s discuss the first one, accepting personal responsibility – which is taking ownership of your own behavior and the consequences of that behavior. Until you accept responsibility for your actions or failures, it’ll be very difficult for you to develop self-respect or even have the respect of others. 

The Rewards of Accepting Responsibility »

And How to Get Started
Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the importance of accepting responsibility as well as the consequences that can result if we fail to do so. In Part 2, we’re going to look at how one accepts responsibility for their actions and the rewards that can result from doing so.