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Talking Yourself Out of Exhaustion: The Effects of Self-Talk on Endurance Performance

You have reserves of strength you know not of: The traditional view of physical exhaustion is that your muscles let your brain know when they are out of fuel. Yet medical studies have repeatedly shown…

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A Day of Thanks, Moments of Perspective

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.”…

Count Your Blessings!

Want to cheer yourself up? Find energy on even the darkest days? Count your blessings! Enumerate all the things you have to be thankful for,…

Give Up Your Suffering

It is easy to fall in love with your suffering. There is a certain nobleness to seeing yourself as a martyr, a long suffering victim.…

Are You Willing to Pay the Price?

H. L. Hunt; 1889–1974, the self-made Texas oil billionaire, once gave a very succinct answer to the age old question about the “secret of success.”…

The #1 Reason People Do Not Succeed in Life

The #1 reason people do not succeed in life is the unwillingness to delay gratification. Basically, the failure to have a plan for your life,…

All the Answers Have Been Found

The good news is that everything you need to know has already been discovered. The great truths of life have been distilled into countless books,…

Is an A Really a B?

Grade inflation is back. After a big episode during the Vietnam war to protect students’ draft deferments, grade inflation re-emerged in force starting in 1986,…