Tag: ambition

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December 8, 2017

If you want to lead others, learn to be alone with your thoughts. A penetrating contemplation of what great leadership requires: a steady independence of mind that only comes with solitude.

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November 16, 2017

In doing good community work, Courtney observes, our focus on ingenuity, success, and failure is sometimes misplaced. Instead, she looks to her mother and the film festival she founded for guidance — on providing for our communities with humility and unfussy boldness.

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November 2, 2017

We equate adulthood with “having our shit together” — but there’s just as much clutter and confusion behind every successful grown-up we admire.

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February 1, 2017

Our dreams can be great motivators. But what if what we aspire to is already within our grasp? A poem on letting go of the stress of ambition and embracing our innate potential.

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June 14, 2016

Returning to the potter’s wheel, Jane Gross shares learnings on embracing uncertainty and lack of control, in ceramics and in life.

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May 28, 2016

To write is to bare your soul to a critical world. A writer reflects on the bravery to reject shame and pursue the creative crafts.

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May 25, 2016

How do we cut through distraction to nurture our best selves forward? Our executive editor shares reflections on rediscovering the glory around and within us, from the journey of an olympic runner, to the lyrical labyrinth of rap, to healing the void of loss with art and memory.

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August 22, 2014

When you do too much and say “yes” to too many requests, what happens? Some advice on why it’s vital to decline in order to accept the invitations that matter most.