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Achieve Your Goals in 2014 -- Here's Research That Can Help

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Twenty-two motivating (and often surprising) tips from our archive.

Via David Ednie
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Would you add anything to these 22 tips?

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David Ednie's curator insight, January 6, 2014 5:42 PM

Here are 22 inspiring and actionable ideas that you can use to move forward towards achieving your goals in 2014. 

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Do nine out of 10 new businesses fail, as Rand Paul claims? - Washington Post (blog)

Do nine out of 10 new businesses fail, as Rand Paul claims? - Washington Post (blog) | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
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Do nine out of 10 new businesses fail, as Rand Paul claims?
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I don't believe that failure exists. You can certainly end up with different results than you hoped for, but it's only failure if you don't learn something and move on.
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Why Failure Is Good for Success

Why Failure Is Good for Success | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough.
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From the likes of Augustine, Darwin and Freud to the business mavericks and sports legends of today, failure is as powerful a tool as any in reaching great success. 

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Failing by Design

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Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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How would you handle failure? 

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Why Companies Fail--and How Their Founders Can Bounce Back — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Companies Fail--and How Their Founders Can Bounce Back — HBS Working Knowledge | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
Leading a doomed company can often help a career by providing experience, insight, and contacts that lead to new opportunities, says professor Shikhar Ghosh .
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"Experienced entrepreneurs know that running a company that eventually fails can actually help a career, but only if the executives are willing to view failure as a potential for improvement."

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Reframe Your Failure and It Can Lead to Success

Reframe Your Failure and It Can Lead to Success | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
Past failure isn’t an indication of future success. Here’s how to reframe your blunders and use them to your benefit.
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What have you 'failed' at today?

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This Amazing Animation Proves How Important Failure Is To Success

This Amazing Animation Proves How Important Failure Is To Success | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
Alex Fauske, The Doodle Video Guy, makes a great case for why you shouldn't give up even after you fail 100 times.
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Do you agree that 'failure' can be a blessing when you learn the valuable lessons it brings?

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9 Lessons to Learn From Failure

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Nine Stanford GSB alumni including Chip Conley (MBA ’84) of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Beth Cross (MBA ’88) of Ariat International open up about failure and how to move forward after difficult...
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What would you add to this list from Stanford Business School graduates?

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Fail Better | Science Gallery

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'Fail Better' is a wonderful exhibition of 'failed' inventions now showing at Trinity College, Dublin

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Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
When it comes to getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.
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An interesting take on the role of goals. Do you agree?

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

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Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren...
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Number 9 is really important. Remember, it's easy to find reasons not to act!

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What Failed Leaders Have In Common

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On my radio show I recently interviewed Dave Brookmire from Corporate Performance Strategies. Near the end of the interview, he offhandedly uttered one of those profound and notably tweetable
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Many people are so embarrassed by 'failure' that they don't look at the lessons it provided. Feedback matters!

 

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Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask...
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Some empowering questions to ask yourself about your perception of 'failure'

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Great leaders aren't afraid to take risks

Great leaders aren't afraid to take risks | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
Do you need to be a risk-taker to be a successful leader? This is a question many young professionals ask me, particularly as they ascend to more senior leadership positions. My answer is simple: yes
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You must be willing to risk 'failure' to get to success

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The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure'

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We might learn more from failing than succeeding.
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More research to support my belief that 'failure' cannot exist

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I Failed All My Classes and that’s Why I’m Winning — I. M. H. O. — Medium

I wasn’t a great student, and I wasn’t well read, and honestly that was my advantage.
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Again I ask, does failure exist?

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The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure

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Letting fear of failure stop you from asking for what you want ensures you won't get it.

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What would you do if fear of failure was not an issue?

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Don't tell me that it can't be done, just humour me and give me a list of ALL the things you would need to make it a reality.

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Sugru founder on new conversations about failure

Sugru founder on new conversations about failure | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
The latest exhibition at Science Gallery in Dublin is about perspectives on failure, as Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh tells Claire O’Connell.
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What's your perspective on failure?

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How To Win When You Fail

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The way you react to screw ups is a critical factor in determining how successful you will be in business.
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Fear of failure is the #1 reason people don't start new projects. But what if you knew that failure doesn't exist? What would you do differently if success was guaranteed?

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Change This - The DO! Manifesto: The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution

Change This - The DO! Manifesto: The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
“What if I told you many successful entrepreneurs didn’t start with a compelling vision or indeed a workable business plan? Guess what: That’s true. ...
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Achieve Your Goals in 2014 -- Here's Research That Can Help

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 -- Here's Research That Can Help | Does Failure Exist? | Scoop.it
Twenty-two motivating (and often surprising) tips from our archive.

Via David Ednie
Kevin Kelly's insight:

Would you add anything to these 22 tips?

more...
David Ednie's curator insight, January 6, 2014 5:42 PM

Here are 22 inspiring and actionable ideas that you can use to move forward towards achieving your goals in 2014.