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The Value of Work

Is hard work its own reward?

Dejected Boxer Sitting in the Ring

Failing early in your career can make you more successful in the future

Source: CNBC

“Describe a time when you failed,” is a common and tricky prompt that often comes up in job interviews — and for good reason.
According to a new study out of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, your past experiences with failure could predict your career success in the long run.




Disappointed football player in blue sitting on pitch after losing on a clear day.

What Are the Yips? The Unfortunate Phenomenon Impacting Athletes

Source: NBC 5 News (Chicago)

Have you ever seen an accomplished athlete suddenly perform as if they’ve completely forget how to play their sport? If so, you’ve seen “the yips”–the sudden and unexplained loss of an athlete’s typical skills–in action. The yips are basically the opposite of achievement. Learn more about a term that started in golf, quickly moved to other sports, and is increasingly being used in other fields like politics, business, and education.


Great Accidental Discoveries

Source: Goethe Institut

While hard work is a good path to success, there is another route that some people have followed: the simple accident. Some of the world’s biggest discoveries and inventions have happened by accident. And yet, to see a mistake and not think of it as a failure, but rather as a new and unexpected form of success, takes a special kind of industrious mindset.

















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