Category: motivation

Little Girl With Prosthetic Leg Is Breaking Boundaries

This girl is determined to do a lot of physical activities and surpass herself without the impediments that her condition would usually have. (Video courtesy of Gina Rohdenburg) …


What Is the Connection Between Modern Motivation and Age-Old Hope? Part 1

Is there a connection between motivation and hope? And do we need to know about it? Let’s immediately dismiss ideas like that found in a Russian proverb: “In the kingdom of hope there is no winter.” We needn’t talk about hope as being mere wishful thinking. Let’s talk about something much more powerful and essential….


Bill Gates Says Lazy People Make the Best Employees. But Is Your Laziness Actually Masking a Deeper Issue?

By Aytekin Tank  Bill Gates thinks you should hire lazy people. No, seriously. He famously said, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” I don’t disagree with the premise. Choosing a person who will do a job the “easy way” and…


Armless Ballerina Reaching for the Stars

She had a dream of being a dancer, and now watch her float across the stage.


The Many Ways We Helped Each Other During COVID

When the pandemic first came to California and lockdowns were instituted, many of my neighbors set out to help each other. Some called elderly neighbors to be sure they were OK. Others collaborated with local restaurants to create a low-cost food delivery service, feeding people around the city while helping restaurants find a source of…


Motivating Boys to Become Better Young Men

Parents, being adults, try desperately to talk with their sons about deep feelings. They fear their sons are hiding their emotions and that’s causing all sorts of problems behaviorally. Pushing most boys and young men to “open up” and express emotions can backfire. They often shut down. While it’s important to not bottle all emotions…


Where Does Motivation Come From?

One cool thing about being a parent is that your children occasionally help you to see something in an entirely new light. This happened to me not long ago, when our daughter became quite upset after I asked her to clean up. She wanted to keep playing, so she got angry at me and said…