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8 Quotes to Inspire Your Dream Career

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Maybe you’re sitting at work right now, bored out of your wits and struggling for motivation. Don’t feel too guilty about it; you’re in good company. In fact, most of the people around you probably feel the same way, at least according to a Gallup poll released in June. It found that 70% of American workers are not “engaged” in their work. Eighteen percent of that group hate their jobs so much they actively try to sabotage their company.

That seems pretty extreme, but the cold, hard world of cubicle-land can break even the best of us, including yours truly. Want to do something you love? Get some words of wisdom to help get you there — and out of a job you hate – in my new post on WiseBread.com.

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4 Tips for Making Resolutions Stick

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New Year’s resolutions have become a bit of a cliché, especially when you consider the statistics — according to a 2002 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 19% of people who make resolutions are still sticking to them after two years. So what’s the point?

As much as I cling to the cynical view, I’m all for resolutions for one simple reason — results. Resolutions really work, and I’m not just speaking anecdotally. Among the people who make resolutions in a typical year, 46% keep them for at least six months, compared to only 4% of a comparable group of people who wanted to make changes and thought about doing so, but stopped short of actually making that commitment. In other words, the power of a New Year’s resolution may not be so much in how you make it or what you resolve to do, but whether you actually make a resolution at all.

Pretty cool, huh? There is one snag, though — most of us don’t know what a resolution really is. Read more in my new post on WiseBread.com: http://bit.ly/TrNqWJ

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