work

Humility, Growth, and Work and Career

This post is Part 10 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Many of us struggle with our work and career. For example, we might be at the beginning of our careers and are having a difficult …

Read More

How to Succeed at Big, Long-Term Tasks

It’s difficult to succeed at a big, long-term task. For example, students often struggle to make consistent progress on their thesis and dissertation projects. The projects are so big–they literally take 2-3 years to finish. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or feel like …

Read More

The Devil You Know is Better Than the Devil You Don’t… Or Is It?

The basic idea of this common phrase is that we often have the tendency to prefer familiar pain over uncertainty. Maybe you have noticed this tendency in your own life. You might be in a terrible relationship or work situation, but for some reason, you stick with it. The fear …

Read More