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The Finish Line
By Ann on June 7, 2013
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that life is a series of transitions, both large and small, and it’s much easier to enjoy it if we hold on very lightly to any desired outcome. There are no final victories, and thankfully, no final defeats either.
By Ann on April 26, 2013
Are you saying yes because you want to, or because you’re afraid to say no? There’s a world of difference.
By Ann on December 10, 2012
Ann Mehl shares her 10 principles for success from her recent TEDx talk.
By Ann on October 1, 2012
Expectations drive so much of our experience of life. We cannot control the outcome of any given event, but we can manage our perception of how things ought to be.
By Ann on August 13, 2012
Life is busy. It’s as if we’ve all become the proverbial “plate spinners,” those talented jugglers rushing from plate to plate in order to keep each one spinning in the air.
By Ann on July 4, 2012
Every time we confront pain head on, we exercise our discomfort muscles. And this is what builds inner strength
By Ann on April 13, 2012
We all panic sometimes, and that’s okay. So long as we don’t make decisions when we’re in that state.
By Ann on March 12, 2012
One of the major failings of our time is that so many of us live without a clear intent or purpose. What is your mission statement?
By Ann on February 13, 2012
I don’t know what the exact nature of your business is, but I can tell you with absolute certainty what the key to it is: it’s about people.
By Ann on January 9, 2012
Fear wears many guises, most of them not helpful for dating, or living for that matter.
By Ann on December 27, 2011
Look, it’s okay to not know what you’re doing sometimes. We all, to some degree, feel uncertain.
By Ann on November 1, 2011
I sometimes see clients who have given up on themselves. They may not be about to jump off a bridge, but they have fallen into the trap of thinking that their problems are so intractable that no solution or change is even possible.
By Ann on October 17, 2011
The mental qualities you need are all linked like a chain. If you give exercise a try and see results, even if it is as simple as feeling good that you got out the door, you’ll become motivated to repeat the exercise.
By Ann on October 3, 2011
A big part of success in any endeavor is learning to sing in uniquely your own voice.
By Ann on September 26, 2011
We make dozens of choices every day of our lives, but a large percentage of those choices are invisible to us. We often think that we have no choices, that we are victims of circumstance. This is the single biggest impediment to personal growth.
By Ann on September 18, 2011
For those who are true to themselves in spite of the naysayers, parental expectations, and societal pressures — the world is a vast and beautiful playground.
By Ann on September 4, 2011
Praise your everyday saints and you will get it back tenfold.
By Ann on August 29, 2011
When it comes to making choices, we all do the best we can with the knowledge that we have, and then we must let go of the outcome.
By Ann on August 22, 2011
The river of life is constantly in motion. Clinging to the shore will only ruin your nails, and make you exhausted.
By Ann on August 8, 2011
Is what you’re saying the same as what you’re doing? Be honest. Because if your compass is off by even a few degrees, then every step you take gets you further away from where you really want to go.
By Ann on July 25, 2011
Fear is not the enemy. But how we handle it can make the difference between a life of fulfillment and a diminished life of quietly suffering desperation. The choice is always ours to make.
By Ann on July 11, 2011
Our inner critic sometimes stops us before we give ourselves a chance to jump into the unknown. With practice, we can silence that doubting self.
By Ann on July 4, 2011
Deep inside all of us is a wellspring of confidence – the part of us that knows exactly who we are and what we’re worth.
By Ann on June 24, 2011
The problem with most of us is that we simply give up too soon. Or too easily.
By Ann on June 18, 2011
Learning to love your weakness as much as you revel in your strength requires courage. But the potential rewards far outweigh the risk.
By Ann on May 29, 2011
Once you commit and stop hesitating, providence often moves in. And little steps become bigger steps.
By Ann on May 21, 2011
We often take the miracle of good health for granted until we lose it. Show your appreciation for the health that you already have by continually investing in what is undoubtedly your greatest asset.
By Ann on May 14, 2011
Being surrounded by people your brain perceives as friends, is not only good for your mind, it’s also good for your health.
By Ann on May 1, 2011
Constantly measuring ourselves against others is one of the surest ways to rob us of happiness in the present moment.
By Ann on April 16, 2011
Anything we do on a regular basis has the power to enrich and transform our lives.
By Ann on April 5, 2011
Are you carrying your adventurous outdoor spirit into your everyday life, or are you letting your preconceptions limit you? Ann Mehl shares her thoughts on rewriting your personal narrative.
By Ann on March 10, 2011
The whole history of human achievement is littered with false starts, wrong turns and failed experiments.
By Ann on March 1, 2011
Meditation teaches us that we always have choices, even when we think we don’t.
By Ann on February 22, 2011
As we get older, we tend to forget that learning is a lifelong process… I like to think there is no one so ignorant or dull that you cannot learn something from them, if you ask the right questions.
By Ann on February 15, 2011
Running grants me confidence and a positive outlook on everything. Even on my worst days, I gain inner strength and personal satisfaction simply from trying.
By Ann on February 7, 2011
I feel grateful to have been given a leg up so often over the years that it is a privilege to pass it on whenever the opportunity arises.
By Ann on January 31, 2011
There’s no excuse for being a beast on race day.
By Ann on January 25, 2011
People committed to happiness evaluate life by the quality of their experience. While destinations are worthy, in the big picture they are simply an excuse to have a delicious journey.