What I'm ReadingMonday, March 16, 2015
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What you learn in your 40s (via The New York Times)
There are no grown-ups. We suspect this when we are younger, but can confirm it only once we are the ones writing books and attending parent-teacher conferences. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently. There are no soul mates. Not in the traditional sense, at least. In my 20s someone told me that each person has not one but 30 soul mates walking the earth. In fact, "soul mate" isn't a pre-existing condition. It's an earned title. They're made over time.
The truth about "fake it 'til you make it" (via Entrepreneur)
If nothing else, life is mostly about taking chances. It's about stepping into the unknown. None of us have any real control over the outcome. But if you focus on what you're good at -- what you really love to do -- and work hard to develop a marketable expertise, you won't have to fake anything to make it. You simply will.
How to be successful (via The Fresh Exchange)
The funny thing about rethinking success is that when we begin to focus on success in this new way and chase these things, many times we can find the other "successes" emerge. I can promise you there are many people out there that felt more fulfilled and successful not by the things we know them for, but by the things that brought them to why we know them. So how do you be successful? You redefine success, not because you are failing at the things the world has defined for you, but because sometimes those things that the world has defined for you aren't really your own marks of success.