Perseverance in the face of obstacles is a frequent theme in career development: growing one’s career takes a whole lot of it. Think about the process of job search – it often results in a few (or several) “No’s” before the “Yes” that constitutes a job offer. And the need for perseverance doesn’t stop there. Becoming equipped for the kind of role that you want next often means practicing new skills, which can be tempting to avoid, especially for people who are used to performing at high levels. I really recommend the short article by Jessica Stillman of Inc.com. In it, she summarizes key ways outlined by Dr. Rick Hanson to cultivate perseverance. And by the way, Dr. Hanson is a Sr. Fellow at our own Greater Good Science Center, and a member of its Advisory Board.