Going the distance


Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

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  • Sept. 24, 2016

    Success depends on commitment, not just genes

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    It's often assumed the most successful have inherited a gift from the gods. But they're also totally committed to their craft.

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  • Sept. 15, 2016

    When the stakes are high, take a break from distractions

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Take a break from information overload when challenged to do your best.

  • Sept. 03, 2016

    Lessons to be learned from Olympic greats

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Olympic gold medalists pay an incredible price that most of us could not fathom. Most of us don't have their tenacity, talent, or resources, but we can benefit from their examples.

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  • Aug. 20, 2016

    Being distracted can be hazardous to your health

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    We live in an age of distractions and interruptions. If we're not careful, these can cost us our lives or the lives of those around us.

  • Aug. 19, 2016

    The high cost of worrying

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Obsessing over things you can't change takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Learn how to break the worry habit.

  • Aug. 11, 2016

    Train like an Olympian

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Consider a typical day in the life of an elite swimmer. While it includes lots of pool time, it also includes nap time. How does your routine compare?

  • July 14, 2016

    Taking the high road

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    How you respond to disappointment says much about you. Will you reveal yourself to be petty and vindictive, or will you rise above it?

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  • July 09, 2016

    The importance of scanning the environment

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    People who work in high-risk professions know that inattention can be fatal. Everyone can learn from their experience in anticipating and avoiding hazards.

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  • July 01, 2016

    Find your rhythm

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Playing music requires the ability to focus and tune out distractions. These same skills can help you navigate your daily life without missing a beat.

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  • June 25, 2016

    What does it take to become a master? 10,000 hours.

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Elite performers are often described as having innate gifts. In reality, their success has as much or more to do with the time they spend practicing.

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