As we plan our careers and seek the most effective, fulfilling combination of work and life, many millennials wonder: will success make me happy? Some of us worry that ambition and well-being are mutually exclusive. Read more
By Gene Donohue
The car is packed and you’re ready to go, your first ever cross-country trip. From the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the rolling hills of San Francisco, you’re going to see it all.
You put the car in gear and off you go. First stop, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
A little while into the trip you need to check the map because you’ve reached an intersection you’re not familiar with. You panic for a moment because you realize you’ve forgotten your map.
But you say the heck with it because you know where you’re going. You take a right, change the radio station and keep on going. Unfortunately, you never reach your destination. Read more
By Todd Smith
After being beaten by Tortoise, Hare reminds himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”
There’s wisdom for today in this age-old Aesop fable, and today’s lesson is about the power of being consistent when it comes to reaching your goals.
Whether you have committed to eating healthy, to exercising regularly, or to achieving an aggressive sales target, being consistent will play a crucial role in achieving your goals. Read more
The flashing lights of social media has seemingly changed people’s thoughts on their own live.They feel as if they do not measure up to others because supposedly, their “peers” are doing “way better” than them. First, let’s start with a quote from Marc Ecko:
Stop seeking validation that can only be found in finite numbers.
When I heard him say this in the Fashion In Conversation Podcast my mind was blown. I had to stop working out! This is very true, we get caught up in numbers that really don’t matter. He also said: Read more
It certainly seems like a sensible idea: always make a backup plan just in case Plan A doesn’t work out.
However, a current study has backed up what actor Henry Cavill (aka Superman) believes to be true:
“If you have a backup plan, then you’ve already admitted defeat.” Read more
Keeping your goal time bound will prompt you to maintain a sense of purpose and urgency when it comes to your overall progress.
It’s quite likely that you work between fifty and seventy hours a week (perhaps even more), and are at least partially motivated by money - especially if you’ve got a family to support!
But if you were to scrape a level deeper and ask yourself - “why do I strive to earn?” the answer would most likely be “in order to achieve one or more Financial Goals for myself and my family”. These goals could range from fulfilling your Child’s Education expenses or buying a house, to the more mundane but instantly gratifying car purchases or family holidays. Read more
We’re living in a world that is both overwhelming and distracting. Think about your average day — from morning until night, we’re bombarded with information and stimuli. In turn, each decision you make and every distraction you’re exposed to takes its toll on your ability to focus.
We need to learn how to tune out irrelevant information so that we can maintain greater attention, helping us achieve more as we live a more fulfilling life. Easier said than done, right? If you struggle to focus, you will most certainly benefit from the following list of suggestions. Read more
In a world that conditions us to obsess about outcomes while encouraging us to multitask rather than focus on a single goal, it’s easy to undervalue the importance of practice.
Practice is the key to true inner peace and contentment. By concentrating on specific tasks rather than spending our energy worrying about future outcomes or harping on our past “mistakes,” we’re able to be more focused and more present. Read more
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D
Have you spent a lot of time and money on psychotherapy or self-help books, yet you still feel stuck in unhealthy habits?. Unfortunately, verbal insight and understanding do not always lead to changing self-destructive behaviors (e.g. addictions, procrastination, angry outbursts) or removing distress. Knowing why you are depressed, anxious, or feeling pain doesn’t necessarily make you feel any better. However, if you get up and get active - walking, reaching out to friends, pursuing a hobby or creative activity, doing your yoga stretches, or even getting errands done, you will focus less on the negative feelings and they won’t last as long. Understanding what is most meaningful to you in life (such as your health, family, or work) and committing to taking specific, manageable actions to achieve your goals in these areas can put you back in the driver’s seat of your life. Read more
Have you achieved what you wanted to recently?
Many people I talk to set themselves targets at the beginning of the year. But when I talk to them they admit that they have made little or no progress to achieving these goals.
There is generally one big problem that they face. Read more