Fall is here which means the end of the year is near. For many of us, this means additional stress in our professional and personal lives as we scramble to achieve the goals we set at the beginning of 2016.
If you find that as you get busier, you also get less productive and more stressed out, achieving goals under pressure can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, there are several simple ways you can facilitate the process of completing your goals by reducing your stress and boosting your ability to be productive.
Here are six tips to try out as you work to achieve your goals before 2017. Read more
“I challenge you to make your life the masterpiece you want to paint, the novel you want to read, the day you want to wake to.” ―Toni Sorenson
“Eat your frog” is a popular life tip for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. It is based on the best-selling book, Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time which is founded on a Mark Twain quote that goes like this, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” Read more
By Amy Morin
Despite the best of intentions, our motivation to create healthier habits tends to steadily decline with time. New Year’s resolutions fade away by February, diets don’t stick after a few weeks, and budgets tend to get blown within a month or two of creating them. Resorting back to our old habits can cause us to prematurely abandon our goals.
Struggling with self-discipline doesn’t mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your efforts to improve your habits a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you’ll stick to your healthier habits – even when you don’t feel like it. Whether you’re experiencing a complete loss of motivation, or you always seem to give into temptation during a moment of weakness, these tricks can help you stick to your good habits over the long haul: Read more
By Martin Hawes
I am a compulsive goal setter: I simply cannot stop myself from setting goals. This may not seem like the worst of addictions, but my malady means that I set goals for all kinds of things, whether work or play. I would not wish my disease on others but there is one area where I think it important that everyone should have a goal: retirement. Read more
By Art Markman
When it comes to motivation, your brain is a little like a traffic light. Here’s how to rewire it.
Are you a patient person? Are you sure? Most of us think we’re pretty good at waiting for the things we want. But in reality, you’re probably more impatient than you’d like to admit. It’s hard not to get what you want right now—that’s just how humans are built.
The good news is that there are a few things you can do to improve your patience. The bad news is that before you can implement them, you first need to understand where your impatience comes from. Here’s how. Read more
If we already knew how to achieve a goal, and had done it before, it wouldn’t be much of a goal, would it?
In other words, we’d have already achieved it.
Yet too often we treat goal achievement like the rest of the work.
By Tyler Atwell
If you are consistently not reaching your goals, the problem may not be with the effort you put toward them, but how you set them in the first place. By properly developing goals, you can not only achieve your goals but reach them faster than you thought possible. Here are some steps on how to create goals that make you want to see them through. Read more
Something I noticed around the start of this year was that quite a few people I came across had set goals for big, exciting changes they want to achieve in this year that are beyond their control.
A good example is getting a new job. I noticed a couple of people who’d set goals to “get a job at x” or “work for x” this year. Read more
Once you’ve set your goals and subgoals the next step is to put your goals into action. It’s likely that having your goals broken down into smaller steps, or subgoals, will make it a lot easier for you to achieve your goals in the long-run.
Develop a plan of action.
Write a step-by-step plan for achieving your subgoals, and ultimately your main goal. This includes planning deadlines for each subgoal and writing down all the “nitty-gritty” small things you can do today, tomorrow, and later on this week in order to achieve your goal and subgoals. Read more
Here’s why. Read more