GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

How to Set Goals Without Caring About the Outcome

by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Are you confused between the difference between setting goals and being attached to outcomes? Learn the big difference between these two.

Many people experience confusion regarding the difference between setting goals and letting go of attachment to outcomes. A client and I were discussing being in the moment with her work, rather than stressing about the outcome. “Then how can you set goals for yourself? Everyone sets goals based on the outcome. Why else would you even set goals or try to accomplish anything?” Read more

Setting Goals the Right Way

by Mary Morrissey

Setting Goals the Right Way Boosts Your Success Rate

Most people set goals they believe they can attain rather than goals they actually want. This phenomenon is so pervasive that it influences almost every part of our lives. We choose a life partner, a career and even the nourishment we put into our bodies based on what we think is “good enough” for us. This leads to lives that are limited and unfulfilling as we plod along with the same old dull routine day after day. Read more

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

By Dan S. Kennedy

On the morning of my mother’s funeral, I wrote the following paragraph for the original, first edition of this book:

My mother passed away a couple of days, actually nights ago, and the viewing was last night; the memorial service will be in about four hours from now, this morning. It is 6:00 A.M. And here I am, at the keyboard, in my home office, writing. That’s what I do almost every day, for at least the first early hour of the morning, no matter what. Read more

8 Lessons Learned Studying World-Class Achievers

By Marty Fukuda

As someone who has aspirations but, admittedly, is not world-class at anything, I’m always curious about the origins of those who are the very best at what they do. I’ve learned eight lessons from studying the elite in professions from athletics to business and, occasionally, art to find out what makes them tick and how they reached such rarified air. Read more

Do This And Your Long-Term Goal Will Be Successful

By Cheryl Isaac

Sometimes the going gets tough and we leave. Or we head towards the feel-good feeling: It makes me feel good, so I leave everything—or everyone—for it. We stop communicating with our bosses, spouses, co-founders, friends and significant others. Read more

Think about Your Life Goals

By Leo Babauta

There’s never a good time to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish in life. We have busy lives, and even when we’re not busy, we might just feel more like vegging in front of the TV or checking our feeds than thinking about the rest of our lives. Read more

6 Mini Goals That Yield Big Results

By Alyssa Wells

Nothing beats the satisfaction of crossing items off your to-do list, but that’s not easy when you’ve set your sights on lofty goals like Lose 20 pounds or Spend an hour on the treadmill every morning. There’s nothing wrong with aiming high, but focusing on small steps along the way will help you stay on track and achieve the results you want. So add these six mini goals to your list. They’re easy to meet and will help you take big strides toward fitness and weight loss success. Read more

How to set SMART fitness goals

By Kathleen Trotter

Most of us have, at one time or another, made a promise to achieve some kind of vague health or fitness-related goal. Statements such as “I will lose weight” or “I will get fit” are good examples. While it’s important have these positive lifestyle intentions, we often fail at following through with them because the goal is simply too vague, unplanned and unrealistic. Read more

6 Ways to Develop Persistence


Developing persistence is a master skill to success.  It is easier to relax and do nothing, or just live in our comfort zone, rather than face the uncertainty and discomfort of sailing thru our goals.  Plus, the idea of failure and hardship is unbearable.

But if you want to create change in your life and achieve success, now is the time to develop and master persistence.  Here are six (6) ways to help you develop persistence: Read more