I’d never “officially” set a goal until I was 40 years-old.
What?! you exclaim. Allison … shame on you. Everyone knows that in order to get from where you are to where you want to be, you first have to know where you want to go. It’s called a goal. I can’t believe you didn’t know that. Duh. Read more
Avital Schweitzer, 17, is clearly goal-oriented — she works hard to achieve the various tasks in her life. Knowledge@Wharton High School caught up with the rising high school senior from Pennsylvania this summer while she was attending a program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for high school students who are interested in research. Read more
By Angela Cook
1. Set a goal that inspires you
One of the biggest reasons people fail to reach their goal is that the result wasn’t really something they desired. Often times, the goal just didn’t line up with their core values – it didn’t speak to them and it wouldn’t significantly impact their lives. While people set goals for a number of reasons, idle goals are usually set because of someone else’s expectation, or comparing yourself to someone else. Read more
By Derrick Fung
Earlier this year I ran the Chicago Marathon. All 26.2 miles of it. It was definitely not an easy feat; I realize now that I am probably not built to be a long distance runner. Regardless, I think the training and running of marathons can teach us all a lot about dedication, drive and perseverance. Read more
If you Google “daily habits of successful people” you’ll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you’re looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don’t get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you’ll soon realize that successful people have a wide range of daily habits. Read more
By Robin Sharma
We live in The Age of Dramatic Distraction. Many shiny toys to chase every waking moment yet so few of those pursuits create real value and grow a life brilliantly lived.
Too many of us are overscheduled, overconnected and overstimulated by all the noise, interruptions and complexity of current society.
The cost of this way of operating? You’ll arrive at the last hour of your final day and realize you spent your highest potential on your lowest leverage activities. Read more
According to Winston Churchill, “Success is ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Many people who want to be successful think that success happens accidentally and they lose connection with the fact that it takes individual consistency and persistence to reach goals. Read more
What would you say are the core skills of successful goal creation?
Here’s a shortlist based on the most common answers I hear from clients or in my workshops and seminars: Read more