GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

The Art of Focus: 10 Zen-Based Habits To Motivate You

By Doug Dvorak

It is possible to tap into the power of the zen school of thought when it comes to business.

In essence, zen is meditation, and it utilizes the power of thoughts, intuition and the power of being able to focus on what is truly important in life.

Even if you aren’t completely “zen” yet, you can still incorporate zen motivational habits to assist you in making the positive changes you want in your life a reality. Read more

The Best Way to Reach Your Goals May Be Publicly Recording Your Progress

By Patrick Allan

We’ve talked about using the public to motivate you before, but a recent meta-analysis of 138 different studies and experiments suggests it may, in fact, be the best method for making any real progress toward your goals.

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7 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

By Rhonda Abrams

If you’re like me, you have a small business to-do list that goes on and on: customers to call, contacts to make, products to get out the door, services to provide. Phew. It’s overwhelming just to look at it. Read more

17 Small Motivation Things to Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

By Readers Read

Intelligence is flexible and there are a lot of things to give it a daily boost. For smart thinking your mind needs 3 things:

  1. To be trained in thinking processes
  2. To have plenty of information
  3. To focus on a problem or idea

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How to Beat Procrastination and Get More Productive with Your Work

By Josh Peachey

Douglas Adams - author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - once famously said: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Although comical, managing time is sadly an imperative of everyday life - and one that becomes increasingly more important as life goes on. Read more

Rohn: A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials

By Jim Rohn

The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. The ultimate expression of life is living a good life. Read more

A Technique to Reach Your Goals Faster Without Struggling


“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and focus on what could go right.” ~Unknown

I used to think that getting to a goal only required tangible action. It was a simple equation:

  • Study hard in high school = getting admission to a good university.
  • Or, diet + exercise = losing weight.

Yet, life is not always that straightforward. It’s not always just about physical action. Read more

5 Ways to Get Back On-Track Toward Achieving Your Goals

By Michael Pollock

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

So you got off-track with your goal. It happens. Behavior change takes time and persistence. Research on people who quit smoking, for example, shows that it takes several attempts before they finally quit for good. Beating yourself up over a short-term setback will only keep you stuck. Instead, forgive yourself, and use these five tips to start fresh today. Read more