By Lori Radun
Little Tyler stood about 45 inches tall, dressed in his white do-bok with a light blue belt. Tyler was testing for his dark blue belt in Tae Kwon Do. At the age of 6, he had already successfully earned his yellow, orange, green, purple and light blue belts. In addition to the rigorous endurance training and complicated forms he had to demonstrate, Tyler had to break a board using a back kick.
As he spun around, his little foot met the board with a small amount of impact. Unfortunately, not enough impact to break the board. After trying four times, Master Lee asked him to sit down while the rest of the testing class broke their boards. Once everyone else was finished, Tyler was called back up again to break his board. Read more
By Sean Russell
Finding motivation is often a difficult task. Sometimes just getting out of bed for a morning gym session can seem like one of the most paralyzing thoughts ever.
No matter how severe this may feel, it still doesn’t match up to the difficulty of keeping motivated over a long period of time. Many goals are months, maybe years, in the making. And while you may start with a fire in your belly, it can quickly extinguish after a few months of not seeing dramatic results.
So whether you’re on a journey to lose 300 pounds, just kicking off a new blog or are training for a full marathon, here are 10 easy tricks you can use to keep your motivation and make sure your goals become a reality.
A solid, tangible goal for this day will push you to achieve more than the goal itself. A goal will empower you in ways that go far beyond whatever you initially intend to do. Read more
By Leo Babauta
While I’m not a fan of trying to be disciplined every moment of the day, there’s no doubt most of us could use a little more discipline in our lives.
We procrastinate, we waste time with online distractions, we go an entire day without getting done what we really wanted to get done.
How do we overcome this? Read more
If you work really hard to achieve your goals but don’t enjoy the journey, you’re delaying the essence of life. Committing to your goals doesn’t mean you slave away at work you dislike, celebrating only the destination. A real abiding commitment means that you love what you do each day. You are at least as passionate about the path as you are about the results. If you love the path you’re on, your passion motivates you to keep taking the next step.
But passion alone isn’t enough. Read more
Ask some truly successful people what accounts for their achievements and you’ll often hear this answer: goals. Indeed, clear goals are the fulcrum on which all prioritizing turns. To set goals is worth a good block of your time. Without goals your time will be aimless.
However, what kinds of goals? What must goals be? Read more
When I speak about goal setting to groups of college students or professionals and I tell them the first thing I’m going to ask them to do is write a 10-year vision for their lives, I’m generally met with skeptical glances or fearful expressions.
I get it; a decade from now is a long time. Think about where you were 10 years ago, all the things you didn’t know that you know now, all the things that have happened that you couldn’t have predicted.
How could you possibly image that far ahead, right? But, I want you to go there with me anyway. Read more
By Daniel Ally
When I was 21, I was ready to take my life to the next level, but I felt stuck—I still lived at my parents’ house, I was making $8 an hour at a side job, and I was enrolled in a never-ending MBA program. Deep down inside, I knew I had to escape. But unlike I was used to doing, I wasn’t going to run away from myself. Read more
By Gina Belli
Some companies ask all of their employees to set goals at about the same time every year, while others might just bring up the idea of goal-setting during individual performance reviews. Other companies don’t talk much about goals at all, but most employees still have them just the same. Thinking about where we want to go next is an important step in helping us grow professionally. But, the process can be kind of a drag. Here are a few tips to help you maximize the experience. Read more
By Molly Cain
Remember that one glorious night not too long ago when you were pumped full of champagne and big ideas? You promised yourself that this would be the year you accomplish <insert goal here>, and you resolved to make it happen. And then you shouted something inaudible above the crowd to your friends, kissed a random stranger and then danced the night away. Yep, that night. Read more