The 1% Rule and Other Ways to Make Goals Manageable

By Darren Wu

Goals. They’re the things that motivate us to wake up a little early every morning and stay up a little late at night. They give us something to look forward to.

Do you have big goals? Do you get overwhelmed by the sheer size of them or wonder how you’ll achieve them?

If so, here are five effective ways to achieve your big goals. Read more

The Surprising Secret That Could Help You Achieve Your Goals

By Rachel Lapidos

When you think about your goals—whether it’s to actually meditate on the reg, become a better runner, or cut dairy from your diet—you probably think a strong willpower is how you make them happen. Well, here’s some news for you self-control pros: there’s something else that could be more effective in helping you succeed.

The true secret? Avoiding temptation completely. Read more

The Importance of Goal Setting in Professional Life

By Bhupendra Sharma

Ask yourself whether getting the window seat in the office cab and earning enough to party at a new pub every weekend are the only goals that drive you day and night. Or, is there something else, something far superior and phenomenal that you’re crazy about?

(I assume) Every working professional has a vision about their career – like becoming Vice President of the team they’re part of, or managing editor of the magazine that they have joined as a writer. Since this is a long process and requires many years of commitment, one has to keep working in the same direction without any distraction. Career goals help do that! Read more

5 Tips to Achieve Your 2016 Resolutions Before 2017

By Cosette Jarrett

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

12 Simple Ways to Create Momentum in Your Day

By Joshua Becker

“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

3 Simple But Effective Tricks For Sticking To Good Habits

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

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