GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

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

Goal Setting for Retirement

By Martin Hawes

I am a compulsive goal setter: I simply cannot stop myself from setting goals. This may not seem like the worst of addictions, but my malady means that I set goals for all kinds of things, whether work or play. I would not wish my disease on others but there is one area where I think it important that everyone should have a goal: retirement. Read more

How To Train Your Brain To Be More Patient

By Art Markman

When it comes to motivation, your brain is a little like a traffic light. Here’s how to rewire it.

Are you a patient person? Are you sure? Most of us think we’re pretty good at waiting for the things we want. But in reality, you’re probably more impatient than you’d like to admit. It’s hard not to get what you want right now—that’s just how humans are built.

The good news is that there are a few things you can do to improve your patience. The bad news is that before you can implement them, you first need to understand where your impatience comes from. Here’s how. Read more

Five New Habits to Help You Reach Your Goals Faster

By Kevin Eikenberry

If we already knew how to achieve a goal, and had done it before, it wouldn’t be much of a goal, would it?

In other words, we’d have already achieved it.

Yet too often we treat goal achievement like the rest of the work.
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How to Set Goals That You’ll Actually Accomplish

By Tyler Atwell

If you are consistently not reaching your goals, the problem may not be with the effort you put toward them, but how you set them in the first place. By properly developing goals, you can not only achieve your goals but reach them faster than you thought possible. Here are some steps on how to create goals that make you want to see them through. Read more

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