GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

Invert Your Goals to Find All the Bad Habits You Should Avoid

By Eric Ravenscraft

Sometimes reaching a goal means adding new habits or learning a skill, but other times it simply means getting rid of some bad habits. If you want to identify what’s keeping you from your goal, invert it. Read more

How to Set and Achieve Goals When You’re Chronically Ill

By Kim Penix

love the last week of the year. It’s a week that always fills me with hope and anticipation of the new year to come.  The stress of the holidays is over and my body can rest and recuperate for the coming new year.

This is also the time that people tend to set their goals for the coming year. (Have I ever mentioned how I’m a type-A person stuck in a chronically ill body? Oh, the torture!)

Goal-setting for someone with a chronic illness can seem like a waste of time. How are we ever supposed to succeed at a goal when our body is trying to shut us down?

I’ve learned a few things over the years I’ve been ill and one is that it is possible to set and achieve goals. You just have to go about it differently than most.

Here are the nine things I think are important when setting goals: Read more

By Design or By Default

By Karim Hajee

You’re either living life by default or by design. You may not realize it but most people are living life by default. They’re not actually creating or living the kind of life they really want.

When you choose to create your life things go your way, you enjoy greater success, more happiness and live life on your terms. Read more

It’s Time to Plan for the New Year

By Buffini and Company

The new year is right around the corner. While you may be busy closing deals and putting those finishing touches on your annual holiday party for your clients, it’s crucial to set aside a day or two to assess your wins and challenges in 2016, think about what you want to achieve in 2017, and craft a plan to achieve those goals. Follow these steps to plan a successful 2017. Read more

6 Ways to Make Weight-Loss Stick

By Katina Granger

Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the majority of people gain them right back and often gain more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life? Read more

Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick? Implement Immediate Rewards as You Pursue That Long-Term Goal

by Newswise

New study finds that immediately rewarding oneself is key to adhering to long-term goals.

If you are one of the many vowing to exercise regularly and lose weight in the New Year, consider your approach before mindlessly jumping on the treadmill. Read more

Reflections on 2016 and Planning for 2017

By Christopher Burton, M.D.

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write my last batch of articles for the year. December has officially arrived. This article is going to be different than most, though. This week I’m not going to be throwing out a bunch of sage advice. What I am going to do is ask questions. Specifically, I’m going to give you questions that you can ask yourself as you reflect back on 2016 and prepare for 2017. Read more

Reached Your Goal But Still Unhappy? 4 Steps to Take

By Melody Wilding

Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself?

Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track.
After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy.
When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the country/start a family/write a book.

In our goal-oriented society, setting an objective to work toward is often a powerful motivator that drives professional and personal progress. Read more

Don’t Let Your Huge Goal Distract You from Small Wins

By Janet Choi

Go big or go home. Shoot for the stars. Aim high. These types of platitudes could be holding you back, because they’re distracting you from all the small things.

A kind word or a moment of honest listening can be enough fuel to keep you going. Doing one push-up a day, writing one line a day seems laughably easy and ridiculously unambitious — but that’s how you build a practice. Read more

4 Steps to Developing Your Self-Discipline That You Can Start Today

By Nic Ferguson

Being honest, my biggest challenge is self-discipline — or lack of! And it’s an area I grow more aware of and want to challenge daily.

The trouble is, I find it hard to do what I say I want to do! For example, my intention was to write from 5.30am this morning, and guess what, it’s just gone 6am.

This isn’t uncommon for me and it gets on my nerves. Or rather, I should say, I get on my nerves. Self-discipline has been the biggest obstacle in the pursuit of my goals. Read more