Many people have resolutions on the brain during this time of year. But it’s one thing to set goals — network more, learn to meditate, or get better at writing — and quite another to actually accomplish them. What are the right kinds of resolutions to make? How do you stay motivated? How do you turn your intentions into reality? Read more
By Kris Duggan
When we break down the science of setting goals, a few things are clear: Goals should be measurable, relevant to how you want to progress in the short and long term, attainable, and bound to a period of time. And setting new goals for personal development periodically will help you grow in your career, whether you’re in an intern, a C-level executive or anyone in between.
People who ordinarily perform at 50 percent end up with an 80 percent success rate when they introduce goals to their work ethic, according to MIT professor and researcher Don Sull. And if you go just a little beyond setting goals—either by getting feedback or making those goals public—it’s even more likely you’ll achieve them. Fitbit found that its users take 43 percent more steps on average than those who aren’t counting their steps with a Fitbit. We can grow our own success, even with something as simple as taking more steps each day, if we simply set a goal and make our progress public. Read more
Sometimes even the most active and healthy people can occasionally have slip ups or struggle through periods where they lose sight of their exercise motivation. Whether it’s due to an injury, life becomes too busy, or a variety of other reasons, losing your drive can be extremely frustrating.
To get back on track you should start working towards creating achievable goals until you rebuild your confidence and reverse your recent exercise shortcomings—right, I know what you’re thinking, “If it were that easy I’d be doing it already.” Read more
By Brian Tracy
The most successful people all have certain habits in their daily routines. These habits help contribute to their success and can be considered good habits to form for yourself.
It could also be something more elaborate such as spending most of your morning in bed like Winston Churchill. Churchill would wake up at 7:30am daily, eat breakfast, read his mail and newspaper until 11am. Read more
By Shawn Doyle
I am standing in a room in a hotel somewhere in America, and I am talking about the power of setting goals. I pause and ask the audience a question: “By a show of hands, who honestly has clearly articulated goals for this year?” Only a few hands go up- probably about two percent of the room.
I am a motivational speaker, and this scene repeats itself time and time again- everywhere I go, month after month, year after year. Very few people are setting goals personally or professionally.
Why? I am so curious to know the reason why. Read more
Success doesn’t happen by chance. It happens by choice. If you’re eager to achieve success in your life and business, it’s important to know the strategies, mindsets, and habits that pave the way to making your dreams a reality. As many know, this is easier said than done.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when following one method after another to achieve your goals. Some people even end up giving up because it gets to be too much. Why bother running the race when there’s so much chaos to deal with even before you begin?
The most effective way to tackle the ongoing threat of being overwhelmed is to set aside external success formulas and start building personal qualities that get you moving toward your goals, no matter how confusing and chaotic things get. Here are the most powerful qualities you must cultivate to build and sustain success in your life and work: Read more
Below is some of the most concise advice on habit formation that researchers in the field have been able to show works effectively. The big takeaway here is avoid making grandiose “resolutions,” as they are the most likely to be abandoned (which then hurt your self-esteem & motivation). Read more
A former Olympic athlete interviewed a group of gold medalists. He asked every athlete what he or she did when the pain came. As a gold medal winner himself, he knew you didn’t get a gold medal without pain. He wasn’t surprised to find that every athlete had a plan.
While your goals may not be Olympic-size, I guarantee that at some point pursuing your goals will get tough. Obstacles, resistance, and surprises are inevitable and unavoidable. You need a plan for the pain of hard goals. Here are three things you can do to keep you from giving up and going for the gold! Read more
By Yishan Wong
If you want to accomplish difficult goals, achieve things beyond what you’re supposed to do, the way to do so is to be inhumanly persistent. Persistent like a bear. Read more
By Brian Tracy
You become what you think about most of the time. And the most important part of each day is what you think about at the beginning of that day. Read more