GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

Idaho Man Encourages Students To Work Toward Goals By Breaking World Record

By KTVB

Learning how to set goals is an important lesson for students. What’s a better demonstration of reaching a goal than breaking a Guinness World Record?

Tuesday, David Rush did just that. Students piled into a room at Lake Hazel Library in Boise to see Rush show off a unique set of skills. Read more

People With Wandering Minds Less Likely To Achieve Goals

By Study Finds

With our attention spans growing shorter than ever we may be on the verge of a world full of underachievers. That’s because a new study finds that people who have wandering minds have trouble fulfilling their dreams, unable to stick it out when it comes to long-term goals. Read more

Goal Setting Approach All Wrong, Olympian Declares

By Adam Zucheti

Most people’s approach to goal setting is very wrong, according to an Olympic athlete, despite business leaders often being told that goal setting is an important means of driving success.

Ed Fernon was Australia’s sole male competitor in the modern pentathlon at the London 2012 Games, and got there without any funding or support from Australia’s professional sporting bodies. Read more

The Secret Science Behind Achieving Goals

By Avinash Anand Singh

Have you ever noticed this wonderful thing in your life that whatever you keep on priority, you somehow just tend to achieve and accomplish? This is almost always the case. All the priority work somehow just gets completed. This is a phenomenal process. Keep something on priority, and it’s done. Read more

I Never Achieve My Goals on the First Attempt

By Yomiuri Shimbun

Dear Troubleshooter:

I’m a woman in my late 20s. While working part-time, I’m studying with the aim to take the national bar examination. I’m worried because I haven’t been able to achieve my goals the first time I attempt them. Read more

The Secret to Staying Motivated

By Heather Stringer

Have you ever started off well on a new goal such as losing weight or saving more money, only to find that motivation fizzles after a period of time?

Researchers from the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba have discovered one possible explanation: Our source of motivation changes as we make progress toward a goal. Their findings are available online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more

The Scientific Way To Develop Better Habits

By Christy O’Shoney

When it comes to growing your career, being healthy, or simply living a balanced life, developing good habits seems to be the key. That’s why there are books, articles, blogs, and podcasts all dedicated to examining the habits of successful people. But even though these stories are inspiring, they often do little to teach us how to actually develop similar patterns in our own lives. Read more

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.

Do you ever wish you had more time to do everything? Have you had days that were busy but inefficient? Would you like to be highly productive, feel accomplished at the end of each day, with even time to spare?

The following are ten tips to help master your time, excerpted from my book (click on title): “The Seven Keys to Life Success”, and interspersed with thoughtful quotes, many of which from well-known, successful individuals who have (obviously) made good use of their time. Read more

Becoming Grittier: Mindset Changes to Achieve Long-Term Goals

By Nacho Caballero

Grit is the willingness to do whatever is needed to achieve long-term goals. Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania has been researching how grit correlates with activities like reaching the final rounds of the U.S. National Spelling Bee, or surviving the grueling first summer of training at West Point. She has found that being gritty is a better predictor of success than high IQ or SAT scores.

So, how do we become grittier? Is it even possible? Yes, it’s possible. How do I know this? I don’t, but I’m putting my money on the two techniques that I have used in my grittiest moments: outsourcing the decision to get started, and crafting an epic narrative. Read more

8 Habits That Will Upgrade Your Life

By Frances Bridges

Confidence and sense of self are based on accomplishments, and are built on a foundation of good habits. As Maya Angelou said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and and liking how you do it.” You like who you are by knowing who you are, living by your values and practicing habits that help fulfill your potential, and make you a better family member and friend. But how do you get to that place? By building good habits, and having the discipline to practice them every day.

Here are eight habits that will help improve your life: Read more

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