GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

5 Steps To Rebuild Your Habits

By Elles Lohuis Ph.D.

It happens, we slip up with whatever is healthy and good for us. Whether it is food, exercise, getting up early or other good habits… it’s okay to let it slip for a while as long as we’re aware of it (and we are – admit it!).

We can easily pull ourselves up again. How? By taking these 5 action steps – right here, right now: Read more

How to Achieve Your Goals By Honoring Your Life

By Kenneth Isom Barnes

Each of us has moments when we start thinking very deeply about life; moments where we have to ask ourselves one question: Is this what I want to do with my life?

If your answer to that question is yes, then I congratulate you for doing what you think is best for you. Unfortunately, some of us can’t say yes to that question. Maybe we’ve had a series of bad turns that start us thinking about what else we could be doing to improve our lives. If you are in that situation, this might be of help.

I am sharing a few keys to life that have helped me through my own journey. No matter who you are, these are nuggets of wisdom that might cause you to grow. Read more

How to Sustain Motivation When You’re Trying to Reach a Goal

By Kristin Wong

Goals are easy to set but hard to reach, and maintaining your motivation is everything (which is why focusing on a system is so much better than focusing on the goal itself). A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology sheds some light on what motivates us best.

Researchers looked at how subjects handled their goal-setting, depending on how far along they were in accomplishing the goal. Specifically, they looked at two different styles of motivation: promotion and prevention. Read more

Dream Big and Achieve Your Goals

By Annika Braun

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  – Thomas A. Edison

One of the biggest lessons I have learned during my experience as a coach is the importance to never stop dreaming about the next big goal. There are different types of goals – tangible goals, goals that require to reach a little further, lofty goals, big goals, and dream goals. It is important to recognize which category your goal may be in and know the reality of achieving the goal, however, it is still good to dream. Read more

The Secret to Achieving a Big Goal

By Christopher Bergland

What is the secret to achieving a big goal? Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and Harvard University have found that even offering meaningless small rewards increases human motivation. Even if the rewards are arbitrary, the simple act of ‘winning’ a token reward inspires people to keep working towards a larger goal. Read more

How To Reach Your Goals Using Mindfulness

By Sebhia Dibra

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
—Thomas Jefferson

If you are struggling with reaching your personal goals, you may want to read more about how mindfulness can play a huge part in helping you set and achieve goals.

Mindfulness is a state of awareness and attention of present events and experience. It is also the openness and acceptance of the present events and experiences in your life right now. Read more

Why You Aren’t Achieving Your Goals

By Keith Norris

Why you aren’t achieving your goals… and what you can do about it.

Few people will argue the idea that goal setting is good. But if goals are so good, why don’t we do them more often? The truth is, while most of us have been trained to set goals — most of us have not been trained to achieve goals.

As CEO of PlanPlus Online, I’ve spent a fair amount of time examining the most effective goal setting methods and, as a result, has developed some insights on goal planning, goal setting, and goal getting.

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Misty Copeland Shares Her Surprising Secret to Success

By Renee Cherry

She didn’t just crush her goals, she broke ballerina boundaries. And now she’s sharing how you can achieve your dreams, too. Read more

Slow Down to Get Ahead

By Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Time. It’s our most coveted resource because of its scarcity. In an effort to falsely gain time during the day we rush through tasks, projects, and our lives. But we cannot be fully present to life or to our craft when we rush. We can lose our vision and clarity for success. In reactive mindsets, goals blur. We get sloppy.

Rushing hinders our capacity to be intellectually and emotionally available, and capture the opportunities that surface in the present moment. When we slow down and move through our activity with greater mindfulness we are more likely to act with the full power available to us in the present moment. Read more

10 Simple Strategies for Sticking to Your Goals

By Kelly Fitzpatrick

We always start a new project with the best of intentions, but it’s easy to quickly fall off the wagon. Life gets in the way or we lose that early rush of motivation, and slowly but surely we land back at square one. Whether you want to get more done each day, work out regularly, or shed a few pounds, these small changes will help you hit those major milestones. Read more

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