GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

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

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

Learn How To Write Down Your Goals – The Right Way

By Adam Richards

If you think there is no right or wrong way to write down your goals – you couldn’t be more wrong.

There are a few occasions each year (think birthdays, Christmas and New Year) when people tend to focus on setting goals they want to achieve in the following year. While some might be more realistic than others, people rarely go through with these forced resolutions.

And the reason why it happens isn’t because of what goals were set, but how they were set. Read more

4 Lessons on Achieving Your Goals

By Timothy Sykes

We all have goals. How to achieve those goals is the number one question I receive about becoming a millionaire and succeeding in life. It’s not as complex as you might think, either. Sometimes it’s just about taking a step back to see the bigger picture.

Here are three important lessons to learn about achieving your goals to keep in mind as you take on the day. Read more

Set Goals You Can Control

By Jesús Gil Hernández

A lot is written about setting goals, but most of the times we don’t choose the right goals: they’re too big and too far away. Even though we would like to think otherwise, we’re all kids, and we would all rather have instant gratification.

Whether we like it or not, goal setting is an integral and important aspect of all our lives. For some of us, this is a conscious process, however for many others it is an unconscious act that has very little direction or purpose. Some people may even be surprised to learn that they are actually setting goals on a daily basis. Read more

The 5 Golden Rules of Goal-Setting

By Jeffrey Hayzlett

As entrepreneurs, we dream of being our own boss, breaking away from corporate restrictions and pursuing our passion as a business venture. We work long hours, often sacrificing family time and other obligations to do what we feel is in our blood. Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone, but once we start on that journey, we’re not turning back – no matter how bumpy the road gets. Read more

A Strategy To Really, Truly Reach Your Goal

By Unstuck

Stuck Moment: After a few weeks of gung-ho enthusiasm, we’re tempted to slip back into old habits and give up our resolutions.

You have to admire the enthusiasm that washes over us every January. It’s like we’re scrubbed shiny-clean with aspiration to make our lives better. Plus, we know we’re not the only ones trying to shed holiday pounds or master Twitter or finally launch a new business — giving us a nice boost from the camaraderie department.

Sometimes fresh zeal and plenty of company are enough to reach the finish line. But, not usually. This is a big “but,” because when we fall short, it’s easy to blame our willpower or circumstance, and be done with it.  “Okay,” we say. “I’m too tired at night to cook, so it’s another year of ordering takeout. I can afford it. Sort of.” Sigh.

Not okay, because we haven’t given ourselves a decent run at it. Achieving a goal is not simply a matter of grin-and-bear-it endurance. Actually, it’s the opposite of that. Read more

How to Stay On Track for Your Goals

By Ali Luke

What big goals do you have at the moment? Perhaps you’re trying to lose weight, get fit, write a book, redecorate the house, or start your own business. Maybe you’re tackling several different goals all at once.

Often, it’s easy to feel motivated and inspired at the start of a new goal: we start new diets on Mondays, or begin new years’ resolutions on January 1st, and things go smoothly for a few days. Sadly, that initial enthusiasm soon wanes – and it’s easy to end up abandoning our goals.

Here’s how you can stay on track with your goals, whatever they are: Read more

Why ‘This’ Before ‘That’ Matters If You Want to Achieve Your Goals

By Dave Fleming

It was a beautiful crisp June morning at the Grand Canyon. The sun beckoned a new day as my wife and I took our first steps down the winding path. Because we had one day to explore, we decided to descend the canyon for two hours before ascending to sightsee by car. As we began our descent, scores of hikers—sometimes in groups of 10 or more—made their way down the iconic pathways. Needless to say, the energy on the way down was electric. Strangers laughed and talked with each other. A few groups even sang to enhance the moment. Many hikers were decked out in new clothes from their favorite outdoor apparel stores. The descent was filled with a holiday-like cheer.

When my wife and I began our ascent, and because we are in relatively good physical shape, we regularly passed other hikers. Many of them displayed a significantly different mood. The feeling of cheer had evaporated and dispositions were muted, to say the least. There were no cheery greetings or songs. Some people barked quick hellos in between heavy breathing; some bore a look of agony; most were simply silent. Read more

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