GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

Setting Goals Around Tasks, Not Outcomes


By Oliver Staley

The importance of setting goals is well-established.

Athletes routinely use goals as motivation. Corporate boards set goals for CEOs to create incentives. Scarcely a middle-school assembly or motivational speech goes by without a speaker exhorting the audience to set goals.

But some goals are more effective than others. Read more

3 Realistic Ways to Achieve the Goals You Set for Yourself


By YEC

How many times have you set goals and couldn’t follow through? Maybe you wanted to bring your product to a new market or build out your marketing team in a certain amount of time and just couldn’t pull it off. Whatever the case may be, setting goals doesn’t help anybody if you can’t follow through.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs either struggled or continue to struggle with executing goals. This is one of the major pain points during the early stages of Wakanow, an online travel agency for people traveling to and from Africa. So trust me when I say that meeting expectations is as tough as time management. Read more

Overcome Fear to Achieve Goals

By Theresa Peasley

Few people talk about their New Year’s resolution’s in summer. We’d rather talk about baseball or summer vacation plans then the goals we made in January. But now is a perfect time to consider why some goals remain unachieved.

What stops us from achieving our innermost desires? We tell ourselves to eat more vegetables, exercise, manage our stress and get more sleep, but why don’t we do it?

The thing that stops us from making changes in our lives is fear.

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Five New Habits to Help You Reach Your Goals Faster

By Kevin Eikenberry

If we already knew how to achieve a goal, and had done it before, it wouldn’t be much of a goal, would it? In other words, we’d have already achieved it. Yet too often we treat goal achievement like the rest of the work. We put the time in to set the goals, and then we magically expect them to achieve them during the year, even if we don’t really change our behavior or our calendar.

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5 Things Successful People Do That Others Don’t

By Grant Cardone

Because I never trusted my talents, my looks or my luck, and I had no connections, I studied what successful people did and tried to mimic that. Then I studied what unsuccessful people did and tried to avoid that.

While there are many things that seem to differentiate those who are successful from those who aren’t, I’ve noticed one simple difference that stands out the most—successful people are often more willing. Read more

Goal Setting: Take Small Steps To Actually Follow Through

By Karen Cordaway

Goal setting can be hard. You might’ve been told to put away money for an emergency, join the gym or go on a new fad diet. If for whatever reason you’d rather listen to fingernails scratching on an old school chalkboard, try to find something that speaks to you and fits your circumstances. Test drive some of the ideas below to goal set for the coming year or whenever you want to set a new goal. Read more

Three Smart Ways To Set Personal Goals

By Tamlyn Canham

Half the year is officially done and dusted, which means you should have made some major progress as far as your goals for 2017 are concerned?

Sadly, according to data released by the Statistic Brain Research Institute,  less than 10% of people who set personal goals at the beginning of the year, actually end up achieving them.

This means that there are probably a lot of people who are slacking on their personal goals for the year right about now.

If you are one of those people, the good news is you have six more months to get back on track. Read more

How to Use Visualization to Achieve All of Your Goals This Year

By Mirel Ketchiff

You know that athletes use visualization to give themselves an edge and calm their nerves before a big competition. (Remember #PhelpsFace from the Olympics?) “When you imagine yourself performing a task, your muscles contract as though you’re actually doing it. The contractions are so small, you can’t feel them, but it’s enough to strengthen your muscle memory,” says Nicole Detling, Ph.D., an assistant professor of kinesiology and sport science at the University of Utah and a sports psychology consultant to Olympic athletes. In other words, when you mentally rehearse a tennis serve or a swimming stroke, you’re essentially doing it physically as well. As evidence: People with wrist casts who visualized moving their immobilized muscles lost half as much strength as those who didn’t imagine exercising, research in the Journal of Neurophysiology found. Read more

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

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