A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the Biggest Reason People Don’t Achieve Goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you’re NASA. But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average person will probably find more success (and happiness) if they shoot for just down the block — at least at first. The biggest mistake a lot of people make […]

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Becoming a Disciplined Person

Self-discipline is a pattern of behavior where you choose to do what you know you should do, rather than what you want to do. It’s the inner power that pushes you to get out of bed to exercise rather than sleeping in. It is the assertion of willpower over more basic desires and is synonymous […]

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Why 4 Smaller Goals is More Effective Than 1 Big One

The end of the year is fast approaching, which is when many business owners’ thoughts turn to planning and goals. If you’re like most people I know (including me!), the vast possibilities of the new year are totally inspiring, and you start doodling long lists of goals and aspirations around what you’d like to accomplish […]

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The 24-Hour Trap: Rethinking Daily Habits

Rituals and habits are hot topics in productivity circles these days, for good reason. What you do as you manage your daily life matters a great deal. A simple choice to grab a piece of fruit with your coffee in the morning turns you into a person who eats a healthy breakfast. If you get […]

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How to Create a System That Will Help You With Any Goal

Life coaches are crazy-obsessed big goal-setters. Coaching is largely about beginning with the end in mind (a goal) and creating an action plan to get there, wherever “there” is. I personally reset my goals every 6 months. They are pinned to my vision board as a daily reminder of what I’m working toward. But a […]

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How To Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want

It’s a commonly accepted sentiment that setting goals will lead you to success. Many of us believe life will be better by reaching those goals, so we make our plans, put our nose to the grindstone, and work our butts off until we’re there. Many high achievers I’ve worked with over the years reach their […]

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