GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

How to Get Back on Track When You Fail to Achieve a Goal


By Dr. Patrick Keelan

In my work as a Calgary psychologist and a Cochrane psychologist, I encourage my clients to pursue challenging goals as a way to enhance their lives. Pursuing challenging goals fosters ongoing excitement, energy and passion in your life. It also exerts a consistent positive influence on your self-esteem as you regularly demonstrate your abilities and efforts in taking the steps toward conquering a challenge. If your hard work pays off in achieving your goal, the good feelings you experience can last for an extended period of time. Read more

3 Traits Needed To Achieve Your Goals


By Najma Khorrami

For most of us, the act of actually understanding, writing down and actively working towards our goals has little place in our daily schedule. At the same time, many of us will often feel stuck feeling like we can’t get to that next job, that next achievement or relationship, that next phase in life that we believe we should move into to feel happier. Read more

Busy Lives Require Better Goal-Setting


By Helen Tupper

Do you ever feel like days, weeks or even months go by when you’re not sure what you’ve really achieved or what your hard work has been in service of?

All too often, our minds are reactively focused on the estimated 35,000 decisions we make each day and the management of the 150 tasks on our to-do lists that research tells us the average professional has at any given time. Read more

The 5 Non-Negotiable Disciplines of a High Achiever

By Patrick Allmond

Daily interruptions are inevitable. Acting on a fear of missing out, we allow the beeps, dings and vibrations to interject, to assure us that we’re connected, and subconsciously we tell ourselves that that constant connection has no impact on the amount of work we can accomplish. But, in reality, we’re so bombarded with outside noise, it becomes almost impossible to avoid—and our productivity suffers because of it. 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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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

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 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

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

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