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

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

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

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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How to Enjoy the Journey and Stop Getting Ahead of Yourself

By Joseph Wilner

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

Have you ever noticed that people are always chasing the next thing or focusing on the next phase of life? I must admit that I struggle with this at times myself. I can get ahead of myself and forget to stay patient and present. Hey, when you want to achieve your dreams it can make the prospect of today a little less enchanting.

We are so busy creating our desired future that we completely forget to celebrate and admire today. Read more

7 Ways To Transform Your Goals Into Rock-Solid Systems

By Scott L. Sind

You’ve been there.

Maybe you have unfinished novels scattered across your hard drive, or haven’t picked up your guitar in weeks, or have stopped practicing that new language you so desperately wanted to learn.

Goals are easy to conceptualize. It’s easy to convince yourself that this time it’s different.

But it still doesn’t work.

Why is it so hard to actually achieve the goals we set for ourselves? Why do so many of us fail? Read more

Why Do You Need to Work Hard and Smart at the Same Time

Munira Rangwala

We’ve often heard that it is always better to work smart than to work hard. But what is the difference? Do hard workers not work smartly? Or do smart people not work hard? All through school and college we’ve been told that it is important to burn the midnight oil in order to achieve something. You need to toil and sweat if you want to reach your goals. Then why suddenly are we being told to work smart instead of working hard? Being smart is about making the right decisions. If you make the correct choices and associate with the right people, you’ll move up the ladder faster. However, working hard and working smart are two sides of the same coin. Here’s why. Read more

The 4 Best Tips on Habit Formation

By Gregory Ciotti

Below is some of the most concise advice on habit formation that researchers in the field have been able to show works effectively. The big takeaway here is avoid making grandiose “resolutions,” as they are the most likely to be abandoned (which then hurt your self-esteem & motivation). Read more

How To Accomplish Difficult Goals - Be Persistent Like A Bear

By Yishan Wong

If you want to accomplish difficult goals, achieve things beyond what you’re supposed to do, the way to do so is to be inhumanly persistent.  Persistent like a bear. Read more

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