By Nina Zipkin
It isn’t enough to just want to achieve a goal. There are going to be times, when you’re busy, tired or discouraged and you’ll feel like you don’t have it in you to keep going. But you have to fight through those feelings to get over the hump and accomplish everything you set out to do. You need to have the willpower to persevere. Read more
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
We always start a new project with the best of intentions, but it’s easy to quickly fall off the wagon. Life gets in the way or we lose that early rush of motivation, and slowly but surely we land back at square one. Whether you want to get more done each day, work out regularly, or shed a few pounds, these small changes will help you hit those major milestones. Read more
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
By Sam Matla
What is momentum?
I’m going to use the same example that Darren Hardy illustrates in his book The Compound Effect.
Darren writes about a spinning platter. The person pushing the platter has to work hard for the first couple of pushes, but afterwards it’s a lot easier due to the momentum gained. Read more
By Todd Smith
After being beaten by Tortoise, Hare reminds himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”
There’s wisdom for today in this age-old Aesop fable, and today’s lesson is about the power of being consistent when it comes to reaching your goals.
Whether you have committed to eating healthy, to exercising regularly, or to achieving an aggressive sales target, being consistent will play a crucial role in achieving your goals. Read more