GoalsOnTrack Blog

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Keep New Year’s Resolutions with Realistic Goals

By Lindsay Street

Berkeley County resident Cathy Cole looks like the picture of perfect health. Slender with a vibrant smile she easily hides two significant risk factors for chronic disease: stress and a sedentary lifestyle. To turn these risk factors into motivation for a healthier lifestyle, Cole, who’s in her mid-50s, started taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle as part of her New Year’s resolution. Read more

Habits That Will Sink Your Goals This Year

By Gordon Tredgold

As a business coach, I find that the start of the year is always a great time because clients are full of optimism and ready to set bold new goals or create inspiring visions for their futures.

And while I love to help them set these goals, it’s worth noting that University of Scranton research suggests that just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals. That is deflating.

The majority of people fail for the same reasons, and they repeat these same mistakes year after year. Read more

How To Trick Your Brain Into Accomplishing New Year’s Goals

By Jenny Katz

It’s the first week of January, and some people have already given up on New Year’s resolutions they made just before midnight on the 31st. Setting goals, no matter how small, is an important part of living a fulfilled and productive life. Those who set goals are more successful, whether that’s earning a promotion or getting a six pack. However, there’s a lot more going on than just thinking and doing. Read more

How to Set and Achieve Goals When You’re Chronically Ill

By Kim Penix

love the last week of the year. It’s a week that always fills me with hope and anticipation of the new year to come.  The stress of the holidays is over and my body can rest and recuperate for the coming new year.

This is also the time that people tend to set their goals for the coming year. (Have I ever mentioned how I’m a type-A person stuck in a chronically ill body? Oh, the torture!)

Goal-setting for someone with a chronic illness can seem like a waste of time. How are we ever supposed to succeed at a goal when our body is trying to shut us down?

I’ve learned a few things over the years I’ve been ill and one is that it is possible to set and achieve goals. You just have to go about it differently than most.

Here are the nine things I think are important when setting goals: Read more

It’s Time to Plan for the New Year

By Buffini and Company

The new year is right around the corner. While you may be busy closing deals and putting those finishing touches on your annual holiday party for your clients, it’s crucial to set aside a day or two to assess your wins and challenges in 2016, think about what you want to achieve in 2017, and craft a plan to achieve those goals. Follow these steps to plan a successful 2017. Read more

Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick? Implement Immediate Rewards as You Pursue That Long-Term Goal

by Newswise

New study finds that immediately rewarding oneself is key to adhering to long-term goals.

If you are one of the many vowing to exercise regularly and lose weight in the New Year, consider your approach before mindlessly jumping on the treadmill. Read more

Reflections on 2016 and Planning for 2017

By Christopher Burton, M.D.

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write my last batch of articles for the year. December has officially arrived. This article is going to be different than most, though. This week I’m not going to be throwing out a bunch of sage advice. What I am going to do is ask questions. Specifically, I’m going to give you questions that you can ask yourself as you reflect back on 2016 and prepare for 2017. Read more

Reached Your Goal But Still Unhappy? 4 Steps to Take

By Melody Wilding

Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself?

Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track.
After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy.
When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the country/start a family/write a book.

In our goal-oriented society, setting an objective to work toward is often a powerful motivator that drives professional and personal progress. Read more

Don’t Let Your Huge Goal Distract You from Small Wins

By Janet Choi

Go big or go home. Shoot for the stars. Aim high. These types of platitudes could be holding you back, because they’re distracting you from all the small things.

A kind word or a moment of honest listening can be enough fuel to keep you going. Doing one push-up a day, writing one line a day seems laughably easy and ridiculously unambitious — but that’s how you build a practice. Read more

Power of Daily Goals

By Jim L. Smith

Most of us realize the power and benefit of setting goals. Generally that’s reserved for the beginning of a new year as a means to motivate us to move toward accomplishing something worthwhile. However, goal setting can be very helpful throughout the year and even on a daily basis. Read more

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