GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

Learn How To Write Down Your Goals – The Right Way

By Adam Richards

If you think there is no right or wrong way to write down your goals – you couldn’t be more wrong.

There are a few occasions each year (think birthdays, Christmas and New Year) when people tend to focus on setting goals they want to achieve in the following year. While some might be more realistic than others, people rarely go through with these forced resolutions.

And the reason why it happens isn’t because of what goals were set, but how they were set. Read more

Set Goals You Can Control

By Jesús Gil Hernández

A lot is written about setting goals, but most of the times we don’t choose the right goals: they’re too big and too far away. Even though we would like to think otherwise, we’re all kids, and we would all rather have instant gratification.

Whether we like it or not, goal setting is an integral and important aspect of all our lives. For some of us, this is a conscious process, however for many others it is an unconscious act that has very little direction or purpose. Some people may even be surprised to learn that they are actually setting goals on a daily basis. 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

You’re Probably Wrong About Goal Setting

By John D. Moore

As a life coach, I’m always working with clients on their goals. It’s kind of our thing. Good coaches have a full, big toolbox to help you create important goals, get into action, and stick with them.

If you’ve done any personal development work, you have gotten hammered with the need for written, well-formed goals: “Write stuff down, or you’ll never achieve it. Make your goals time-bound and specific. Your goals must be achievable . . .”

All of that is fantastic and I will work my butt off to help my clients do or achieve whatever is important to them. However, I’ll share a secret: I’m less interested in the achievement that comes from their reaching the goal than I am in their personal transformation in the process. The side effects of setting great goals and going for them are often larger than the benefits of the goals themselves. Read more

4 Ways Successful People Get More Out of Their Careers

By Marguerite Ward

The happiest and most motivated professionals are often those who have found meaning in their work, psychological research shows.

But finding a sense of purpose is easier said than done.

According to a national Gallup poll, only 30 percent of professionals feel engaged at work, which leaves 70 percent that feel apathetic or disinterested.

Career and leadership experts, supported by a growing body of workplace research, know that there are multiple ways to start taking control of your career.

Here are 4 ways successful people get the most out of their work life:
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How to Sustain Motivation When You’re Trying to Reach a Goal

By Kristin Wong

Goals are easy to set but hard to reach, and maintaining your motivation is everything (which is why focusing on a system is so much better than focusing on the goal itself). A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology sheds some light on what motivates us best.

Researchers looked at how subjects handled their goal-setting, depending on how far along they were in accomplishing the goal. Specifically, they looked at two different styles of motivation: promotion and prevention. Read more

13 Simple Ways To Stick To Your Goals & Be More Productive

By Erica Florentine

I have always found the process of setting goals to be really easy, but if I’m honest with myself I don’t tend to excel at sticking to them. I don’t think I’m alone in this department. If this resonates with you too, you might find these simple ways to stick to your goals as interesting and helpful as I do. As you’ll see, staying on track with goals is just as much about the process of goal setting (doing so in the right way) as it is about the process of achieving them. 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

7 Ways to Organize Your Career Goals with a White Board

By Gwyn Gilliss
What is whiteboarding? No, it’s not surfing or a new technique of snow boarding, and it’s got nothing to do with documents on your computer. Not this kind, anyway. It’s taking a white melamine board (available at any office supply store) and blocking out a year, months, weeks, or days where you can plan your personal and professional activities. By becoming aware of how your spend your time, you can manage it better. You’ll accomplish a lot more in your career! I work with my high-end coaching clients on this very tactic and it makes everyone more focused, enthusiastic, and successful. With a large map in front of you, you can see where you’re going so you’ll get there sooner. Read more

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