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Why ‘This’ Before ‘That’ Matters If You Want to Achieve Your Goals

By Dave Fleming

It was a beautiful crisp June morning at the Grand Canyon. The sun beckoned a new day as my wife and I took our first steps down the winding path. Because we had one day to explore, we decided to descend the canyon for two hours before ascending to sightsee by car. As we began our descent, scores of hikers—sometimes in groups of 10 or more—made their way down the iconic pathways. Needless to say, the energy on the way down was electric. Strangers laughed and talked with each other. A few groups even sang to enhance the moment. Many hikers were decked out in new clothes from their favorite outdoor apparel stores. The descent was filled with a holiday-like cheer.

When my wife and I began our ascent, and because we are in relatively good physical shape, we regularly passed other hikers. Many of them displayed a significantly different mood. The feeling of cheer had evaporated and dispositions were muted, to say the least. There were no cheery greetings or songs. Some people barked quick hellos in between heavy breathing; some bore a look of agony; most were simply silent. Read more

How to Plan for the Next 5 Years

By Mike Templeman

Where do you see yourself in five years? Will you be a workaholic on Wall Street, living the simple life in America’s heartland or will you be a successful entrepreneur with a million-dollar business? If you are reading this article, I am guessing your answer is the latter.

While trendy strategies come and go, there is no substitute for classic goal setting. Here are a few tried-and-true tactics to propel your business to success. Read more

Dream Big and Achieve Your Goals

By Annika Braun

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  – Thomas A. Edison

One of the biggest lessons I have learned during my experience as a coach is the importance to never stop dreaming about the next big goal. There are different types of goals – tangible goals, goals that require to reach a little further, lofty goals, big goals, and dream goals. It is important to recognize which category your goal may be in and know the reality of achieving the goal, however, it is still good to dream. Read more

How To Reach Your Goals Using Mindfulness

By Sebhia Dibra

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
—Thomas Jefferson

If you are struggling with reaching your personal goals, you may want to read more about how mindfulness can play a huge part in helping you set and achieve goals.

Mindfulness is a state of awareness and attention of present events and experience. It is also the openness and acceptance of the present events and experiences in your life right now. 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 One Simple Act That Can Transform Your Life

By Shawn Doyle

I am standing in a room in a hotel somewhere in America, and I am talking about the power of setting goals. I pause and ask the audience a question: “By a show of hands, who honestly has clearly articulated goals for this year?” Only a few hands go up- probably about two percent of the room.

I am a motivational speaker, and this scene repeats itself time and time again- everywhere I go, month after month, year after year. Very few people are setting goals personally or professionally.

Why? I am so curious to know the reason why. Read more

5 Super Simple Ways to Build Momentum

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

Daily Goal Setting: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

By R. L. Adams

Goals are an important part of life. We all have them. From our finances, to our careers, our health, and our relationships, goals can run the gamut in our lives. Most of us have some experience with setting long-term goals.

But, what about daily goal setting?

How many people actually engage in daily goal setting, or something I like to call active goal setting, as opposed to the more passive goal setting that comes along with setting them once in a while? Read more

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

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