A former Olympic athlete interviewed a group of gold medalists. He asked every athlete what he or she did when the pain came. As a gold medal winner himself, he knew you didn’t get a gold medal without pain. He wasn’t surprised to find that every athlete had a plan.
While your goals may not be Olympic-size, I guarantee that at some point pursuing your goals will get tough. Obstacles, resistance, and surprises are inevitable and unavoidable. You need a plan for the pain of hard goals. Here are three things you can do to keep you from giving up and going for the gold! Read more
By Blair Singer
I am a big believer that an attitude of gratitude goes a long way in helping you realize your hopes and dreams, and enjoy your life’s journey along the way. Gratitude helps you fully enjoy the experience of attaining that which you desire. By being grateful for that which you have, you pause to reflect on the happiness, joy, love, peace and other positive things that what you are grateful for bring to your life. This allows you to be present for your own happiness, instead of letting challenges and unimportant distractions steal your experience of these positive things away from you. Read more
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
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
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
By Nic Ferguson
Being honest, my biggest challenge is self-discipline — or lack of! And it’s an area I grow more aware of and want to challenge daily.
The trouble is, I find it hard to do what I say I want to do! For example, my intention was to write from 5.30am this morning, and guess what, it’s just gone 6am.
This isn’t uncommon for me and it gets on my nerves. Or rather, I should say, I get on my nerves. Self-discipline has been the biggest obstacle in the pursuit of my goals. Read more
Over the past few years, I’ve struggled with staying consistent with goals that I set for myself. I would make goals, legitimate things I wanted learn, or ways I wanted to better myself, and not stick to it. For instance, I attempted quite a few times to gain conversational fluency in a language, make exercising, healthy eating, and meditation on a daily basis a life habit. I would do my goal for a few weeks or even a few months, and then fall off, whether it be due to a shift in my schedule or if I suddenly became more busy. That was extremely frustrating, not being able to stick to the goals I set for myself. I’m sure almost everyone can relate to falling short of the expectations you set for yourself. I would constantly make excuses like, “I’m in New York, it’s almost impossible to plan a consistent schedule.” Read more
“It is one thing to Exist and quite another to Live. The difference between the two is the foundation of purpose.” ― Michael Quansah
I had what could be classified as a mini crisis of self the other day. I was running around (being crazy busy) and doing all sorts of things, but the sense of purpose was missing. I decided that night as I fell into my bed that I didn’t want to just make it through each day; I wanted to live each day purposefully. I had no clue what that even meant, let alone how to begin and I still haven’t figured it all out, but here are a few things I have discovered: Read more
Whether it’s a career change, a new skill you’re trying to master, or a big presentation lingering on your to-do list, we often delay complex projects only to later realize they weren’t quite as impossible as we’d imagined. So what’s standing in the way? According to Sam Bennett, author ofStart Right Where You Are, if we can’t visualize every stage from start to finish, we’re often too scared to jump in: “In school we’re taught to know the answers before we’re tested.” But we don’t always need to think that far ahead. Taking just one stride toward an achievement can give you the momentum you need to keep going—and might even clarify what comes next. These ideas will help you make major headway, step-by-step. Read more
Successful people don’t achieve their goals by chance. Nor do they possess superior skills. And they don’t make it to the top because of someone they know. Real success is earned.
That is especially true in the world of fitness. Whether you have or you haven’t reached your fitness goals, the reason is you. If you’re among those who haven’t had success at getting in better shape, losing weight or improving your health in other ways, it isn’t too late. There are things you can do to turn the tide and make your goals attainable.
Here are three things that separate successful people from those who fall short in meeting their fitness goals (or, really, any goals in life). Read more