By Helen Tupper
Do you ever feel like days, weeks or even months go by when you’re not sure what you’ve really achieved or what your hard work has been in service of?
All too often, our minds are reactively focused on the estimated 35,000 decisions we make each day and the management of the 150 tasks on our to-do lists that research tells us the average professional has at any given time. Read more
How many times have you set goals and couldn’t follow through? Maybe you wanted to bring your product to a new market or build out your marketing team in a certain amount of time and just couldn’t pull it off. Whatever the case may be, setting goals doesn’t help anybody if you can’t follow through.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs either struggled or continue to struggle with executing goals. This is one of the major pain points during the early stages of Wakanow, an online travel agency for people traveling to and from Africa. So trust me when I say that meeting expectations is as tough as time management. Read more
Half the year is officially done and dusted, which means you should have made some major progress as far as your goals for 2017 are concerned?
Sadly, according to data released by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, less than 10% of people who set personal goals at the beginning of the year, actually end up achieving them.
This means that there are probably a lot of people who are slacking on their personal goals for the year right about now.
If you are one of those people, the good news is you have six more months to get back on track. Read more
Each of us has moments when we start thinking very deeply about life; moments where we have to ask ourselves one question: Is this what I want to do with my life?
If your answer to that question is yes, then I congratulate you for doing what you think is best for you. Unfortunately, some of us can’t say yes to that question. Maybe we’ve had a series of bad turns that start us thinking about what else we could be doing to improve our lives. If you are in that situation, this might be of help.
I am sharing a few keys to life that have helped me through my own journey. No matter who you are, these are nuggets of wisdom that might cause you to grow. Read more
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
By Kris Duggan
When we break down the science of setting goals, a few things are clear: Goals should be measurable, relevant to how you want to progress in the short and long term, attainable, and bound to a period of time. And setting new goals for personal development periodically will help you grow in your career, whether you’re in an intern, a C-level executive or anyone in between.
People who ordinarily perform at 50 percent end up with an 80 percent success rate when they introduce goals to their work ethic, according to MIT professor and researcher Don Sull. And if you go just a little beyond setting goals—either by getting feedback or making those goals public—it’s even more likely you’ll achieve them. Fitbit found that its users take 43 percent more steps on average than those who aren’t counting their steps with a Fitbit. We can grow our own success, even with something as simple as taking more steps each day, if we simply set a goal and make our progress public. Read more