A New Year’s resolution according to Wikipedia, is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice for someone. 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
Once you’ve set your goals and subgoals the next step is to put your goals into action. It’s likely that having your goals broken down into smaller steps, or subgoals, will make it a lot easier for you to achieve your goals in the long-run.
Develop a plan of action.
Write a step-by-step plan for achieving your subgoals, and ultimately your main goal. This includes planning deadlines for each subgoal and writing down all the “nitty-gritty” small things you can do today, tomorrow, and later on this week in order to achieve your goal and subgoals. Read more
As we plan our careers and seek the most effective, fulfilling combination of work and life, many millennials wonder: will success make me happy? Some of us worry that ambition and well-being are mutually exclusive. Read more
Keeping your goal time bound will prompt you to maintain a sense of purpose and urgency when it comes to your overall progress.
It’s quite likely that you work between fifty and seventy hours a week (perhaps even more), and are at least partially motivated by money - especially if you’ve got a family to support!
But if you were to scrape a level deeper and ask yourself - “why do I strive to earn?” the answer would most likely be “in order to achieve one or more Financial Goals for myself and my family”. These goals could range from fulfilling your Child’s Education expenses or buying a house, to the more mundane but instantly gratifying car purchases or family holidays. Read more
Have you achieved what you wanted to recently?
Many people I talk to set themselves targets at the beginning of the year. But when I talk to them they admit that they have made little or no progress to achieving these goals.
There is generally one big problem that they face. Read more
By Terry Daley
Unfortunately summer will soon be coming to an end. But the approach of fall is a time to think about what sort of routine you will “fall” back into. Why not take this opportunity to discover a whole new routine?
In order to succeed in sticking to a new routine or lifestyle habit, you should set yourself a goal to which you can be accountable. Make sure your goal is SMART: S-specific, M-measurable, A-action-oriented, R-realistic and T-timely. Read more
Achieving our goals is seldom easy. It’s why knowing how to stay motivated is so incredibly important when it comes to getting what we want in the long term. And in a world with more distractions than ever before — from non-stop web access to constant texting — it can be all the harder to stay focussed and not just give in to what’s easier in the moment.
I’ve often struggled with motivation, whether it’s been related to my career, my health, or just getting better at a hobby I enjoy. And while it’s not always the biggest deal (it’s not really all that vital that I learn to play my favorite song on the ukulele by my birthday), sometimes it really worries me. I don’t want to be filled with regret at some point down the line because I didn’t follow through on something I really wanted, and I also don’t want to feel like I failed at achieving the things that are important to me, all because I couldn’t manage to stay on track when it really counted.
Because this is a topic that matters to me, I delved into some pretty serious online research, as well as checked in with an expert, to find the absolute best ways to stay motivated in life. If you’re looking for ways to help yourself achieve your goals, here are 11 tips that should help. Read more
By Jeff Cohen
What is the difference between those who speak of lofty goals, and those who actually achieve them? One of the main differences between those who realize their goals and those who don’t seems to be the implementation of realistic timeframes. Setting a realistic timeline can be an excellent way to spur you to activity, to keep you on track, to help you avoid pitfalls, and ultimately, to achieve your goals with as little difficulty and sacrifice as possible. Read more