By Keith Norris
Why you aren’t achieving your goals… and what you can do about it.
Few people will argue the idea that goal setting is good. But if goals are so good, why don’t we do them more often? The truth is, while most of us have been trained to set goals — most of us have not been trained to achieve goals.
As CEO of PlanPlus Online, I’ve spent a fair amount of time examining the most effective goal setting methods and, as a result, has developed some insights on goal planning, goal setting, and goal getting.
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
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
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
By Brad Paul
Those who succeed in achieving their dreams always have one common characteristic. They never give up. This isn’t an attitude that they develop toward the end, it’s a mindset that they establish from the beginning and nurture throughout the process.
Here’s are 18 ways to never give up on your goals and dreams. Read more
By Jen Smith
I don’t know about you, but I am never short of good intentions or ideas: the difficulty that I encounter at times is maintaining that enthusiasm over time. How do we do that? How do we make sure that our great ideas and intentions make it into reality? Through trial and error in my own life and observing the people I coach and mentor, I have found that there are things that we can do to increase and maintain our motivation. Read more
Most professionals are familiar with the importance of setting SMART goals. They should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound.
Setting SMART goals is a great way to stay focused and advance in your career. But sometimes we focus too much on a goal being SMART and we forget to ask ourselves if we even like the goal, are inspired by it, or if it’s the right one. Read more
By Josh Peachey
Douglas Adams - author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - once famously said: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Although comical, managing time is sadly an imperative of everyday life - and one that becomes increasingly more important as life goes on. Read more
A key part of your career management plan, goal setting, gives you the drive and energy to keep moving forward.
But there’s an art to creating successful, inspiring goals. So if you started 2014 with great career resolutions but now find yourself nowhere near achieving them, don’t get too self-critical. Instead, adopt these strategies and mindsets to get back on track. Read more
As a registered dietitian, my role includes two major responsibilities: 1) provide evidenced-based nutrition information in an easy-to-understand way, and 2) help individuals create sustainable healthy habits to achieve their wellness goals. And while the former is incredibly important, my passion is the latter. Read more