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The Secret to Staying Motivated

By Heather Stringer

Have you ever started off well on a new goal such as losing weight or saving more money, only to find that motivation fizzles after a period of time?

Researchers from the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba have discovered one possible explanation: Our source of motivation changes as we make progress toward a goal. Their findings are available online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more

How To Be Bold And Realistic When Setting Goals

By Jason Fitzgerald

Goal-setting can be a confusing process for many runners—and for good reason. How do you set a goal that excites you, pushes you to achieve big things and improve as a runner while also being realistic about your abilities? After all, you want to challenge yourself but not set yourself up for failure before you even begin.

Typically, runners choose one of two types of goals: Read more

The Art & Science of Leveraging Small Wins

By Patrik Edblad

“All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and so gorgeous at the end.”~ Robin Sharma

You’ve experienced the burning excitement of a new goal and the inspiration that follows by finally deciding to make a change.

You might even have created an action plan and begun making some serious progress when suddenly you hit a wall. Read more

The Top Six Ways to Stay Motivated

by Chris Widener

I receive many emails from people that basically ask the same question: How can I keep myself motivated long term? This seems to be quite a common dilemma for many people so I want to address it because it can be done! Here are my tips for staying motivated:

Get motivated every day.

Zig Ziglar was once confronted about being a “motivational speaker.” The guy said to him, “You guys come and get people hyped up and then you leave and the motivation goes away. It doesn’t last, and then you have to get motivated again.” Read more