GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

Visualizing Success or Constructing Failure?


By Abbey Dudas

Vision boards have been all the rage for several years now – cutting up magazines and printing quotes seems like it could give you the motivation to achieve your goals – but the psychology behind vision boards provides mixed reviews. Read more

Achieving Your Goals With 3×5 Index Cards

By Josh Hinds

A common stumbling block I see standing in the way of people who would otherwise achieve their goals is that they simply stop focusing on them or move onto other things prior to completing what they were working on in the first place.

Did you get that?

Notice it wasn’t that they lacked the know how, but rather they lost focus. Read more

How to Use Visualization to Achieve All of Your Goals This Year

By Mirel Ketchiff

You know that athletes use visualization to give themselves an edge and calm their nerves before a big competition. (Remember #PhelpsFace from the Olympics?) “When you imagine yourself performing a task, your muscles contract as though you’re actually doing it. The contractions are so small, you can’t feel them, but it’s enough to strengthen your muscle memory,” says Nicole Detling, Ph.D., an assistant professor of kinesiology and sport science at the University of Utah and a sports psychology consultant to Olympic athletes. In other words, when you mentally rehearse a tennis serve or a swimming stroke, you’re essentially doing it physically as well. As evidence: People with wrist casts who visualized moving their immobilized muscles lost half as much strength as those who didn’t imagine exercising, research in the Journal of Neurophysiology found. Read more

The Golden Hour

By Brian Tracy

You become what you think about most of the time. And the most important part of each day is what you think about at the beginning of that day. Read more

5 Ways To Manifest Your Reality With The Power of Visualization

By Thai Nguyen

Actor Jim Carrey is famous for parking his car on Muholland Drive every night before anybody knew about him, and visualizing becoming the Hollywood star that he inevitably became. He even wrote himself a ten million dollar check for a movie deal, and dated it five years from that very day. Can you guess what eventually happened? Not long before that date came along, he secured ten million dollars to star in the movie Dumb and Dumber. Read more

7 Ways To Power Through the Rest of the Year — And the Upcoming One

By Kavelle Christie

At the close of each year, some of us subconsciously give up on our remaining goals because we think there’s simply no time left. Then, the following year we get sucked into the “New Year, new me” vacuum. We set goals, tell all our friends this will be the year we stick to our goals and they will come to fruition come hell or high water. Like clockwork, by February or March, we decide to throw in the towel and hope no one remembers our grand proclamations. Here are some tips to keep you motivated throughout the year and propel you to greatness. Read more

Post-it Note Your Way to Real Achievement

By Jeffrey Gitomer

GOAL: I want to be a success.
CHALLENGE: Easier “thought” than “done.”
THOUGHT: Success means “achieve goals.”
WRONG THOUGHT: Many people are afraid of success.
REALITY: People are not afraid of achieving success, they just don’t know how to do it.
BIGGER REALITY: It’s that time of the year again — no, no, not Christmas time. Goal time. Resolution time. Achievement time. Rats.
BIGGEST REALITY: Last year’s resolutions (goals) never made it through February.
DEPRESSION STARTER: It’s now the end of the year and you haven’t accomplished squat.
IDEA: Go purchase a pad of Post-it Notes, and you’ll be on the path to success! Read more

11 Ways To Stay Motivated & Focused To Achieve Your Goals

By Torria Sheffield

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

Visualise End Goal to Attain Success

By Manar Al Hinai

The world-renowned boxer Mohammed Ali once famously said: “I said I was the greatest, before I knew I was”.

Visualisation is an important tool in the goal-achieving process. When you visualise something, you are more likely to get it done. Athletes, particularly marathon runners, are often asked by their trainers to picture the end result – the finish line – to help them achieve their target. Marathon runner Mark Plaatjees did this during his training for the World Championships in 1993, a process that helped him take home the gold medal. Read more

How Goal-Setting Helps You Reach Your Goals

By LifeCoachSpotter

Many of us labor under the misapprehension that simply doing our best is enough in life, and that a formal goal setting process is unnecessary. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, just doing your best really isn’t enough. Why? The answer lies primarily in the role of the subconscious, as well as the questions of purpose and motivation. Read more

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