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
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
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
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
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
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