Three Emotions That Can Help You Succeed at Your Goals

We’ve all wished for more willpower sometimes. If only we had more self-control, grit, or the ability to delay gratification, we would be more persistent in pursuing our goals. But there’s a problem with this scenario: Willpower doesn’t usually work. Willpower alone can’t ensure that you’ll delay gratification or resist temptation to achieve your long-term […]

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Formula for Success = Goals + Habits

Each of us has something we want to achieve in life. If you’re an entrepreneur, maybe you want to build a successful business.  Are you a college sophomore? Perhaps you’re striving to get the GPA required for your intended major.  When you’re in high school, it’s all about getting into the college of your dreams. […]

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GoalsOnTrack Web App Update: Goal Widget Activity Chart

Earlier last week, we launched an update to the web app version of GoalsOnTrack. You will be automatically using the newly updated version when you log into your account this week. Among a few small fixes and feature improvements, one thing I wanted to tell you about is the improvement made to the recent goal […]

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What Goal-Setting Does to Your Brain and Why It’s Spectacularly Effective

I’ve seldom met a successful person who didn’t start out with a set of ambitious goals. However, the power of goal-setting isn’t just anecdotal. It turns out that there’s a wealth of scientific research into how goal-setting changes the way you brain functions. That research also provides guidance on how to make goal-setting vastly more effective. Here’s the gist: Goal-setting […]

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Small Habits That Are Secretly Way Worse for You Than You Thought

Bad habits may be hard to break, but they’re likely even harder to break if you didn’t even know that their bad habits to begin with. Do you love taking a long, hot shower every day? Or exercising with the same-old dirty pair of earbuds? Or do you abide by the old “five-second rule” in the kitchen? […]

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One Secret Habit of Successful People like Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson and Sheryl Sandberg

Journal writing has been historically mostly reserved for intellectuals or people who can read and write. Today everyone can keep a journal, which is a good habit that we can benefit from in so many different ways. Here are four ways how very successful people use journals to achieve their goals. Gain clarity Barack Obama, […]

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3 Simple Ways To Turn Your Goals Into Action: Stop Dreaming And Start Doing Today

A goal without a plan is a dream. Do you often feel your goals are a dream? A fantasy! You’re stuck. Progress isn’t being made. You’d have more luck entering a Star Wars movie than achieving your goals. I’ve had the same problem in my company. I laid out our 3-year vision. A detailed story […]

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How to Win the Willpower Battle

But what exactly is it that we are all fighting against? My client would say he was fighting against his own laziness. Being lazy is a negative self-attribution people often make when they don’t understand why they aren’t taking action toward something they want to or should be doing. Luckily, the field of psychology gives us a […]

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See It To Achieve It

When it comes to visualization, many people tend to have a vague feeling and think of it as one of those new-age fads. But actually visualization has been scientifically studied and proven to be working for many years. Psychologists have been using visual imagery as a way to help people enhance performance at skill-based activities, […]

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