How to stay committed to your goals: Tell someone more successful than you, says new study

In 2010, entrepreneur Derek Sivers’ TED Talk went viral because of his surprising goal-making advice: Keep your goals to yourself. Citing psychology research, Sivers posited that when you share your goals with others, it makes you feel “less motivated to do the actual hard work necessary” to achieve them, he said. But new research out of The Ohio State University could […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day

A daily dose of reading can do wonders for your memory, health, and relationships. The best thing you can do for your brain today requires minimal money, space, and time—just pick up a good book. Out of the countless methods to improve everything from memory to sleep quality, the most tried-and-true option is to read, […]

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This simple method is used by Bill Gates, Larry Page and even Bono to tackle their biggest goals

Setting and achieving realistic goals is difficult for anyone — including Bill Gates. While the Microsoft founder was a master coder, he struggled with project management in the company’s earliest days. Later, a special goal-setting strategy — the OKR method — would help him tackle two passions at the same time: running his company and starting the Bill and Melinda […]

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9 Straightforward Ways to Achieve Big Things

1. Learn the keys to success. Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement are a good place to start. Lesson 1: Definiteness of Purpose Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life. 2. Get clear on your goals. Having a lack of clarity is […]

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This is Step One of Goal Setting

I am a huge goal setter. I always have been. In high school (many years ago) I wrote in my journal a list of activities I wanted to do/achieve in my lifetime. Essentially, I wrote a bucket list at age fifteen – long before I had ever heard the term bucket list. I am someone […]

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4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest the time to master it. A study at the University of Texas […]

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9 Micro-Habits That Will Completely Change Your Life in a Year

To reach your goals, you need a system. You need to build habits and you have to stick around long enough to let them do their magic. You hear it over and over again because it’s true. In 2019, one of the most popular books was Atomic Habits, by James Clear. It’s a practical guide to […]

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The Science behind Setting and Achieving Big Goals

What do you envision the moment will look like? The moment when you’ve accomplished something truly great — something you’ve dreamed about and hoped you’d achieve for a long, long time. Surely you have an image of this in your mind, right? I do. I play it back in my imagination several times each day. Oddly enough […]

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How to Set Goals during the Coronavirus Pandemic According to Experts

Setting goals is hard enough when there is not a global pandemic going on. But while we all practice social distancing, it’s hard not to think, should I be doing more to improve myself or my life with all the extra time I have right now?  It is important not to put too much pressure on yourself– after all, […]

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