Goal Template: Become More Disciplined and Productive

Self-discipline is often described as a muscle, something that becomes stronger the more you work with it. Having self-discipline from a productivity point of view is having the ability and motivation to just do it. Follow the steps outlined in this template to become more disciplined and more productive with your life in just 30 days.

To see details of this template, along with many other useful goal templates, please check out the Goal Templates page.

New Year’s Resolutions by the Numbers

By K Aleisha Fetters

Don’t let the party hats, champagne toasts, and midnight face-sucking sessions fool you. New Year’s resolutions—or, at least, making them stick—is an act of war. After all, you’ve got overcrowded gyms, after-Christmas designer sales, and winter’s trademark lack of willpower to contend with.

So this year, if you want to come out on top, you’ve got to know your enemy. To help, we rounded up the top stats you need to know heading into 2015—plus some pointers on sticking to your guns.
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Top 10 Life Tips For Success And Happiness


There are certain rules in life that are scientific. Newtons law of physics tells us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If you push against something, it will almost certainly push back.

The same can be said about universal energy. What we put out into the universe, will come back to us. This is Karma in it’s most basic form.

The law of attraction is no secret (Mind the pun) and there are certain rules in life that, if followed, will offer you a return on investment that can make your life substantially easier.

We aren’t re-inventing the wheel by telling you these rules, but it seems like sometimes we just need a little reminder to keep us on the right path.

So for the sake of saving time and energy, here’s a list of life tips that will help you be successful in your personal life and in business. Read more

Goal Template: Get into a Top Graduate School

Getting into grad school can be a process. Applications, tests, timing, letters, recommendations — there is a lot of work you need to do to ensure you get into a good grad school. Follow the steps outlined in this template and you should have no problem tracking your progress and getting where you want to go.

To see details of this template, along with many other useful goal templates, please check out the Goal Templates page.

What determines a good goal?

By Max Lupton

Goals give your life direction. Without direction there is no way to tell if you are getting anywhere in life.  Most people find this leads to an unsatisfying life so most people need goals.

With no direction people tend to let events move them randomly from activity to activity.   While they may have many small achievements it is unlikely that these will ever add up to the larger accomplishments most of us need to feel pride and a sense of worth.  For example Read more

Why Keeping an Accomplishment and Achievement Journal

By Terry Prince

I have kept an accomplishment journal for close to twenty years. This is a small notebook that contains a running list of my life’s accomplishments and achievements. This is a very personal but powerful tool.  Think of it like a running “to do list” but one that has been done. Read more

Goal Template: How to Write A Book

Whether you choose 60 days, 30 days or 6 months as your goal, all that matters is that you commit to it and implement a schedule that will get you there. Choose a realistic time frame that you can stick to. A little bit every day is better than trying to do too much and then giving up. Use this template as a starting point in your book writing journey. You customize it to match your own writing process or methods. The basic idea is to have a general guiding map so that you always see your progress and have the end picture in mind.

To see details of this template, along with many other useful goal templates, please check out the Goal Templates page.

How to Use Visualization to Achieve Your Goals

By Frank Niles Ph.D.

In life and work, success begins with a goal. It could be losing weight, asking for a raise, quitting smoking or starting your own business. Big or small, goals give us purpose and, like a compass, keep us headed in the right direction. Of course, it then takes lots of hard work and determination to reach your destination.

Writing over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle described the process this way: “First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends: wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, Read more

8 Strategies for Achieving SMART Goals

By Merlyn Sanchez

1. Setting goals is easy but achieving them isn’t

That’s why setting “SMART” goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely – is the first step in making your goal a reality.

Make your goal as Specific as possible and express it in positive terms. Do you want to stop losing money or do you want to start making money? How much money do you want to make? Read more

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