As entrepreneurs, we dream of being our own boss, breaking away from corporate restrictions and pursuing our passion as a business venture. We work long hours, often sacrificing family time and other obligations to do what we feel is in our blood. Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone, but once we start on that journey, we’re not turning back — no matter how bumpy the road gets. Read more
As a life coach, I’m always working with clients on their goals. It’s kind of our thing. Good coaches have a full, big toolbox to help you create important goals, get into action, and stick with them.
If you’ve done any personal development work, you have gotten hammered with the need for written, well-formed goals: “Write stuff down, or you’ll never achieve it. Make your goals time-bound and specific. Your goals must be achievable . . .”
All of that is fantastic and I will work my butt off to help my clients do or achieve whatever is important to them. However, I’ll share a secret: I’m less interested in the achievement that comes from their reaching the goal than I am in their personal transformation in the process. The side effects of setting great goals and going for them are often larger than the benefits of the goals themselves. Read more
By Shawn Doyle
I am standing in a room in a hotel somewhere in America, and I am talking about the power of setting goals. I pause and ask the audience a question: “By a show of hands, who honestly has clearly articulated goals for this year?” Only a few hands go up- probably about two percent of the room.
I am a motivational speaker, and this scene repeats itself time and time again- everywhere I go, month after month, year after year. Very few people are setting goals personally or professionally.
Why? I am so curious to know the reason why. Read more
A New Year’s resolution according to Wikipedia, is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice for someone. Read more
By Kim Penix
I love the last week of the year. It’s a week that always fills me with hope and anticipation of the new year to come. The stress of the holidays is over and my body can rest and recuperate for the coming new year.
This is also the time that people tend to set their goals for the coming year. (Have I ever mentioned how I’m a type-A person stuck in a chronically ill body? Oh, the torture!)
Goal-setting for someone with a chronic illness can seem like a waste of time. How are we ever supposed to succeed at a goal when our body is trying to shut us down?
I’ve learned a few things over the years I’ve been ill and one is that it is possible to set and achieve goals. You just have to go about it differently than most.
Here are the nine things I think are important when setting goals: Read more
By Jim L. Smith
Most of us realize the power and benefit of setting goals. Generally that’s reserved for the beginning of a new year as a means to motivate us to move toward accomplishing something worthwhile. However, goal setting can be very helpful throughout the year and even on a daily basis. Read more