Do you often feel like you’re being pulled in two opposite directions by your personal and professional goals? While striking a perfect balance between these two defining aspects of life is difficult, you can always strike a balance that works for you.
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
The importance of setting goals is well-established.
Athletes routinely use goals as motivation. Corporate boards set goals for CEOs to create incentives. Scarcely a middle-school assembly or motivational speech goes by without a speaker exhorting the audience to set goals.
But some goals are more effective than others. Read more
How many times have you set goals and couldn’t follow through? Maybe you wanted to bring your product to a new market or build out your marketing team in a certain amount of time and just couldn’t pull it off. Whatever the case may be, setting goals doesn’t help anybody if you can’t follow through.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs either struggled or continue to struggle with executing goals. This is one of the major pain points during the early stages of Wakanow, an online travel agency for people traveling to and from Africa. So trust me when I say that meeting expectations is as tough as time management. Read more
Goal setting can be hard. You might’ve been told to put away money for an emergency, join the gym or go on a new fad diet. If for whatever reason you’d rather listen to fingernails scratching on an old school chalkboard, try to find something that speaks to you and fits your circumstances. Test drive some of the ideas below to goal set for the coming year or whenever you want to set a new goal. Read more
Have you ever started off well on a new goal such as losing weight or saving more money, only to find that motivation fizzles after a period of time?
Researchers from the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba have discovered one possible explanation: Our source of motivation changes as we make progress toward a goal. Their findings are available online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more