A look at the science of measuring your personal goals and how it affects your well-being, as well as some examples of ways to track your own progress.
One of our clients, Kevin, had a goal to complete a redesign of his website by the end of the third quarter. However, as a business owner, he never seemed to find the time to focus on it while juggling dozens of other responsibilities.
Goals push us to keep going. They motivate us and help us lock on to a target. Through evolution we have learned that the best way to get results is to focus our attention on one thing at a time.
To accomplish a big goal, such as launching a new business, writing a novel or starting an exercise regime, productivity experts will often suggest getting up early.
We like goals. Having goals to reach towards is healthy and it keeps you on the right track. However, those events or statuses we reach towards are only milestones. As astronaut and space’s first intergalactic rock star Chris Hadfield explains, the finish line isn’t the most important part of the journey.
I spent the last three years working towards a goal, but instead of moving forward I fell backwards. I forgot the most important aspect of goals: action.
Your goals are too long. Not too big, but too long. If you are setting deadlines a year away, that’s not achievable. It’s too far away to be real, and too far for you to act on it. Maybe it’s time to set shorter goals.
Researchers have a lot to say about the science of success
Eight tips to help prioritize and reach goals. I’m working 13 hours a day and still not accomplishing what’s really needed. What should I do to finish the truly key tasks?
I ran into a great post about goal setting from Leo Babauta this morning. In it he suggests that the best goal, is no goal at all.
Create personal success in life and dare to dream big dreams! Every great achievement begins with a vision and it’s up to you to seize the day and just do it!
We all have goals. Some of us even take the steps of writing those goals down and reviewing them once in a while. But when making your plans, take the time to examine your goals to see how they interconnect. You might find great ways to streamline them.
Your past experience provides a framework for thinking about the future. You can draw on that experience to gain perspective and avoid repeating mistakes. But measuring your future success by the yardstick of past experiences (particularly failures) can really sap your self-confidence.
I’ve been talking with several people this week about how quickly January sped by — the fresh start of the new year’s arrival seems now long ago. For many people, the good intentions or resolutions started in January have partially or fully evaporated, disrupted by winter weather, illness, or heavy workloads.
I get asked about the idea of No Goals a lot. That’s not surprising, given how deeply Goals are ingrained in us. And while these days I play with the line between having goals and not having them (it’s not solid line), I’ve learned a lot about myself by allowing myself to let go of […]
Here s a little recipe I use to make moments and months that matter for the year. The most important thing here really is your 3 stories for the year. The story part is the challenge and the change. The challenges and our changes are the stories of our lives.
Sticking to a new goal isn’t easy, especially when unexpected challenges arise. Learn how to focus in and push through, even when the tough gets tougher.
Get more out of your day and reach your goals more quickly by approaching life the way high achievers do.
When you’re trying to learn something new, achieve a particular goal, or just get through your everyday routine, it’s easy to just put your head down and focus on getting things done. But if you want to really get better at something and think outside the box, The New York Times suggests a learning process […]
In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of attention in terms of the ability to focus on a single task, there are in fact several different types, each with their distinctive benefits and drawbacks.
Big goals donât do themselves. Dreams donât become real on their own. If you want to accomplish big things in your life, you canât not do the work. Will you do the hard work or simply hope for thin…
The goal-setting statistics are really quite miserable. Even though those who set goals make twice the annual salary as those who don’t, a quarter of all us goal-setting types reset the same failed goal year after year. A whopping 92% of goal-setters never reach the goals they set.
Setting goals is the easy part, achieving them is the difficult bit. But that success is more likely if those goals are set based on a unit of time than one of distance or quantity, says Redditor cntlswvs, a Ph. D. student at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
If you really want it, you can make your dream come true! So how do you do that? Grab a notepad or blank notebook and let’s get started on your big dream!