Category Archives: Goals

Add “I will” and “I want” Willpower to Your “I won’t” Willpower Challenges

Lily Dayton of the L.A. Times has written a nice article summarizing key points from the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can  Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal. Many people … Continue reading

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Resolved: I will change my New Year’s resolutions into goals

Postcard of a New Year's Resolution from 1909

Tomorrow marks the end of the first quarter of the year.  Businesses will determine if they have met their quarterly goals and will check their progress toward their annual goals.  It is a good time for individuals to do the … Continue reading

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Lessons from swimming phenom Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad had tried to swim from Cuba to Florida four times before.  On her fifth attempt, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad made it.  It took her 54 hours to cover the 110 miles swim.  As reported by … Continue reading

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Set a Goal, Take an Action

How do one’s dreams turn into reality?  Through the actions one takes toward achieving them.  Self-help guru Tony Robbins likes to say “never leave the site of making a goal without taking an action toward this goal”, or as I’ve reworded it, making it a mantra … Continue reading

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Do you think like a Victim or a Creator?

A college class was told they would need their textbook in class. Their college bookstore hadn’t ordered enough copies of the book and ran out. Two students were unable to get their text before the first day of class. The … Continue reading

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