It’s Tuesday and I am so glad you’re reading this because it’s Election Day in the USA. Today is the day that the next President of the United States of America will be determined, as well as many local and national government positions. I don’t know about you, but I will be glad for [...]
In countless hours I have invested in working with clients from all walks of life and studying the most successful people of our time, I have found that there are two primary two distinct approaches to learning. 1. Learn what unsuccessful people do and then don’t do it. and… 2. Learn what successful people do [...]
One of the most common questions I get on the subject of Goal Setting is whether or not you should share your goal with others. The short answer is… it depends. I think the better questions is actually, “With whom should I share my Goals?” There are clearly times when it is in your best interest to tell people and more specifically, there are times when you should share your goals with…
Today January 17 is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Really. It’s quite scientific.
Have you ever sabotaged yourself just as you were about to achieve a very important goal? This most often manifests istelf via procrastiantion, avoidance, perfectionism, and many other ways. It is a very common phenomenon. Here’s how to recognize it when it’s happening and breakthrough to achieve your goal
Most high achievers I have studied took 100% responsibility for
their life and made a concerted effort to learn the art of goal
setting. Most goal achievers invest their own time, energy and
financial resources. Many have joined clubs, communities,
organizations and hired a coach or mentor to further instill the
mastery of this crucial life skill.
There are literally hundreds of ways goal setting benefits your
life. I have identified the top ten to serve as a reminder the
many ways you can gain more control over your life and why it is
crucial that you do whatever it takes to learn and master the art
of goal setting.
The only way to grow your courage muscle is to use it. The only way to overcome a fear is to face it. Sometimes when you are afraid to do something that you know you are capable of, it means you MUST do it. I could spend my entire life avoiding things that scare me but then I would never grow. I would miss out on so many delicious experiences. When muscles and skills are not used, they atrophy, the fade, they shrink. You increase and grow your capacity whenever you pursue your potential.
Have you ever found yourself making a commitment and when the time came to follow through and do what you said you were going to do, you failed to follow through just because you didn’t feel like it?
One of the primary distinctions I have discovered between people who habitually achieve their goals and create the results they desire is that successful people follow through whether they feel like it or not.
From the moment you wake up to the moment your eyes close at night, most of your thoughts, words and actions are habitual. Once you have identified your dominant habits, identify the source of those habits. Most of your habits were programmed into you at a very early age without you even realizing it. Many of your habits come from observing your dominant parent or caregiver. If you are habitually late, perhaps this trait was modeled for you by someone you admire. Not always but often enough. From the brand of car you drive to the brands of food you purchase, many of these habits were modeled for you and you practice them subconsciously.