Goal Setting

“Who wouldn’t want to write a best-selling book or lose weight or earn more money? Everybody wants to achieve these goals.  The real challenge is not determining if you want the result, but if you are willing to accept the sacrifices required to achieve your goal. Do you want the lifestyle that comes with your quest? Do you want the boring and ugly process that comes before the exciting and glamorous outcome?” ~ James Clear, Blog

“You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see.  People spend their whole lives dreaming of becoming happier, living with more vitality and having an abundance of passion.  Yet they do not see the importance of taking even ten minutes a month to write out their goals and to think deeply about the meaning of their lives, their Dharma.  Goal setting will make your life magnificent.  Your world will become richer, more delightful and more magical.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

New Year—Renewed Motivation! But Don’t Count On Motivation For Long…

New Year—Renewed Motivation! But Don't Count On Motivation For Long...

One of my goals in 2016 was to read 50 books.

…I had the same goal set for my New Year’s resolution in 2014 and 2015 and fell short both years.

After I fell short in 2014 by reading 32 books, I felt my competitive side coming out and I distinctly remember feeling an increase in motivation going into 2015.

I consider myself to be a pretty competitive person and the fact that I was feeling motivated from the start of the new year and driven to beat my personal best left me feeling quite confident.

When I finished 2015, not only did I fall short of my goal of 50 books but I fell short on the number of books I read in 2014 – reading 30 books.

…That’s when I knew I had to take a deeper look because otherwise 2016 would be nothing more than a repeat.

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You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero [Book]

Book Overview:  In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it NOW.

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“No one ever achieved a goal by being interested in its achievement.  One must be committed.  In fact, in studying the source of people’s success, I’ve found that persistence overshadows even talent as the most valued and effective resource in creating and shaping the quality of life. Most people give up a maddening five feet from their goal!” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

You Realize That There is Going To Be A Day When You Won’t Want To Go To The Gym, Right?

You Realize That There is Going To Be A Day When You Won’t Want To Go To The Gym, Right?

…Or a day when you really won’t feel like writing or doing your work?

…Or a day when instead of reading that book you’re going to want to watch TV, check Facebook, read e-mail, or do pretty much anything else, right?

I think we have all been there before and are very familiar with the feelings of laziness, procrastination, and boredom.

So why not plan ahead for those days, now, so that when you’re feeling low, like procrastinating, and/or bored you have a plan?  

Sounds like a successful initiative to me. Continue reading

Stepping Stones—The Process of Achievement.

Stepping-Stones

Watch the video below first:

‘Someday’ doesn’t exist.  It never has and never will.  There is no ‘someday’.  There is only today.

‘Someday’ is a B.S., lame, lethargic, lackadaisical way to avoid the trouble of getting started now.  Yes, getting started means more work.  Yes, it means you may have to step outside of your comfort zone.  Yes, it means you will have more to worry about on a daily basis.  But guess what it also means…?  You’ve gotten the hardest part out of the way.  By getting started you literally go from 0% goal completion to 25% goal completion.  The other 75% lies in your daily efforts forward.  Whatever your goal is that you plan on doing ‘someday’… Now is the time to re-schedule that appointment and get it going today!  You’ll thank yourself tomorrow. Continue reading

 

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