Category: Goal Setting

Are you ready? Well, 2019 is already history across most of the world. A new year usually starts with some new commitments and many of us think of the new year as a time to change our focus and get back on track on actions we didn’t take the year before. These actions probably include getting physically and mentally healthier and stronger, taking a closer look at our finances, looking for a more challenging job or doing some stuff around the house that we’ve been putting off. The bottom line, is how can we follow through on these goals so we can focus on building steady progress in all these important areas of our lives, instead of having to wait for another year to pass and be in the same situation? Commit to Your True Goals I was thinking about this and asked myself, do we really need to wait for another new year to begin to commit to taking actions we should have been taking all along? Why did we allow ourselves to get caught up in doing things at times that might have been of lesser importance and not work towards the goals that could really make a positive difference in our lives? There are certainly obstacles that keep us from consistently taking the right actions; so, what can we do to identify the obstacles that have stopped us in the past and then start building the right action plans to overcome those obstacles and move closer towards …

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Today, I wanted to share my views on the power of persistence and how it impacts our personal success. A favorite quote of mine that really puts this power into perspective for me, is from American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He said, “The heights by great men reached and kept – Were not attained by sudden flight, – But they, while their companions slept, – Were toiling upward in the night.” Isn’t this true? Success is for sure not an over-night experience. At least some toiling or hard work is certainly required. Look, can we succeed by trying once or twice, not getting the exact result we wanted and giving up? It’s obvious that to be successful at anything worthwhile, we need to keep working at it. However, many of us decide it’s to painful to continue putting in the necessary work. We simply fail to keep following through instead of going back to the drawing board, adjusting and trying again until we succeed. Why does this happen? Well, I certainly have some experience in this area. My list of excuses is likely too long to list so, I’ll keep the list brief: There is just not ever enough time I have to do this, or that I am too tired right now, I will do it later If you have ever used this type of self-talk, how did it make you feel? I know how it makes me feel – exhausted. I also know it’s almost impossible to achieve …

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