Circumstances Change, So Update Your Goals to Stay Current

When circumstances change, do you adjust or do you stay the course? And how do you decide? It’s a fact of life, that your circumstances change all the time. And in some situations, flexibility is what’s needed. On the other hand, sometimes discipline and focus are the skills you want to call on. This is…

Feeling Trapped by Your Goals? Find Help Here.

If you’re feeling trapped by your goals, here’s something to remember: New goals, like new shoes, may require some breaking in. Have you ever set a goal, only to find that you start feeling trapped by it later? Feeling stuck with a goal that doesn’t work for you wastes your time and saps your morale.…

Delayed Gratification: The Skill that Empowers

Delayed gratification isn’t a skill that people naturally gravitate toward – not in today’s world. In fact, when fast food and quick sound bites tend to be our daily fare, it’s hard to even picture how delayed gratification could be a good thing. But believe me, it is. Why? Well, we live in a very…

Small Steps Help With All Your Goals in the New Year

There’s no better time than the New Year for a quick reminder that small steps really work. Indeed, planning, implementing, and then sustaining your success strategies is a process. This is true whether we’re talking about small or large goals. You have to first identify and visualize them. Then you build and maintain your momentum…

Follow-Through Builds Self-Trust and Makes Your Goals Reachable

When you follow through on your plans and commitments you build self-trust. This follow-through is, in large part, a matter of managing your time choices and maintaining your time boundaries. Sound simple? In some ways, it is. But as with so many things, interruptions, competing priorities, others’ needs, and unexpected glitches can dislodge your intentions and make follow-through…

Soft Deadlines Transform Your Heart-Based Priorities into Realities

Making your priorities into realities requires action. And the timing of your actions is key, especially for priorities that have multiple steps. Your priorities clarify the relative importance of your goals, and I’d like to suggest that you use soft deadlines to actualize your priorities. Here’s a tip to get you started. Timely Tip for Using Soft…

Don’t Let Your Goals Become Traps. Try This Instead…

New goals, like new shoes, may require some breaking in. Have you ever set a goal, only to find that you feel trapped by it later? Feeling saddled with a goal that doesn’t work for you wastes your time and saps your morale. Yet productive goals help you direct your energy in countless rewarding ways. What distinguishes workable…