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…

What If Your Time Legacy Gives You Mixed Messages?

In a previous post I wrote about the importance of recognizing your time legacy. These are the ideas about time that you learned from important people in your life. When you carry them into your present, they have a profound impact on your time choices, and ultimately on how you experience your life. So, it’s…

Culling to Find Focus — Try It Today

Finding and maintaining focus is a huge challenge for most of us. Surrounded by a swirl of priorities and responsibilities, how do you manage to stick with just one? Everything seems to be clamoring for attention at once. Indeed, some days do you feel like you just rush from one task to the next without…

Too Many Top Priorities? Try This…

Setting priorities is a powerful way to organize yourself. It’s a time skill that helps you organize and order your daily activities. And yet, it isn’t always simple. Here’s a recent question from a reader that illustrates a common challenge that people face when prioritizing. See if it resonates for you… Carol of Trenton, New…

Declutter Your To-Do List and Get More Done

When you declutter your to-do list you give yourself a huge productivity boost. Think about it. We all know that finding time to complete the items on your to-do list is an ongoing challenge.  During the holiday season, it’s a challenge that often becomes especially difficult. So, this morning, I invite you to take a step…

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…