Poll: Which area of your life would you most like to improve over the next year?

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Get Motivated at Home Like You Are at Work

Have you ever said, "Why am I so much more motivated at work then I am at home?" Ever wonder why you can get yourself to wake up early and go to work every day, even if you hate your job, but you can't get yourself up early on the weekend to do a special project at home, even when you actually want to do it? Why are you able to stick to deadlines at work but you can't stick to them at home? If you're like me, the goals you set outside of job-related goals, are more important, but it seems so … [Read more...]

Strategies for Setting A New Year’s Resolution

"What's your New Year's resolution?" I'll bet you've been asked that question many times over the years. The New Year's resolution gets a lot of hype around the start of every year. Some people completely disregard it while others reluctantly set a goal but they always include an eternal caveat: "I don't know why, I'll never achieve it." Or they say, "I always set a New Year's resolution but I never reach it. I don't know why I even bother." If you're one of those people, then you've probably … [Read more...]

How Low Self-Esteem Affects Goal-Setting

I recently posted a Motivation Quick Tip on the Behavior and Motivation Facebook Page. This prompted an interesting conversation that I thought exposed some important points about low self-esteem and how it effects the way you set goals. The following is a transcript of that conversation. Motivation Quick Tip:  Better to focus on one goal that means a lot to you, then many goals that are only casual desires. Shawn:  Scott, see if you agree with this definition: Low self-esteem is defined … [Read more...]

Smart Goal-Setting Ideas

There will always be a goal or a couple of goals that are most important to you, like finally losing weight and keeping it off or getting more exercise; quitting smoking or paying down debt; going back to school or getting a new job; saving for retirement or buying a new home. These are the kind of goals that would make the biggest difference in your life if you were to achieve them. These are the goals you'll want to give the most attention to. But make sure you're only setting goals that … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Setting and Achieving Your Goals

There are many methods for goal setting and to be honest, most of them fall short. The trick is to find a method that fits you. But it's more than that. It's also important to understand that the process of setting goals should be a flexible one because you won't accomplish some goals and that's okay. For instance, what if you set a goal to buy a specific TV by the end of the year and three months after you set the goal, you learn the TV has been recalled due to a bad part? You either have to … [Read more...]