When Goals Get in the Way

When Goals Get In The Way

I admit, I'm pretty motivated and driven to accomplish some goals in my life. That doesn't mean I live and breathe every moment for those goals. It does, however, mean that I make tough choices so that I'm making my goals a very high priority, as they should be. Why do we set goals? Obviously, we hope to make our lives better in meaningful ways. Some goals have the potential to radically improve our lives, while others may just offer a little happiness or a bit of sunshine in an otherwise … [Read more...]

Sometimes You Don’t Need Motivation

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Lately, I've been thinking about some projects I've been procrastinating on. Overall, I'm a pretty motivated guy, but I don't apply motivational techniques to everything in my life that needs to get done; to everything that I'm procrastinating on.  Why? Because I know that if I do, it will only be a quick fix and the project will end up right back in my lap again, only to then have to deal with it at a later time. Even if I get it done, it won't address the core issue behind my … [Read more...]

How Low Self-Esteem Affects Goal-Setting

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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...]

The Astonishing Truth about Sleep

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Recently, I had a short conversation with a co-worker at my day job. We chatted for about 3, maybe 4 minutes. But by the end of the conversation, he had the look of astonishment on his face. I could tell that our discussion was hitting him at just the right moment in his life and it was waking him up like splashing cold water on his face. The conversation went something like this: Me: So, how's your day going? Him: Pretty good, I guess. I'm a little tired. Me: Still not getting enough … [Read more...]

Great Potential Hidden Behind Great Obstacles

Are you any different than the people showcased in this video? Nobody is perfect...we all have flaws and we all make mistakes. But all of these people shared a very important trait: they never quit trying! … [Read more...]