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« When making plans, think big. When making progress, think small. » James Clear

What is Goal Setting and How to Do it Well. The Importance, Benefits, and Value of Goal Setting. An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set. 5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck. Steve Mura was a Triple-A baseball pitcher.

5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck

He was starting one night in an away game, but he almost lost before leaving the dugout. Why? Courtesy of iStock/SIphotography “I can never win on this mound,” he told his pitching coach and shook his head. For Mura, the game was already over, and he hadn’t even thrown the first pitch! When it comes to making progress towards what matters most in life, there are at least five major myths we need to avoid like quicksand. Over the years, I’ve seen these rob countless people of happiness, success, and significance—me included. Myth No. 1: Your Past Determines Your Future Almost 40 percent of people in their twenties achieve their New Year’s resolutions each year, but not even 15 percent of those over 50 do—even though they probably have far more resources to do so.

My guess is that they’ve also got more failures under their belt and don’t believe they can win. The 2 Types of Growth: Which One of These Growth Curves Are You Following? We often assume that life works in a linear fashion.

The 2 Types of Growth: Which One of These Growth Curves Are You Following?

People will say, “You get out of life what you put into it.” The basic idea is that for each unit of effort you put into a given task, you get some unit of return. Do Things You Can Sustain. In 1996, Southwest Airlines was faced with an interesting problem.

Do Things You Can Sustain

During the previous decade, the airline company had methodically expanded from being a small regional carrier to one with a more national presence. And now, more than 100 cities were calling for Southwest to expand service to their location. At a time when many airline companies were losing money or going bankrupt, Southwest was overflowing with opportunity. So what did they do? Southwest turned down over 95% of the offers and began serving just 4 new locations in 1996. Mental Frameworks.

Anticipation. Intentional Training. How to Hack Your Habits. Time Management. Self-Efficacy. How to Set and Achieve Life Goals The Right Way. Goal-setting theory draws on the concept that our conscious ideas guide our actions (Locke, 1968).

How to Set and Achieve Life Goals The Right Way

This is How to Set Effective Goals: The 3 Essential Elements. 7 Tips for Setting Achievable Goals. The Psychological Trick That Will Help You Reach Your Goals. How to Commit to a Goal. Psychological experiments demonstrate the power of a simple technique for committing to goals.

How to Commit to a Goal

Here’s a brief story about why we all sometimes get distracted from the most important goals in our lives. The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books. Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace.

The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters. Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day. His strategy is explained in Mason Currey’s book, Daily Rituals (audiobook): “It had at this time become my custom,—and is still my custom, though of late I have become a little lenient of myself—to write with my watch before me, and to require of myself 250 words every quarter of an hour…This division of time allowed me to produce over ten pages of an ordinary novel volume a day, and if kept up through ten months, would have given as its results three novels of three volumes each in the year…” —Anthony Trollope Trollope’s approach may seem simple on the surface, but there is more going on here than it may appear at first glance. The Problem With Big Projects. How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good. In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits.

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or eating healthy once or twice, but if you don’t shift your underlying identity, then it’s hard to stick with long-term changes. Most people start by focusing on performance and appearance-based goals like “I want to lose 20 pounds” or “I want to write a best-selling book.” But these are surface level changes.


Sprints. OKR. Goal Setting. How to Set and Achieve Your Goals Using Evernote. We all have goals we want to achieve.

How to Set and Achieve Your Goals Using Evernote

The problem is many of us don’t have a system for tracking our progress. Today, I’m going to presents a simple, powerful, and effective system for setting and achieving goals – using Evernote. I originally learned this goal-setting system from Michael Hyatt on his popular course “Five Days to Your Best Year Ever”, but have since adapted it to suit my own personal preferences. Let’s look at each step. Step 1. Create a new tag and call it “2016 Goals.” Create a new note and call it “00. 2016 Goals” and tag it as “2016 Goals.” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How Evernote can Help you Achieve Your Goals in 2015. If you are going to achieve your goals in 2015, you must have a way to track your progress, so you actually achieve it.

How Evernote can Help you Achieve Your Goals in 2015

There are a variety of tools for doing this. Author Michael Hyatt provides tips on how he uses Evernote to organize his life and focus on accomplishing business goals for the new year. Hyatt is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the founder of Platform University and the massively popular course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Like millions of other people, I use Evernote as my “digital brain” to store ideas, notes, web clips, receipts, recipes, important documents, event details, and more.