Achieving your goals

A series of articles taking a look at achieving your goals as well as tools/templates you can download to help you achieve your own goals.

Time to WOOP it up!!!

Gabriele Oettingen, a New York University psychologist, wrote a book called Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation(2014). She is of the opinion that, if you have a goal that really matters to you, maintaining a rosy outlook on that goal can stop you from actually achieving it. SAY WHAT?!?!? As someone who is unfailingly positive and generally pretty darn motivated, I HAD to read more….

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4 Plateau busters when motivation ebbs

When the initial excitement of a new goal starts to wear off, motivation can start to wain and you hit a plateau when you don’t seem to be moving forward as quickly as you’d like….here are four ways to keep going when that plateau arrives..

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24 Hours

There are lots of other reasons why many of us get off track when striving toward a goal, but they tend to be things that we have an element of choice over. We know that we all have the same number of hours in each day – 24. Steve Jobs had 24, Oprah Winfrey has 24, Richard Branson has 24. You and I have 24. But often, the choices we make don’t reflect that we’re keenly aware of that fact.

Most high achievers tend to choose NOT to engage in things like watching television every day or surfing the web. Most high achievers tend to invest their time more wisely.

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Who is your accountability partner?

An accountability partner can often mean the difference between achieving or not achieving a goal. Our experience at JFDI is bearing this out….being answerable to someone else is an excellent motivator….

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So you fell off the wagon? – CLIMB BACK ON.

It’s just a simple mistake when you ‘fall off the wagon’ – don’t let it affect your mood, outlook or self-image. You’re still just as capable and intelligent as you ever were – you’re also human. The KEY is to recognize it as a mistake and get right back into your new habit or routine immediately afterward and pick up where you left off.

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The plan is nothing. Planning is everything

he title of this article is a quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower. For the uninitiated, Eisenhower was not only the 34thPresident of the United States, he was also a 5-star General in the U.S. Army during World War II and led the invasion of France and...

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Help! Where do I start?

ave you ever felt as though you have too many goals you’d like to achieve? Perhaps you have a goal around becoming healthier by changing your diet and exercise habits. You might also have a goal to invest more time in your own self-development....

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