Category Archives: Setting & Achieving Goals

Stop Procrastinating with This One Simple Trick

Raise your hand along with me if you tend to procrastinate, but want to stop. (Someday...)Raise your hand along with me if you tend to procrastinate, but want to stop. (Someday…)

We all know that procrastination isn’t exactly a good thing. In fact — in addition to being counterproductive — it can be stressful.

You know you should be doing a certain task, but you do everything but that task instead, while feeling guilty along the way. Then you stress out about it. Finally, you either do it at the last minute (losing sleep over it in the process) or give up on what might have been an excellent idea.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can, of course, stop indulging in procrastination cold-turkey. But if you want to ease yourself into it, you can stop procrastinating with this one simple trick. I call it procrastinating wisely. » Read more

If It Matters, Prove It

Tomorrow won't change unless we doWhat’s your primary focus right now when it comes to financial goals? Are you getting out of debt, saving for a house, or building your career? Or maybe you’re gearing up for a leap out on your own into a small business.

Regardless of your goal, identifying your primary focus is the first step. It’s an important one, but it’s still only the first one.

After that, you have to prove that your financial goal matters to you if you want to achieve it. » Read more

How to Create Goals You Can Actually Succeed At

Good tips on creating goals you can actually REACH. (Because it's all well and good to say things like 'I want to get my finances in order' or 'I want to get healthy', but it's another thing to DO IT.)It’s the beginning of February as I write this, which means that hoards of new gym members are starting to stay home.

Other well-intentioned resolutions-masquerading-as-goals are also falling by the wayside in droves right about now.

Why?

Because it’s all well and good to say things like “I want to get healthy” or “I want to get my finances in order”, but it’s another thing to do it.

Here’s how to create SMART goals you can succeed at. » Read more

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