Today is my birthday and I turn 31 years old.
A birthday is a great time to take a break and reflect on your life.
Similar to New Years Resolutions, it’s a good way to keep track of your progress and take some time to recalibrate.
It’s less about making a new goal for yourself, and more about having a deep appreciation for your life and how far you’ve come along your journey.
It’s more about looking ahead in how we can grow as a person and achieve new levels of...
“If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive. It is only when you realize that peace and happiness are available here in the present moment that you will be able to relax. In daily life, there is so much to do and so little time. You may feel pressured to run all the time. Just stop! Touch the ground of the present moment deeply, and you will touch real peace and joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh.
Why do we set goals?
It's the beginning of a new month.
June is here, summer is right around the corner, and all our New Year's Resolutions are probably forgotten.
Hopefully not! I still have my 2021 goals and I'm proud of the progress I've made. I'm still working towards greater success, but I'm also celebrating the micro-wins along the way.
Anyway, when it comes to goal setting, monthly goals are the most powerful in my opinion.
They're not too far away where they take years to accomplish, but are still...
How do you stay focused in a world that’s constantly distracting you?
And how do you stay disciplined towards your goals and what really matters to you?
In this blog I’m going to break down 4 key areas (steps) you can implement TODAY to start seeing an increase in discipline and focus.
What is discipline?
Discipline is one of the most important personality traits in everyone's life. Discipline creates habits, habits make routines, and routines become who you are daily.
There are several mental models or frameworks when it comes to learning and mastering new skills.
In the book High-Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard, he introduces a concept called "progressive mastery" which are the 10 Steps to Mastery.
He describes it as the key to becoming world-class at any skill.
Progressive mastery isn't just about repeating a skill over and over again though. Repetition itself rarely leads to high performance.
For example, in the book "Peak" or even "The Talent...
According to Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, there are two different types of goals.
Performance goals are goals in which a person strives to obtain competence in a task either to gain favorable judgments or to avoid negative judgments from other people.
Learning goals on the other hand, are goals in which a person strives to gain competence in a given activity to understand something new or to increase their skills or understanding in this area.
According to research, there are two factors that help people achieve their goals and the behavior change they desire, which are incentives and accountability.
A recent study on accountability was done by the Association for Talent Development and what they found was, people have these following probabilities of completing a goal by taking these actions:
There's a reason why most people give up on their New Year's resolutions.
It's because they're big on dreams, but little on action (and as an introverted visionary, I'm speaking from experience! Although I never give up.)
Just like most things in life, you shouldn't decide to undertake major life changes on a whim.
If you're TRULY SERIOUS about setting yourself up with a lasting New Year's resolution, treat it like any other major life goal.
State your intentions.
Plan out your actions....
New Year's Day is a great time to implement change and personal growth by setting goals that you want to achieve throughout the upcoming year.
Some resolutions are well worth setting because they can contribute greatly towards creating the life you desire!
These goals are worth it if they're attainable without any unrealistic expectations.
There are certain areas in our life we need to focus on more than others.
Have you been putting off your health?
Have you been ignoring your finances?...
If you're like most of us, you rarely keep your New Year's resolutions. Especially during 2020 (although this year doesn't really count - right?!)
So besides 2020 ;) perhaps you have trouble with them because you make resolutions that are too ambitious. Or maybe you give up because immediate progress is hard to see.
Whatever your reason is, it's possible to make adjustments in your approach until you get what you want (2020 was a year of adjustments!)
If you want to keep your New Year's...