3 External Factors that Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a 3-part series on the external factors that can cost you your goal. External factors aren’t character traits that you may need to change—although your character traits may also cost you your goal. External factors are other elements that, if you’re not careful, can lead you to fail your goal. Thus, you…

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3 External Factors That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 1

Many factors come into play in the realization of your goal. The most important ones—which can significantly impede your progress—are usually personal attributes that you must overcome. For example, if you tend to procrastinate, your lack of action will cost you your goal. In fact, without taking action, your “goal” becomes a wish more than…

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Why You Must Maximize the Offseason

Last week, my son started his basketball season. Now that all the players are back on the court, we can see which ones have been practicing during the offseason and which ones have not. What players do during the offseason impacts what happens during the season. If they waste their time and fail to prepare…

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The One Rule to Achieving Any Great Goal

When you set a great goal for yourself, you intend to achieve it. No one starts pursuing a goal with the intention (and desire) to fail. People want to reach their goals. But what does it really take to reach a goal? I mean a great goal, a meaningful goal. As you can imagine, it…

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Positive Attitude – How to Manage Your Negative Thoughts

Managing your thoughts is vital to cultivating a positive attitude. As you can imagine, your thoughts affect your attitude. If negative thoughts pollute your mind, your attitude will stink. Like most aspects of your life, you must manage your thought life, and this includes your negative thoughts. You’re not a slave to your negative thoughts.…

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Two Groups Of Negative People You Must Watch for

You’re making efforts to cultivate a positive attitude, but not everyone is. Negative people surround you from all sides. They’re the cashier at the grocery store who appears to be bothered that you came shopping in their store. They’re your coworker who enjoys whining about the boss and complaining about the workplace. They’re the family…

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Increase Your Productivity by Role-Playing

One of the training strategies used in workshops is role-playing. This “make pretend” strategy consists of putting participants in a situation in which they have to act out their assigned role. As they play their role, participants learn and practice some of the concepts of the workshop. For example, in management workshops, participants can be…

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5 Strategies You Can Use To Boost Your Productivity Immediately

You’ve resolved to increase your productivity. You realize that you’ve wasted enough time at work (and in life), and now, you begin to step up your game so that you would reach your targets. There are a number of things you can do to boost your productivity immediately. 1. Identify the Activities that Occupy Your…

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How to Overcome Fear and Pursue Your Great Goals

Let’s get this straight. If you pursue great goals (or want to do so), be prepared to face fear. In particular, fear will show up and try to stop you before you embark on your journey. It will outline all the reason why your goal is impossible or why you’re unfit to achieve it. And…

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Mindset: Why You Must Watch What You Consume

If the bulk of your diet consists of fatty, high-sodium, and otherwise junk food, you don’t need to be a medical professional to know that, in the long run, your health will suffer. Ultimately, the food you consume affect your health. And to cultivate a vibrant health, you must fuel your body appropriately by consuming…

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