ARTICLES ON GOAL-SETTING, WELL-BEING & SUCCESS
Read articles on how to set personal goals and create success in career, business, work & life for real-world impact.
5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self to Fast Track Success
They say you’ll fall many times to getting to your dream goal. What you need to do is get up, brush the dirt off, and keep going. Okay, but that’s not exactly the smartest or fastest way to smashing success. While grit and persistence are essential ingredients to success, this Modus Operandi can be extremely costly.
If your wiser, older self from 10 years down the road could come back and give you the advice to win at what you want, what do you think that would be? I know there are at least 5 big — critical — things I would tell myself 10 years back.
7 Habits You Must Stop Doing if You Want to Achieve Your Dream Goal
80% of all strategic plans sit on shelves after their creation, never to be used. People drop pretty much that same percentage of New Year’s resolutions by week two of a new year. Here’s the problem: we can focus all we want on a vision, mission, etc. and write out well-thought out steps to achieving our dream goal. But the hard truth is all that work and investment will mean absolutely nothing if we don’t address first things first. That is, getting rid of the very roadblocks to our success — bad habits. The science to achieving what you want and who you want to be is not so much learning the art of goal setting and great planning. It has much more to do with dropping the habits that are holding you back right now.
Well-being is Correlated to Higher Performance
The countries performing the highest have the shortest workdays. Seven countries among those with the highest GDP rank have the fewest working hours. They include Luxembourg, then Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. We still live in a culture of bragging about how hard we work and how little we sleep to work. But bragging is actually a sign that you are not performing. Work, work, work is correlated with lower performance. So, what does wellbeing have to do with productivity? Everything.