There are a lot of things that can hold you back in life: money, opportunity, other people. It’s disingenuous to say that it’s equally easy for everyone to do what they want. However, in nearly everyone’s case, the biggest obstacle to achieving your goals is yourself.
Instead of setting a resolution for the entire new year, set short-term goals for 90 days. These chunks make big goals more manageable, and if you fail, you can try again or re-evaluate the goal within a shorter time span.
When you are trying to adopt a good habit, you will face moments of temptation and weakness. To stick it out, write a little script to tell yourself or anyone else why you are doing it.
If you set your mind to it, you can achieve most short-term goals, like losing weight in a few months. Future targets are much more difficult, like where you see yourself three years down the line. Before you set off on these long-term goals, it's good to know what pitfalls you can expect and mentally prepare for…
The "career objectives" statement is dead so don't waste a recruiter's time by listing it at the start, says Ruben Quintero, Medicare Broker Relations Manager. Instead, state the most pertinent qualifications for the job.
Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, isn't a big believer in following your passion or setting long-term goals. They are "blinders" for unnecessary prioritizing and cause you to miss out on opportunities in related areas.
There are plenty of tricks to stick to your goals, but what's science got to say about it? Well, apparently, framing your objectives as self-directed questions has a positive impact on how likely you are to follow through on them, according to a study conducted by the University of Illinois.