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Setting Goals

What Our Kids Teach Us About New Year's Resolutions

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Susan Bloch

My 12-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, sat beside me on a grainy beach in Hawaii. Staring out at the horizon, I struggled to come up with New Year's reso...

So You've Broken Your New Year's Resolutions... Now What?

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Now that you know what resolutions you won't keep, which ones are you now actually ready -- no, more importantly committed -- to stick to and make happen for you?

How to Allocate Your Time, and Your Effort

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Small Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I was a straight-A student through college who did whatever it took to produce work at a level that would please my professors. The rules changed when I started my own business over seven years ago. I realized that doing A-work in everything limited my success.

The Zen of New Year Goal-Setting

Sandy Abrams | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Sandy Abrams

I can't compare myself with my social media peers out there. I know there isn't perfect balance in anyone's life. I know what works for me and I need to stick with my own formula for "success."

2013 and Miracles With Tara Stiles

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

I recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with my dear friend Tara Stiles to talk about our New Year's resolutions, our new projects and our positive outlook for the year to come.

Set The Wheels In Motion: 4 Steps To Making Change Happen

Denise Scarbro | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Scarbro

If you want things to change, you have to decide to make things change. Just as we need to establish what our goals are, we also need to make a commitment to those goals.

Stick Fearlessly to Your Resolutions

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

The strategy that has helped hundreds of my patients over the years is one that replaces self-doubt, fear, and anxiety about making changes with a sense of certainty, control, and fearlessness. Here are my surefire steps to successfully sticking to your fitness goals for 2013.

What's Your Guiding Word?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Last year was the first year I chose a word instead of setting a plethora of goals or resolutions. It was about choosing a primary focus for the next 52 weeks of my life. Sure, I still set personal and professional goals, but having that guiding word made a huge difference.

How to Combat the #1 Killer of Productivity So You Can Easily Achieve Your Goals in 2013

Denise Gosnell | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Denise Gosnell

I tend to be a perfectionist by nature. It is my natural instinct to keep working on a project until it is as good as it possibly can be. Maybe you ca...

Why I'm Resolute Against Resolutions

Erin McHugh | Posted 03.04.2013 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

A few words about resolutions. I'm suspicious of them. I put them in the same category as diets: in the main, they're doomed from the start, complete with a hefty chaser of guilt and self-recrimination.

The Last Advice You'll Need to Keep a New Year's Resolution

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

Decide to make 2013 your year. Sharpen your mental toughness tools and make great things happen in the new year.

New Year's Resolution: There Is Always A Solution

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Intentions set a direction toward a new vision, opening the vista to see where one wants to go, making it easier to go toward the intention. There is less resistance with intentions than with resolutions.

Replace Goals and Resolutions With Agreements and Promises of Action

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

As we prepare to turn the page on 2012 and ring in 2013, it's highly likely that most of us will be making resolutions regarding weight loss that go something like, "I want to lose 30 pounds in three months." Over the past 20 years, I have come to realize that having a goal by itself does not lead to success.

Ditch the Resolutions and Create Real Change That Lasts!

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Many resolutions are just a wish and a dream (which is a great place to start), but they lack the long-term planning and vision to carry them out to success. So, why not ditch the "r" word all together and commit to real change that will last?

When It Comes to Setting (and Sharing) Goals for the New Year, Sometimes Less Is More

Gregg McBride | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

To my surprise, this smaller, quieter way of goal setting actually began to work. By keeping quiet, I didn't feel compelled to check in with people (or worse, explain to them why a goal hadn't yet been met). Without this cycle of shame, I found my goals actually had a chance to gain more traction.

5 Quick and Easy Tips for Change in 2013

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Change doesn't just happen; we have to make it happen. And the first hurdle to change is inertia. So, how do you get past this? Easy.

New Year's and You: 6 Ways to Not Let Perfectionism Push You Over the Resolution Cliff

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

January is not the problem. It's us. Well, our perfectionism, to be specific. Our all-or-none thinking frames our life so that if we're not succeeding every second, we're failing. Nobody wants that. But nobody can be that "perfect" person either.

Ready, Set, Go!

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Each goal is measurable, stated in present tense and set within a time frame. We've visualized it, written it down, and maybe even posted it on our bathroom mirror. We've told our supportive friends about it and even come up with an action plan. So why is it so hard to get into action?

5 Keys for Setting Intentions for 2013

Pragito Dove | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

The first thing about setting intentions is that you have to really, really want them to happen. You might be amongst the fortunate whose dreams come true quickly. For most people, however, there are ups and downs along the path. The more you really want your dream, the more likely it is to happen.

New Year, Same You -- But Better!

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 02.25.2013 | Women
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Remember that the beginning of every year is a new, fresh start. You may not achieve all of your goals, but every little bit will help make this year even better than the last. What do you plan to do differently this year from last year?

Forget Resolutions! Commit to Yourself Instead

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I used to enjoy the thrill of making make New Year's resolutions. It was fun to declare all the things I wanted once the calendar changed. Sometimes, my friends and I would share them and get each other more excited. But it didn't feel good as the next year passed and life didn't change.

The Fool's Guide to Life After School

David Trumble | Posted 02.18.2013 | College
David Trumble

I loosely consider this "The Fool's Guide to Things You Won't Truly Realize for About 10 Years." And like your futures, they shall be told in no particular order.

Goals With Soul Video For You

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

The best place to begin is always with gratitude. Don't wait until you feel better to do this work. Now is the time. You will never arrive. You will never get where you think you're going, because life will always take you in a direction you couldn't have imagined.

Using Life's Speed Bumps To Your Advantage

Pam Grout | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

Reaching any goal, manifesting any desire is a simple matter of deciding that you want it and starting to move in that direction. It's no more complicated than driving from say, Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Why I Gave Up Chasing Goals

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Intentions and goals are tools for liberation. But when we use goal-chasing like a hammer, it can beat up on our self-esteem, relationships, and creativity.