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Setting Goals

Are Your Job Goals Destined to Fail?

Amanda Augustine | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

If you find yourself struggling to achieve your job goal, the goal may need to be reevaluated. Here are four types of goals the will work against your job search -- and what you can do to get back on track.

Relaxing Into Summer With School on the Horizon

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 10.13.2013 | Parents
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

Taking a few minutes out of each day to give children an opportunity to think about what they want out of the day, the week, the school year and perhaps their life is something that will make a lasting impression on them and develop positive habits that they can carry with them for years.

How To Do Something Impossible

Jessica Sweet | Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Sweet

It's not that you need to wake up and seize the day. It's that you need to have a vision of what impossible thing you're supposed to do -- and that vision will allow you to let go of the protective coating that keeps you "asleep" and numb to the pain of not knowing.

One Guaranteed Way To Boost Your Happiness

Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeanette Leardi for YouBeauty Are you happy with your life? That's not as simple a question as it seems. After all, you may be content with some...

Post-Divorce: An Adventure Is Waiting

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.01.2013 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

The divorce papers have been signed and filed and the time has come to emerge from the post-divorce doldrums and make some positive changes in your life. Believe it or not this is a great time to begin to make plans for your future life.

Jess Lively: Produce Your Own Success Story

Jess Lively | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Jess Lively

I believe that most of our failed attempts come from the fact that we are trying to fit ourselves into a prescribed routine that isn't capturing our real desires.

One Trick To Achieving Your Goals, From Agapi Stassinopoulos

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

Don't be afraid of failure! That was the message that Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," gave me this week on Mondays With Marlo. ...

Why Setting Goals Doesn't Work (And How to Start Moving Forward With Ease!)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Go through the steps above and get clear on your priority areas, priority goals and what you plan to do to start moving forward in the next month. Share your goals below if you'd like support on whether or not they're too much or if you just want some public accountability.

Why Consequences Work

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Consequences actually force your brain to look for ways to solve your problems and keep your promises with the energy it would normally use to justify flaking. You will be amazed at how effective and creative you become with the right promises and consequences.

How to Make the Most of Every Moment

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

There's nothing wrong with a little time in front of the TV, and there's certainly nothing wrong with checking in with people you love on Facebook. The problem is that many of us spend far too much time on these activities, turning them into a time suck that actually further drains energy!

Oshetha Shakoor: Why We Can Stop Looking for Success in a Box

Oshetha Shakoor | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Oshetha Shakoor

Don't live the life your mom, dad, sister or brother wants you to live. Live the life you want to live. The quality of your life depends upon it.

Sarah Kay: Redefining Success

Sarah Kay | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Sarah Kay

When I was nearing the end of my college experience, a lot of my friends had a clear idea of their definition of success. It was getting through medical school and becoming a doctor. It was winning a Tony for a Broadway musical. I didn't have a clue as to what my definition of success was.

Prim Siripipat: My Dreams, My Life, My Journey As a Thai-American Female Sportscaster

Prim Siripipat | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Prim Siripipat

Even the most successful people in life get discouraged, experience rejection, make mistakes and doubt themselves. In fact, adversity is inevitable, and it is those challenges that make us stronger.

Grab A Pen! How To Start Achieving Your Goals

Jennifer Langione | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

I've always been a believer in setting goals. In the past, though, I've been able to achieve my goals just by writing them down and didn't have to remind myself of them on a regular basis. However, as my goals grew more complex, they pushed me to make bigger leaps out of my comfort zone.

The 4 Things You Must Be Doing to Build a Life Around Your Passion

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

If you're like me, there's probably something in your life that you're deeply passionate about. You would love to build your life around this passion, your purpose, or your craft, but you "just can't."

Need Clarity On Your Life's Purpose?

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Run this exercise through all the areas of your life: career, health and fitness, relationships, spirituality, family, and personal growth. As you do so, you'll start to find a pattern or theme that will lead you to a sense of your overall purpose.

Your Game Plan For Nipping Stress In The Bud

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The most important work you'll do today is planning what you'll do. Here are some key strategies for staying proactive -- and one step ahead of stress.

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

There Should Be So Much More... The 'If __, I Would __' Exercise

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Are you feeling content and grateful, but wish there was more going on in your life? Are you feeling fulfilled? Is there a stirring inside you to get excited about something, but you just can't put your finger on what would scratch that itch?

How To Improve Your Focus And Concentration (Surprising Lessons From A Lion Tamer)

James Clear | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Anyone can learn how to focus -- but only if we decide what is important to us and what we want to commit to accomplishing. The only wrong choice is no choice.

The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.

This One Thing Is Getting In The Way Of Your Happiness

David Wygant | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

It's time to become more present. Love your life, love who you are, accept yourself for what you are. And you'll be there right now. You won't be looking at the perpetual treadmill of "eventually"s.

Revealed: Why You're Not Where You Thought You'd Be by Now

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Because you're human, it's normal to formulate opinions based on information you've accumulated up until the present moment. It's natural and necessary in certain situations -- but not when it comes to your life and who you are.

Success and Breathing: Practice and Putting Yourself Out There

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Paterson

Success comes in all forms, whether it be how you did on a test, a work project, closing a sale, losing weight, quitting smoking or another addiction,...

Are You Handcuffed By Your Goals?

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

In 2013 I took a stance to start living without goals. I still work 60 hours a week. I still enjoy every evening and weekend with my amazing family doing stuff that we love. The difference is, I no longer encumber my creativity by being so focused on one thing that I lose sight of something better.