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How to Achieve Any Goal in 7 Simple Steps

R.L. Adams | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
R.L. Adams

We all have goals in life. But we don't all do what it takes to achieve those goals. While we might start out with good intentions, we eventually get sidetracked, caught up, and engrossed in distractions or bad habits.

5 Mistakes Moms Make When Setting New Year's Resolutions

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

The start of the New Year brings such inspiring energy and motivation to live better and achieve more. At midnight on December 31 we collectively hit the reset button and make commitments to improve ourselves and our lives during the coming 12 months. With all of that positive energy and good intentions why do we fail to stick to our resolutions?

Set Goals Not Resolutions

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

The end of the year is a time for self-reflection for many. For me, it's a time for me to take stock of what I have accomplished, think about those who made an impact on my life, those individuals lost through the year, and the items not yet achieved.

Why You Aren't Who You're Supposed to Be

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Whether the glitch is in the value or the glitch is in the goal, we have several techniques in NLP to reconcile the two. When your values and goals are in alignment, you'll no longer feel frustrated as you pursue what you desire.

Make a Fitness Resolution That Sticks

Angelo Poli | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Angelo Poli

About a zillion people make resolutions that relate to fitness around the New Year. And about three-quarters of a zillion of them don't stick to those resolutions past six weeks. I have a few theories as to why that might be -- and how you might be able to make a fitness resolution that sticks this time around.

Why Some People Almost Always Reach Their New Year's Resolutions

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Your goal must also be meaningful for you. It isn't what other people want, what we think we should want, or what others want for us.

Why Goals Work in Business and in Pleasure

Gary Shapiro | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Gary Shapiro

It's a well-established principle: work comes before play. Those of us who live by this mantra know that an earned pleasure feels better than a guilty...

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.

WATCH: Oprah: 'The Only Courage You Ever Need Is...'

Posted 02.01.2013 | OWN

In this clip from a recent episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," Oprah talks about the importance of setting goals and having dreams. "The only courage you ...

Finding The Juice In Small Steps: 4 Reasons To Enjoy The Process Of Achieving Your Goals

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Our goals (if we've created them correctly) are inspiring and attractive and exciting to us. But all those small steps to get there? Ugh.

Do You Really Believe in Change?

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jurriaan Kamp

Do you really believe in change? Do you really think that you can transform your life? These are important questions, especially at the beginning of a new year when most of us have, once again, made "New Year's resolutions."