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Setting Goals

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 addicti...

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.

How She Does It All -- And You Can, Too!

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Why do we feel the need to prove we can do it all? I bet, if you really tried, worked endlessly, didn't sleep and stopped doing anything just for fun, you could probably do it all. But at what cost?

Why You Should 'Slow-Track' Your Career

Daniel Gulati | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

Quitting early to avoid getting stuck in a rut is smart. But continually shortening your time horizons for career achievement and shirking hard work in the search for immediate silver bullets is a dangerous practice, and may actually limit your long-term outcomes.

'Success' Is Such an Elusive Word

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

The definition of success is truly in "the eye of the beholder." What for one person constitutes having achieved everything they've ever wanted might be seem like a gross underachievement to someone else.

What's Getting In The Way Of Your Passion?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Even a small step in the right direction can have a snowball effect in bringing you closer to the joyful, purposeful life you are meant to live. I hope you will make that small step today!

What if My Life Didn't Go According to 'The Plan'?

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Sasha Cagen

We may have biological clocks when it comes to having children, but we have no expiration date on our ability to grow. If we want to evolve in our ability to love (or create, or learn to be contentedly single), the most important thing is the word "want."

Nose to the Grindstone, I Am Leaning In

Lynn Cluess Manzione | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Cluess Manzione

I am allowing my reflection of the past 53 years to whisper in my ear, and it's telling me to go ahead -- the beast is not as scary as you think. It is time to lean in!

The Loaded Goal

Michael Neill | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The loaded goal is that goal that seems to be your most important and longest-standing one -- it's the one that "for some reason, I don't seem to be able to make any real progress on," and "this year, I'm finally going to handle."

Time Travel and Goal-Setting Go Together Like PB&J

Alexandra Monir | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Monir

Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and imagined. And if you believe something to be real with every fiber of your being, your subconscious will do everything in its power to prove you right -- by making your dream a reality.

How to Fear Less and Be More

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

So many of us let our fears stand in the way of us being successful and living our best lives. People are afraid to fail, so they don't even try

6 New Happiness Tips That Will Lead To Success

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lexi Petronis Some strategies for success have been the same since Helen of Troy rose from mere pretty face to The Face That Launched a Thousa...

Are You Really As Busy As You Think You Are?

LearnVest | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
LearnVest

I certainly think I'm busy. I work a demanding (although fulfilling!) job, have an additional side gig and even take on freelance stories regularly. Because my various forms of work take up so much time, I feel like I have barely any time left for socializing, sleep, cooking and cleaning.

Just 30 Minutes For Better Health

Mitch Plotnick | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Plotnick

Rather than start your self-improvement quest by trying to change everything in your life at once, pick just one thing that you'd like to improve, and give yourself 30 minutes every few days to work on that goal. Little by little. No deadlines. No pressure.

We Draw Our Own Maps

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Here's the bad news: We have to draw our life maps ourselves. No one else can. That's also the good news.

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 ...

Why You Should Let Go Of Some Of Your Goals

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

How do you know if you are ready to let go of setting goals? It's important to recognize that the conflict is not you losing your mojo as much as it is a sign that you need a new form of container for your aspirations. Goals have become too junior for you.

How To Actually Stick To Your Goals This Year (The Recipe For Sustained Success)

James Clear | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The reason why it's so hard to stick to new habits is that we often try to achieve a performance or appearance-based goal without changing our identity. Most of the time, we try to achieve results before proving to ourselves that we have the identity of the type of person we want to become.

Get Better This Year by Being Practical

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

My belief is that when we improve, we feel better. And when we feel better, life is richer. And when life is richer, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

Soul-Talk: What Would You Like More Of In 2013?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Russell Bishop

The secret in all of this has less to do with getting it all right before you set out on your journey and more to do with paying attention to your experience along the way.

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?