Archive for the ‘Goals’ Category

Success Steps

This is not a self-help blog, and I don’t like posts that merely point to another’s writing. With that disclaimer, this recent post over at the blog Marc and Angel Hack Life really nails it. Each of the suggestions for achieving more success and personal satisfaction is based on sound psychological principles. Each is simple [...]

More Health Online – Tracking Input/Output With DailyBurn

I’m all in favor of tools that make it easier to do what I set out to do.  Thus, for about the past eight months, I have used DailyBurn.com to track my daily food intake, daily exercise, and daily weight and body fat.  Why?  Because the basics of weight control are — no surprise — [...]

What Does Success Mean? A Question More Important Than Its Answer

This is a blog about life’s best practices. As I wrote in the introduction to the blog, I believe there are practices that lead to greater achievement and more personal satisfaction in life. This inevitably raises the question of what it means to succeed. Five minutes of Googling will produce see plenty of definitions of [...]

Goals “Outside Our Control”

One of my best friends – who also happens to be my little sister, Beth – raised a great question.  “What happens to goal-oriented people when they are up against a goal that is out of their control, like getting pregnant?” This is no idle question for Beth.  She and her business partner run a [...]

Why We Fail to Set Goals

Why do so many of us “goal-seeking animals” fail to set goals?  After all, one of the common criticisms about modern consumer cultures in first-world nations is that people waste their time in mindless activities, without using their substantial talents.  We spend hours in front of the television.  We work at jobs we hate. We [...]

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