Category: Personal effectiveness

Whatever it takes

How to achieve your goals this year: mindset and tips

The new year has only just started, so I assume your good intentions for this year still stand. Of course, you are sure it will remain that way throughout the year and that you will reach your goals. Unfortunately, statistics are not on your side: about 80% of good intentions fail, January 12 is a notorious day of withdrawal and January is the worst month to start with good intentions. That’s not very encouraging at all.

Continuous efforts – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

I believe that with the right approach and focus you will achieve your goals this year. That sounds promising but be warned, there’s no silver bullet. You will have to work hard and give it your all if you want to achieve the results you have in mind. If you are willing to do that, this article describes the necessary mindset as well as tips that will help you achieve your goals.

Set goals

Goal setting that gets you energized

What’s the point of goal setting? When you set goals, how do you know these are the right ones? How can you determine which goals are worth pursuing?

Ready, Fire, Aim

Mainfreight motto

The quote above is very appropriate when it comes to goal setting (and achieving these goals). The order of words you might expect is Ready, Aim, Fire. In this case, the last two words are in reversed order. This to me means that you shouldn’t wait until your plans are completely clear and worked out in detail. When you have an idea (Ready), create a plan for achieving it and execute your plan (Fire). Once you have started working on your goal, adjust along the way (Aim).

This applies to many parts of life, but especially to achieving your goals. In general, we spend too much time with our dreams and goals in mind. We too often feel like we are not ready yet. This article explains how you can make goal setting energizing for you. Furthermore, you will find 3 tips to define your goals and work out the details. After reading this article you are ready to start working on your goals!

The #1 way to go through the day more energized!

Why is there no ‘me-ology’ taught in school? In fact, why is there no formal education for it? How are you supposed to find out what floats your boat? A personal mission statement gives direction to your life. What is a personal mission statement? How do you draft one? Why should you put time and effort into creating one? This article explains everything you need to know about a personal mission statement so that you can go through life more energized!

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else

Yogi Berra
Dream and Achieve

This is the number one lesson I take from all my training sessions: mastermind

That’s a huge promise; a ‘mastermind’ group as an answer to all of your questions. The key to success, a silver bullet. It sounds too good to be true, right?

You can achieve anything you want – if you help enough people get what they want

Zig Ziglar

I understand how this sounds. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the principle that I describe in this article is the key to success for (personal) growth. This doesn’t imply that you won’t need training after reading about the mastermind principle. It’s about getting even more out of those training sessions you do participate in. It will help you achieve the goals you set.

Are you always busy? The Eisenhower model offers a solution

You are busy all the time, putting in a lot of effort, crossing off tasks from your to-do list, but somehow feel unsatisfied. Does this sound familiar? Does the fun stuff in your schedule suffer at the expense of chores you do for others? Is the bulk of your day filled with ‘fire fighting’? If you recognize these challenges then you can use some help setting priorities. The Eisenhower model offers a solution!

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This article explains the Eisenhower model (also known as the Eisenhower matrix or Eisenhower quadrant). The model’s purpose is to help you prioritize your tasks. This helps you to focus on the tasks that will make a difference in the long run.

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