A Goal without a Plan is Just a Wish: 3 Lessons for This Quote

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry If you have ever studied French, you have undoubtedly heard of the book Le Petit Prince (or, The Little Prince). Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943, this book is often used in educational settings not only to help teach the French … Read more

Stretch Goals: How to Motivate Yourself & Others to Success

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We’ve been talking a lot about SMART goals around here lately, so I’m hoping by now you have had a chance to set a SMART goal, follow through with it, and achieve the outcome that you had wished for. When talking about these goals, we often mention things like consistency, starting small, thinking realistically, and … Read more

7 Areas of Your Life for Setting Important Goals

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Have you ever asked someone how they’re doing and they respond by saying, “you know, same stuff, different day”? Or have you ever had that response yourself? To me, this common answer signals that you’re not getting what you want out of life, you’re on autopilot, and you don’t have a clear sense of direction … Read more

Goal Setting Activities of Olympic Athletes (and what they can teach the rest of us)

Shoot for the moon with your long term goals. Most overestimate what they can complete with hard work and dedication in the short term, but they also underestimate what is really possible in the long term.

Olympians can teach us quite a bit about goal setting activities. Olympians are master’s of reaching large, audacious goals, and every single olympian uses the process of goal setting to help them achieve their dreams. What can Olympians really teach us about reaching our goals? Let’s face it.  99.9999% of the people reading this post … Read more