How to Use Visual Goals to Cross the Finish Line

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If you can see it, you can achieve it.

Creating a visual representation of your progress is one of the most powerful ways to sustain motivation and achieve goals. In The 4 Disciplines of Execution, McChesney and Covey recommend using leader boards to sustain motivation in a group setting.

You can apply the same concept for your own personal goals with the use of a visual goal board.

Note that we’re not referring to vision boards, which are often big-picture visual representations that are useful in revealing everything you dream of having or achieving. Instead, a goal board is a…

How using a simple timer can change your life

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So it’s a new year, and you’ve spent some time thinking about your big goals.

As exciting as your aspirations are, is there a nagging doubt that somewhere on that list is that “thing” that you’ve always intended to do, perhaps several years in a row now, but can never seem to get around to completing?

Are you pursuing a big, overwhelming mission, or maybe a simple daily habit that you know will completely turn your life around if you could ever find the time to actually start?

It’s January, so for many of us, this is the year we…

Yearning to pursue life on your terms? Do hard things.

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“If you are willing to do only what’s easy, then life will be hard. But if you’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” — T. Harv Eker

Are you yearning for a life that you design, a life of freedom and self-determination? Then I invite you to consider the following three words:

Planning, structure, and discipline

What was your gut reaction?

If you are a planner by nature, your first thought was probably, Yes, of course. How else am I going to get what I want?


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When you shut down for the day, is it with a sense of satisfaction or the unsettling feeling that you did a lot but accomplished nothing?

Do you end most days feeling like you delivered on everything that others needed from you, but didn’t execute on the promises you’ve made to yourself?

Most of us don’t have the luxury of focusing on one thing, all day, every day.

We have multiple roles and responsibilities that need attention, and we have the not-so-easy task of prioritizing

  • what others need from us
  • what everyday life demands in terms of self-maintenance and earning…

Robin Carter

MSHRM—Training & Development. Experienced technical writer and consultant, currently researching how our environment affects our productivity & creativity.

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