“It can’t be done.” This is the conclusion that some people come to after giving something a few tries. Others take on the mindset of: “We have not figured out yet how to do it.” When we are working on a hard goal, setbacks and failures are part of what is involved. This can surely be disappointing. But if we are truly inspired by the goal and especially what it … [Read more...] about Hard Work and Failure
Thinking seems to have become a luxury. Time management experts recommend scheduling “meetings with yourself,” so you will have time to think. But many of us try to cram in 40 hours worth of work into a 45-minute window. How can we dedicate time to thinking deeply, which allows us to more creatively solve problems? I’ve been learning more about neuroscience lately, and … [Read more...] about Do you have time to “think?”
While some might buck the “New Year” trend of setting goals for yourself as arbitrary, I still like the fresh start of a new year. My oldest son woke up on the morning of January 1st, excitedly telling me, “It’s 2019! Happy New Year!” We decided that a good New Year’s Resolution would be to eat more protein (he’s always hungry). My almost 5-year old son said he wanted to … [Read more...] about How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?
It is so easy to get sidelined and demotivated when working on a project. It is part of the human condition! New research* reported in Harvard Business Review provides some tips on ways to help boost your motivation: *Set Goals with Intrinsic Rewards. When the accomplishment of the goal itself is desirable, motivation tends to be more sustained. The motivation to work … [Read more...] about Motivational Booster Shots
Admittedly – I’m a goals addict. Not only does extensive research show that setting specific, hard goals leads to higher performance, I have seen it play out in my own life. Setting goals gives me a lot of fulfillment in life as it focuses me on my priorities and helps me accomplish things I care about. I set goals for all the important dimensions of my life. New Year’s … [Read more...] about Start Your 2019 Goals Planning Now