Goals & Goal Setting Category Archive

Are You Faking Progress?

Monday, April 25th, 2011

One of the big traps in life is believing that you’re making progress when there’s no actual evidence of it. It’s easy to keep learning and studying new ideas, methods, and techniques that don’t improve your results… while convincing yourself that you must be making progress simply because you’ve invested a lot of time and […]

The Best Guidance

Monday, February 21st, 2011

In his recent book Manifesting for Non-Gurus, Robert MacPhee contrasts two different methods for making your desires a reality. The first method is to define your outcome and then dive right into massive action. Adjust your approach along the way, and keep going until you get there. This approach is easy to begin, but as […]

Completion vs. Perfection

Monday, February 14th, 2011

There’s a big difference between completing a project and perfecting a project. Perfectionism frequently works against the drive for completion. A final work product doesn’t have to be perfect to produce strong results. However, the project must be essentially complete. A mediocre but complete film script can still be made into a movie. A beautifully […]

How to Achieve Stretch Goals

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In the previous post, I mentioned that I’d share a method for achieving goals where you aren’t already a good match for the goal. For example, how do you become a millionaire if your vibe is riddled with thoughts and feelings of scarcity? I’ll share that process with you now. If you haven’t read the […]

Why Some Goals Make You Run in Circles

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Why is it that sometimes you can be really clear about a goal, make a plan to get there, and take action on it, but even after years of pushing yourself, you still have little to show for your efforts? Maybe you made some progress, but perhaps it wasn’t enough to justify the effort. Meanwhile […]

2011 Focus

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

I seem to have this tradition of making a post at the start of each year to muse about what my primary focus for the coming year will be, so I’ll share some thoughts on what I’d like to explore in 2011. 2010 in Review First of all, 2010 was a year of tremendous growth […]

30-Day Supertrials

Monday, November 15th, 2010

For years I’ve been recommending theĀ 30-day trial as a way to install a new habit or replace a bad habit. Many people, myself included, have used this practice to successfully make behavioral changes — and have them stick. Now it’s time for the advanced version: The 30-Day Supertrial. [cue trumpets] A Quick Review When conducting […]

Hacking Reality: Subjective Objectivity

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

As my 30-day subjective reality experiment concluded last month, I shifted to a different mode of living. I finally got used to seeing the world through a dream lens. It was seriously challenging to hold that perspective at first, but after a few weeks, my subconscious took over, and I no longer had to consciously […]

The Past DOES Equal the Future

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The past does not equal the future is a favorite saying of Tony Robbins. Unfortunately he’s dead wrong. I can understand Tony’s intent in making such a statement. Sure it’s part of his overall sales pitch, but essentially he’s telling people that they have the power to break from the past and use their power […]

Self Development Video Interview

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

In January Neil Natura did a short video interview with me on self development, blocks to growth, and goal achievement. I thought you might enjoy watching it. Unfortunately the camera was held a bit too low, so the tops of our heads are chopped off throughout most of the video, but hopefully you can look […]