Your Problem Isn’t Motivation

"Peter," my friend Byron emailed me a few days ago. "I haven't been diligent about working out over the past five years and I'm trying to get back in the gym and get myself into a healthier state. I've found that on my quest for a Mind, Body, Spirit balance, my body has been neglected. I need to fix it, and it's VERY hard for me to get motivated. Any insight?" It's the kind of question that's on many of [...]

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A 7-Step Process to Achieving Your Goals

It's the first work week of 2012, and from what I see on Twitter, lots of folks are jumping into the New Year with a resolution or two. Whether those resolutions are online ("check Facebook no more than three times a day") or offline ("exercise every day"), the challenge lies in translating resolution to reality. For the past few years, I've had an annual ritual that helps me make good on my goals for each year or quarter. Using [...]

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Nine things successful people do differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of [...]

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