Advantages of Behavior-Based Goals

When you think about the advantages of behavior-based goals, a few things come to mind immediately. You might be excited to get more done, or be promoted, or increase your leadership skills, or just lead a happier life in general. All of these things are possible with hard work and dedication, but setting the right goals makes it much easier.

Increase Productivity

Being a goal-oriented person means making the most of your time. When you start to act on behavior-based goals, you’ll find yourself getting more done. In fact, one of the biggest reasons that people seek change in the first place is to increase their productivity. With a few changes, you can stop procrastinating and accomplish more with less stress.

Behavior-based goals like cutting down on procrastination, managing your time more effectively, and concentrating on the task at hand can all increase your productivity. Instead of making explicit goals like finishing a report in record time, focus more on staying...

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Simple Ways to Add Gratitude into your Daily Life

Have you ever read articles about how people like Oprah or Brendon Burchard start their day? They claim the practice of gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to change your life, and they are living proof. Keeping a gratitude journal is an excellent way to start noticing and counting your blessings. It’s simple, yet powerful.

But there’s no need to stop there!

There are many ways to add the practice of gratitude into your life so that you stay focused on appreciating all the amazing things you have in your life. Here are a few simple ways to add more feelings of gratitude in your life, starting now.

  •  Compliment a stranger—how many times have you admired someone’s haircut or blouse, but not complimented them on it? Start today!
  • Let someone ahead of you in line—remember how it feels when you have one item, and all the people in front of you have a shopping cart full? Guess what? Everyone feels that way. The next time you get the...
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Improve These 5 Skills to Increase Your Happiness

Want to be happier? Most people do! The good news is there are some simple practices to make you happy, and they don’t cost a cent! And, you can get started as soon as you finish reading this article.

Appreciate

Appreciating people for what they have done for you helps improve your level of happiness. It strengthens your relationships and draws more positive people to you. Studies have shown that people who show gratitude consistently live a healthier life. They don’t have constant ups and downs in emotions, they sleep well and have fewer health problems.

Give

Sharing what you have with people who cannot afford to own such things not only makes them happy, it also makes the giver happy, abundant and fulfilled. Merely showing simple acts of kindness boosts people’s trust in and love for you. Studies show that those who show kindness felt happier than those who didn't. Having the desire to share your time and resources with others starts with acknowledging and...

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5 Important, But Ignored Aspects of Reaching your Goals

Setting goals are not the same as just wanting something, or even making resolutions. Deciding you want something won’t get you anywhere without goals and a plan to achieve them. Whether it’s losing that spare tire, writing your novel or expanding your business, there are some key things to focus on if you want to reach your goals.

1. Be your best you

If you want to achieve your goals you need to be the best you that you can be. Show up, work hard, be kind, live the life you want to have, and be the person you want to be. Know that you’re doing everything you can and a bit more to achieve the life you want. Be your cheerleader and know that you can do it!

2. Look after yourself

Part of being your best you is for you to take care of yourself, mind and body. Make sure you eat well, exercise, get outside for some fresh air, and take time out for rest and fun. Looking after yourself and having a balanced life will keep you focused and energized and help you avoid...

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How To Take Time Daily For Personal Growth

There are many different ways to grow personally daily, and it’s important to keep in mind that small efforts will create change and encourage you to grow in ways that you cannot even imagine right now.

I encourage you to do something daily that your future self will thank you for, and today, I’m sharing seven ways that you can incorporate time into your day for personal growth!

1 - Know Yourself

Knowing yourself is not just about knowing your likes and dislikes. It is more about knowing who you are as a person deep within yourself. Consider taking some time to identify your core values as a person. Many businesses have core values, but bringing your values back to personal development will help tremendously in the business world.

2 - Cultivate A Positive Crew

Surround yourself with positive people and people you want to be like. I’m talking about people who which encourage you, help you grow and challenge you to achieve greatness. These people have a story to...

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Invest in You

If you are not investing in personal development, you may be limiting your true potential. Personal development affects your entire life, not just your work life or your personal life. It’s amazing how many people don’t try to improve themselves. These are the same people that wonder why they are not getting anywhere with their lives.

You want to use some guidelines to help you which are as follows:

Imagine How You Want to Shape Your Life

Without a vision, you won’t be able to determine what kind of life you want to live. You need to balance what kinds of changes you want professionally as well as personally. The two will ultimately overlap. If you imagine yourself being more helpful to others, this trait will become part of both. There may be certain aspects of your personal development that you believe are specific to personal life but may eventually carry over to your professional life. If you have wanted to increase your skills as a community leader, this could...

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Boosting Self-Image

There’s a lot you can accomplish by having a positive self-image. Your confidence will increase which means that you can deal with more situations. People will respond to your increased self-image in a positive way as well.

The first step to increasing your self-image is to know yourself. You need to understand your capabilities and skills. You also want to determine weaknesses to improve upon. But don’t beat yourself up too much when identifying these. Weaknesses can easily be turned into strengths if you work at them long enough.

Determine what aspects about you are important to change and concentrate on those. There may be aspects that you are not that concerned with and won’t have much effect on your self-image. Ignore those. You can’t and shouldn’t change every aspect of yourself. Sometimes, you should just accept those aspects of your personality and move on.

You need to be willing to change. If you don’t feel good about yourself, you have...

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Maintaining a Journal Keeps Me on Track Towards My Objectives

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Maintaining a journal keeps me on track towards my objectives.

Milestones are encouraging. I include them in a journal to keep me moving forward towards my goals. Seeing each small win pushes me to go after the next one.

Each work day is productive because I am guided by a list. Before I begin working, I plot out the steps to achieve productivity. This approach allows me to focus on the important things and block out the distractions.

Although unexpected tasks sometimes come my way, I avoid losing focus. I adjust my goals for the day and make room for the new responsibilities.

Larger life goals are easier to achieve when I set small milestones along the way. Each week, I allocate time to achieving one of these smaller milestones and I stick to the allocations.

When I focus on one small task at a time, I avoid feeling overwhelmed by how much there is to do. I am gentle with myself by setting milestones.

Overall wellness is important as I go after goals. I make time each day to...

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JOURNALING STRATEGIES

Reflect on your life, solve challenges, and see how you’ve grown over the years by keeping a journal.

 

These tips can help you get started:

 

::: Choose your medium. Notebooks seem to work the best.

::: Choose a time to journal each day. The end of the day, as you reflect on your day, is a great time for journaling.

::: Avoid missing more than one day at a time

::: Keeping your entries fairly short will encourage you to write regularly

::: Record important events of the day, track your progress toward your goals, and analyze challenges in your journal

Keep your journal private and secure.

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How Journaling Can Benefit Your Self-Development

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Journaling is a fantastic way to supercharge your self-development efforts. When your thoughts are still in your mind, they can be challenging to analyze objectively.

Getting things out of your head and down on paper provides a totally different perspective.

Thinking tends to be very sequential; one thought leads to the next, which leads to the next. We get caught in a linear track and miss out on the bird's-eye view of the whole thought process. With journaling you gain the ability to see things from a third-person view versus a first-person view.

 

Three Great Benefits of Journaling

1. Solve complex challenges. When you write the issue at hand down on paper, the solution for a complex challenge often suddenly becomes obvious. The ability to re-examine the issue from a third-person perspective can make all the difference.

2. Increase clarity. One of the best times to lean on your journal is when you're filled with uncertainty about what action to take. Many things become...

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