SMART Goals – A Primer


If you work in the corporate world, you have almost certainly heard “SMART” thrown around as a goal-related acronym for years.  Despite its prevalence in corporate circles, I have found that many students, small business employees and even entrepreneurs are not familiar with the term. SMART Goals:  Basics “SMART Goals” is a term first used [...]

2 Steps: First, Say – Then Do.

Two Critical Steps

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus Quote of the Day. Today’s quote is a simple one that leaves us with a reminder for the weekend.  His thoughts here embody two critical steps required to become the person we want to be: “Say to [...]

A Goal Properly Set

A Goal Properly Set

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar Quote of the Day. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”  The work is half done!  We can relax then, right?  Unfortunately, this quote by Zig Ziglar does not necessarily mean that 50% of your overall effort is achieved just by writing down your goal. [...]

Invisible to Visible

First Step

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins Quote of the Day. On Monday we were reminded that we have to begin somewhere if we want to achieve our goals.  On Tuesday we discussed eliminating one excuse commonly used to delay starting our goals.  Today’s quote explains [...]

Favorable Winds

Sailboat Painting - JP Designs

“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca Quote of the Day. It is easy to justify a lack of action – especially action towards a goal that pushes us out of our comfort zone.  The above quote by Seneca addresses one excuse commonly used to delay [...]

Fight Boredom with Goals!

Lou Holtz

“If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz Quote of the Day. Are you bored with life?  That is probably not a question you have stopped to ask yourself lately.  Most of you will answer [...]

QotD – Conquer Frustration

Conquer Frustration

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” – T.F. Hodge, Within I Rise Quote of the Day. We all experience setbacks, obstacles and frustration in our lives – these are especially noticeable when they are experienced on the way toward our goals.  When these events occur, the advice from [...]

Bridge of Discipline

Discipline is the Bridge

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn Setting specific goals, writing them down, and re-reading them on a regular basis are all important steps toward accomplishment.  But between goal-setting and accomplishment is a massive chasm of the unknown which we need to cross.  One tip for getting past the unknown, as [...]

Goals Driven by Purpose

The Girls

“What is your purpose?  Your purpose has to hurt; it is the thing that keeps you awake at night.  Your purpose is what drives you.  Your purpose is what will get you through the hard times.” – Steve and Jill Wicht, AdvoBowl XIII (paraphrase) Quote Paraphrase of the Day. This weekend I had the pleasure [...]

QotD – Fear Melts

Fear Melts

“Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.” – Robert G. Allen Quote of the Day. If I had to guess, I would say that doubt is one of the most common reasons that we fail to set goals.  Similarly, fear is one of the most common reasons that we fail [...]