CategoryGoal Setting

Why You Need to Quit Something in Order to Get Into Shape


Want to get into shape and develop the body you’ve always dreamed of having? Get in line! Just about everybody on the planet has at some time wished for more muscle, less fat or generally a more toned and impressive physique. Unfortunately though, very few of those people manage to find a training program and stick to it long enough to actually achieve those results they want which can be...

Why You Should Have Visions and Not Goals


Self-help books and ‘gurus’ are constantly telling us that we need to set ourselves goals if we want to go far in the world. The idea is that without concrete goals and objectives, we can’t know precisely what it is we’re trying to get out of life. And when you don’t know what you’re trying to get out of life… well how are you supposed to get it? Seems fair enough… But life isn’t all about...

How to Use a Management Technique Employed by Google to Achieve Your Goals!


It’s not just people who like to set goals and then work towards them. Companies and big corporations are actually just as goal oriented, if not more so. The only difference is that their goals are largely based around turnover and market share, rather than quitting smoking or losing weight. But this is not to say that both types of goal setting don’t have something in common. Nor does it mean...

Should You Tell People About Your Goals?


Say you’ve decided to set a new goal for yourself; either to lose weight, to set up a new business or to learn the piano. You’re optimistic that this target could help you change your life for the better and you’re genuinely serious about making a go of it and hopefully making something happen. Here’s the next question: do you keep quiet about that goal, or do you tell...

Three Ways Procrastination Is Hurting Your Life


Everyone has wasted time at some point. You can probably think of a time when you browsed the Internet or went for a run just because you didn’t want to deal with the project or conversation waiting for you. Procrastination can be a killer. If you want to live your best financial life, have functional relationships, and maintain a strong reputation, finding a way to end or limit...

Goals to Set in Midlife or Middle Age


Middle age is a time to pause, take a careful look at your life, and ask yourself a few questions. Are you happy? Are you where you want to be? And, above all, where do you go from here? Without clear goals people tend to drift. Midlife and Fantasy “Halfway through life’s journey I found myself in a dark wood,” wrote Dante, in perhaps the most famous description of a midlife...

Goals to Set When the Children Leave Home


For some, the day their child leaves home is the worst of their life, for others the best! Either way, every parent goes through it. And the best way to cope is by looking to the future and setting new goals. Mourning and Re-Adjusting First, you must be true to your own feelings. When your children leave home, you may be surprised by the range and intensity of your emotions. The only way to...

New Goals for a Longer Lifespan


The September 2016 edition of the Scientific American magazine included nine key questions about our future, one of them being “will we defeat ageing?” The author, unsurprisingly, could not say for sure. But the remarkable thing is that even in a normally cautious publication like Scientific American, it is taken for granted that this is a possibility. And they are not alone. In his...

How to Use ‘Fear Setting’ to Take Action and Achieve Your Goals


Most of us actually know the steps we need to take to achieve the things we want in life. In fact, in 90% of cases they’re very simple steps. Want to get into shape? Then work out. Want to earn money online? Start writing that blog. Want a new job? Apply. The problem then is in convincing ourselves to actually take action and to start making those things happen. This is where too many of us...

Should You Become a Lifestyle Entrepreneur?


Ever feel stuck in the rat race? Ever feel like your life isn’t going anywhere? Ever see an advertisement for a holiday and think ‘why isn’t life always like that?’. Well then the answer you seek might just be to become a lifestyle entrepreneur. This is a life decision that could potentially help to make you more fulfilled and help you to experience life more the way it...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.