Monthly Archives: January 2012

Everything I Know About Goal Setting, I Learned From My Grocery List

Okay, maybe not everything. But this month, my grocery list taught me how to link my everyday behavior to my long-term goals. Here’s what happened. As the next small step in our quest to eat healthier, my husband and I … Continue reading

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Are You Making These Three Goal-Setting Mistakes?

I know you’re busy, so let’s jump right in… The first (and biggest) mistake we tend to make is setting unrealistic goals. By unrealistic, I mean unrealistic for where we are right now. Sure, it would be great to lose … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Brenda Lawrence on Small Steps Towards a Healthy Life

Please welcome physical therapist Brenda Lawrence, who’s stopping in today to share her tips for living healthy. We all want to live healthier lives, but sometimes it can be hard to manage with work, family, friends, and all the other … Continue reading

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Are Your Goals Bigger Than They Need To Be?

Every year, my husband and I swear we’re going to spend less money eating out… …and every year we spend about the same amount of money at restaurants. At the end of the year, we always agree that we spent … Continue reading

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What’s Your Model for Success?

I used to think of my goals as something that I would reach if I worked hard. It’s a simple model, with a simple explanation for success and failure. If I reached a goal, then I must have worked hard … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Phrase Your Goals?

Thanks to Anna for inspiring this post with her questions last week! You’ve probably heard the saying that “a goal is a dream with a deadline.” Maybe you’re familiar with the suggestion that goals need to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, … Continue reading

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