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When Your Head and Your Heart Don’t Agree, Which One Do You Listen To?

Trust your feelings, Luke. That was Obi-Wan’s advice, and who am I to question the wisdom of a Jedi Master? Except that there have been times in my own life when ignoring logic and following my emotions made me even … Continue reading

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The “Imagine It” Test – A Quick Diagnostic for Goal-Setting

Want to know how likely it is that you’re going to achieve a particular goal? Take the “imagine it” test: spend a few moments imagining yourself doing the things that would get you closer to your goal. Can you see … Continue reading

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Is This Logical Fallacy the Source of Your Self-Sabotage?

I couldn’t resist having a cookie at lunch today…the diet’s blown, so I might as well have pizza for dinner. I woke up too late to do my usual two-mile morning walk…so I’ll skip the workout completely and stop for … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. I recently finished reading Willpower … Continue reading

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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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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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Getting Ready to Kaizen in 2012, Part 2

Last week, I took a look back at 2011 and learned some things that will help me set better goals in 2012. Since that post, I’ve identified four goals that I’m going to work toward next year: Reach my target … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Kaizen in 2012, Part 1

Celebrating the new year is one of my favorite things to do. Every December, I take some time to think about the direction my life is headed. Then, of course, comes the goal-setting. When my husband and I set our … Continue reading

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Do You Have Boiling Frog Syndrome?

Have you heard of Boiling Frog Syndrome? It works something like this… If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to jump out. But if you put the same frog in a pot … Continue reading

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