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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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Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

I’m considering the direction I’d like to take this blog over the next year or so, and would love to have your input! Would you mind answering two multiple choice questions? http://kaizenlynn.polldaddy.com/s/small-steps-content This short survey also gives you the option … 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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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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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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Are You Wasting Your Willpower?

Have you ever started the day determined to stick to your diet…and blown it by lunchtime? There’s a reason that as the day went on, it got harder for you to live up to those good intentions. Psychological studies on … Continue reading

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Why Do We Achieve Some Goals But Not Others?

If you read one thing this week, read this article at PsyBlog called “How to Commit to a Goal:” http://tinyurl.com/4qsy489 It talks about the process you must go through to successfully commit to a goal mentally and emotionally — you … Continue reading

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