Goal Setting

Our Limits Are What We Make Them

Jeff Melanson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Melanson

Our sense of what is realistic or not might actually limit our own possibility. Consider running a four-minute mile. It was thought to be impossible until Roger Bannister broke the four-minute barrier in 1954. The record now stands at 3:43 and the mile has been run in under four minutes at least 4,500 times.

All-Or-Nothing Approach To Success Makes Failures Of Us All

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

If we try (by applying for that job, going to the gym or doing something outside of our comfort zone) and don't achieve a 100 per cent success rate, we deem ourselves to have failed. Stop comparing yourself to what society says you should be, and instead create your own measurement system.

The Key To Long-Term Fitness Success Is Leaning Into The 'Fall'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.

How I Responded When I Was Asked To Recommend A 'Younger' Me

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

When the email screamed at me from my inbox, I did think about it quite seriously. Did I know someone else, younger, who had written six books on parenting, had four children, and had been at the business of parenting for 25 years, and the parenting business for 15, after spending 18 years in corporate marketing?

The 3 Steps Separating Exercise Winners And Quitters

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Living

Good things come in threes.

4 Ways To Get Your New Year's Resolution To Stick

Lifetime Daily | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Many of us will begin the new year with a celebration, while many will also use it as a time for self-reflection. As we look back over the previous year, mistakes are contemplated, regrets are recognized, new goals are considered and, with that, many of us set a New Year's resolution. However, most of us won't stick to our resolutions.

Start Now - Setting Goals For The New Year

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

This year, transform your resolution into a lifestyle by starting now. Get a head start on the new year so you can begin 2017 as a happier and healthier version of yourself.

Are You Growing Or Standing Still?

Anne Day | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada
Anne Day

Have you been to a high school reunion recently? Leadership guru John Maxwell has and it was depressing. First and foremost, as someone who is 69,...

Treat Your Life Like A Road Trip

Sharon Stokes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Sharon Stokes

We've all heard the phrase 'life is a journey'. What if we took it one step further and looked at life as the ultimate road trip with your Life Map helping you navigate the way. After studying my own life I can clearly see how all the different experiences, events and people have shaped me and have led me to where I am today.

How To Get Motivated To Reach Your Health Goals

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

If you find your motivation waning, you might just be bored. Finding new activities or foods that you enjoy can make the difference between quitting and succeeding. Whenever you find yourself in a rut, try a new activity, take a cooking class, or recruit a workout partner. If it's been a few months, it may even be time to set a new goal!

Focus On Fitness, Not Fatness

Jessica Zapata | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Zapata

Have you ever noticed that people who are active or play sports always seem to be able to do more things -- they just appear to enjoy life more than their sedentary, unfit counterparts. They are able to move their body with more ease and generally have no problem carrying out normal activities of daily living.

12 Questions To Reflect Upon As You Start A New Year

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

The end of the year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It's a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. Each year at this time, I write and reflect on 12 reflection questions for this very purpose.

This Word Game Is Better Than Any New Year's Resolution

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Shelagh Meagher

Instead of thinking about what physical goals you want to reach (lose 20 pounds, make six figures, buy a house), you think about the why of these things. How do you think they're going to make you feel (maybe sexy, wealthy, secure)? You'll discover a whole bunch of other ways to achieve those feelings.

Want To Achieve Your Life Goals? Simon Whitfield Says Start Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 12.20.2015 | Canada Living

You'll want to grab a pen and paper for this. Trust us.

3 Books For Perfectionists, Approval-Seekers And Overachievers

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Perfectionism is a BEAST. So are its cousins, approval-seeking and overachieving. If you've ever struggled with these issues, you know they wreak havoc on your career and your personal life. Armed with love, understanding, these books will help you chill the heck out so you can have a happier life.

This Is the Best Way to Make Career Decisions

Melissa Dawn | Posted 09.17.2016 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

Although I had about 20 years of marketing experience and knew how to brand and market myself, I had never run my own company. I was outside my comfort zone! I was told that the fastest way to reach your goals is to get advice from someone who has already successfully done what you want to do.

How to Achieve Your Ideal Life

David Lester | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

A great way to focus your money and efforts is to set solid goals for yourself. This time, instead of just writing down the same old stuff like going to the gym and reading more -- blow out your ideal life. Plato wrote about his theory on true forms and I've applied it to people's lives.

Here's Why You Should Re-Examine Your Goals

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

When I'm helping clients set goals for their careers, one of the most important questions I ask them is "why?". Why are they setting that particular goal? That simple question helps them determine whether the goal is aligned with what they actually want.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick for Real

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
 Lindsay Pleskot

There's certainly nothing wrong with a journey for self improvement, but too often we put so much pressure on ourselves at this time of year that we wind up with fizzling motivation come February 1 that leaves us frustrated, disappointed and defeated. So what can you do to set yourself up for success to achieve lasting change?

Turn Your Goal "Fretting" Into Succesful Goal Setting

Claudia Richey | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Claudia Richey

Goal setting doesn't have to turn into Goal Fretting. If you are seriously committed to making changes in your life, identify what has been, and hasn't been, working for you in the past, come up with a plan, find a coach to support you every step of the way. Don't be another statistic, do it right this time!

4 Steps to Creating Achievable Goals for the New Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I encourage people to set goals that are practical, realistic and attainable. Avoid the disappointment and discouragement of lofty resolutions by being patient and committed. In order to achieve this, I offer some simple and practical points of reflection and planning strategies that can reveal your priorities and assist you in moving forward.

4 Important Things to Consider Before the New Year Arrives

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Here are four important things to consider during this week between Christmas and New Year's. There is no need to hide out in denial and avoidance, as we can lighten the load of the reality checks by re-framing them before they begin to hit home.

Mapping Out Your 2015 Goals Is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Anita Saulite | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

A new year brings excitement and anticipation of what's to come. It gives us the permission to make changes in our lives or not. With a little orchestration, we can map out 2015, set goals and accomplish more. This might be the best gift you could give yourself. Let me show you how.

Follow This Money Do Checklist To Change Your Life in Six Weeks

Anita Saulite | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

Put your saving strategy and bill payments on auto pilot. We all know it, but saving money each month is saving for the future. Just know, savings are what you pay yourself, and if you want to secure your golden years and worry less, then pay yourself first. Set up automatic bill payments.

4 Simple Steps To Avoiding Post-Summer Anxiety

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The summer is a great time for doing some thinking and once you have put some thought into your vision for the future, the next steps are to identify and evaluate your priorities and create a realistic plan that will move you forward in these areas. In order to achieve this, I offer a simple and practical structure to get you going.