Category: Achieve Goals

How to Empty Your Mind for Better Problem Solving & Performance

I am convinced that one of the biggest threats to the adult mind is the amount of everyday information we store in it. All day, our brains are sifting through thousands of to-dos and incomplete items:

  • You forgot to return your client’s call.

  • The proposal has not gone out yet.

  • Taxes are going to be due soon, and you have not prepared the documentation.

  • The printer is acting up and will have to be repaired.

  • You need to start hiring for a new marketing position.

It is relentless. The reminders do not stop until we complete the tasks. The brain’s goal is to make sure we survive, and this is one of the ways it helps us. And your brain is right: the information is useful and important.

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How to Effectively Keep Track of Everything You Have to Do

Days are full of activity and go by in the blink of an eye. Between one thing and the next, it will show if ideas and work are not managed properly. We will miss a deadline, forget to call a big client back or drop the ball on an important assignment. Executing is key but so is following-up to ensure that everything that was needed to be done was done on time.

Fear not: there are ways to combat this. All that is necessary is developing a system to keep track of all your to-do list items and ensuring the system works to follow through on all these tasks.

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How to Effectively Set Your Next Project in Motion

Starting a new project from ground zero is probably one of the hardest things to do. Sometimes I have a wonderful idea, a whole new project I’m ready to start. I’m convinced it’ll change everything for the better and I’m ready to go. Then, I sit down in front of my computer to start working and everything suddenly goes blank, leaving me with no clue where to start.

When this happens, I try to go back and re-discover my original inspiration. Even though the excitement is almost always still there, I don’t know how to get started. I usually sit there for a few more minutes until I can’t take it anymore. Finally, I end up shutting down my computer and continuing with my day so it doesn’t feel wasted.

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An Impossible Goal This Year Will Make You Achieve Amazing Results

It was January 2016, and I was thinking about the year ahead, wondering what I wanted the new year to bring in regards to my growth. I had recently read about the idea of setting an impossible goal for that year and thought it might be a worthwhile idea to try.

An impossible goal is an objective that seems unattainable at the moment but can still be fulfilled within a year’s time. The goal has to be something that you cannot realistically accomplish at that moment, but once it is achieved at the end of the year, it will give you an immense satisfaction of accomplishment. The goal can be anything you want it to be, from running a marathon to writing a short novel.

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