A new month is upon us and you know what they say: September is the new January. And we don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like a fresh start to motivate us to go after our goals and dreams.
So whether you’re catching up with the goals you set at the beginning of the year or laying down new ones for a new season, you’ll find the inspiration, strategies, and methods you need to hit them in the articles below.
How to Make Your Goals and Dreams Reality, According to Science
Let’s go back to the start: In January, most of us were fired up about the goals and dreams we had for the new year. If you’ve lost that spark a bit (us too), it helps to bring yourself back to the mindset you had at the beginning. This post can help you do just that. Tap into these seven strategies to make your goals happen.
All tips aside, sometimes you just need to feel inspired. These 12 TED Talks feature people who have overcome great odds, discovered new methods, or simply know what it takes to make their goals and dreams happen. The next time your motivation starts to waver, hit play.
One thing a lot of us overlook when we’re going after our goals and dreams? Setting the right ones in the first place. These five letters make-up the most evidence-based goal-setting strategy and can be the difference between hitting or missing your target.
What helps you hit a goal when you’re just not feeling inspired to do the work? No, it’s not motivation; it’s habit. This post focuses on the importance of building the right habits that keep you on the path to your goal without relying on something as fleeting as willpower. So you’re making progress even when you don’t feel like it. Consider your goals and dreams met.
Most goals and dreams require hard work, and most hard work requires concentration. But you know as well as we do that focus can be hard to find some days, especially if your environment is more chaotic than calm. Luckily, there are science-backed ways to engage in your most pressing work, no matter where you are. And this post will show them to you.
We’re big fans of reading around here, and we’re even bigger fans of reads that help you get where you want to go. That’s where these 11 inspiring books come in. Focused primarily on staying productive, the titles on this list will teach you new ways to make progress and give you the inspiration you need to move forward.
If you’re anything like we are, your list of goals and dreams is longer than most novels. And while ambition is awesome, science suggests that you can only take on one thing at a time. That’s why learning to prioritize is so important.
The tips in this post talk about prioritizing your work on a daily basis so you can make consistent progress on your work goals. But don’t get stuck in thinking that’s all they can do—they can also apply to your overall goals and dreams too.
A true but unpopular fact: How you approach your mornings sets the tone for how you approach your days. Rather than hit snooze for the tenth time, add these six steps to set yourself up for a successful day of moving toward your goals and dreams. Each step is scientifically-based so you’re guaranteed to feel a little better and do a lot more.
A research-backed key for making progress toward your goals is to make sure they’re meaningful to you and your life. Why do they matter to you? How do they connect to the greater whole? These six tips dive into a lesser-known happiness and productivity strategy and reveal why meaning matters so much.
If your goals and dreams are about your career, then this post from Fast Company has you covered. Packed with tips not only on your personal to-dos but also what you need around you to make those goals happen, this article has everything you need to make your professional life soar this season.
Your turn: What are your goals and dreams for the rest of 2019? Share in the comments.
For more ways to get moving, check out our list of podcasts to help you hit your goals.