Three Ways to Maintain Momentum in the New Year

A new year means fresh beginnings—an opportunity to start over or plot a new course. Chances are you have some goals or resolutions at the forefront of your mind. You feel energized and motivated. Perhaps you have a solid plan in place to ensure your success. Right now, the momentum is with you. However, in a few short weeks, it will become easy to lose sight of these goals. Life will get in the way and you may become preoccupied with everyday distractions. You will run low on time and energy. Before you know it, six months will have passed and you will be wondering what happened. What happened to your motivation? What happened to that drive to succeed? What happened to all of the steps you were going to take to ensure this year would be different?

Don’t fall into the same trap in 2018. Make this year different than all the others. If you want to maintain your momentum long after the excitement of the new...

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The Secret to Igniting Your Success

If you’ve been working toward a goal for some time, you know that success is not one singular moment, but rather a collection of achievements over a longer period of time. In fact, success could more or less be described as continuous forward progress—an evolution of you as whole. This evolution could include great strides in your abilities, accomplishments, and sphere of influence.

But the journey is a difficult one, right? One step forward, two few steps back. There are always obstacles to overcome and difficulties to endure. Over time, it’s easy to feel worn down. Some may even consider quitting. Constant adversity has the ability to make one question whether he or she can truly experience sustainable success.

The truth of the matter is that sometimes this adversity is not just a matter of outside forces at play. You may actually be your own biggest threat to success. But how is this possible? Well, it is possible and likely if you have not yet taken these...

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Shift Your Focus To Achieve Happiness and Success

Most people will search their whole lives to achieve happiness and success. In fact, most think that achieving one will often lead to the other, but this is not always the case. Many successful people can rattle off a long list of accomplishments, yet they still find there is something missing throughout their journey to the top—perhaps a feeling of happiness. Similarly, happy people may feel content with many aspects of their lives, yet they may wonder what else they could achieve to push their success to the next level.

The problem in all of this is that many times, we seek out the short-term accomplishments—the small wins that will make us feel good right away. The trouble with this is that we are too quick to jump to the next short-term challenge. You reach a goal. You feel fulfilled for a time, but soon you find yourself unsatisfied yet again. A new goal enters your mind and you charge forward. You achieve that goal, and then onto the next. Soon, you’ll find...

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Put Yourself at the Top of Your Priority List

We live in a non-stop society where everyone is constantly on the go.  If it’s not responsibilities at work, it’s managing the demands at home.  Once those are all satisfied, there is hardly any time left for yourself.  This is not an ideal way to function, yet it is the way that many of us live on a daily basis.  The truth is we don’t know how to manage our time properly.  We are stretched to our limits, but we continue to push on.  Why?  We tend to prioritize others instead of focusing on our own needs.  As human beings, we are inclined to focus on caring for those around us.  However, if we don’t take care of ourselves properly, we cannot adequately serve others in our world, both personally and professionally.  Personally, I always consider myself as my first and main client.  If I do not ensure my own safety, wellness, and health, I cannot help others at the highest level possible.

The good news is...

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