Big goals are exciting to set, right? There’s that rush of optimism as you imagine the outcome, but then reality kicks in! How will you close the chasm between the start and finish lines? How will you push off procrastination…
Are you struggling to find inner peace and happiness? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? Are you failing to meet your goals even though you feel like you’re working 24/7?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you probably have too much on your mind. Feeling overwhelmed is a common complaint and a prototypical roadblock to achieving personal and professional success. Instead of feeling clear-headed and using your time to accomplish goals effectively, you’re wasting much of your mental capacity worrying about the past or future and devoting your precious attention to the wrong people or activities.
If you want to get things done, you must set goals. Without goals, you’re just going to flounder without a reliable gauge of whether you’re making progress or not. Setting goals is the first step toward getting what you want out of your career and your life.
But as it turns out, just setting goals, any goals, isn’t enough. While having a goal tends to be better than not having one, you need to make sure you set goals in a way that will guarantee progress and eventual success. Yes, the way you set goals matters as much as the goals themselves. In other words, you need a goal-setting framework.
The Graduate Challenge is a 30-day challenge to help you SELF Journal veterans get to the next level. This 30-day challenge will transform your habits and launch you forward to make success inevitable. The goal is to hold you accountable and ensure you hit your goals.
Dee’s SELF Journal has helped her recreate her life after illness and bereavement.
I used to be a research scientist.
It was all I ever wanted to be. And after three degrees and a PhD, I was deep into my dream job as a protein engineer trying to find the marker for cirrhosis.
Then I was diagnosed with cancer.
It’s officially April which means…
We’re 93 days into 2017.
That’s 25% of the year.
Now’s the time to kick into high gear and make the most out of the rest of the year. You’ve gotten warmed up and set your goals. You’re motivated and you’re mentally prepared.
All that’s left is to take consistent daily action towards your goal.
But that’s also the toughest part.
That’s why we want
We’ve got big news: We’re hiring (again)!
We’re on the search for a Marketing/Advertising Champion to join our team – a marketing machine who’s ready for their next challenge.
We know you already love our BestSelf Co. products, so you’ve got that requirement down BUT before you read any further:
Are you someone who loves marketing, advertising, and being
We’ve got something exciting to announce!
… But we’re not going to tell you right now.
We’re really excited about it so we couldn’t wait to let you know but it’s not QUITE ready for an announcement yet.
Don’t worry, the news will be in your inbox tomorrow so stay on the lookout for it!
In the meantime, here are a few hints:
The other day we were shopping around on another online store and had a quick question we wanted to ask about their products.
But when we searched around for their “Contact Us” page, we realized we had to send an email and wait ages just for a question that would probably take them 2 seconds to answer!
So we came back and got straight to work.
Morning routines are talked about a lot because they help us set the tone for the rest of the day. They’re important. We’ve spent years perfecting our own morning routines.
But some days, our morning routines just don’t go that well. We sleep in past our alarm or we wake up stressed and disoriented. This left us scratching our heads wondering what we could do to make sure we’re