10 ways to do all that stuff you don’t want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done.

Practice doesn’t make perfect… but it comes pretty close

A researcher demystifies this game of success, and shows that exceptional performance is not necessarily the direct result of special talent, experience, or sheer luck.

Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

Self-discipline and the power of social pressure

A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best.

Does planning interfere with achieving your goals?

It seems really simple: If you want to achieve something, set a goal and then make specific plans to implement it.

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

Trade secrets: How freelancers can land more virtual jobs

As an increasing number of freelancers depend on the virtual workplace, how can they make themselves more attractive to potential employers?

The small-scale approach to achieving great things

Think big. Live to the max. Change the world. These high-flying statements are meant to encourage us to achieve great things with our lives. But, rather than being an inspiration, do such huge goals just leave you feeling overwhelmed instead?

Don’t just wish – make your dream a burning desire

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

A guide for teens: What you can do with your life

What an extremely tough thing for teens to figure out: What should you do with your future?

One key to setting goals you will actually achieve

When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: ‘If I start a business now, it could take years to make it profitable.’ Such thoughts reveal a total misunderstanding of the nature of time.

33 ways to boost your productivity

When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here’s how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.

What’s a mindmap? Get some examples

What is a mind map? Put simply, it’s a type of diagram, used to help you outline information in a visual format. But really, a mindmap can be anything you need it to be.

How motivated are you? Depends on your personality

For some people, neither the carrot nor the stick will serve as a motivational tool

How to take charge of your time with timeboxing

Timeboxing is a simple time management technique you can use to take control of your time.

How to achieve without goals

Let’s say you have an agenda, and every time one of you wandered off the agenda, you forced yourself to get back on it. Would the conversation be better or worse, with a set outcome?

Be specific to maximize your chances for happiness

The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says.

How your interests can turn into successes

Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University.

How to achieve your dreams, despite everyday pressures

Do you have dreams you want to pursue, but never seem to have the time because of the twin demands of work and family?

Keep your goals in front of you to jump-start the day

Keep refreshing your goals in your mind, so you think about them often. Here are some ways to do just that.