Category: Goal Setting

Believe

When George Nissen came up with the idea for the trampoline, he was 16 years-old. Nissen was watching the acrobats of a circus

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Without imagination, invention is impossible. W. Clement Stone famously said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”. Belief and

Growth mindset

When Michael Jordan was in high school, he didn’t make the basketball team. Instead of taking the rejection personally, he practiced on his

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Ecstasy zone

Before he studied the flow state, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi had originally set out to determine what makes people happy. He was particularly interested in

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Write down your goals

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, only 72% of people continue to honour them after the first week. Six months in, that

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In the zone

In 1984, John McEnroe exceeded expectations at his final match at Wimbledon, finishing the year with a match record of 82 wins and

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Action

In 1990, Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler set out to determine how our sense of possession is ingrained into our identity. The researchers

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Goal

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Dr Joe Vitale. If your goal is too easy, it

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Limit your focus

Dr Seuss’ children’s book Green Eggs and Ham was brought to life following a bet between Seuss and his publisher Bennett Cerf. After

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Placebo

In a 2002 study, 180 people underwent three treatment routes for their arthritis. In one group, surgeons removed the patients’ loose knee cartilage.

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When a belief becomes ingrained in your subconscious it has the same effect as a placebo, and you can then harness its power. It becomes a ‘knowing’ that

Questions are more important than solutions, because as W. Clement Stone explained, they take us out of victim-mode. Writing out a list of positive

Questions

What is thinking? The practice of thinking is just asking and answering questions – that’s where our thoughts come from. If you are

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Positive visualisation of a goal has a profound effect on the human body. A ‘goal’ here can also mean any important event, including an upcoming speech

Positive visualisation

In 1967, Australian psychologist Alan Richardson visited a team of college basketball players. Richardson watched the players taking free shoots at the hoop

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Big goal

Michelangelo once said: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but

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Rebel entrepreneurs write down the big goal. They ask themselves continuously if what they’re doing now is bringing them closer to that single, big goal