Category: Goal Setting

ARTICLE 115: Without imagination, invention is impossible. W. Clement Stone famously said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it


ARTICLE 115: When George Nissen came up with the idea for the trampoline, he was 16 years-old. Nissen was watching the acrobats of a circus


Growth mindset

ARTICLE 103: When Michael Jordan was in high school, he didn’t make the basketball team. Instead of taking the rejection personally, he


Ecstasy zone

ARTICLE 091: Before he studied the flow state, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi had originally set out to determine what makes people happy. He was


Write down your goals

ARTICLE 084: When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, only 72% of people continue to honour them after the first week. Six months in,


In the zone

ARTICLE 079: In 1984, John McEnroe exceeded expectations at his final match at Wimbledon, finishing the year with a match record of 82 wins



ARTICLE 072: In 1990, Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler set out to determine how our sense of possession is ingrained into our identity. The



ARTICLE 065: “A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Dr Joe Vitale. If your goal is too easy, it won't excite you. Your goals have to


Limit your focus

ARTICLE 057: Dr Seuss’ children’s book Green Eggs and Ham was brought to life following a bet between Seuss and his publisher Bennett Cerf.


ARTICLE 042: When a belief becomes ingrained in your subconscious it has the same effect as a placebo, and you can then harness its power. It


ARTICLE 042: In a 2002 study, 180 people underwent three treatment routes for their arthritis. In one group, surgeons removed the patients’



ARTICLE 035: What is thinking? The practice of thinking is just asking and answering questions – that’s where our thoughts come from. If you are


ARTICLE 035: Questions are more important than solutions, because as W. Clement Stone explained, they take us out of victim-mode. Writing

Positive visualisation

ARTICLE 026: In 1967, Australian psychologist Alan Richardson visited a team of college basketball players. Richardson watched the


ARTICLE 026: Positive visualisation of a goal has a profound effect on the human body. A ‘goal’ here can also mean any important event, including an

ARTICLE 010: Rebel entrepreneurs write down the big goal. They ask themselves continuously if what they’re doing now is bringing them closer to that

Big goal

ARTICLE 010: Michelangelo once said: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and