A Compendium of Goal Setting Blogs

Don’t let the time slip away. Have you set your goals for the year?

If not, there’s no time like the present.

Here are some articles that may help…

Goal Achievement: Join the Successful 12%

One of the most common annual goal setting exercises is the New Year’s Resolution. What secrets of prior success will help us achieve our goals?

Mind Map Your Way to Productivity

If you haven’t set goals for yourself, there’s no time like now. If you are looking for a new goal setting approach, try mind maps.

The Brutal Reality of Setting Goals

The purpose of setting goals is to achieve them. However, obsessive pursuit of a goal is not always the best plan going forward.

An Em-POW-Word Way to Set Goals

Goal setting is uncomfortable and boring but so useful. Denise Reed of The Concierge Office Suites agreed with me – until she found a better way to do it.

Goal Setting – The Missing Element

There is one element that is sometimes missing from goals – the reason why we want to achieve the goal in the first place.

The Discomfort of Setting Goals

Only 12% of people achieve their new year’s resolutions. If we better understand the reasons we abandon goals, it will make it easier to stay the course.


Goal Setting Interview with Dr. Gratias 

In a 50-minute interview with Brandon Lewis, Dr. Melissa Gratias reveals how to set and achieve annual goals for your business.


5 Clues that You Set the Wrong Goals

Goal setting is a great weapon in your professional development arsenal.  Below are some tell-tale signs your goals need to be revised or even abandoned.


The secret to actually achieving your goals…VIDEO

How do you motivate yourself to achieve your goals? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she expands on the importance of goal commitment and how to attain it.


How goals help you achieve balance…VIDEO

Are your goals balanced across all of your priorities? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she discusses how you are a whole, complex person who deserves balance.



Next steps: Schedule time on your calendar to set goals. Then, set a reminder on your task list to review them at least monthly.



To your success!


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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at getproductive@melissagratias.com or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.

1 Comment

  1. Charito

    The article was extremely informative about the importance of goals setting and its benefits. It’s imperative for me to create long term and short terms goals especially coming from a place of poverty. I believe that trial and adversity can be overcoming with goals and optimistic thinking. This article has helped me to always stay in recognition of goal-oriented determination.


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