Tag: goals

01 Jan

Three words for 2013

Grace. Ground. Grow.
08 Mar

The Monsters in Our Maps

It’s what’s not on our mental maps — the realities we haven’t planned for, or refuse to see — that get in the way of our goals.
03 Nov

Playing the Zero-Sum Game

Time is the most precious currency of all. How we spend it indicates, whether we like it or not, a different kind of pattern: what we value most.
28 Jul

Forsaking the Future Self

Why do we do it? We set goals, we make plans. We tell ourselves we will…this time. But we don’t. A while back, Julien Smith wisely pointed out (as is his wont) that three of us are present for any decision: there’s who we were, who we are, and who we are going to be. One begets [...]
20 Jul

Fishing for Excuses?

We say there isn’t enough time, that we’re too busy. We say it passes too quickly, and wonder if we’ve done enough for the age we are. But time is a red herring. It distracts us from the real matter at hand. I’m all for SMART goals—goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timebound. (Timebound, after all, comes [...]
03 Dec

Two Articles, 10 Minutes, Instant Change

I spend a lot of time thinking about to help make change happen. That means spending a lot of time thinking about goals, how to set them, and how to meet them. (And spending even more time thinking about how and when goals go awry.) It’s no surprise then, that a headline like “Habits Can Beat [...]