6 Questions to Ask When You Don’t Reach Your Goals

why didn't I reach my goal?This week I taught a class on goal-setting.

Somebody raised a question that I hear so often, I was inspired to write about it today.

The question was this:

“What happens if I give myself a deadline to achieve my goal, and the deadline comes and goes, and I didn’t achieve it?”

When that happens, it’s time to dig in and find out what went wrong. NICELY.

Don’t brow-beat yourself; assume you did the best you could in the circumstances, and that whatever went wrong, did so for a reason. Read More

4 Motivation Killers and What to Do About Them

When it comes to my career, I’m definitely motivated.

As a self-employed therapist, teacher and self-help writer, I’ve always got several pots on the stove, and I rarely lack energy to do what needs to be done.

But when it comes to home improvements… Ehh. Not so much.

Oh, sure, I’d like to rearrange the living room, maybe get some new furniture. Maybe do some painting.

Actually, now that you ask, I’d like to change a lot of things about my living space. Read More