It’s never too late to set new goals for yourself, your personal life, or your career. Whether you’re starting a new job, looking for love, or focusing on self-care, our contributing authors have shared key principles that will help set you up for real success.
In her book The Joy Of Missing Out, productivity expert Tanya Dalton writes that a big part of productivity is to “Do less, but do it better.” She recommends tearing up your to-do list and creating a priority list instead. “If it’s not a priority, let it go! So much of prioritizing is learning to let go of that extra noise that’s standing in the way of our true goals.
“Being kind to yourself will better help you achieve goals because, with kindness, you feel stronger and more inspired.”
— Advice from Betsy Rosenfeld, “The One Kindness You’re Probably Missing Out On”
“When I decide on a specific goal, I get super focused. I can see the big picture, but I am also aware that it takes small steps to reach the ultimate goal.”
— Advice from Lu Parker, “A Kind Sign”
“If you ever feel like you’re not accomplishing enough, if none of your abstract goals feel like they’re getting any closer to fruition, I’d encourage you to pick up something small; an instrument, a canvas, a hoop and some thread. See how it feels to put a little effort into a small success, instead of endlessly pouring your energy into huge goals that are hard to track. Those lofty goals will always be there, but these small accomplishments will help to bridge the gap, protecting you from feeling useless or unproductive.”
— Tips from Becca Evans, “Embroidery: An Unlikely Emotional Fix to Losing My Job and Accomplishing Goals”