Overcoming Failure and Meeting Goals in the New Year

“It is possible to make no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.” Picard said it best- sometimes we can try and do everything we can, and still fall a little short. It's a sad reality for most to face when they realize they’re not superhuman and that they too can miss goals. There can be unrealistic standards associated in goal setting because we either believe progress will happen faster than it actually does or because we haven't created the appropriate behaviors associated with what we're achieving. No matter the goal, professional or private, I…

My pledge to stay clean

My Pledge to Stay Clean

My Pledge to Stay Clean We’ve all heard it from friends and colleagues. “I’m going to “eat clean,” or ”I’m going to clean up my act,” or simply, “I’m cleaning out my closet once and for all!” What do all of these statements have in common? They all represent changes people want to make to improve their lifestyles, get healthy, and get rid of both physical and mental clutter. We’re all faced with a tsunami of advice in the form of well-meaning articles, coaching advice, and assorted online classes. All of these sources seem to offer the secret sauce for…

Because I Said I Would

Because I Said I Would – The Global Trend of Positive Accountability

Because I Said I Would – The Global Trend of Positive Accountability Personal change begins with a promise. You make a promise to yourself to do something, and then you hold yourself accountable until you achieve whatever it is that you wish to change. Perhaps you want to lose weight or be kinder and more patient with your coworkers. Maybe you need to take your dog for longer walks or spend quality time with your kids on a regular basis. It all starts with a promise.  Back in 2012, Alex Sheen was a young man whose father died of lung…