We’re halfway through 2013 — how are you coming along on your goals and resolutions for the year?
It’s easy to get distracted and sidetracked from your priorities with the daily happenings of life, but don’t get discouraged. Instead, recommit to what you want to achieve over the next six months, evaluate where you are right now, and create a new plan of action to guide you through. And don’t forget to give yourself credit for all that you’ve accomplished so far!
We’ve gathered some of our favorite articles to help you get back on track and make the most of the second half of 2013. Peruse the list, take notes — and if you have any favorite tips or resources for eliminating goal-defeating obstacles, we’d love for you to share them in the comment section below.
- Getting Things Done: Do (June 2013) — In the last of our five-part series on David Allen’s productivity system, learn to master the art of distilling your goals into discrete, manageable actions.
- The Power of Habit (January/February 2013) — New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg explores the scientific research about habitual behaviors and what it reveals about how to change them.
- You, Inc.: A Practical Guide for Setting Fitness Goals (January/February 2013) — Want solid returns on your fitness investment in 2013? Get down to business — with a smart, strategic plan worthy of an MBA.
- Refine Your Life (December 2012) — Discover Pilar Gerasimo’s practical framework for fine-tuning any part of your life.
- Lessons From a Life Coach (January/February 2012) — Looking to make some positive changes in your life? Certified professional life coach Kate Larsen shows you how. Apply her four-step system to your personal and career goals — and prepare to discover some interesting things about yourself in the process.
- Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals (January/February 2012) — A leading expert on the art of achieving goals shares her best insider tips for success.
- Healthy Progress (December 2011) — Before you set healthy goals for 2012, stop and appreciate what you’ve already accomplished. A quick look back may be the best tool for evaluating what comes next.
- How to Overcome Immunity to Change (May 2011) — Two prominent researchers share a step-by-step plan that can help you break through old patterns, and finally make the shifts that matter.
- As Good as Done (March 2011) — Six powerful strategies for accomplishing more of what really matters.
- All Over It: How to Eliminate Goal-Blocking Obstacles for Good (April 2008) — Is your resolve dissolving in the midst of setbacks and challenges. Here’s how to spot the obstacles blocking your way – and then put them behind you.
- Resolution Recovery (July/August 2003) — Remember those resolutions you made six months ago? Maybe you’d rather not. But why forgive and forget when you can fix and forge ahead? We’ll show you how.
Good luck and happy goal-setting!