Olympians and Goal Achievement, Part II

By: Martin Grunburg In the last article, we reviewed the path — the formula — that all great Olympians must follow to turn their dreams into reality. In fact, we recognized that this path toward success applies to anyone, whether an Olympian or just an average Joe. However, becoming an Olympian doesn’t happen without being […]

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Olympians and Goal Achievement, Part I

By: Martin Grunburg I love the Olympics. To witness the best athletes in the world competing on the biggest stage — it’s packed with entertainment and, better still, fantastic lessons about achievement. But, where do you think it really begins for an Olympian? It would be hard to argue that it doesn’t begin with a […]

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How To Tackle Problems and Reduce Stress

By: Martin Grunburg In the previous post, we reviewed 8 Keys to Problem Solving. Now, let’s see how we can feel less stress as we battle through both our big and small, daily problems. First, recall from the prior post that any problem, by definition, equates to a “barrier.” And, any barrier (problem) is something […]

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8 Keys to Problem Solving

Wall-Barrier

By: Martin Grunburg Problems, problems, problems. As the saying goes, problems aren’t going away anytime soon. However, a key to solving problems is understanding their inherent nature. Below are 8 keys to effective problem solving. Key #1: Problem equals “barrier.” This from www.etymonline.com:  Latin problema, from Greek problema “a task, that which is proposed, a question;” […]

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And, It’s a Wrap…

By: Martin Grunburg With Season II of The Habits 2 Goals podcast in the rear-view mirror, I figured I’d share a short-list of popular episodes right here on the blog. In the first season we (Nick and I) produced 35 episodes and one was released each week. In season two, (w/out our buddy Nick) we […]

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What the FBI vs. Apple Case Can Teach Us About Goal Achievement

By: Martin Grunburg Chances are good you know of the recent controversy regarding the FBI’s demand that Apple help the agency crack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI also wanted Apple to provide backdoor access for future iPhone models and iOS iterations. Apple quickly recognized that complying with such an […]

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Where To Aim When You’re Aiming For Your Goal

Chances are good that you’ve heard the phrase “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” An entertaining thought and a fun quote attributed to many, including the late, great Norman Vincent Peale. (Author one of my early favorites; see The Power of Positive Thinking.) While I like the quote, the thought […]

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Language, Logic & the True Meaning of Words

By: Martin Grunburg In the last two posts we’ve reviewed the important relationship between habits and goals and how, unfortunately, their intertwined dynamic is still a bit revolutionary in its premise. (Please revisit the last two posts if you haven’t already read them!) At first, it is semi-hard to fathom that a number of PhDs/psychologists […]

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More: Goals and Habits, Goal Theory Simplified

Goals are important for a multitude of reasons, and yes, they are as important as habits. For more on this, please see the prior post. (link) In fact, there is a powerful relationship between the two that has somehow been lost for a very long time (more on that below). Please recognize that goals help you […]

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Are Habits Better Than Goals? Are Goals Bad?

I recently received an email from an uber-successful entrepreneur. This lady has a multi-million-dollar company and she’s a mentor and coach for other entrepreneurs. However, given some of the recent articles on the Internet she’s read about goal achievement, she was wondering if perhaps having a group of entrepreneurs set goals for themselves might be […]

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