Track Every Small Progress For A Successful 'Done List'

The “Done List” is a popular productivity method for those who prefer to track their achievements than make task lists. 99U reminds us that it’s not just about what you achieve though; these lists should include all progress you make.

How To Stay Focused On Your Goals When You Get Bored

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like “I start with good intentions, but I can’t seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time.” Or they will say “I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but I can’t seem to follow through and stay focused for very long.” Don’t worry. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone else.

Why 'The Process' Is The Most Crucial Aspect Of Achieving Your Goals

When it comes to setting goals — whether they’re personal, professional, financial or anything in between — it’s easy to forget that anyone who’s gotten where you want to be went through a long process to get there. Finance blog Mom and Dad Money explains why this is the most important yet overlooked aspect of changing your habits.

How To Take A Pay Cut For A Job You Actually Love (And Survive)

Not too long ago, I jumped ship from an office job and career path that was great, but not my passion. I took a huge risk to follow my dream, and learned a lot of lessons along the way. If you’re thinking about following your dream or doing what you love, here are some tips to keep in mind before you do it, and some of my mistakes to learn from.

Treat Failure Like A Scientist

I recently had a wonderful conversation with my friend Beck Tench. During our chat, Beck told me about an interesting shift in thinking that occurred while she worked at a science museum. During her time there, Beck learned how to treat failure like a scientist. How does a scientist treat failure? And what can we learn from their approach?

Tackle Problems Better By Identifying How They Affect People

“We need to see a 5 per cent increase in sales this month,” is a quantifiable goal, which is good. However, it’s also deeply impersonal. Productivity blog 99u suggests that if you really want to reach this goal, you need to start with the people, not the problem.

'Don't Aim For The Finish Line'

We like goals. Having goals is healthy, and it keeps you on the right track. However, those events or statuses we reach towards are only milestones. As astronaut and space’s first intergalactic rock star Chris Hadfield explains, the finish line isn’t the most important part of the journey.

The Best Tools To Productively Gamify Every Aspect Of Your Life

The idea of rewarding yourself to build better behaviours isn’t new, even if the phrase “gamification” is. There are more tools out there to turn everything you do into a game than are worth trying, but the best of the pack can really help you get motivated. Let’s take a look at some of the good ones and when they can be most effective in your life.

How To Teach Young Kids Budgeting Habits Early On

Teaching your kids to work within a budget early on in their lives pays off for them down the road. Even when very young, kids are ready for the basic idea, and including them in your own budget planning as they get older helps them develop good habits from the start.

Prioritise Goals By How They Affect One Another

We all have goals. Some of us even take the steps of writing those goals down and reviewing them once in a while. But when making your plans, take the time to examine your goals to see how they interconnect. You might find great ways to streamline them.