motivation

Think Of Your Goal As A Compass, Not An Endpoint

It’s hard not to picture a goal as a destination, but that type of thinking can be demotivating. You’re either there having succeeded, or you’re not. By thinking of your goals as a compass, you can keep your focus on the direction you need to go.


Don't Focus On The Finish, Focus On Your Next Step

One of the biggest pitfalls of long-term goals is spending more time focusing on where you want to end up than you do on what you should be doing right now. Stay motivated by thinking only about the next step.


How To Stay Focused At Work While You're Going Through A Breakup

Breakups don’t just kill romance — they can disrupt nearly every area of your life. You don’t feel like doing things you enjoy, you can’t stop thinking about the ex, and you may find it incredibly difficult to focus on work. If you’re having trouble staying productive during a breakup, here are some ways to power through it.


If You Don't Have A Passion, Rule Out What You Don't Like Instead

A lot of career advice seems to centre around pursuing your passion. This is great if you know what your passion is, but what if you don’t? It might help to think less about what you love and more about the things you don’t like.


Neutralise Self-Criticism By Imagining It In A Loved Ones' Voice

Being able to acknowledge your faults is a useful skill. Being critical of yourself to the point of crippling your motivation isn’t. The next time you’re feeling down on yourself, imagine how your criticisms would sound coming from a loved one.


Why You Should Be Tracking Your Habits (And How To Do It Well)

I’ve been tracking my habits on and off for the past couple of years, but when I went through a brief stint of not tracking habits, I didn’t do a very good job of building them either. Something about the process of checking off a habit each day and keeping a log of my progress really improves my motivation and ability to complete that habit each day.


You Can't Achieve Your Goals If You're Never Working Towards Them

Having goals isn’t the same thing as working towards them. Many of us have things we’d like to accomplish that just sit in the back of our mind. But if you never get out of your head and into the workshop, those goals will never go anywhere.


Tomorrow Records Inspirational Messages For Your Future Self

iOS: Sometimes, you need to give yourself a bit of a pick-me-up. Tomorrow is an app that lets you record a message for yourself that you can play in the future.


Thinking Of Far-Off Goals In Terms Of Days Might Increase Your Drive

Long-term goals don’t always get the attention they deserve because our minds can do weird things and make them seem so distant. By framing your goals as being a number of days away, instead of years, you might feel more inclined to take action towards them.


6 Ways To Love Running

Running. You either love it, or you hate it — right? Maybe not. If you loathe the pounding of the pavement here are some simple steps you can take to transform yourself into a running devotee.

Here’s our top six must-try tips.