The secret to successful goal setting

What to do if setting goals isn’t working I have a quick little test for you. (Don’t you just love pop quizzes?) When I think about my goals for this year, I am… A. taking a nap and thinking about it later. Goals stress me out. B. A planner. I’m evaluating the year so far,…

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Six questions to create your best summer

Three silly, playing kids

Reflections on Your Daily Experience What if instead of trying to have the grandest summer ever, you tried to be your personal best every day… summer included?  Rather than falling into the comparison trap of comparing your summer t o that of your Facebook or Instagram friends, what if you used a different approach to…

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Goal setting, personality style and you

How to make your personality style work in your favor Do you set goals then fight against them? Do you find that you work hard to meet other’s expectations but fail to live up to your own? Maybe you question whether setting goals is even useful or necessary at all… In her fascinating book, Better…

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Learning from goal setting

girl with glasses thinking

Learning from Goal Setting In an earlier post this year, I suggested that students set an intention for the year and review that intention midway through the school year and again at the end of the school year.  As the school year comes to a close, it is a good time to determine the success of that…

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four steps to cope with failure

How to help kids cope with failure I’ve written a lot of posts on how to handle failure.  There are several reasons for this.  As a kid, I don’t know that anyone ever helped me understand the role that failure plays in growing, improving and becoming your best self. I just figured out on my…

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