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How Are You Gonna Keep Up the Momentum?

Each of us sustains motivation differently. So one of the keys to creating a lasting change in ourselves is to understand what will get us out of bed to do what we promised ourselves and how to keep t…


Don’t Despair, Understand the 3 Stages of Learning

My client Andrea was distraught. "I promised to enjoy my life more this year. But this week, all I've done is stress out over the report I have due tomorrow." "Actually," I replied. "I'm happy to r…


Don’t Let “Them” Bring You Down

I’ve always been flabbergasted, or perhaps the better word is shocked, by people who press drinks on sober alcoholics or cookies on those on a diet. Then there are the dream killers who stomp on your …


Have a Little Fun With It, Will You?

Are you having fun yet? I think of fun in two ways. First there’s the possibility of actually enjoying the new behavior itself. That’s especially easy when we’ve chosen something potentially fulfillin…


Think Like a Scientist

Whatever you are working on, you will not do it perfectly. The trick is not to never goof up, but not to turn goof-ups into give-ups. In order to keep motivated and not give up when you blow it, it's …


What Kind of Support Do You Need?

I don't care who you are or what you are trying to learn. When you're learning something new, it's best to have support. Many of us get stuck or give up because we believe not knowing something is a s…

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Become a Tracker

When you created your SMART goal, you'd already figured out what you're going to measure--pounds, sense of ease in your body, hours of sleep, times you stay calm with your kids. Now you need to decide…


Take Small Steps

Often what we want can feel so overwhelming that we never get started at all. If that's true for you, here a secret: One tiny step at a time. And it often doesn't matter which step. Just take one. The…


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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more
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