Blogging Your Way to Goal Success

Written by Ellesse Chow

If you have always been procrastinating on how to get started or going with your goals, try this interesting method. Write a blog.

“What? You are asking me to publicly declare my goals?” Before you start thinking that this is another fruitless suggestion, would it convince you if we are to tell you that famous professional life coaches such as Anthony Robbins actually encourage people “to make commitments to others who hold them to a higher standard” about their goals?

When you make public announcements to people you trust about your goals,repparttar tendency is, you will do whatever it takes to achieve your wildest dreams so as not to disappoint them. You will be less likely to stray from your bottom-line.

“Alright, I am convinced ofrepparttar 146828 benefits of announcing my goals. But why must I have a blog?” A blog gives you more advantages than what a verbal announcement can provide. It helps you to

(1) Expandrepparttar 146829 No. of People You Are Committed To Imagine declaring your goals torepparttar 146830 entire internet community! Being online and available 24 by 7, almost anyone who have access to your blog url would be able to share your joys and frustrations inrepparttar 146831 pursuit of your dreams. Even your loved ones working or studying overseas would be able to know your progress throughrepparttar 146832 internet. Surely you would not want to let them down by procrastinating on your goal tasks?

(2) Focus and Review Your Goals As you write about your goal progress inrepparttar 146833 blog, you are actually focusing and reviewingrepparttar 146834 targets and methods in your goal plan. Say for example, your goal is to lose 20 pounds in 6 months. After sticking to a non-fat diet for 3 months, you find that your weight loss remained stagnant upon reviewing your past blog records. At this time, it may be appropriate for you to change your approach towards achieving your goal. You may want to add some exercise into your goal tasks, or changerepparttar 146835 timeline of your target. Sometimes, if you allow readers to add comments or suggestions to your blog, you might also receive an interesting tip or two from your friends orrepparttar 146836 public who have “been there, done that”.

Free tips to improve self confidence

Written by Stephen Hill

Author Stephen Hill



Atrepparttar age of sixteen I was invited out forrepparttar 146797 evening on a Saturday night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. This for most people would be something to look forward to, for me it was something to dread. Socialising and ordering drinks for somebody who has a stutter is bad enough, but I regularly seemed to barerepparttar 146798 brunt ofrepparttar 146799 evening’s jokes about me height, weight and occasionally my bald patch. Even though my friend’s were not doing this to be cruel, I was very paranoid about myself at that age and this banter would hurt.

I had often been out for evenings where I drank alcohol, however up to this point had never been drunk. On this particular nightrepparttar 146800 drink flowed and before long I found myself a little worse for ware. The results of which would later change my life.

I found myself talking to lots of different people, some of which I did not know, even girls! My whole character and personality started to change, I was telling jokes and when someone made a comment about my weight for example, I laughed and even came back with a derogatory comment about him, joining inrepparttar 146801 banter and seemingly enjoying it.

My attitude changed, for example instead of thinking that a certain girl might not want me because of my weight, stutter or height, I thought to myself, she will want me, I’m a good person and could make her laugh. My whole outlook was far more positive and my confidence was buzzing. It was a superb and very enjoyable night.

The next morning I awoke not feelingrepparttar 146802 best with a bad hangover. One ofrepparttar 146803 highlights ofrepparttar 146804 previous night was that I had been given a phone number from one ofrepparttar 146805 girls I had met. I told her that I would phone her to arrange a date, however I was now sober, back to my normal self and no did not haverepparttar 146806 confidence to ring. This girl thinks I am fluent, how would she react if I stutter, I wondered.

I went to bed most disappointed with myself but started to analyserepparttar 146807 differences between when I had been drunk to when I was sober. The conclusion was obvious, when drunk I can talk, I don’t care about my weight, lack of height etc. When sober I have a lack of confidence and am paranoid about certain aspects about my person. I knew that I could not be drunk 24/7 and that what I needed to do was to become a harder person, less paranoid etc. I had to be mentally drunk all ofrepparttar 146808 time without being physically drunk. I knew this would be hard to achieve but inrepparttar 146809 future possibly when I was older would be a must.

This attitude is hard to achieve, however using some ofrepparttar 146810 following methods became a reality for me a number of years later.


Atrepparttar 146811 age of twenty-two I decided to as already stated deal with and try to overcome some ofrepparttar 146812 issues in my life. I started to read various books, like mind over matter and positive thinking type books.

In one such book it had a line which read:

“You need to start to like yourself”

I putrepparttar 146813 book down and starting to think and realised that I didn’t actually like myself. I hated being overweight, shorter than average, having a bald patch and especially having a speech impediment.

I carried on reading and it went on to say:

“There are various things about one’s self which even though we don’t like we are unable to change, therefore we have to accept them. Other aspects we can change therefore we have to work extremely hard with determination to eradicate them.

Once again I putrepparttar 146814 book down and thought about this. Firstly my height, am I ever going to grow any taller? The answer is no, there is nothing I can do to increase my height atrepparttar 146815 age of twenty-two therefore I have to accept it. From reading more ofrepparttar 146816 book later I realised that I was being over-sensitive about this and some of my other issues. There are a lot of people out there a lot worse off than I am. Does my current height hurt me in anyway or affect my life in any major negative way, againrepparttar 146817 answer is no.

Secondly,repparttar 146818 bald area on my head. As withrepparttar 146819 above hair is not going to start growing in that area of my scalp, I have hadrepparttar 146820 bald patch since birth and therefore have to acceptrepparttar 146821 fact and even try to like it.

Then there is my weight. This is something that I could change, therefore I have to work hard to loserepparttar 146822 weight. I have to accept certain sacrifices; such as to eat less fatty foods and be disciplined to reach my target weight, however long it might take.

Finally there is my speech impediment. I had had a stutter sincerepparttar 146823 age of four and for me this wasrepparttar 146824 most important of all of my issues. I was not sure if I would be able to achieve fluency, however in my mind believed I could. If I can talk when I am drunk I should be able to talk when I am fluent. I was not going to accept having a stutter forrepparttar 146825 rest of my life until I had worked hard to eradicate it. Work hard I did and eventually I overcome this major issue in my life.

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