4 Steps to Accomplishing Your Goals

Back in January, I posted a series on my other blog about the goal achievement process I use to accomplish many things throughout the year. I also highlighted some stories from people who’ve accomplished big goals in their life or business.

This process works for goals of all kinds and has helped me see progress from the beginning stages to the completed goal.

Here are all the links to this practical series:

Step 1: Assess and Clarify
Step 2: Plan and Take Action
Step 3: Break Barriers and Collect Small Success
Step 4: Reflect and Celebrate

Series Stories:

What process do you go through when pursuing a goal?


Can you trust it? How to find credible and accurate nutrition information

Looking in the wrong place for nutrition information can cause you to make unnecessary or harmful diet changes, give up foods you don’t need to, and waste money on special supplements and products.

How do you know what information you can trust, whether online, from friends, or in the news?

Join me in the Diabetes Smart Online Symposium to learn how to determine whether a source is credible, and get ideas for where to turn for accurate nutrition information.


Can you trust it? How to find credible and accurate nutrition information
Tuesday, June 7 at 3pm Pacific Time
FREE and open to the public


Don’t be gullible. Sign up for my class and stop falling for bad nutrition information.

Intellectual Wellness (8 Dimensions of Wellness Series)

I'm Smart Kent County Girls on the Run April 06, 20101
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One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
–William Lyon Phelps

This aspect of wellness incorporates lifelong learning, knowledge and education, mental skills, curiosity, and creativity “for the personal growth of the individual and for the betterment of society” (Roscoe, L J 2009).

Some common examples of activities related to intellectual wellness include going to school, reading, learning a new language, watching educational videos, applying experiential knowledge to new situations, doing crossword puzzles, seeking a mentor’s advice, and experimenting with new recipes. While any of the previous examples can be used for the “betterment of society,” two more specific examples are learning new tasks for a volunteer project and reading up on best practices in your industry so you can help your workgroup more efficiently.

The Internet makes intellectual wellness easier

Many websites, like YouTubeCraftsy, Udacity, and TED talks, offer opportunities to increase your intellectual wellness for free, through online classes and videos. You can also find free puzzles and games at sites like Luminosity, which was developed to keep your brain challenged.

Finding other people committed to intellectual wellness is also easy. Meetup helps groups organize around common goals and events, such as learning new languages or skills, and other websites offer mentorship programs within specific industries.

For those interested in traditional school/education, there are also several scholarship databases (like Fastweb) and other educational resources available online.

This post is part of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness series focusing on each aspect of wellness and providing related resources. To get more free resources and information about wellness, click here to get each post by email.