goal-setting

A Columbia professor has a simple exercise to help MBA students stay true to their goals

A Columbia professor has a simple exercise to help MBA students stay true to their goals

The point isn't to achieve exactly what you set out to do, but to use goals as a kind of mental filter to sort through all your options.
The key to effective goal-setting is a little theory called “Pain + Reflection”

The key to effective goal-setting is a little theory called “Pain + Reflection”

Prior to becoming a journalist, I spent a year working at Bridgwater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Bridgewater is infamous for its culture of…
Don’t make a New Year’s resolution—make a life thesis

Don’t make a New Year’s resolution—make a life thesis

Have you ever noticed how goals are kind of a scam? You can set them, you can even reach them—but then you find that you’re…
The perfect gift for your anxious friend is a goal journal

The perfect gift for your anxious friend is a goal journal

If there’s one thing in this life that’s certain, it’s uncertainty. Some people handle unpredictability well. I, however, am not one of those people. The…
All goals are self-defeating except one

All goals are self-defeating except one

The late physicist Richard Feynman famously won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. But here’s something most people don’t know about him:…