In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias reads an excerpt from her book, Set Goals…even if you’re not convinced you’ll achieve them.

How do you motivate yourself to achieve your goals? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she expands on the importance of goal commitment and how to attain it.


Excerpt from Set Goals…even if you’re not convinced you’ll achieve them.


Specific and challenging goals will focus and direct your actions – but only if you are committed to the goal.  Without personal buy-in and total commitment to the desired state, there is no motivation to bridge the gap.  So, if buy-in is such an important component of successful goal attainment, how do you both initiate and sustain it?  First, the burning reason why you want to accomplish the goal should be something that inspires you.  It is the spark that ignites your motivation to set the goal in the first place.  However, as time passes and progress toward the goal gets hard, the burning reason why may start to feel more like a sputtering candle.  How do you avoid this?  Don’t set goals for trifles and trivialities.  Setting a goal should signify something important to you – something you need to do.  If someone waved a wand and the goal was accomplished, would you be in a better place physically or psychologically?  If not, then ask yourself why you are doing it to begin with.


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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.


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