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 Gratias, MBG Organizing SolutionsDr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website,


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