Real-life strategies that will help you to actually accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself this year.  These are mantras provided by researchers who study motivation and backed up by women who have used them to realize their biggest ambitions. 

When you make a plan, anticipate bumps. Before even trying to achieve a goal, target potential pitfalls and troubleshoot them.

Channel the little engine that could. A person’s drive is often based on what she believes about her abilities.  People who believe that they can accomplish what they set out to do actually perform better than those who don’t believe it.

Go public with it. After all, it’s harder to abandon a dream when you know that people are tracking your progress.

Lean on a support crew when struggling. Enlisting those friends and family who truly want to see you succeed is key when your motivation begins to wane.

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