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What are you willing to give up in order to achieve your dreams?

Posted on 20/07/2016 by
In order to achieve our dreams, we need to make some small sacrifices along the way.

Sometimes in order to achieve our dreams, we need to make some small sacrifices along the way.

This is a big question, but try to put some thought into it, as your answer could lead to big success.

Whenever we think about achieving something, our focus tends to be on what we’re going to gain – not on what we might have to give up.

But ask any successful person and they will tell you they didn’t get to where they are today without making some sacrifices.

“The most important decision about your goals is not what you are willing to do to achieve them, but what you are willing to give up.” – Dave Ramsey.

There are only so many hours in the day, and when you start studying, you might have to give up a few things to stay on top of your assignments.

It’s all about making the best use of your time.

When Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love set out to be a writer, she gave up television so she could focus on her creative projects.

“What are you willing to give up, in order to become who you really need to be?” – Elizabeth Gilbert.

Grab a blank piece of paper and write down everything you spend your time doing. Next, highlight everything you would be willing to sacrifice in order to achieve your qualification.

This simple exercise will help you identify the things that you can say no to when life gets busy. You don’t need to give things up for good, or all the time – just when you’re behind on your studies.

For example, you might highlight things like television, going out with friends, or baking. Even though these are things you love, they won’t help you achieve your goals – and therefore they can wait until you’ve finished studying.

As hard as this sounds, we promise it will make it easier to reach your dreams.

What’s one thing you would be willing to give up? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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The best of the internet’s New Year’s Resolutions articles for 2016

Posted on 13/01/2016 by
Grab your journal and some coloured pens - it's time to start jotting down strategies for sticking to your 2016 study goals!

Grab your journal and some coloured pens – it’s time to start jotting down strategies for sticking to your 2016 study goals!

In January every year, newspapers, magazines and social media feeds are filled with tips for sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. What really works? What will set you up to fail? What are the best strategies for staying on track?

One can quickly feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of articles on the topic – it can be hard to know where to start! So we’ve lent a helping hand. We’ve narrowed down some of the best articles (in our opinion) for 2016. Here at Study From Home, we’re big believers in the power of goal setting. We hope this collection of articles gives you some inspiration to get your 2016 resolutions off to a successful start.

+ 12 tips to ensure you actually achieve your 2016 goals via The Entourage

This informative article includes 12 excellent pieces of advice from leading executives within the Entourage, an Australian business dedicated to educating and empowering entrepreneurs.

Excerpt: “When you start actioning your goals the key thing is to just START. The first step is always the hardest, but once you have taken the first step in the right direction, every step after gets a little easier.”

+ How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions via Huffington Post For Women

Here’s some no-nonsense, straight-talking advice to help get you started. Work through the three steps outlined in this article and you’re on your way to success.

Excerpt: “In order to make lasting change, there must be some passion and true desire to do the work. It’s not enough to want the result. You must want the result so badly that you’re willing to make it a top priority this year.”

+ Determined to keep your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s how. via Gretchen Rubin

As bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin is more qualified than most to offer great advice for sticking to your goals. This inspirational LinkedIn piece will get you motivated to achieve all your goals and more!

Excerpt: “Treat yourself! This is the most fun way to strengthen your resolutions. When we give ourselves healthy treats, we boost our self-command – which helps us keep our resolutions. When we give more to ourselves, we can ask more from ourselves.”

What are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016? Do you have some tried and tested strategies for success? Share in the comments below – we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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