Get Motivated

It doesn't matter how brilliant or talented you are—without motivation, you'll never get anywhere. Here's how to rev up your motivation to achieve your goals. Cover image: Shutterstock

The Serial Enthusiast’s Guide to Stimulants

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
You'll know it when you feel it.

How My Mind Tricks Me Into Eating Biscuits and Gravy

By Shawn T. Smith Psy.D.
The mind wants what it wants, and it will stoop low to get it.

Stuck in a Rut? 5 Mind-Changing Strategies to Get You Out

By Peg Streep
It's time to stop spinning your wheels and take control.

Think You're Thinking? 6 Reasons to Think Again

By Peg Streep
We're hasty, sloppy, and biased, and that's just for starters.

Five Tips for Getting Inspired and Staying Motivated

By Rod Judkins M.A., RCA
The secret of seeing a project through to completion.

What Is the One Key Factor in Successful Change?

By Meg Selig
Is it "nature" or "nurture?" Luck? Find out here!

Is there an Ultimate Destination?

By Ran Zilca
The notion of an ultimate destination is an illusion.

A Recipe for Success Needs this Secret

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Is having “High Hopes” the secret ingredient of success?

What Truly Successful People Know That You Don't

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Six research-based strategies to help you overcome barriers to success

5 Ways to Finish What You Start (and Why You Often Don't)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
These 5 precautions should keep you progressing toward a goal.

Blowing It Off or Just Not Into It?

By Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Five questions to confirm that goal is right for you!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Take the stress out of your morning routine.

5 Steps Toward a Leap of Faith

By Peg Streep
Sometimes, walking away is the best move you can make.

To Change or Not To Change

By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D.
The psychological costs of not changing undesirable aspects of your life.

The Trouble with Accountability

By Diane Dreher Ph.D.
How external motivation can undermine performance

How to Know if You’ve Joined the Reinvention Revolution

By Russell C. Smith and Michael Foster
Often, it’s the small victories than make a day or a week memorable

Your Cognitive Positioning System

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Our mental maps influence our lives, which has its good side and its bad.

Has Life Been Unfair to You?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
Five tools for getting past the anger and disappointment.

5 Ways to Boost Work Productivity

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Six ways to work less, yet produce more.

Now Arriving: A Cure for Lateness

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
Why we are late and what we can do about it

Could you drop out of your life?

By Jennifer Haupt
What to do when you're ready to transform your career, marriage, or perspective.

I finally got round to doing this

By Paul Dolan Ph.D.
How to decide, design and do your way out of procrastination

To Procrastinate or Not: Do You Have a Choice?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
A procrastinator looks at the problem of avoidance.

End Procrastination for Good: How to Revise Your Life Script

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
To put an end to putting things off, ask yourself these 8 key questions.

6 Stages and 16 Tips for Developing Good Habits

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
A go-to guide for developing good habits

Purpose in Life Leads to a Longer Life: Now We Ask…Why?

By Maclen Stanley
Irrefutably, purpose in life is beneficial to our health. But why?

Want to Change Your Life? Make Room for Something New

By Susan Biali M.D.
Create the necessary space and watch your life change

Get Motivated to Recharge Your Therapy

By Colleen Long Psy.D.
How to Put the Umphhh Back in Your Self Work

Four Common Obstacles That Interfere with Goal Setting

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Set goals carefully and your neurochemical rewards will kick in

4 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
You can fail at anything. Why not take a chance on doing what you love?