A new way to set New Year resolutions

View the world through different eyesThis is the last tip of the year, so Happy Christmas and have a great 2019!

Somehow the turning of a calendar page prompts us to look back and to look forward.

I was thinking about this and then saw this quote from Simon Sinek…

“It’s dangerous to perceive the world through only one set of eyes. The problem is, we can only perceive the world through one set of eyes.”

It got me thinking about setting New Year resolutions. How about trying this approach…

Ask friends what they think you should set as a New Year resolution, and why. Ask them to be honest and be prepared to hear unwanted truths.

If that sounds scary (it scares me) perhaps that will give the resolutions a useful ‘edge’.

Your next question to your friend would then be ‘If you were in my shoes, how would you go about achieving it? What would be your first step?’

Then it’s not so scary. They may even offer to help 🙂

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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About the Author:

People Alchemy’s founder and managing director is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations. Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, capability at work, workplace performance, and how L&D can be effective in these tough times. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work.

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