Well… is your New Year resolution still alive?

New Years Goals ResolutionsSo many people make New Year resolutions. So many fail to carry them out.

Why?

Think of a goal you have. Maybe a New Year resolution, or it may be a target you need to meet at work, or any other goal you are setting out to achieve.

As you think of the goal, notice how you feel. Notice what the self-talk in your head is saying. Notice if you are tensed up or relaxed.

Now… If you were going to hire somebody to achieve that goal, would you hire yourself as you are right now?

If the answer is yes, then go for it tiger!

If the answer is no, because you wouldn’t hire someone with that kind of attitude towards the goal, or who was scared of the goal, or scared of trying, or knows they have failed at this before and expect to fail again or… You get the idea.

What needs to change within you in order for you to become the person you would definitely hire to achieve the goal?

Here is a little exercise on goals and how they relate to your mission/purpose.

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.

One Comment

  1. Lydia 14th January 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing that exercise. It was quite helpful. I hope your New Year’s resolution is going well so far.

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