Feb 5
Goal Commitment

Yesterday I wrote about secrets of goal setting. Today I’m following up with a few factors that affect maintaining goal commitment. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions on 31 Dec 2011 and if so, are you still sticking with them or have you already given up? A survey conducted a few years ago by […]

Feb 1
Goal-Setting Secrets

It’s the end of January already! “Where has the time gone?” my elderly neighbour Stella asked this morning as we chatted about the weather, our families, and which birds we had  spotted in our gardens (the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is doing a nationwide Bird Watch this weekend). Stella is a real […]

Jan 1
Beyond SMART: 3 Top Tips for Successful Goal-Setting and Achievement

Happy New Year! As this is often a time when we reflect on our past achievements and set new goals for the future, I’d like to share with you some of the latest positive psychology research which you may find helpful. Focus on creating approach goals According to psychology research, avoidance goals (those with negative […]

Dec 28
Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Will you be one of the 12% of people who stick to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2008? It won’t surprise many of you who work in business that if you use the same approach to setting personal goals that you use at work for annual objectives, you’re far more likely to succeed.This BBC article […]

Dec 28
Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Will you be one of the 12% of people who stick to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2008? It won’t surprise many of you who work in business that if you use the same approach to setting personal goals that you use at work for annual objectives, you’re far more likely to succeed.This BBC article […]

Dec 28
Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Will you be one of the 12% of people who stick to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2008? It won’t surprise many of you who work in business that if you use the same approach to setting personal goals that you use at work for annual objectives, you’re far more likely to succeed.This BBC article […]

Nov 21
Life Lists: Goal Achievement and Happiness

As we mentioned in this post, it seems that Seligman’s 3 pillars of happiness and well-being (positive emotion, engagement and meaning) may soon be joined by two more, namely positive relationships and positive achievement. I doubt many would argue about positive relationships being a corner-stone of happiness and well-being, although you might be interested to […]

Feb 2
January Retrospective: More on Achieving Those Goals

Bet you thought Jenny and I were so busy elsewhere that we’d forget to come back to you on the subject of Achieving Your Goals – no chance! after a few minor diversions including Jenny getting her cat seen to and me organising Hugo’s 5th birthday party, (not to mention the proper work in between […]

Jan 1
How to Keep your New Year Resolutions

If you still haven’t broken your New Year Resolutions yet [ 🙂 … of course you haven’t, just teasing…] you might be interested in taking part in some scientific research which is being undertaken at University of Hertfordshire in the UK. It was reported in the Guardian on Friday 30th December (“Psychologists seek key to […]

Jan 1
Out with the Old, In with the New

Last year, I experienced a particularly unique and simple approach to goal setting. I’d like to share it with you: 1. On a piece of paper write 3 statements about your experience of 2006: Both Good 🙂 or Bad 🙁 2. Once you have digested these statements, take note of your over-riding thoughts or emotions […]

Dec 6
Visualizing your goals

Of course I’m an avid supporter of the Open University – I did my MBA at their Business School in the late 90’s and have worked closely with them ever since. So I was delighted to read in the Independent yesterday (5 Dec 2006) that they are partnering the Trades Union Congress to provide a […]

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