Five Steps for Achieving Your Goals in 2012

With January behind us, many of us have gotten back into a regular routine. But does that include the goals you’ve set for yourself (like staying fit) at the start of the year?  People’s commitment to personal goals seems to always drop off by February. In fact, according to a study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol in England, 88 percent of people fail at keeping New Year’s resolutions.

At Softchoice, the start of the year marks the time when employees set their professional GPS (Guiding People’s Success) goals. With their managers, employees create an action plan for how they are going to achieve them and work on accomplishing them throughout the year.

Unless you’ve got a system or people holding you accountable to staying on track, it’s hard to keep focused on achieving any type of goal. Life gets in the way, excuses are made, or we just give up.

So now that we’re into February and off the January “resolutions high,” here are five useful tips/tricks from a few Softchoice employees to help ensure you don’t become one of the 88 percent. [Read more…]