Friday, December 5, 2008

New Years New You

The New Year is a time when people reflect on the year gone by, but more importantly it is a time when many people make promises to themselves to live their lives in a more effective manner. The most common New Years Resolutions revolve around being healthier, improving financial situation and/or strengthening family, work and social relationships. Surveys indicate that the majority of people who make new years resolutions are confident that they are going to be able to keep them. However further research indicates that less than 20% of these people actually achieve their goal. The following are some tips you can use that greatly enhance your ability to accomplish whatever you set out to do.

· State your goal in behavioral terms (Instead of saying “I want to be healthier”, define what behaviors you plan to utilize to achieve this goal).
· Make sure that your goal is measurable
· Set goals that are realistic
· Focus on behaviors that you personally control.
· Make sure that the goal you set is for you, not somebody else.
· Tell others about your goals and utilize family and friends as support.
· Write your goals on a piece of paper where you can see it often.
· Monitor your progress. Reward yourself for any move in a positive direction.
Be open to trying new behaviors if some you are already using are not working.
· Focus on “progress not perfection”


Setting goals and achieving them, especially when they entail making lifestyle changes, is often frustrating. Seeking the guidance and coaching of a professional can often increase your chances of success by helping you identify and define goals more effectively and providing support and encouragement in helping you to stay on task. To discuss in more detail how you can make effective changes in your professional and personal life call the the professionals at PTC (954) 741-1099.

Just a reminder PTC posted an entry on October 22, 2008 "Coping Tools for the Holidays" ...hope you check it out. Have a great holiday season. PTC

8 comments:

jaime said...

I love "progress not perfection"! I was watching a show the other day and someone said "practice makes progress", instead of "practice makes perfect", and your post reminded me of that!

Professional Toolbox Consultants, LLC said...

Thank you for stopping by Jaime. This post was written by Jeff and that is one of his favorite sayings
"remember progress not perfection".
By the way everyone at PTC loves your blog. Peace, Lisa

Amy Jewell said...

What a great resource for people! In my blog yesterday, I wrote about a woman who's goal it is to lose 80 pounds and she is putting it all online! Amazing. My blog is Cirklasphere at http://cirklagirl.wordpress.com. stop by sometime!

Professional Toolbox Consultants, LLC said...

Thank you Amy for stopping by PTC's blog. We enjoyed checking out your blog also. Have a great holiday season. PTC

Broward ANAD said...

Loved these tips on setting/achieving goals!!!

thanks so much for posting them!!!

Lily :-)

Professional Toolbox Consultants, LLC said...

Happy Holiday Broward ANAD and Lily. Thank you so much for the service you guys give to our community. PTC

Professional Toolbox Consultants, LLC said...

Happy Holiday Broward ANAD and Lily. Thank you so much for the service you guys give to our community. PTC

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.