Goal setting is a tool that can be beneficial to us in all areas of our life, be it at home, work, fitness program or any other interest or hobby we may be following. The process of setting goals for ourselves not only influences our performance in that area but it also helps to build a positive change in us such as motivating us and breeding success. The success factor also contributes to building our self confidence.
Setting goals for yourself in all walks of your life are a requirement of success. In order to be successful one needs to know what one wants to achieve and how to go about it. If one does not map the requirements for attaining a goal one can never be successful.
Latest research by Deloitte shows us that some of the biggest challenges facing leaders in the business world of today are related to company culture, employee engagement and retention. Not only that, over 50% of business leaders rated these matters as urgent to focus on.
What are the reasons behind these challenges? The answer is directly linked to the “ECONOMY” when the economy picks up the bargaining power of employees also rises. Not only that we need to thanks the social websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor as well. There is so much public information available related to a company’s employment brand on the internet.
Do you want to make a change in your life ? Many people think that the new year is the best time to do so. But just making resolutions are not enough, keeping them is the key.
Estimations show that approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the most popular resolutions those that top the list are losing weight, exercising, saving money, stopping smoking, followed by getting organized, work life balance etc .
“If you have not seen the real end of the journey, don’t boast much at the beginning and never be too proud and haughty in mid of the path. Keep the real end in mind and mind how to get to the real end successfully!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
As the year draws to a close we tend to enter a phase of retrospection, during which we all go through a period of reflecting on what our aims were and what we have managed to achieve during the past year.
The power of the mind and its ability to control our actions and in fact manifest our destiny cannot be denied. Linked to that, one of the most dominant tools to develop successful ways in our lives is to picture ourselves in terms of our dreams, our hopes and the success we wish to achieve so that we are positioned to make them a reality.
For that to happen we need to see our self in the situation where we want to be. The process through which that can happen is VISUALIZATION – the key to helping you to make your dreams happen.
Do you know yourself ? Do you understand what motivates you ? Do you understand what drives you? Research shows that self-awareness is crucial for all levels of success. Becoming self-aware is a long process, but it is only by knowing yourself that you will be better placed to make the right decisions about your professional and personal life.
After all being self aware is all about having a clear perception of your personality, which includes your strengths, weaknesses, beliefs and motivations. It also includes your thoughts and emotions. Having an awareness of yourself gives you the opportunity to make any required changes in your behavior and beliefs.
The way in which each one of us views the world is different. Though we all live in the same world, we have all tuned our self to look for what we seek. To the extent that we tend to see what we want to see everywhere and in everything. In other words what we look for is what we see.
Our perceptions play a very important role in our interactions at the workplace and life in general. In our everyday life we start to see whatever we are looking for in everything we look at. Each individual person can see the same situation and recount it differently.
They say that it takes maybe only three seconds, for you to evaluate another person when you meet for the first time. During this short span of time, you form your opinion about the other based on many things which you are subconsciously evaluating, which may include – overall appearance, dressing, body language, behaviour, mannerisms, etc.
Sometimes it can be extremely difficult or in fact nearly impossible to reverse or undo these first impressions therefore making these first meetings extremely important, for it is this interaction which may set the tone for the relationship that follows in the future.