Whether you call them goals or resolutions. Whether they are personal or professional. With every new year comes a litany of things that we want to do to improve our lives.
Research shows that half of all people who make New Year's resolutions abandon them by the end of June. Don't let warm weather signal the undoing of your goals. Turn your desires into reality by following some basic rules of the goal-setting road.
Rule #1: Don't aim too high or too low. Overly lofty goals can leave you overwhelmed and frustrated. Overly humble goals can leave you bored and uninspired. The key: finding something that's just out of reach.
Example: Cutting the office supplies budget in half would be ideal, but also highly unlikely. A 10% decrease is definitely doable with minimal changes. Instead, shoot for a 30% decrease.
Rule #2: Make it fit. Align a new goal with your existing goals and with your values. Beware of setti...(register to read more)