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Give Some G.A.S. To Your New Year's Resolutions, says goal achievement specialist

The beginning of January marks the age old tradition of the New Year’s resolution. Research shows that millions of determined individuals will proclaim lifestyle goals only to give up on their aspirations by early February. Expert shares tips.

 
Dec. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- The beginning of January marks the age old tradition of the New Year’s resolution. Research shows that millions of determined individuals will proclaim lifestyle goals and aspire to great accomplishments at this time of year, only to give up on their aspirations by early February. “The first 60 days are an important period for any resolution. What you do during that time is very predictive for whether you will be one of those individuals who will succeed toward your goal or fall off the tracks.” says Nancy Morris, an acclaimed goal achievement specialist.

“Just as you can’t reach your destination in your car without a sense of direction and some fuel, you’ll have trouble achieving your goals without a plan, and some specific incremental strategies to get you there,” says Morris, who delivers Goal Achievement Strategies (G.A.S.) coaching programs to corporate and individual clients around the world through www.NancyMorris.com. “The program offers the fuel that most people need during those first 60 days to transform their goals into real results.”

“Where most people fail is right at the very beginning,” says Morris. “The first thing to do with any goal is to state what you want to achieve. But people tend to set goals they actually have very little control over, such as the job they will get or the amount of weight they will lose. Those are called ‘outcome goals’. The easy correction to make here is to shift the goal to a ‘performance goal’, such as the number of resumes you will send out or the number of times you will go to the gym. The performance goal now becomes a specific strategy to attain your outcome goal. A performance goal is within your control. It’s something you can do and accomplish today.”

Morris offers a few steps from her program to give some G.A.S to your New Years resolutions:

1. Re-state your “outcome” goal as a series of “performance” goals. State them positively - things you are going to do as opposed to things you are not going to do.
2. Picture the achievement of your goal and even plan how you will celebrate.
3. Think hard about your level of commitment. Determine how you will make time for your goal.
4. Decide what you will need to let go of to make room for your goal, what habits you will have to change and what new things you will need to start doing.
5. Share your goals with others. Cultivate your own support team.
6. Assess and measure your progress daily and weekly.
7. Adjust your activity if things are not working.

A Psychology and Communications graduate from two of the UK’s prestigious universities, Nancy Morris has traveled the world as a business consultant, writer and broadcaster. Just in time for the New Year, the general public can now subscribe to Nancy’s unique program of goal achievement strategies and the popular short daily audio clips from Nancy herself. She even answers subscriber questions via email. Subscribers can join the program beginning on two starting dates: January 2 or January 16, 2011.The program is offered on-line at nancymorris.com.

The G.A.S. program is an approach to the educational trend called microlearning. Morris specializes in this technique which breaks up learning into sizeable bites, delivers it to where and when people are most receptive and encourages learners to assimilate information within their own experience and in conjunction with other interests.

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About Nancy Morris: Nancy Morris is a goal achievement and microlearning specialist certified in business, career and work/life balance coaching. Nancy spent many years studying and coaching in Europe though she now lives in her native Canada. She has a high media profile as an international authority on what it takes to be successful in business and in life. Nancy has appeared on television and radio in Canada and Europe and had a long-running BBC radio series. Many of her articles and interviews have appeared online and in print, including the Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Elegant Style magazines as well as many newspapers in North America and abroad.

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