Don’t let the time slip away. January is a critical time to set the tone for the year. Have you set your goals for 2017? If not, there’s no time like the present.

Here are some articles that may help…

Goal Achievement: Join the Successful 12%

One of the most common annual goal setting exercises is the New Year’s Resolution. What secrets of prior success will help us achieve our goals?

Mind Map Your Way to Productivity

If you haven’t set goals for yourself, there’s no time like now. If you are looking for a new goal setting approach, try mind maps.

The Brutal Reality of Setting Goals

The purpose of setting goals is to achieve them. However, obsessive pursuit of a goal is not always the best plan going forward.

An Em-POW-Word Way to Set Goals

Goal setting is uncomfortable and boring but so useful. Denise Reed of The Concierge Office Suites agreed with me – until she found a better way to do it.

Goal Setting – The Missing Element

There is one element that is sometimes missing from goals – the reason why we want to achieve the goal in the first place.

The Discomfort of Setting Goals

Only 12% of people achieve their new year’s resolutions. If we better understand the reasons we abandon goals, it will make it easier to stay the course.



Next steps: Schedule time on your calendar to set goals. Then, set a reminder on your task list to review them at least monthly.



To your success!


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Dr. Melissa Gratias, MBG Organizing SolutionsDr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at [email protected] or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website,

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