It’s All About That Process

If you want to do something, anything well, you need to put effort into it. This much, you probably heard from your parents time and time again.

But figuring out how to exert the effort needed, well, that’s a harder one. And unless your parents were psychologists, they probably didn’t have a great answer for you. Of course plenty of time, the effort (and progress) come easily. But it obviously becomes easy to struggle when you hit a rough spot no matter how excited you are about something. We’ve all hit those roadblocks on any long-term goal.

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Five Steps to Improve Your Career

If you are trying to get ahead in your career, you know it takes persistence. Work can often feel like a grind. Five days a week. Eight, nine, ten hours a day. Meetings, calls, reports, and more. But “just showing up” isn’t any way to get ahead.

More importantly, you can’t count on moments of high performance to get ahead; a career is a marathon not a sprint. So sticking with things through the inevitable highs and lows is critical. And there’s no better way to do that than to keep track of the steps you want to take that will lead you to success.

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Make Your Goals Into Weekly Ones!

Throughout building a goal tracking platform, one question among many was “what timeframe(s) should we support?” Our initial bias was to include all of them: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and custom. This seemed like a good idea at the start: people obviously want to do some things every day and other things are New Year Resolutions.

While it is true that the timeframes can differ, we’ve discovered a clear winner when it comes to what timeframe gives you the best chance of sticking with a goal: weekly!

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Set a Goal and Build Your Story

Here at WeAchieve, we’ve done a lot of research to uncover the reasons why people generally don’t reach their goals. As we’ve noted before, only 9% of people achieve their New Year Resolutions, so if you are already feeling behind on your own, you certainly aren’t alone!

One point that shows up consistently in the research is that having a good process is critical to success. Many resolutions fail because people think a lot about the endpoint, but much less about the way to get there. That’s human nature after all – we want to think about the shiny reward at the end, rather than the work required to get there!

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