Tag Archives: goals

7 Reasons why making a plan is the key to success

Planning for success

The well known phrase 'if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail', attributed to Benjamin Franklin, shows great insight.  What's great about this is that we know that by making a good, well-thought-out plan, we are more likely to succeed. We all want to be the best that we can be and planning is key.

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5 Compelling reasons why you should reflect on the past year

Reflect on your year
Take time to reflect

There is something  exciting about the start of a new year.  A time for new opportunities, good intentions and a feeling of enthusiasm. It can be tempting to get on with the year without taking time to acknowledge the year which has been. In fact, taking time to stop and reflect is important in order for you to acknowledge achievements, recognise your learning, and be in a good position to plan for a new year.

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How spending just 10 minutes each day will keep you focused


How do you generally feel at the start of your day?

Do you usually feel focused with total clarity about what you are going to achieve that day?


Do you jump straight into dealing with tasks, appointments and emails with a feeling of panic because you have too much to do?

I suspect that for many it is the latter!

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How to find focus and get things done?

Finding focus

Do you ever feel stuck?  Do you find it hard to focus on what you really need to do? Perhaps you feel like you are on a treadmill going through the day's activities without real clarity and purpose?

This has been my experience recently. I struggled to complete a task which I usually enjoy doing and I didn't know why. Instead I got distracted doing other tasks and felt frustrated that I hadn't achieved what I had set out to do.

After some soul searching and reflection, I discovered what was going on for me and how to move forward. The solution was quite clear!

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