Whether you’re aiming for a promotion, a career change, or even a degree—learning can take you anywhere. But first you need to know where you’re going.
Throughout January, we’ve been sharing expert advice and research-based strategies to help you set your goals and achieve them.
Take a look at these four strategies that you can use throughout the year.
Step 1: Define the right goal for you
With Professor Richard Shell
Professor Richard Shell, an award-winning scholar, teacher, and author at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, shares this first tip with us: Start by asking the right questions.
Here are the key questions to ask:
Step 2: Set and keep your goals
With Professor Laurie Santos
Yale Professor Laurie Santos, instructor of The Science of Well-Being on Coursera, shares WOOP (wish, outcome, obstacle, plan) — a goal-setting strategy backed by 20 years of research!
Check out this step-by-step guide:
Dive deeper into the WOOP framework in this video.
Step 3: Beat Procrastination
With Professor Barbara Oakley
So you’ve set your goal. Now how do you overcome procrastination?
Introducing The Pomodoro Technique – a time-tested strategy proven to beat procrastination built by Francesco Cirillo and shared by engineering Professor Barbara Oakley, at Oakland University, in one of the world’s most popular online courses, Learning How to Learn.
Explore five steps to beat procrastination:
Want to learn more? Here’s a video on this technique.
Step 4: Find a friend who will help you stay on track
With Professor Rich Mayhew
We have a final tip from Professor Mayhew, a faculty member at UC Davis who identifies one key action you can take that will help you improve the odds of reaching your goals.
For more success tips, check out this video from Professor Mayhew Achieving your Optimal Performance.
Ready to take the next step? Achieve your goals with an accountability partner!
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