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  • Publish date: 10 November 2017
  • Archived on: 10 November 2018

It takes effort to reach success. Psychologist Phillip Adcock offers his practical advice on how to stay on course to achieve your goals.

You may know where you want to go in life, but what about the practical steps needed to take you there? Whether you are looking for more qualifications, a promotion or something more personal, it’s not always easy to tell if you’re succeeding or failing at achieving your goals by simply relying on memory alone.

Our brains can often recall past events differently: they remember some and forget others. Even when they do remember, they tend to distort the reality.

The same can be true as you travel along your journey toward success; so, you’ll need a means by which to evaluate your progress. Not only should you regularly evaluate where you stand, but you should also accept the notion that you’ll need to change course occasionally. Remember, you never fail, but you may well not always get the outcome you were hoping for. On such occasions, you need to be prepared to refine the design of your approach.

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 259, November 2017.  

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