4 Top Tips For Achieving Success in 2010

Set a few key goals


Like to do lists we are all tempted to come up with a long list of goals.  But remember that achieving a goal requires investment of time, energy, effort and maybe money.  In a 52 week year you can only achieve so much, so choose wisely when it comes to goals.


List all of the things you need to do to achieve your goals


The goal is the outcome you want, for example, get promoted, complete a professional qualification, deliver a major business project to time and budget to name just a few. 


Achievement of the goal or outcome requires you to do many things.  Let’s illustrate this by looking at getting promoted.  You might need to:



  • Do some form assessment of your strengths and weaknesses
  • Start searching for opportunities
  • Update your CV
  • Get some feedback
  • Work on a personal development plan
  • Take some training


As you can see the list can become very large very quickly hence the suggestion that you focus on a few key goals.


Measure your progress regularly


Ever heard the phrase what gets measured gets done?  When you start actively tracking progress you will be amazed at the progress you make.


Set up some accountability


There is something really powerful about having to report back on your progress to someone else.  Some view it as a negative thing but it definitely does not need to be.  Simply let someone know what you plan to do and get them to ask you for a regular update in the progress you are making.




Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to become highly effective leaders and managers.  For more information click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Kylie Couric says 25 January 2010

Oh, thanks! Very nice write up. I need this! I will finish my college soon and will battle it out in the ‘real world’… I wanna do quite a few things and want to be successful on those. Thanks once again!

Free Insur says 20 May 2010

Waugh. Great blog. Found it by accident when I search for achievements. But belive me, I´ll come back to this great blog

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