Setting a goal is one thing while accomplishing that goal, whether short-term or long-term, is a whole other feat in itself. Many would say that when setting goals or resolutions, recognizing areas for improvement and creating a purpose of action to make those changes is the easy part—it’s the follow-through that’s the challenge.
About 80% of goals and resolutions made at the beginning of the year fail in the month of February—less than two months after they were set. So how can we, as goal setters and hopeful goal achievers, stay accountable for staying on the right track and not veering off back into our old habits? While achieving goals takes commitment, focus and oftentimes mental or physical exertion, external factors can also have an impact on our ability to stick to our goals, including the workplace. Co-workers can have a huge influence on our daily routine such as eating habits, our attitude at work, how we react to certain situations and so on. While a workplace can have a negative impact and be a distraction to achieving goals, it can just as well be a positive one. Here are three ways you and your fellow co-workers can help each other achieve your goals this year.