How do we keep those resolutions – in life and at work?

Do you ever leave the office at the end of the day and say to yourself, did I accomplish anything today?! What did I accomplish? Do you ever find yourself falling into the same bad habits or trends in life and/or at work?  How many times does your organization set a goal that it falls way short of achieving?  How many times do you make a resolution and you’re never able to keep it?

Keep reading….

One of my resolutions for the New Year is to read more – both for pleasure and self improvement.  I read a great article/blog last week in the Harvard Business Review that I felt compelled to share.  With a very simple message and charge – “The Best Way to Use the Last Five Minutes of Your Day” – it suggests simple ways we as individuals and organizations we can be more effective and productive in our lives and achieving our goals – or resolutions for those of us that are still on the New Year kick.

The Best Way to Use the Last Five Minutes of Your Day
Peter Bregman
January 3, 2011

At a time when many individuals and organizations are setting goals they want to achieve for the year, this article reminds us that at the “end of the day” it all comes down to what we actually get done each and every day.  I look forward to carrying this simple task into my own work and the work of the UCF as we attempt to achieve some lofty goals in 2011.

Any other good reads and/or books or articles that relate to topics like this one, please let me know.


About Brock Yetso

UCF Executive Director and generally a nice guy.
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