ISSUE 90 - January 2013 - by Phil Chambers
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Welcome to the January 2013 issue of the Learning Technologies Newsletter. Please continue to forward it to friends and colleagues who you think would find it useful.
This month we have an article thinking about resolutions and effective goal setting plus our regular features of quote of the month, Mind Mapping tip and what I’ve been up to.
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,
don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
More quotes here
What's Phil Up To?
Mind Mapping Tip of the Month.
If you have a long quote that is relevant to a link between ideas, you can write it along the line of an arrow.
(You can also do this in iMindMap software)
A New Year - A New Direction.
Three frogs were sitting on a lily pad. Two decided to jump off. How many were left? The answer is three. Making a decision is very different to actually taking action.
It is very easy to decide on New Year’s resolutions but far harder to follow them through with actions. All too easily life gets in the way and before you know it you have lapsed into old habits and admitted defeat. The key to success is to set bold, big goals and then split them down into little steps. Some can be achieved very quickly, others will take a little longer. But with each little action you move bit by bit towards your goal. Make a Mind Map or to-do list and put it somewhere where you will see it often: Perhaps on your office wall or on the fridge door. Whenever you have achieved one of the actions, triumphantly tick it off or highlight it.
Goals or resolutions can, and indeed should, be challenging but must also be things that you can have influence over. Winning the lottery is purely down to chance. Improving your wealth by learning about financial management and investments is achievable through study.
It is a good idea to create goals in each area of life. I have listed some categories in alphabetical order. You can add your own and prioritise these as you see fit.
Spend some time this month to plan your direction for the year ahead and how 2013 can be your best year ever. May the best of last year be the worst of this year!
That’s it for this month. I’ll be back in touch with the next newsletter in early February.