People analytics, a term that refers to the “health science apps” circulating now in social networks and corporate human resource centers. Its all part of empowering people to achieve sustainable, lifelong progress. Health fitness, career skill management and education learning mobile apps can provide low-cost, efficient goal setting programs. Business managers are utilizing these new apps to motivate employees for greater productivity.
If you are motivated to self-improvement, don’t set limits. Get creative. Discover something new about yourself. Be adventurous, you’ll be amazed what you can achieve when you honestly work towards your goal.
Stay focused everyday, on helping yourself. Remain calm, during tough periods. The sky’s the limit with our new digital age of human resource technology. We can better control the future now.
Here’s a few mobile apps for better human resource management.
GoalsOnTrack – (FREE) Android / iPhone / Windows 10
LifeTick – Organize your Life, Better your Education, Inspire Employees
Goal Tracker & Habit List – Create Good Habits, Build A Better You !
IrunUrun – Encourages your progress personal, Team and Enterprise
Lift – Crowdsourcing advice, motivation, and/or prompting from the Lift community. A great support system can really keep you going.
StickK – Acknowledge what it’ll take to accomplish it, and leverage the power of putting money on the line to turn that goal into a reality.
A. Write it down
According to a study done by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California,you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. Or interpret it this way: if you set two goals that you often failed in the past, starting writing them down this time. With everything else being equal, same amount of effort, motivation, discipline, etc., you will most likely achieve at least one of the two. To make it work even better, write it down repeatedly.
B. Create a concrete plan
A study in the British Journal of Health Psychology found that 91% of people who planned their intention to exercise by writing down when and where they would exercise each week ended up following through, while only 35% achieved the same result relying on just motivation. Many similar studies have come to the same conclusion: if we clearly state when and where we are going to take the action, we are much more likely to stick to our goal.
C. Track your time and action
According to a study published on Harvard Business Review, the most significant factor that influences our motivation to reach goals is a sense of seeing the progress. If you look back on any accomplished goal, except for external factors, your achievement is simply the sum of total time you spent and action you took toward reaching that goal. Track your time and your action would be the same as tracking your progress, even though you may not feel you are making real progress. This simple shift in mindset will help you stick to the process and persevere until your goal is accomplished.
D. Hold yourself accountable
In Dr. Gail Matthews’ study, people who have a supportive partner to report progress and hold them accountable score the highest on the overall goal achievement chart. No matter what goals you want to achieve, having an accountability partner or joining in an accountability group or program can help you accelerate your performance, keep you engaged and responsible for your actions, and provide you with valuable feedback and constructive advice.
E. Build habits
Citing many scientific studies, the popular book The Power of Habits teaches us how habits form our behavior and achieve success both in life and business. When we turn our goals into habits, we put our accomplishment on autopilot. Once the habits are firmly established, we don’t really have to focus on them much. Whatever goal that has transformed into habits will simply achieve itself on its own. How wonderful is that!
You are more likely to achieve worthwhile goals if you have good habits. Illustrating this, a 2007 study suggested that we’re not motivated by goals alone. In fact, once we’ve decided upon a goal, we’re more motivated – on a day-by-day basis – by the habits that we have set up to reach it, than by the goal itself.
We’re also motivated by reflecting on our progress towards our goals. A 2010 study reinforced this: here, researchers monitored people who were trying to form better eating habits. They found that those who were encouraged to reflect on how they were doing, and who adjusted their habits accordingly, were ultimately more successful.
F. Keep goal journal
A study published in the journal Psychological Science showed that women who wrote about their values in a journal every night lost on average 3.4 pounds in four months while women who didn’t journal gained weight. Keeping a journal for your goals not only helps you reach them, but also provides many benefits such as reducing stress, solving problems, gaining insights and even increasing memory and happiness.
G. Visualize both outcome and process
According to research in brain patterns, visualization helps with your goal attainment. It works because neurons in your brains interpret imagery as equivalent to a real-life action, and then primes your body to act in a way consistent to what you want to achieve. By imagining the detailed mental picture of your desired outcome, and visualize each of the action steps necessary to reach that outcome, your brain will help you make positive and behavioral change that is needed to accomplish your goals.