Career inspiration from Barack Obama – Yes You Can!

By the end of January it’s estimated at least two-thirds of us will have abandoned our new year goals. Eek! Tweet: By the end of January at least two-thirds of us will have abandoned our new year goals @Angel_HR_UK #MyUSPMonday https://goo.gl/EOtS9p
​Whether you want a new job or a new body most of us set ourselves up to fail, getting put off by setbacks or overwhelmed by the everyday.

But this January as Donald Trump prepared to take on the world’s top job the outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama, left us with some words of wisdom which could help with all this:

“Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we can.”

Have not heard it yet? Please follow the link to the speech: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2017/jan/11/barack-obama-says-goodbye-yes-we-did-yes-we-can-video

Whatever our politics these farewell words sum up resolve perfectly and succinctly. So how can it help you get that job, or that healthy lifestyle, or that whatever?

Try this:

● YES I CAN: In order to move from ‘here’ – that boring desk job or that too long commute – you need to have a vision. A ‘Yes I can’ mentality if you will. It’s the stuff that makes you create resolutions and believe this year will be better!

● YES I DID IT: Unexpected setbacks, overcoming apathy and dealing with rejection are part of any journey. But it can be hard. Remembering past successes will help motivate, inspire and energise you. After all knowing you’ve succeeded at this (or anything else you’re proud of) before means you can definitely do it again, right?!

● I CAN DO IT: If you’ve had a setback, does your goal need re-setting? Was it too much too soon? Setting yourself up for success means taking one step at time and then reassessing how things look now and moving on. Tweet: Success means taking 1 step at time & then reassessing how things look now and moving on @Angel_HR_UK #MyUSPMonday https://goo.gl/EOtS9p

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