Conflicting promises

Angela van SonBlog, Goal setting and goal keeping, Personal storiesLeave a Comment

Too often we promise ourselves things that conflict, without noticing it. “I’m going to take better care of myself this week”. Combined with “Nothing is more important now than reaching this deadline” Guess who gets beaten up in the fight between these promises? Often it’s you. You’ll blame yourself for not reaching one goal, or the other. Which conflicting promises … Read More

How do you design accountability?

Angela van SonBlog, Goal setting and goal keeping14 Comments

I promised myself… Accountability basically means that somebody does what they are supposed to do. In coaching, that something is a promise that people made to themselves: this is what I will do. You don’t need a coach to have an accountability relationship. It can be anybody, provided they are interested in your well being and willing to work with you. How … Read More

I will procrastinate on charity no more

Angela van SonBlog, Goal setting and goal keeping4 Comments

Making a Kiva loan is something I’ve procrastinated on for years. I don’t have a clue why. I thought it was brilliant from the start. I had the money, and I know the micro loans system is changing the world person by person. I needed one of my own productivity experiments to finally make my first loan. I chose it as … Read More

The dreaded New Year’s question…

Procrastination CoachBlog, Goal setting and goal keeping, Positive Psychology2 Comments

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Eve. I don’t understand why January 1 is supposed to be different from December 31. And the party always comes with the dreaded question: what are your New Year’s resolutions? I don’t know about you, but setting New Year’s resolutions always gets me worried that I will fail. Apparently rightly so, when you … Read More