January 3, 2017

Supporting Your New Year Goals

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Many of us look forward to the beginning of a new year. We set new goals and are refreshed and motivated to start over with a clean slate. We look at last year’s goals, mark off ones we accomplished and wonder why we failed at others.

Search the internet and you will find several sources stating five to ten tips on how to set goals.

Most of the lists include the following steps:

1. Write down your goals.
2. Set SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).
3. Plan the smaller steps it will take to reach your goal.
4. Display your goals to see them every day.
5. Prioritize your goals.
6. Find a support system.

As I look at the New Year’s resolutions I set in 2016, I am disappointed in myself. Of the seven goals I set, I accomplished one. Yes one. Others were partially completed, some I almost achieved, and others weren’t even touched. After reading the above statements, I now realize maybe these sources really know what they’re talking about.

I wrote down my goals and they were specific, measurable, and attainable. However, I noticed the goals I failed to achieve didn’t have a time stamp on them nor did I plan smaller steps to reach those goals.

The step that would have really helped me, but is probably the hardest to do for most, is finding a support system. It may depend on what you are trying to accomplish. It might be easier to find a running buddy than someone to quiz you on the health effects of cotton dust. Sometimes embarrassment might impede your decision to find a support system. Asking for help can be hard to do.

If an EHS certification is one of your goals this year, we at Bowen EHS hope finding a support system doesn’t prove to be difficult for you. We are here to do just that - be your support system. We truly believe you are most successful when connected to a supportive, professional community.

From forums in the Bowen EHS® Member Center to live interactive online courses, our goal is to be available to you when you need us. However, we aren’t the only ones here for you. Other professionals working toward the same goal are also members and can be your cheerleaders, sounding boards, and advisors.

Our goal is to help you achieve success on your EH&S certification exam (short of taking the exam for you).

We are here to listen. Whether it’s about exam day jitters, a specific topic that is stressful to you, or about your exam experience.

We are here to find solutions. We will spend time with you to understand your needs and help you move toward a solution that works for you.

We are here to plan. Our EHS exam prep specialists are available to help you develop your exam prep strategy. Everyone learns differently, and we can help you determine the best method for you.

After almost 14 years of providing review courses for health and safety certification exams, we continually strive to be a better support system for our clients.

Please reach out to us via phone, email, or chat. Our client support team is ready to connect with you and help you accomplish your goals.

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