Put your resolutions into action at CTU

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CTU Training Solutions hosted its annual graduation ceremony on the 6th of December 2014 across the country. We are excited about a number of our students that will be returning for a 2nd or 3rd year programme in 2015, specialising and maturing in their related field of study.
Whether you are an individual specialising in your field of study, updating your skills, or a career changer, consider adding value to your skills as a primary goal for 2015. More than 1600 qualifications and 20 000 certifications were earned at CTU Training Solutions campus nationwide in 2014. The combination of qualification and international certification is unique to CTU and is the most powerful model in creating professionals.
The big question is, what’s next for you in 2015?
According to TechRepublic.com the five job roles and IT skills of importance for 2015 include Desktop Support; Database Management; Security; Project Management and Soft Skills; Versatility.
Maybe women will rule the IT industry in 2015, or maybe the imminent death of the net will come to pass? Either way, where will you be? What will you be doing?
Kelly McGonigal was called up by TED Talk, a psychologist at Stanford University, and they asked her about the best way to set and accomplish a goal, scientifically speaking. We really thought that we should share a few highlights with you, its mind blowing.
Choose a goal that matters, not just an easy win
A meaningful goal — one that truly inspires you to change — requires going deeper. “Give yourself permission and time to think about what it is you want to experience in your life or what’s getting in the way,” says McGonigal. Think about what you want in the coming year, then ask yourself why you want that — three times in a row.
Focus on the process, not the outcome.
“People often get lost thinking they have to change everything all at once,” says McGonigal. “But small changes can pave the way for bigger changes.” Ask yourself, what is the smallest thing I can do today that helps me reach my goal?
Frame your goals positively.
How you describe your goal makes a big difference. Focusing on what you want to bring into your life — not what you want to avoid — will make you more likely to actually pursue it. “That’s basically just brain chemistry,” says McGonigal. “Any sort of avoidance is going to trigger inhibition systems, whereas positive goals are going to trigger approach and reward motivation.”
Prepare for failure
Moments of failure are inevitable, but most of us abandon the goal entirely when minor failures and setbacks start piling up. We give up on getting fit when we miss the gym, or we forget about losing weight after a night of burgers and milkshakes. “In that moment when you fail, often the first instinct is to push the goal away,” says McGonigal. “It’s so uncomfortable to be in that place of self-doubt or self-criticism and guilt.”
Your task is not to avoid failures, but to plan for them. Ask yourself, how am I likely to fail?
When detours and roadblocks come up, remind yourself why your goal matters to you. Those simple reminders about why it’s important can buoy your motivation and keep you headed in the right direction.
So in a nut shell, whether you are a past CTU student, a professional looking to make a career change or maybe you are ready to update your skills and certify, contact a CTU consultant today and find out about the large amount of training solutions and options we have available for you. Better yet visit our website now: www.ctutraining.co.za and get your 2015 New Year’s resolutions into action with CTU! Career success starts at CTU
Source: http://ideas.ted.com/2014/12/22/the-science-of-setting-goals/

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