At the beginning of every new year, millions of people around the world set New Year resolutions. They have great intentions, but within weeks, these resolutions fall by the wayside. By the end of March, almost everyone has given up. Why is this?
New Year Resolutions
Resolutions are basically dreams. You want to do something new. Make changes in your life. Lose weight, take up exercise, eat better. As a person who has set mental resolutions year after year, only to see them fail every time, I have one answer. Resolutions don’t work.
So if resolutions don’t work, surely setting a goal will work.
In its most basic form, setting a goal is taking a dream (resolution) and writing it down. So if I write down a goal, surely this will help me follow through to success.
In most cases no. While writing down a goal can help you move forward, the real truth is most written goals are abandoned after a few weeks.
Simply writing down, I want to lose ten pounds isn’t going to provide the action steps necessary for personal success.
OK then, let’s make it a SMART Goal. This is supposedly the Holy Grail of goal setting. [Read more…] about Resolution Habits: The Long Term Solution For Success