4 shocking if not surprising facts:
- 1 in 3 people ditch their resolutions by the end of January
- 50% of resolutions don’t last more than 6 months
- 73% give up before meeting their goal
- Most people repeat (and fail) the same resolution year after year
Top 10 Resolutions (which happen to be doomed)
- Lose Weight
- Getting Organized
- Spend Less, Save More
- Enjoy Life to the Fullest
- Staying Fit and Healthy
- Learn Something Exciting
- Quit Smoking
- Help Others in Their Dreams
- Fall in Love
- Spend More Time with Family
The thing these all have in common is that they are all vague and lack specifics. That’s why I say (and have more than six years of success to back it up) “Don’t make resolutions – set objectives.”
Over the last 6 years I have typically set 5 or six specific objectives. In that time I have missed 2 of them. One of those was a business deal that happened but owing to legal delays didn’t complete until early the following year.
So how did I do it?
- I gave them thought and set them before getting drunk on New Years Eve
- I stopped being vague, I set a specific goals.
- I made my goals realistic but significant, e.g do a 200km cycle ride by X
- I wrote them down (and kept them on piece of paper in my wallet)
- I had a reminder and reviewed them throughout the year to keep on track
- I reviewed them at the end of the year and celebrated the success before setting the new ones
Change requires action, so you have to commit to and be reminded of the changes in your behaviour which will lead to success. You can use your Strive band and record or goals on this site to support that.
We found another great article over at Hallmark Hotels which will certainly help make 2016 your best year ever.