So as 2019 is upon us, I find myself pondering the promise so many people make to themselves each year. Yes, the delightful New Year’s Resolution.
I don’t get it.
While more than 40% of people make these resolutions, research shows only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals. Why, oh why, do people set themselves up for failure?
It all comes down to this: People make personal goals that are just too hard to reach. The best way to ensure success is to create small, achievable goals.
So rather than commit to losing 50 pounds in 2019, why not start out with 20 pounds. If you achieve that goal, then add another 10 pounds, and then 10 more. Rather than a plan to save $5,000, why not start with $500 and build from there. You get the idea.
I personally am planning no resolutions. I just hope that 2019 can be even better than 2018 (which was pretty damn good). But if you want to make a list of resolutions, go for it. For me, I’ll just…
(Copyright 2018 Susie Krivacic)