December 2011

Resolution Strategy: Choose A "Progress" Goal

Be honest with yourself!
Sarajean is right - it's important to make your New Year's goal an achievable one. Nothing leads to a failed resolution like a ridiculously optimistic goal that you secretly know you won't be able to achieve. (Only 12% of people ever achieve their New Year's resolutions!)
One way to make your goals doable is to focus on making progress, not on achieving your final goal. After all, you will never achieve your final goal unless you make progress towards it, right?

Make a Doable New Year’s Resolution

Every year, millions of people make a New Year’s Resolution only to break it weeks (or even days) later. This year, I am happy to report that I made my New Year’s Resolution happen, and it was completed early! What was it, you might want to know. It wasn’t losing weight, or becoming debt free, or stopping some bad behavior—although I’d love to do all of these things. No, it was simply to light every candle in the house at least once (not including tea lights).