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A goal, on the other hand, is the
achievement or desired result of
the course of action. Goals help
maintain a person’s resolution.
When setting New Year’s
resolutions, it is best to make
short-term goals to keep the
resolution all year. For instance, a
resolution might be to exercise
more. To keep that resolution, it
would be helpful to set a goal of
going to a spin class twice a week
and yoga once; or possibly set a
goal of running a marathon and
According to a study by the
University of Scranton, 45 percent of Americans make resolutions and of those, only 46 percent keep them after six months.
The study found two variables
that determined the success of
keeping resolutions. First, prior
to changing, successful resolvers
rated themselves as more prepared to change. Second, successful resolvers expressed higher
levels of confidence to change.
Here are four questions for
setting New Year resolutions that
will create a lasting change:
Define the purpose of the resolution. Why do you want to create
the particular change going forward? When the resolution connects to a deep emotion, nothing
can stop you.
Determine the steps you will
need to take to develop a new
habit,which are action steps you
will take each day to engrain the
new habit. Set short-term goals
to help measure your success
along the way. Your success will be
determined by your daily agenda.
Create an environment for suc-
cess. For example, diffuse an
essential oil in your office to help
stay focused and alert. Write your
resolutions on your bathroom
mirror with a dry erase marker
to set your mind each morning.
Surround yourself with people
who support and challenge you.
Jim Rohn states, “You are the
average of the five people you
spend the most time with.” Make
sure to spend time with people
who are encouraging you in
your resolutions. Encouragement
breeds confidence and, as stated
above, one of the variables of
success is a higher level of confidence.
I would love to hear some
your New Year’s resolutions and
be part of your support. Post
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Happy New Year!