Have you been actively working your resolutions lately? Are they top of mind? Or, have your resolutions failed? Would you be surprised to learn that a majority of resolutions fail often?
“When you’ve got a goal in mind, research shows that it works to have a specific plan in place to achieve it. But that may not be the case when you’re trying to achieve several goals at once…researchers found that for people with just one goal, having a plan in place helped them to accomplish it. But that planning didn’t help the people who had to accomplish six goals.”
Planning Is Less Effective When You’re Juggling Multiple Goals: Study | HuffingtonPost.com | 5.19.12
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January is known as Get Organized Month for those of us who are professional organizers. We’ve talked about it many times on this blog (like here). Since increased organization is usually on the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions, it’s only natural that we focus on this specific goal at the beginning of each new year.
The start of a new year is also a time that usually gets people thinking about other goals. This is a time to reflect on past achievements and to look toward accomplishing new ones. Some people recycle their old goals or look at them in a new way when a new year rolls around.
This is a helpful practice that can allow you create a reasonable plan for the year, but there is …
One Goal That Trumps All Others
Woo Hoo! A new year means a new you, right? Have you been writing lists and lists of resolutions? Maybe you should take a look back at some of your accomplishments from the past year instead. That’s what I’ve been doing and it’s been really fun taking a trip down “Yay, Me!” lane. You should give it a try … it’s pretty helpful.
Research has shown that, after six months, fewer than half the people who make New Year’s resolutions have stuck with them, and, after a year, that number declines to around ten percent.”
It’s the time of year that everyone makes the decision to be better at one thing or another. But, with statistics like that, wouldn’t you agree that making resolutions are a waste of time?
Sticking with resolutions is also an uphill battle because of one little thing — YOU. And, me, too. All of us.