This is why you should make New Year's resolutions

Last Update: December 27, 2017

New Year's Eve is coming up. You are motivated and ready to take action on the goals you have set for the coming year. Finally, you can do the great change that you have longed for. But does New Year's resolutions really work?

It's no secret that a few weeks and months into the new year most people have already given up on their New Year's resolutions.

Your everyday habits and routines will slowly but surely take control over your life and you are back where you were. So what's the point of setting new year's resolutions if it does not work? Well, it's not new year's resolutions that do not work, it's your follow up that fails.

In a survey of New Year's resolutions, it was found that 46% of those who had a New Year's resolution felt that they had succeeded after 6 months. The number for those who did not have New Year's resolutions, but had other goals was only 4% after 6 months.

According to the survey, you have statistically 10 times greater chance of success with a New Year's resolution than a regular goal set during the year.

I cannot vouch for the quality of this survey, but the point is that New Year's Eve is a good psychological point of time to set a goal. Therefore, you should make New Year's resolutions!

Those who fail are mainly those who just go half the way with their change. Those who make their New Year's resolutions more out of traditions than out of determination to change. Those who define their goal as "I'll try to", "I'm hoping for", "I want to", and so on.

The goal is simply not well enough formulated to stay on as a goal after the New Year's motivation has passed.

But this is also the good news for you, it means it's up to you if you really want to succeed and if you are willing to do what's actually needed to be successful. You must take the necessary grips yourself!

So, are you ready to be one of the 46% who succeeds in the coming year?
Are you ready to go all-in for your goal?
Are you ready to take action?

Making a New Year's resolution is only to point out a destination. The next step is to plan the route and actually go where you want!

My next blog will help you with that.

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XavierPerez1 Premium
Been there done that scenario. In my opinion, these resolutions are great for the soul and even if we do make some progress, it does help one feel a sense of accomplishment. Trying and doing are two different ends to the means, but at least giving it a run will lead to a better perspective. Action, as the Kool Aid character says, Oh yea! Happy New Year to all.
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JHaugland Premium
Thank you for reading
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subcpo14 Premium
Jorn, Informative and flows well. Looking forward to part 2. Jay
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JHaugland Premium
Thanks :)
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dolrah Premium
Traditionally, been on fence with making New Year resolutions. This study coupled with the a winner's character trait (self positive visualization) helps me in getting off the fence.

Happy New Year JHaugland
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JHaugland Premium
Happy New Year and thank you for reading
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MKearns Premium
When you concentrate on one element at a time I will work slowly but surely Jorn!
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JHaugland Premium
Yes, as long as you keep focus
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Elijah1916 Premium
Thanks, its like having a goal, and sticking to it with all what one has, it is sure to come to fruition.
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JHaugland Premium
Thank you for reading
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