This is why you should make New Year's resolutions
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.