SUCCESS: Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions. We make them every year, and by the end of the first week of January, 25 percent of us have already broken them. You know why? Because resolutions are vague and they usually don’t include an actionable plan. They also put us in the mindset that we only have one year to complete them. If we don’t, it’s one more thing to make us feel like a failure.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not a big fan of resolutions.
This time of year, I encourage people to set goals instead of making resolutions. Yes, I know I’m not one who has ever been into long-term goal-making because there’s too much in life you can’t predict or control. I haven’t changed my mind about that, but I do know there is a benefit to having a goal to work toward. And when you do see a change you need to make in your life, you’re going to have a whole lot more success setting real, attainable goals than you will by making an unstructured resolution. You just need to make sure you’re taking a healthy approach to your goal-setting.
Read my five tips to setting goals: http://www.success.com/blog/john-addison-why-i-dont-make-new-years-resolutions