Every year people around the world try to start each January with resolutions to be better versions of themselves than they were the year before. Did you know that studies show that less than 25 percent of New Year’s resolution-makers actually stick to them after the first 30 days? So what if this year, instead of setting a resolution, you try setting goals?
What’s the Difference Between a Resolution and a Goal?
A resolution is defined as a firm decision to either stop doing something or start doing something. A goal is the object of one’s ambition. Resolutions are usually set with extremely high expectations and are filled with immense pressure. Any setback with a resolution feels like a failure, and this is where most people fall off the wagon. With a goal, setbacks are inevitable, and as long as you keep your eye on the prize, you can keep moving forward even after a temporary setback.
How to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions
Here are a few tips to keep things on track with the resolutions or goals you set for the new year:
When you are setting your goals or resolutions, make sure they are realistic and reasonably attainable.
Write Your Goals Down
Take a second to put down on paper what your goals or resolutions are and post them somewhere you can see them each morning. This helps keeps things in perspective.
Setbacks Are Inevitable
Don’t use this one as an excuse to let things slide when it gets hard, but don’t expect perfection from yourself and understand that it’s OK if you experience a setback.
Even after a setback, don’t let it derail your entire goal. Keep pushing toward the prize and stay committed.
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