New Year’s means change. Ending one year and embarking on the next. Most new jobs start in January, and so do most gym memberships.
It’s no surprise, then, that millions of people on New Year’s Eve every year make resolutions, usually having to do with weight loss, health habits, fitness, finances, relationships or career.
The reality, though, is that New Year's Resolutions do not work. Truth be told, only an estimated 8% of people who make resolutions are able to keep them.
Most people who focus on traditional resolutions wind up with a list of all the things they don’t like about themselves and that they’ve failed to do.
It’s no wonder resolutions aren’t the answer.
Who feels motivated and ready to make changes after going through a laundry list of things you don’t like about yourself and your life? Note to the world: We’re not likely to make positive changes if we feel bad about ourselves.
Ashira Prossack invites us, this year, to focus on goals, not resolutions.
Turning Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Goals
The great thing about goals is that they are specific and actionable, as opposed to resolutions, which are often broad and vague.