The Right Way to Choose Resolutions

You might think you’re going to achieve your New Year’s resolutions — but statistically, you probably won’t. Surveys show just 8% of people complete the goals they set in January. If you want to be in that elite 8%, here are four tips to follow.

  1. Don’t overdo it. Choosing too many resolutions or resolutions that are too extreme sets you up for failure. This can make goals seem insurmountable… which could prevent you from trying. Instead, choose achievable goals, and keep your list short and sweet.
  2. But also, don’t underdo it. The best goals take you outside of your comfort zone. After all, comfort is a productivity killer. A truly challenging goal will scare you, but also excite you. Find that sweet spot for a resolution that will motivate you to grow!
  3. Make it measurable. A vague goal is difficult to achieve and easy to cheat. Ensuring your resolutions are measurable and specific allows you to strategize and track your progress.
  4. Don’t forget about it. Will you remember your resolution in February? In June? If you don’t keep your goals top-of-mind all year, you won’t achieve them. Tracking your progress and scheduling regular goal check-ins can keep you accountable.

You may feel excited about your resolutions now, but it’s all too easy to let that energy dissipate in the coming months. Setting the right kind of goals is key to being in that coveted 8% of resolution-achievers!

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Palatine, IL 60067
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