Sunday, January 3, 2010
Its That Time Again - New Year's Resolutions!
Top New Year's Resolutions:
Manage debt/save money
Get a better job
Spend more time with family
Eat right/Get fit
Get a better education
Volunteer to help others
At the beginning of each new year, people begin thinking about making and keeping a new year’s resolution, only to discover within a short period of time that their good intentions fall by the wayside each and every year, “in one year and out the other”. Each year 40% - 45% of adults make one or more resolutions or goals for themselves. Research shows that 75% make it past the first week, and 46% make it past 6 months. Now while a lot of people break their resolutions, statistics on New Year’s resolutions show that setting goals for yourself is still good because you are 10 times more likely to attain your goal, rather than people who don’t explicitly make goals.
So what does this mean? FORGET ABOUT RESOLUTIONS AND INSTEAD SET GOALS AND HAVE A SPECIFIC PLAN!
Forget about new years resolutions and start focusing on goal setting. Goal Setting is a process that allows people to specify then work towards their own objectives, commonly referred to as life goals.
Whether it be personal goal setting or business goal setting, the importance of setting goals that are challenging, tangible, specific, realistic and have a time targeted completion date cannot be overemphasized.