I was watching the news this morning and the anchor said: “why make a resolution, nobody ever keeps them.” I actually think it's a good idea, but most of us frame it all wrong. At the end of a year it's time to evaluate the year, set some goals, and evaluate if you want to change behavior.
I don't know about you but I tend to challenge myself and set lofty goals. That's why I believe many of us fail to keep our resolutions. So frame your resolutions differently:
- Think small – Challenge yourself with a behavior that you CAN accomplish.
- Think fun – Who couldn't use more fun in their life.
- Treat yourself – Rewards help when you meet your goals.
- Think long-term – Pace yourself, you have a whole year to accomplish your resolution.
Set yourself up for a year of success!