With the New Year just a few weeks away, you may have begun contemplating your dreams, goals, and resolutions for 2017. This might include looking at any personal and professional changes you have experienced in 2016 and if you met the resolutions you set for the year coming to an end. But is there any value in setting New Year’s Resolutions? Approximately 45% of Americans set resolutions, but only 8% achieve at least one of their goals. So how do you set goals that stick?
The Excitement of The Year Ahead
There is always a sense of excitement for the new beginning the coming year presents. It is the perfect time to reflect on another year of wisdom gained and an excellent starting and ending point for achievements.
The most popular resolutions are associated with:
- Weight Loss
- Financial Goals
- Love and Relationship Goals
- Career Goals
- Prioritizing Family and Personal Time
- Quitting Smoking
- Helping Others
Setting New Year’s Resolutions That Stick
If you plan to set resolutions, take time to think about what you aim to achieve. Set goals that are:
- Realistic for you
- Clearly defined
- Have measurable milestones
As simple as these three tips sound, they are often the difference between setting New Year’s Resolutions that stick and ones you abandon and forget within mere weeks.