So it starts again — I bet you have started rolling out your new year’s resolutions. You wish to lose weight, earn more money or perhaps living healthier. Maybe you want to do something exciting, be a better person or save more money to realize your BIG dreams.
Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
I should know. I did that long time ago like most people… except I never achieved most of my resolutions once the year came to an end.
You know WHY?
The reason is simple: I never stick with my resolutions!
Here’s what really happened. By the end of first month, I’ve forgotten almost all of them or even recalled I’ve made them. I just simply made them for the sake of making them.
In fact, there’s a research by University of Scranton (published on Dec 13th 2012) stating that ONLY 8% of people have successfully achieved their resolution.
So new year’s resolutions to me are… in most cases pretty WORTHLESS.
Is that mean you shouldn’t have resolutions at all? Nope.
Here’s a better strategy for you. Instead of making new YEAR’s resolutions, you should make new DAY’s resolutions. Each day you begin with a number of small goals that need to be achieved by the end of the day.
E.g. Today I’ve set 4 small goals for myself that I must achieve before I sleep:
- Write my script and have 3 paragraphs completed before evening.
- Listen to 30 mins of training program to learn about a new skill.
- Jog for 30 mins to exercise my body and relax my mind.
- Write and publish a blog post about new year’s resolutions. (this one)
You will find that once you make small little goals like this for yourself every single day, it will be much EASIER for you to achieve them.
There’s an old saying “Yard by yard, it’s hard. Inch by inch, it’s a cinch.” — Forget about setting goals for the entire year, that’s way too advance. Set a purposeful goal for TODAY, then another one for tomorrow… and the day after. And so on.
Then your small goals will eventually lead you to achieving your bigger goals.
So do you think having new DAY’s resolutions will be a better solution for you? If Yes, please share with me the 4 things you wish to achieve by today (not tomorrow). You may disagree with me, but I’d appreciate if you can leave a comment below and tell me WHY.