It is officially the New Year! Maybe you are an individual who has chosen to make specific New Year’s resolution(s). That is fantastic that you want to attempt to make a change; however, you do not need to wait until the New Year because resolutions made at that time have a higher chance of failure.
Approximately 156 million people will give up on their resolution in the New Year.
Why do New Year's Resolutions Fail?
- Lack of determination
- Setting a goal for an unrealistic outcome
- Not planning ahead—making the resolution on a whim
- Being too critical
- Having an all or nothing mentality
- Having the goal last too long
- Not tracking progress
- Missing the benefits of the process
Overall, most New Year’s resolution goals are not thought out, properly, which means there is a higher chance of failing. If you really want to make a change, do not feel forced to set that intention at the New Year, but rather enjoy the process when you want to.
Remember, to set an appropriate goal it should follow the Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time Sensitive (SMART) objective. That way there is a goal with a realistic timeframe and path to progression, which will lead to a higher success rate of achievement.
Happy New Year!