Do you know long does the average New Year’s resolution lasts? 72 hours—about the same period a diet lasts. That means that on or about January 3, most people who made resolutions have forgotten or abandoned their plans for change. It’s well documented that successful people make goals and stick to them, they don’t bother with resolutions. Perhaps the best resolution is to never make resolutions again.
Goals are something you can work toward every day if they are something you truly want. The New Year speaks of new beginnings, which is why most people tend to make resolutions. It’s as good a time as any to figure out what you deeply desire for yourself. There are plenty of resources that will help you figure out what your goals are, some of which are on my website in the articles and resources section.
The quicker way is to hire a coach who will help you identify your strengths, values, beliefs and desires, all of which will help you recognize your goals. A coach can also help you identify how you get in your own way, preventing you from succeeding (we are all guilty of this) and provide accountability, often the biggest reason resolutions and goals remain unfulfilled.
Good luck with your goals in the New Year. It’s as good a time as any to start making things happen in your life.