Friday, 30 December 2016

Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year's Resolutions!!

Why does almost everyone have the same experience with new year's resolutions? We set resolutions at the start of the new year, we make an attempt at keeping them but little by little, the new year's resolutions fall to the side.Again a 'new' new year comes, and we set the same resolutions all over again! Have we ever thought Why do so many people fail at goal-setting, and what are the secrets behind those who succeed?

First we should understand What should We keep in mind When setting goals for themselves?
The process of setting goals is somewhat of an art form—because it involves intimate self awareness together with practical resource management—so your success lies in the balance.

Please have look on some of these statistics:

Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2016 ( Probably same would be for 2017 )
Lose Weight
Getting Organized
Spend Less, Save More
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
Staying Fit and Healthy
Learn Something Exciting
Quit Smoking
Help Others in Their Dreams
Fall in Love
Spend More Time with Family
Length of Resolutions (Success Ratio)
Resolution maintained through first week
75 %
Past two weeks
71 %
Past one month
64 %
Past six months
46 %
*Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology

But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year's goals.

Now, Here are 10 Simple Steps for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions:

1. Make only one resolution. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behaviour.
2. Don't wait until New Year's Eve to choose your resolution. Take some time out a few days before and think about what you want to achieve.
3. Read previous resolutions. Deciding to revisit a past resolution may sets you up for frustration and disappointment but ultimately this will help you while making new resolution.
4. Don't run with the crowd and go with the usual resolutions. Instead think about what you really want out of life.
5. Break your goal into a series of steps, focusing on creating sub-goals that are concrete, measurable and time-based.
6. Tell your friends and family about your goals. You're more likely to get support and want to avoid failure.
7. To stay motivated, make a checklist of how achieving your resolution will help you.
8. Give yourself a small reward whenever you achieve a sub-goal, which will help to motivate you and give you  a sense of progress.
9. Make your plans and progress concrete by keeping a handwritten journal, completing a computer spreadsheet or covering a notice board with graphs or pictures.
10. Expect to revert to your old habits from time to time. Treat any failure as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.

Last 3 goal setting tips are:
  1. Know what you want and be specific.
  2. Do not set a goal until you are ready to achieve it.
  3. Believe in your goals regardless of other peoples opinions.
Also ,the critical element that's missing from almost everybody's new year's resolutions is the answer to the question "Why?" & "How?"And if we stopped to ask "Why are these new year's resolutions important?" And How we are going to achieve?" definitely we are going to fall under those 92 % category who fail to keep their new year resolution.

So before making any new year resolution for 2017,its time to go through the list of resolutions you made in 2016, understand it, rate the success, if failed then understand "Why?" and and then, Start preparing new list for 2017, this time be more logical with more "Why?" & more "How?"

I wish you all, Good Luck!! Happy New Year 2017.

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