My sons taught me 8 valuable lessons about striving for your goals at the dinner table last night. These sages are 6 and 4 years old and their lessons were highlighted in their actions not their words. The bottom line: Your choice determines if you reach your goals or not.
I like watching the Biggest Loser. A couple seasons ago a player choose to leave the ranch. What a BRAVE act! Most people berated her because she “quit”. I think she had the courage to say this isn’t for me. But when do you abandon a goal verses just tweaking or recommitting to it?
Make goals that are truly meaningful to you. This was the first tip in my New Year’s post on how to make goals you will actually keep.
Anytime you make a meaningless goal it has no staying power. TWEET THAT
In part one, we discovered the origin of New Year's resolutions, their abysmal success rate, and the first 4 strategies that will help you set goals that you will keep. In part two, we continue with the next 4 strategies that will help you beat the odds.
It is resolution season! According to Wikipedia, a New Year's Resolution is a promise to either start doing something good or stop doing something bad beginning the first of the year.
A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study's participants were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, (a system where small measurable goals are being set; such as, a pound a week, instead of saying "lose weight"), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends. source
So how can you bet the odds and actually keep your resolutions? In this two part blog post series, you'll get practical advice that works!
Hi there. I'm Julia. Founder, Executive Coach and Leadership Development expert at Brave Communication LLC. Unless noted, I wrote all of the posts here in.