Why is it so hard to achieve New Year’s Resolutions?
I recently read this headline “Studies Show 91 Percent of Us Won’t Achieve Our New Year’s Resolutions. How to Be the 9 Percent That Do Four Strategies That the 9 Percent of Successful Goal-Achievers Do Consistently Well” and immediately wanted to read the productivity article on how to achieve goals. Not only have many people already given up on their goals, but it’s a chronic problem EVERY January. So how do those of us who set reasonable and realistic goals achieve them? If we want to declutter our house or change our eating habits this year, how do we set ourselves up for success?
According to the article by INC, these are the four strategies to achieve goals.
- Set specific and challenging goals
- Set goals you want to pursue with relentless drive and passion
- Get a support system
- Focus on smaller goals to hit your big goal
It makes sense. Make good goals. Be passionate about your goals. Get some accountability. Divide your big goals into smaller, achievable ones. Whether you made New Year’s Resolutions or not, you probably have some goals you’d like to accomplish in the next year or so.
Declutter your house
If decluttering your house is one of them, I have good news for you. I will meet you halfway there. I have designed a system of decluttering and cleaning that has specific and challenging goals to clean your house room by room in one year. I have broken the big goal up into smaller goals to help you complete the task in one year. I email you twice a month with checklists and tips for that specific area of the house. Motivational emails and the opportunity to email me your questions or comments are the support system.
All you need to do is bring the relentless drive and passion to clean the chaos in your house in one year. For even more support and accountability, get a friend to join you on this journey. Be one of the 9% who achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Click here to sign up.
Declutter your goals
This applies to everyone. Take your goal and fine-tune it according to the four strategies above. Set yourself and your friends up for success when you become accountability partners for your goals! Check-in once every week or two and celebrate the small goal wins. Drop me a comment below or email me at email@example.com and let me know what your goal is and how you plan to apply the four strategies to achieve goals.
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Table Talk: Why do some people quit their goals within weeks? What is the worst New Year’s resolution? Which strategy is the hardest for you to apply?