Why is that?
There are two main reasons: one is because they get caught up in the “New Year’s Resolution Trap” and the other apartment rental is because of a lack of continuous motivation. I call it a “resolution trap” because it feels good to make New Year’s resolutions, yet it rarely actualizes into anything tangible. Statistics show that the sale of diet products and health club attendance are highest in the first two weeks of the year, but the enthusiasm starts to dwindle by the end of the month.
I tell my audiences that resolutions are a nice little feel good activity, but are really a waste of time. They have no substance archive storage and rarely, if ever, create any sustained improvement in people’s lives. I recommend you DO NOT make any New Year’s resolutions, but rather you set some new goals for the New Year! Goals are one of the main keys to achievement. How can you distinguish a goal from a resolution? Goals are measurable, they are specific, they have a time element attached and they are written. Resolutions are nebulous, are not specific and are almost never written.
The best ways to reach your goals is to SMART them. Here’s how to do it:
- Specific – Don’t just say I want to lose weight. Get specific! I want to lose 20 pounds by March 1st and I’m going Makeup school to eat right, exercise three times each week and not give into cravings.
- Measurable – Set a goal that is measurable so you can check your progress as you go. Don’t just say, “I want to be happy.” That’s not measurable.