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Successful New Year's Resolutions

Written by Peter Friberg.

The University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology reports that only 8% of people are successful in keeping their New Year’s Resolutions.

With that in mind I wanted to share a three tips in helping you achieve your 2016 resolutions.

  1. Your resolution needs to be specific and measurable. We cannot measure, “I want to be healthier in 2016,” but we can measure, “I want to lose 10 pounds.”
  2. You need a deadline. As with the 10 lbs. goal in #1, give yourself a deadline: “I want to lose 10 lbs. by March 31.” I’ve heard it said that goal without a deadline is just a wish.
  3. Plan it & get started. You can have that perfect goal (i.e. “I want to lose 10 pounds by March 31.”) and still fail if you don’t plan how you’re going to accomplish it and don’t get started working your plan. Look, no plan is perfect. But get a plan – any plan, almost – and get started. You’ll figure out pretty quickly if the plan is working and then you can revise it. But plan and get started. Lots of people will plan and plan and plan; trying to develop the perfect plan but they’ll never start.

I hope those three tips help. I want to see you be successful in 2016.

Thanks for reading.  

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