Every new year beginning is met with a list of almost unattainable goals. After many years of failed tries, a list was compiled to turn failure into success. Lets start with replacing goal with behavior which allows us to be more specific in what the task is at hand. Next take baby steps rather then one huge commitment and do so with a trusted close friend which will be your cheerleader to stay the course. You also can reward your good behavior with a big pat on the back, a gold star per say. Finally have a well thought out plan while keeping in mind all the situations that could set you up to fail and be sure to have your plan b’s throughout your mission. Make this year a total success with these almost fool proof tips.
- We often have trouble meeting our goals and New Year’s resolutions. Science and knowledge of human proclivities can help us achieve them this year.
- Having a friend work towards the goal with us will motivate and keep us interested, while appealing to our natural social propensities.
- Breaking a goal down into smaller steps will give us a continued sense of achievement as we progress.
“We are more likely to meet our goals when they are smaller and more manageable, research finds.”