Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

new year resolutionWelcome to 2018!  Let me ask you a question.  Did you make a New Year’s Resolution before the ball dropped in Times Square?  According to a Forbes article from a few years ago, more than 40% of Americans make a resolution, but only 8% achieve it.  The article provides four timeless tips for succeeding with a new resolution:

  • Keep It Simple – Make it short and easy (i.e. lose 10 pounds by May)
  • Make It Tangible – Set clear actions (i.e. attend 2 classes at the gym per week)
  • Make It Obvious – Chart your progress (i.e. count calories and minutes worked out)
  • Keep Believing You Can Do It – Don’t Give In!

When you think about it, most resolutions are about making a new habit or changing an existing habit.  Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, provides a free resource on his web site with helpful hints on keeping a New Year’s Resolution.  You can find it here.

I wish you a productive and efficient 2018!


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