The Problem With New Years Resolutions

5 Steps To Create Intentional Goals That Last

New Year's Resolution

Now that the New Year is upon us, it’s time for the obligatory New Year’s Resolution, right? Time to lose 20 pounds, sign up for a gym membership, take more time to read, take the vacation you’ve been planning, etc.

Before you get too caught up in listing off all the things you wish you could be or do, let me ask you a question:

What was your New Year’s Resolution last year? Do you remember?

If you do, did you accomplish it?

If so, congratulations!

If you’re like the rest of us, ask yourself, “why not?”

You might be under the impression that most people don’t accomplish their New Year’s Resolutions because their goals are too far out of reach. I disagree. I think setting big goals is important – it gives us something to strive for.

In fact, I believe that we typically set the bar too low. When you set a goal that you know you can complete in a month, what happens? You put it off – month after month. Then a year goes by and you forget it altogether.

In addition, should you really be setting only one Resolution for yourself for an entire year?

No Way.

Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t rob yourself of potential growth in every aspect of your life.

You may be overwhelmed with the thought of setting more than one Resolution, but bear with me, there is hope.

Let’s dig deeper.