Do you create New Year’s Resolutions? The idea of starting something new with a new year is appealing, and that’s why so many people do this.
Did you know that a majority of New Year’s Resolutions (NYR) fail before the end of January? And a majority of the ones that survived through January fail before the end of March.
Or do you do a “Word for the Year”? Which when you think about it, is just a very light-weight form of a resolution — it’s a resolution to “focus” on that word, but with no structure, no milestones, and no accountability. That’s a way to make sure your resolution doesn’t fail — define it so loosely that by definition it’s not going to fail.
People debate if Einstein actually said this or not, I am not sure but do know its a powerful sentence:
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Maybe there’s a better way. How about doing something different?
Think about how you’ve created NYR in the past — how much time, effort, and energy did you put into the creation?
Here’s my observation: Most NYR fail because they are not tied emotionally to a big enough WHY.
Another word for resolution is goal. Many of you have heard of the phrase “create SMART goals”. I love SMART goals however, I have created my own version of them, which you can see in the attached graphic. I believe that when you understand the why behind your goal/resolution there is a much higher likelihood of keeping on track.
Over the next few weeks, I will be explaining what each of these words mean in relation to S.M.A.R.T. goals and give some practical examples of how you might see them show up in your life.
If you have a goal or resolution that you are working on right now and would like to have a FREE coaching session with me to help unpack your why, I would love to connect with you.
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