People in the New Year try to set goals and attempt to follow through with their New Year’s Resolutions. However, in a recent University of Scranton study, only 8 percent of people keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Making a list of these 6 tricks for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions will help you stay on track in keeping them all year. First, limit the number of goals. Having fewer goals keeps you focused on what’s most important for you to use your willpower on according to Social Psychologist Chris Berdik. He also said that many of us lack the structure to support our behavioral changes our new goals require.
Next, write a list of your goals. In addition, a Sports Psychologist says to take it one step further by writing what might get in the way of accomplishing those goals. Michael Gervais also says that doing this will help you identify what might be stopping you from going for this goal. For instance, if you have a goal of making 20 cold calls a day, but you have a fear of rejection, state those fears and then turn a negative rejection in to a positive one. For instance, before every call, say I am the perfect fit for this client.
The third step is to set realistic goals. According to Gervais, you want to set goals that are neither uninteresting nor overwhelming. You must set goals that are in the middle so that you won’t get discouraged or overwhelmed.
Next find a partner to help you to achieve your goal. With a partner, you will be able to stick to your goal better. In addition, you can go to a web site to have others track your progress.
The fifth step is to make a tangible goal. For instance, instead of eating a healthy diet say I will eat a vegetable with every meal.
Finally, find a theme for the year. For instance, will this be the year you will concentrate on your health?
These are just a few suggestions that will help you get through your New Year’s Resolutions. Good luck and try to stay on track.