New Year’s Resolutions – Will you achieve yours?
The holidays are fast approaching, and many of us are going to be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. More than 40 % of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Despite our best intentions, however, only a small fraction of us keep our resolutions. According to the University of Scranton, their research suggests that just eight per cent of people achieve their New Year’s goals.
I have written a four-part blog series on setting goals that will change your life and some tips on how to achieve your goals. Keep an eye out for more information about goal setting!
Setting Goals That Will Change your Life
Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Are they the same as last year? If so, are you frustrated that you can’t achieve them?
Let me ask you a few questions: How do you really feel about the resolution you’ve made? Are you excited and passionate about it? Are you inspired and motivated to action? Is it achievable in the timeframe you have set? Have you made too many resolutions?
Goal setting is a very powerful way to achieve your vision for the future. Goals help to focus your attention and energy on what is important to you. You want to set a goal that you really value and will make the most difference for you because it will change how you feel, think and act on a daily basis.
So to achieve your New Year’s resolutions or personal and professional goals you need to think differently about the actual goal.
Marielle Gauthier, owner and principal of Redworks Communications, is a certified Results coach and is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation.
Using brain based models, she holds coaching conversations with clients to help them gain clarity, generate insights, overcome self-limiting beliefs, and develop new habits to improve individual performance and become more effective leaders. She also coaches teams to improve their group performance and achieve corporate goals with measurable results.