University of Scranton research suggests that 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and of those, 25% of resolutions fail within the first week. In the end, only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.
Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to make large changes or attempt extreme makeovers, whether personal or professional. That’s a nice aspiration, but the average person has so many competing priorities this type of approach—as the research shows—is doomed to fail. Essentially, overcommitting can be so psychologically daunting, you end of failing to launch in the first place.
If you want to change something for the better, be the catalyst needed to make it happen. Now is the time to make a difference. Do not wait for January 1 to roll around just so you can do what most everyone else does without fail: set goals and not keep them.
On average, nearly 50% of resolutions involve fitness or money, so:
Keep building momentum by publicizing your resolution and sharing your goals with others. Just knowing that they know will make you more likely to succeed. Consider broadcasting your intentions over Facebook and Twitter for positive reinforcement. You can even share your story with Busey on social media. We will root for you each step of the way.