Well, the holidays have pretty much come and gone and we’ve got one last hoorah before we transition into a new year – 2017, please be good to us.
With the New Year comes a metaphorical refresh; a chance for people to start over, set goals and better themselves. Inevitably for most however, those goals and self-improvement efforts fail miserably after just the first few weeks.
We’ve done a little research and found seven secrets, according to Forbes, of people who succeed in keeping their new year’s resolutions. We’ve picked our three favorites and shared them with you here.
- Be Specific
It’s so easy to say “I’m going to be a better person this year.” –But being more specific in your resolutions (so long as they’re realistic) will make your goals seem more attainable. Instead, elaborate on how you can be a better person. Promise to call a relative or friend once a week or visit home twice a year and go ahead and schedule those things.
- Shout It From The Rooftops
The more people who know what you intend to do with yourself in 2017, the more awkward it will be if you fail. Seriously though, make your goals known to the people closest to you and whoever you want to see you succeed. Not only will you want to impress these people, they can help motivate you and cheer you on along the way.
- If You Fall, Get Back Up
You’re not going to change who you are long term overnight and you can’t expect to achieve your goals with total ease. You’re going to backtrack a little or slip up along the way but the important thing is that you keep moving forward when you do. Learn from your mistakes and use them to motivate you even more to become the person you want to be in 2017 and for years to come.
No matter your personal goals, we hope that you will take these tips to heart and use them to achieve whatever it is you’re hoping to accomplish, big or small. To read the entire Forbes article, click here.