Here we are in the first week of 2013. This is the season for self-evaluation and reflection. For some of us, it’s the time to make New Year’s Resolutions.
A recent study done at the University of Scranton1 found that 45% of Americans usually make resolutions each year, but only 8% of people who make resolutions stick with them. Only 8%! No wonder so many of us are cynical about New Year’s resolutions!
The study also found that people who explicitly make New Year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t. 10 times more likely! That’s huge. If you care about personal growth, this is something you have to take seriously. Making personal commitments like New Year’s resolutions can be a powerful tool for intentional living.
If you make resolutions, I’d like to help you make ones that will work and make a significant difference for you. If you don’t make resolutions, I’d like to offer a perspective that might change your view.