88% of people fail at meeting their New Year's Resolutions every year. Three reason for this problem are:
Not only does this apply personally, but also professionally. Have you found yourself making a big ol' list of design work and printing that you know you need to get done, but always found yourself never succeed? Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your goals for 2015.
Too Many Goals
When people try to memorize more information, their will power suffers. The more goals you make, the less likely you are to achieve them. Try focusing on your top three goals. You can always do more later, or add a new goal when the others are achieved.
The more precise you are with your goals, the more likely you are to succeed. Instead of saying “be healthier”, make a goal to eat more green vegetables at least 5 days a week. Or instead of saying "I need printing done", say "I need to order business cards by January 30th".
The Right Support System
In order for your goals to succeed, you must have the right support system. Lack of social support increases cortisol, heart rate, and anxiety, all weakening your ability to meet your goals. Seek support from family and friends and if you have friends who will not support you, use the new year to look for some new ones.
Negativity does not a successful goal make
When it comes to planning your goals, guilt and shame does not work. The worse you feel about yourself, the less self efficacy you have. Stay on the positive side when creating your goals and feel no shame about making a change.
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