New Year’s Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain
The New Year is coming up soon with the tradition to make New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately the tradition is also to forget them the next week. Only 8% of people accomplish their New Year’s resolutions according to the Opinion Corporation of Princeton, NJ.
Get off to a good start with your goals. A good way to set the intent properly for success is to take each resolution and break it into actionable steps. Each step should meet the SMART criteria: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. If the goal cannot be defined using SMART, break it into smaller pieces until you can have bite sized chunks to start working on. In this manner, you will make progress and eventually achieve your resolutions.