The start of the New Year is when most people make their Resolutions for the upcoming year. Lose weight. Eat better. Exercise. Save more. Etc.
Also most people, abandon their resolutions, two weeks into the month of January. That initial fire doesn’t last very long. What happens? For some, the inertia of their situation eventually takes over. For others, it is too hard to create a new habit.
Perhaps, people should think about it as a Goal, instead of a resolution, and apply the SMART elements.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Relevant
T – Time bound
While this may require a lot more thought and planning up front, it will also increase the chances of success.
Good luck until 2019, only another 364 days to go!