[MMM] 8% Will Succeed at This… | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday Morning! 

 

You can tell that we are nearing the end of January. Ah, I am starting to see the the light at the end of the tunnel. Slowly the “New Years Resolution: I am going to get in shape” people are starting to fall of the wagon. I am pretty sure by next week, the Yoga classes I attend will be back to regular class size. 

 

You may have made some New Career Resolutions this year, such as get promoted, start a job search, go back to school, or really find the right career

 

 

There are some fascinating stats on New Years Resolutions. According to a study published this year by University of Scranton in the Journal of Clinical Psychology: 

 

45% Make New Year’s Resolutions

34% Never make a resolution

 

Types of Resoutions:

 

47% Self Improvement or education related 

38% Weight related 

34% Money related 

31% Relationship related 

 

Top 10 resolutions:

 

1. Lose Weight

2. Getting Organized

3. Spend Less, Save More

4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5. Staying Fit and Healthy

6. Learn Something Exciting

7. Quit Smoking

8. Help Others in Their Dreams

9. Fall in Love

10. Spend More Time with Family

 

The timeline on how long people keep New Years Resolution:

 

75% 1 week

71% 2 weeks

64% 1 month

46% Six months

 

The success rate of New Year’s resolutions:

 

8% Are successful 

49% Have some success

24% Fail their resolution 

 

I was wondering why some people fail some succeed. I started to process the difference between setting a vague goal and making a true commitment. 

 

Stop resolving and goal-setting.

Start committing.

 

The difference is not very much, but the difference in your mind is substantive. Take 5 minutes to try this exercise by exploring these statements in your mind.

  

My resolution is…

 

I am committed to…

  

Notice the difference in your thought patterns and emotions? Success in all things in life is revolved around commitment.

 

One other piece of advice- you are seven times more likely to achieve a goal by having a coach guide and support you.

 

Committed, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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