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.
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.
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!