Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail


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You have to be committed to your resolutions in order to make them happen. Before you set your goals, think about how committed you are to them.

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Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail

  1. 1. WHY YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FAIL Create Your Career Path HallieCrawford.com, LLC www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2012
  2. 2. WHY YOUR RESOLUTION FAILSIt’s interesting to me how so many people set NewYear’s resolutions but fail within a few weeks (if nota few days).Why is that?I think that the problem is that most resolutions areunrealistic or general (I will lose weight, I will eathealthy, I will spend more time doing ____). ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  3. 3. W H AT ’ S Y O U R R E S O L U T I O N ? D O Y O U S E ET H I S P A T T E R N ? H E R E ’ S S O M E H E L P. . .Your level of commitment is crucial!If you are not ready to commit to change, whetherit is a career change, losing weight, learning howto ride a horse, etc., it won’t happen.You have to be committed to make it happen.Before you set your goal, think about howcommitted you are to it. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  4. 4. COMMITMENT EXERCISEI have my career coaching clients measure their commitment to career change on ascale of 1-10.If it’s not at a 10, I ask them to think about what would make it a 10.How can they move it up the scale?Career coaching example: Commitment is so important when someone comes tocareer coaching. Even those who are completely confused and miserable at theircurrent jobs. IF they make a commitment to finding their dream job, they will succeed. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” ~ Marilyn Greist ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  5. 5. SMART GOALSMost of you have heard about SMART goalsby now (Specific, Measurable, Attainable,Results-oriented {realistic/relevant}, Timely).The problem is that most people know whatSMART goals are, but not that many aresuccessful at creating SMART goals forthemselves. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  6. 6. SMART GOALSOur coaching clients are more successful atreaching their goals when they create weeklyand monthly checklists with SMALL actionsteps.SMART goals are very important. You alsoneed to take the small action steps along theway to help keep those goals in check. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  7. 7. EXAMPLEMany people say they want to lose weight in the NewYear. That’s great – but how can it be a SMART Goalwith small action steps.My suggestion would be not to focus on the full year.Start smaller. So for example you might want to say that by April 1st you will havelost 10 pounds (specific – not just lose weight). It is a measureable, attainable,realistic, timely goal.Your baby steps in your checklist for week 1 might be to have a salad every day.Week 2 might be to add 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week, etc… ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  8. 8. A B O U T C R E AT E Y O U R C A R E E R PAT HCreate Your Career Path was founded by certified career coach, speaker andauthor Hallie Crawford. Crawford has served on the Board of the Georgia CoachAssociation, and is regularly featured as a career expert on CNN, Fox Business NewsForbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo HotJobs and Entrepreneur Magazine.Create Your Career Path is a boutique career coaching firm known for their personalattention, commitment to clients and a blend of dreaming and being practical inachieving career goals. Collectively in the past 10 years, they’ve helped hundreds ofclients all over the world find and succeed in their dream job.Each of their coaches are certified coaches with specific career coaching experienceand training. They cater to professional men and women, management level andhigher, in mid-career transition. Their success rate is 97%, measured by the number ofpeople who have gotten what they wanted out of coaching. The coaches use aspecific tried and tested process and tools developed by Hallie Crawford over theyears.©2002-20112 HallieCrawford.com