NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
3 mistakes to avoid and
what to do instead
by Aphrodite Beidler
(Source: University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Date: Dec. 27, 2015.
Find it at: statisticbrain.com)
That’s the percentage of people
who make New Year’s resolutions
and succeed in accomplishing them.
Making a list.
Your own list is your enemy! Goals require life
Change is hard. Your sheer willpower
wont make things happen.
Pushing yourself hard, feeling stressed, and guilty,
will make you give up sooner or later.
I can hear you protesting! Listen. Getting all pumped up
may keep you going for a few weeks but it will soon wear out.
Excitement is not a reliable motivator.
Don't depend on it!
Emotions change many times in a day. Hoping to use
emotions to carry you through, for a year, is only wishful
Procrastination, blaming the weather,
your workload, the economy, promising
yourself you will do something tomorrow
is not the way to succeed.
3 STEP GUIDE
TO MAKING YOUR NEW
YEARS RESOLUTIONS WORK!
1. USE PAST SUCCESS
Write down what you have already accomplished in
the last years. Criteria to select previous
• Process: took you much more than one step.
• Time: required much more than one day.
• Value: have much more than one beneﬁt.
2. USE GOOD HABITS
Write down which good habits kept you
productive last year and years past.
• Extract the daily routines that have
made previous success possible.
• Create new habits that simplify your life
and free your time.
3. GET FEEDBACK
1.Select one past accomplishments as foundation.
2.Plan to build, add, expand on it.
3.Create your blueprint.
4.Brake the process in small steps.
5.Develop criteria to evaluate each step.
6.Pause to rest and to evaluate.
7.Use the feedback to correct your process.
8.Continue until done.
Create an environment where
the only possible outcome
STUCK THE DECK