More than 80 million adults in the US created self-improvement goals this month as part of a New Year’s Resolution. The timing of our desire for positive change at the beginning of the year has been described as the Fresh Start Effect.
Sadly, less than one out of ten of the 80 million plus with plans to make this year better than last will give up by next week. Since these statistics come from self-reporting, it wouldn’t be unwise to suspect the real number of people who accomplish their goal is actually less than ten percent.
Why do most self-improvement goals fail?
I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on this question. There is no single answer. Some people set unrealistic goals. Some people fail to develop a good plan. Some goals collide with an unexpected life crisis.
I’m more curious about people who set a realistic goal, create a reasonable plan, start with the best of intentions, but still fail to follow through. What happened?
There is something more important than willpower in sustaining your commitment to the behaviors that produce lasting positive change. Most people don’t understand this fact or know how to take advantage of it. In this month’s vlog, I’ll explain The #1 Reason Most Self-Improvement Goals Fail… and How to Fix It.
I’ve also created a free worksheet and bonus video tutorial to help you apply what you learn in this month’s vlog. You can request it from a link in the video.