There are 100 of us in a room and all of us have a new year's resolution or two. According to research, only 8 of us are going to be successful.
That's right 92% of us are going to fail.
Gee thanks, right?
Between Twitter and Instagram posts, I'm not sure whether I should have faith I'm going to be one of the eight or if I should just go ahead and pack it in before I get too invested because I'm destined to be one of the 92.
My first thought when it comes to resolutions is that I reframe it to goal-setting. I set goals all the time, not just at the beginning of the new year. This is nothing different. I guess I don't understand why we put so much pressure on ourselves just because we have hit January 1 again. Set your goals whenever you want to. There is no hard and fast rule to making positive changes on a certain date. That can happen ON any day and AT any time.
I know it makes sense to a lot of people to start when the calendar is fresh. But guess what? Each day on that calendar is fresh. We get a do-over and or a new beginning whenever we want.
I guess what I'm trying to say is to just do what fits best for you. I'm working on some goals for the upcoming year.
Do I have them ready to go yet? Nope.
I know right, it's already January 2, and egads my goals aren't ready!!!
I'm brainstorming what I want them to be as I have five buckets in my life I want to fill: health, relationships, passions, growth, and contribution (thank you, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus for the categories). I also have a calendar for the exact purpose of writing down brief accounts of things I do that fulfill one of these buckets as it happens.
And that's as far as I've gotten. I'm okay with that.
Whatever works for you, be okay with that. As for the 8%, yeah whatever!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.