So … how are your resolutions going?
Now that January is half over, are you part of the nearly 30% of Americans, according to StatisticBrain.com, that have already given up and walked away from their resolutions? If you are, to use the words of the King of Pop, you are not alone.
Most people want to make positive changes in their lives, and what better time to start then at the beginning of a new year? These changes are supposed to make you happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, so they are a good thing. But according to that same site only about 58% of those same people manage to keep it going past the first month.
The main problem is that most people reach for the stars then get disappointed in themselves when they realize they can’t fly. The 45% of people who manage to keep going with their resolutions for longer than six months have something in common, reasonable expectations and attainable goals. Basically, it’s probably not reasonable to think you can make yourself a highly paid guitar god by the end of this year if you haven’t so much as picked up a guitar in your life. Get it?
So before you throw that list of resolutions in the garbage and give up on positive change in the new year, maybe you need to adjust your goals. I believe in you.