If there's no "why" it's not the right resolution for you.
If your New Year’s resolution doesn’t light a fire under you so hot it keeps you motivated all year long, it’s not for you.
According to US News, 80% of people fail to stick to their New Year's resolutions for longer than six weeks.
We all know resolutions are tough to maintain, but do we know why? Pick the Brain founder and author of “How to Get Shit Done,” Erin Falconer, sat down with us to suss out why and here is what she said:
First, your resolution should be the starting point for what you want the entire year. Instead of a one-off moment. You need to commit to make it work, think long term!
Second, make your resolutions a "must" instead of a "should." More often than not, we make resolutions based on what we think we “should” be doing, instead of what we “need” to be doing. For example, “I should lose weight” vs. “I need to lose 20 lbs to drop my blood pressure.”
Third, if you cannot find the "why" behind your New Years resolution, it's not the right resolution for you.
Fourth, don’t forget to write all of this down and include your what, how, and why for each goal.
And most importantly, if you are going to maintain this resolution all year long, make sure you set yourself up for "micro victories" by mapping out 3 concrete points for how you are going to achieve your resolution. And stick to them!
Leave your “micro-victories” in the comments and we’ll give you a shout out in an upcoming episode.