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ESPITE THE BEST OF intentions, once the glow of a fresh new year wears off, many people struggle to make MAKING NEWYEAR’S RESOLUTIONS HAPPEN Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. The recurring themes each year include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development. by BRAD ZOMICK D

way to celebrate. Those happy feelings are useful! If possible, try to associate them with an object or word related to your accomplishment. 2. Set a goal that motivates you. You would be surprised how often people set goals that are not for themselves. These goals could be dictated or coerced by a manager, spouse, or parental / peer pressure. While it’s nice to have some external support, if you don’t share the same passion, the resolution has a small chance of succeeding and could even be dead on arrival. To do this, you need to make sure the goal you set is important to you and only you and that there is value or benefit for you in achieving the goal. It is these two things that will provide the

Naturally, we don’t want to be in the camp of folks that fail to achieve their aspirations and dreams for 2021, so we’ve put together an exhaustive plan for following through on your resolution. 1. Mentally prepare for change . Changing ingrained habits is no easy task, so before diving head-first into your New Year goals, it is important to take a step back and get ready for that impending change. The first breakthrough in change is taking a personal inventory. Being that it’s the end of one year and the beginning of the next; it’s perfect timing to take stock in the past year’s accomplishments. Naturally, your resolution may focus on areas that lack progress, but don’t forget to savor the progress made, and find some small

good on their plans. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 46% of people who made New Year ’s resolutions were successful. That means over half of the people who set a goal for the new year will fail! The study also involved non- resolvers, people who did not make a New Year’s resolution, but had a goal they wanted to achieve that year. Only 4% of non-resolvers were successful at achieving their goals, a far bleaker result than those who did make a New Year’s resolution.

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