The new year is still very young and many people have made their New Year’s resolutions. Do you know how to achieve your goals, yet?
The dark side of goal setting is: 45 percent of all people make New Year’s resolutions, but 38 percent absolutely fail to keep them.
The very personal question is: Who are you? Someone who follows through, no matter what? Or someone who gives up. (scroll down to get some advice on how to keep your resolutions.)
Here are the results of a worldwide survey which consisted of over 300,000 responses.
Most wanted list of other people
- Lose Weight and Get in Better Physical Shape
Physical activity triggers physical vitality. As we age the risk of chronic diseases increases. Regular exercise slows or reverses that trend.
- Stick to a Budget
Most people have bigger wishes than what they can afford.
- Debt Reduction
Results from #2 – maybe you should find better sources of income.
- Enjoy More Quality Time with Family & Friends
Too many people spend too much time at work.
- Find My Soul Mate
Love is the most important driving force of life.
- Quit Smoking
There still must be many smokers out there.
- Find a Better Job
No wonder. 85 percent are unhappy with their work.
- Learn Something New
Important if you want to stay in business and stand out from the crowd.
- Volunteer and Help Others
One of the deepest satisfaction people can have.
- Get Organized
Who doesn’t master this will find difficulties to keep on track in business.
Wish vs. Goal
What is the difference between a wish and a goal? A goal has a plan attached to it. Best if each step to achieve your goal is written down. So you can refer to it at any time. Everything else is just a wish.
How to achieve your goals.
Thinking in goals only will make it difficult. Better break your goal down into very small steps or tasks. Write them down and use them as your own recipe for success.
Keep all your goals in a little book or notepad. People who use a journal and start working on their goals within 72 hours have a success rate of 97 percent. 🙂 Go for it.
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