Every year, at the start of the New Year is the time most people get excited about their New Year resolutions or goals, from saving money to losing weight or starting a business.
According to researcher John Norcross, roughly 50% of the population makes resolutions, however by February, people are backsliding and by the following December, most people are back where they started, often even further behind.
Why do so many people not keep their resolutions? Are people just weak-willed or lazy? Research shows that of all the people who make New Year resolutions less than 25% actually succeed and of the small few that do succeed the reason they succeed is because they focused on one or two clear goals and developed plans of action that keep them focused almost every day. So the key is to determine clear goals like how much weight will you lose, or how much debt will you destroy. The goals must also be supported with a strategy or plan of action that you can work on every day or at least every week. No more excuses and no more games, get an accountability partner to remind you of what you said you were going to do. Now Grind for it like crazy. Remember, its not the year that must change, its YOU. Grind for Greatness!