How’s That New Year’s Resolution Going?

We’re only six days into 2017, and already the gym has emptied out. Why are New Year’s Resolutions so hard? Because there’s little (to no) accountability.

New Years always brings about the opportunity to “turn it all around,” and a majority of people make resolutions in an attempt to actualize their ideal self. I want to be more healthy. I want to write more. I want to double my net worth. I want to stop smoking. The tough part is, unless there’s something “different” supporting your new goals, there’s absolutely no difference between December 31st and January 1. Screaming into the abyss won’t make you a better orator, you need support.

I’ve come to treat my New Year’s Resolutions with the same approach I have toward sales and marketing: it’s all a numbers game. If I give myself five resolutions, and only one sticks, I still consider that a success, despite the 80% failure rate.

tumblr_ojddc0doqy1rt7qgbo1_500For example, these were my New Year’s Resolutions for 2017:
Work Out (even for 15 minutes) Every Day
Write 1500 Words Per Day (Blogging and Creative Writing)
Read Every Day
Cut Down My Vices (Drinking, Smoking, etc.)
$0.01 (this one will take all year)

Not even a week in and I’m already down to 2.5 resolutions, but look at the ones I’ve already failed on starting. Working out and cutting down my vices. I’m more than confident that if I had some kind of support and accountability system in place, I wouldn’t have crossed those off the list. If I had to a buddy to go for a run with (or work on my “gains”), I’d already be in better shape! Instead, I remain huddled up in my cold, empty house, with absolutely no desire to leave this fireplace.

Granted, a majority of my goals are daily activities, which is in itself a massive challenge. Doing anything daily is difficult, but building a solid routine requires a constant commitment to achieving the goal of consistency. The good news is that it is not an uphill battle you have to do alone. Stand up and share your resolutions!

Let’s Accomplish our NYR together!

If you’re looking for an “accountability buddy” to help hold your feet to the fire in accomplishing your New Year’s Resolutions, let me know!

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