At the beginning of each year, many people make resolutions without ever intending to keep them. 25% of people who make New Year’s resolutions give them up by January 7, according to the Washington Post. Consider what you want to do and incorporate it into your life in a more process-based approach rather than creating a goal that is too broad or difficult to achieve without first breaking it down into pieces.
New Year’s resolutions are different than goals. Resolutions are more of an idea than a specific target date or number. For example, “taking time to celebrate team successes” is a good resolution, while “increasing sales by 20%” is a goal. An ideal New Year’s resolution emphasizes quality over quantity.
Once you have set a resolution, you must ensure you proceed with it in a way that will work. Since they are about creating successful long-term habits, you want to divide them into bite-sized tasks. The easier the process, the more likely it will become second nature.
One of the great qualities of resolutions is that they don’t have to be scary. Keep in mind that what you are aiming for is not unreachable. You’re merely choosing to alter things currently. It is a form of advancement that is now taking place. Don’t stress about the future. Just concentrate on the progress you can make right away and throughout the New Year. And if you already stumbled, just restart. It is not too late!
Juan Cerda is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston-Galveston area. He conducts job search skills seminars throughout the 13-county Gulf Coast region. Before joining Workforce Solutions as an Employment Counselor in 2018, he worked as a customer service manager for an international logistics service provider and port operator out of Belgium. He has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown.