New Years Resolutions. Small goals are better than large goals
By Intermountain Healthcare
Dec 27, 2019
Updated Jul 13, 2023
5 min read
Welcome to the New Year! The time when you make outlandish but well-meaning resolutions you’ll break within a week. Tragically, around a third of New Year’s resolutions never make it past the first month. Which makes sense. It’s easy to throw out a few lofty goals for the sake of the New Year. It’s a lot more difficult to follow through with those goals, especially when they are big, scary goals. If your typical pie-in-the-sky New Year’s resolution isn’t cutting it, you might need to rethink your goal setting strategy. Research shows that if you want to be successful at keeping your New Year’s resolutions, you need to think smaller. Let’s discuss your New Year’s resolutions.
When you set New Year's resolutions, you might be tempted to make a long list of goals you’d like to achieve. This can leave you overwhelmed and frustrated. Instead, chose just 2 or 3 high priority goals. You’ll be more likely to work on those goals and achieve them when you aren’t overwhelmed by the sheer number of goals you’ve set. Once you achieve those goals, you can always add more goals to your plate. Setting goals isn’t just for New Year's.
New Year's is a wonderful time. It’s a time of newness when you can set new goals and commit to change. Knowing how to set goals that will leave you motivated instead of overwhelmed is key to success.