The year almost over and the begining of 2020 is fast approaching. If you’re reading this, you are probably one of the 45% of Americans who made some kind of new year’s resolution this year. Out of those, only 9% will keep their resolutions and achieve their goals. Whether you have given up already or are still working on them, it's time to take a step back and assess where you are and how to move forward.
-Begin or Start Over-
Maybe you were part of the 55% that never made a goal in the first place or you did, but have given up. Start today with a resolution that you want accomplished and write it down. Putting it in writing helps solidify that goal and makes it more tangible than if you just simply talked about it. If you had a goal that was going very well for you and for what ever reason you quit, pick back up on your goal if it's still something you feel you should be pursuing. It's never too late to begin again.
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You made a goal and for some reason or another the plan you made didn't work. The plan was too easy, and you couldn't get the results you wanted or it was too difficult or rigid to stick with long term. Re-evaluate your plan--change the parts that weren't working, keep the ones that were, and come up with a new game plan to achieve your goals. We should always learn from our mistakes and use them to further our success.
So you are part of the small percentage of people that made a resolution and stuck with it. Obviously you made a plan that is working and you are sticking to it. Keep pushing forward. Don't let the success you've had make you think your work is done. There is always more to accomplish. Continue to let that success drive you until you reach your ultimate goal. Then start again!
At the end of the year, you will likely look back and reflect on what all you have accomplished and what you haven't. Regardless of what you were able to get done this year, you should at least be able to start the new year fresh knowing that all of 2019 is in front of you. That is absolutely the most important thing, not necessarily the outcome, but the effort and commitment you gave. So wherever you ended with your 2019 resolutions, just remember that yes, the year is over but you still have the opportunity to keep pushing towards success.