It’s that time of year again. You know what time I’m talking about. Millions of “diets” will be started tomorrow on January 4th. Numerous intentions will be set — goals, and resolutions.
Because 2020 was an unpredictable and challenging year, it’s totally understandable if you didn’t hit your yearly goals. I’d wager that most people did not accomplish everything they wanted last year, and that’s okay. This past year was about survival, and because we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, this year may also be about survival and/or recovering from the collective trauma and losses of 2020. It may be a time for healing, which requires some “doing”, but that kind of doing is more about just being and sitting with where you’re at currently, rather than output and productivity. In short, 2020 was probably an outlier, and maybe 2021 will be as well; who knows?
However, let’s reflect honestly — how many New Year’s resolutions or goals did you keep in 2019? What about the years before? If you’re like most people, the answer is likely “not many.” Studies show that 80% of resolutions fail. Failure is something we should learn from, so for this year, perhaps it’s time to invest five minutes in learning how to set ourselves up for success.
Watch the video above to find out how to set goals for this year — and how to keep them.