If you read my last article (if not, click here) I spoke about new year resolutions. Some of you may have goals to lose weight/ gain weight, or overall, want to develop healthy habits.

Unfortunately, you may not achieve your goals.  A research study conducted by the University of Scranton found that roughly 80% of people fail to keep their new year’s resolutions, while only, 8% keep their new year’s resolutions. (see, “New Year’s resolutions last exactly this long”)

“80% of people fail to keep their new year’s resolutions”

That’s not good.

Why is the failure rate so high?

Amy Morin, author of “5 reasons why most New Year’s resolutions don’t stick, according to a psychotherapist” answers this question.  Two of the reasons mentioned are, lack of planning and no self-monitoring, which I believe can be rectified if we make our goals S.M.A.R.T.

S.M.A.R.T. goals are a great tool to help you improve the chances of succeeding in accomplishing your goals.

What does S.M.A.R.T mean?

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A-Achievable

R- Relevant

T – Time-bound

By writing your goals down and detailing exactly how you want to achieve them, believing and making a committing to stick to it, you should be successful. 

Now that you know how to make your goals more achievable, go back and reexamine your goals. Are they S.M.A.R.T.? If you said yes, great. If you said no, simply rewrite them and go kick butt.

Let me know in the comments section on my Instagram or Facebook page if this method works for you.

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