“81% of people slip up on their New Year resolutions. Most are abandoned by mid-January.” — a study by Scranton University
There must be a problem here, right?
New Years resolutions are goals. Fundamentally goals require time and work to achieve them. It’s relatively common knowledge now that effective goal planning requires something like the SMART framework, which is an important tool to master. In reality though, while this framework seems great in theory, it’s not necessarily the answer — we still struggle to achieve our goals.
Further reading: https://www.atlassian.com/blog/productivity/how-to-write-smart-goals
The rest of this article goes deeper into some reasons…