Mid-Week Motivation 12/27/2023

Is Your Goal Simple?

Is your goal simple? Simple is easier!“.

What does that mean?

According to the University of Scranton, 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail, and that means only 8% of people who set a New Year’s Resolution actually see it through to completion. 

February 1st is considered “Quitters Day” because the majority of people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions on that day.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be discussing 6 ways we can set goals for ourselves that are easier for us to accomplish so that we don’t fall into that 92%.  

Firstly, I want to ask you the question, is your goal simple? 

Simple goals are easier for us to accomplish. That might sound like a no-brainer; however, we often times set goals for ourselves that are overly complicated and difficult. 

Don’t say, “This year I am going to start a strenuous exercise routine every day, twice a day, for 2 hours each day, and three times on the weekends at precisly 7am, 5pm, and 9pm”; change your goal to something like, “I am going to excercise twice as often than I did last year, before and after work”. 

When you make your goals super, super complicated, you leave a lot more room for failure. Perfectionism has more room to smack you in the face and tell you that if you miss exercising at 7am, you might as well not work out at all that day. 

Simple goals allow more room for adjustments and “failure”. 

It is a lot harder to stick to a strict, over complicated goal than it is a simple one. 

Next week we are going to discuss the importance of setting “specific” goals!  

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