Anatomy Of A New Year’s Resolution (Podcast Episode 18)

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Ever make a New Year’s resolution – then, despite your best efforts and intentions it just never did quite stick? I suspect that’s happened to everyone.  But it’s not only New Year’s resolutions, it happens all year round to people who set goals for themselves they never quite achieve.

So why is this such a common experience?The reasons are many. But you can improve your chances of sticking to a resolution or meeting a goal you set. Time management consultant Mitzi Weinman, author of It’s About Time! discusses what works and what doesn’t work  in this podcast.

Specifically she talks about:

Mitzi Weinman

Mitzi Weinman

  • Four questions you must ask yourself about your each goal and resolution.
  •  How support and motivation is almost always necessary.
  • How a specific goal (I want to lose 15 pounds) is better than vague (I want to lose weight).
  • Why it’s okay to modify the goal as you go.
  • What’s really in it for you? If there is no payoff, there will be no commitment.
  • The more resolutions you make the more likely you are to fail.
  • What happens if you slip?

If you really want to make a New Year’s resolution that you will  stick with, I think you will benefit greatly from what Mitzi has to say.

As always, please leave your thoughts and comments in the box at the bottom of this webpage that says SPEAK YOUR MIND – and if you think Mitzi’s advice could help others, please share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy New Year!


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Anatomy of A New Year’s Resolution

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