We all know New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the changes we want to or need to make in our life. There are ample research articles to suggest that the unfortunately, more than half of all New Year’s resolutions won’t make it past six months, “why they just don’t stick?” I’ll tell you why. Here is the main principles that business leaders follow and you too can adopt. If you want to make your resolution last longer, make sure to follow this in your life.
Don’t make a resolution for the whole year: Give yourself a reachable goal that later, surprisingly, became a life-long habit. And research backs this up – scientists have found that it takes somewhere between 21 and 66 days for a habit to take root in a person’s life.
And after this if you don’t last the course, don’t think you’ve wasted your time – most successful people agree that you learn more from your failures than your wins. I'm don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but if your New Year’s resolution is “Study hard and will study 10-12 hrs. every day in 2016,” you’re setting yourself up for failure. But if you take a resolution of studying e.g. five days a week for five weeks,” I’ll bet you’ll able to keep that resolution last long. True life change takes root when goals are short-term, simple and achievable.