2020 is in full swing. Did you make any New Year resolutions? How are they going? Most people lose their resolve by mid-February.

Research conducted by the University Of Scranton showed that only eight percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions will actually fulfill those goals in a timely fashion—if ever.

I have yet to be in that 8% of fulfilling my New Year resolutions. 

I decided to do a little research – research online and research of myself by taking a long hard look in the mirror. I had to ask myself the difficult question: “Girl! What is your problem? Why can’t you seem to stick with your resolutions?”

And yes, I answered myself:

  • My resolutions were never really mine – I “wanted” to change things that I felt others would appreciate.
  • Too many resolutions.
  • No action plan. 

The research answer: Anything from lack of clarity to setting expectations too high.

So, this year I’ve taken a different approach. I’ve made sure my resolutions are mine. They have absolutely NOTHING to do with anyone else. They are written down with an action plan.

For example, I want to work out more. Instead of just saying I want to work out more, I’ve written down the days of weeks. Broken that down to the time I will hit the gym. Broken that down to the time I will go to bed to ensure I’m up, and down to the time my day will start to ensure I get that workout in. 

Yes, it’s broken All. The. Way. Down. Why? Because just saying what I was going to change wasn’t cutting it for me. 

Are you in the 8%? How do you tackle your resolutions?