New Year’s Resolutions Working or Nah?

I have a confession to make. I absolutely hate New Year’s resolutions!  Why? Because they do not work. Studies show that 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions quit by February 1st and by March 1st, less than five percent of people who set New Year’s resolutions are still pursuing them. Let’s pause for a moment. This blog is not to make you feel bad for not sticking with your resolutions and it is not meant to make you feel good about being in hot pursuit of them. This blog is meant to inspire you to:  1. NEVER EVER EVER set another New Year’s resolution and 2. Give you an intentional plan to help you set and slay your goals throughout the year.

The top resolutions people set are usually ones that involve breaking some type of habit.  Old habits are hard to break and setting a resolution does not guarantee the habit will be broken when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st.  We tend to set ourselves up for failure by making too many resolutions and not being laser focused on one change at a time.  Now, I know we live in a microwave society that has caused us to think that we can get results in less than a minute; however, if we want to be successful, we have to roll up our sleeves and put in some work.

From this point on, I want you to throw away the words “New Year’s Resolution(s)” and replace them with one word, “goals”.  In order to break old habits, we must replace them with good habits and turn those good habits into intentional goals.  Grab your journal and let’s get to slaying.

The key to slaying goals is having a clear vision.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1.  What do I want to accomplish?
  2. What will my life be like when I slay this goal?
  3. Who will I impact when I slay this goal?
  4. How will I feel once I slay this goal?
  5. What has been holding me back from slaying this goal? Be honest with yourself here.  It’s not about the thing that has been holding you back, but the breakthrough you can have by identifying the stronghold.
  6. What is the one thing that I can do to overcome what has been holding me back?

Once you answer these questions next you want to set the goal, attach the goal to a plan and then take action.  Do these things through out the year and you will be slaying goals like a pro.


EmPOWERed Action:  Go through the questions listed above and answer each one honestly.  Take your time.  Set one goal for this week and slay it.  Email me and let me know how I can assist you with slaying your goals.

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