I love setting goals. I really love setting goals that are attainable. To me, I don’t believe that New Years Resolutions are ever attainable.
Sure, you might start the year off by going to the gym or eating healthier. But do you ever actually continue doing those things all year long?
I don’t, which is why I don’t set New Years Resolutions. Ever. I know that I would be setting myself up for failure, and who wants to do that? If I set goals, I want to challenge myself, but I don’t want to set such a lofty goal that I give up on it after a few weeks.
No one that I know of wants to set themselves up for failure, so why set New Years Resolutions? How about you set an attainable goal that you can potentially achieve for a month. To me, that makes so much more sense and I would much rather only have one thing to think about each month than multiple resolutions to remember.
What do I do instead?
I set monthly goals. These are easier to manage and maintain, and mostly they are easier to actually achieve. Like I said before, these goals are ones that challenge me, but not where they aren’t attainable.
It doesn’t always work perfectly, but it’s manageable and I like that.