Many of us make New Year’s resolutions because…it’s a new beginning. As a matter of fact, research shows that we make more new commitments or start more new projects at the beginning of the year, the beginning of the month or even the beginning of the week.
But, how can you ensure that you will keep your New Year’s resolution?
From the Science of Influence, there are clearly three factors that can help you help yourself.
- Firstly, think about this resolution. Is this one that you truly want to make out of your own free will? If this is a resolution that is not completely voluntary, you will be sabotaging your success. So selecting a resolution that is truly your own is your first step.
- The more public you make your commitment to this resolution, the more likely you are to stick to it. So, tell your friends, tweet about it. Share your new resolution on Facebook. And, if possible, publically post a video of you stating your resolution.
- The more effortful making your resolution is, the more likely you are to keep it. So, besides sharing your resolution on social media, also share the reasons why you’ve decided to do this, why now, and also share your plan for keeping your resolution.
These three keys won’t ensure success, but they will certainly help you succeed in keeping your resolution… if you really want to.
Share with us, a New Year’s resolution that you will be making for 2016. Mine is to complete this new book of mine.
Good luck to us all.