In a study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 participants only 22 out of 100 people actually did what they resolved to do.
That means 88% people #FAIL
And if you ask me, I'm willing to bet the failure rate is even higher than that.
Among the popular reasons why people fail:
- 35% say their goals were unrealistic
- 33% didn't bother keeping track
- 23% completely forgot about them
- 10% said they made too many resolutions
If you want to set yourself up for failure this year go ahead an make a bunch of resolutions that you can't track, are too hard, and you'll forget about. When next year rolls around you won't have made any progress and you'll be making the same resolutions again thinking to yourself, "I'll do better this year."
That's why I don't bother with the whole "New Years Resolution" thing – it's a waste of time.
This year I'm trying something new though…
I'm calling it "More or less."
And the idea is simple – I'm making a list of what I want more of and less of.
Who knows if it'll stick, but the odds have to be better than the "resolution" crowd.
Here's my list:
- Time with family and friends
- Money in savings
- Info products
Sure, you could argue this list is vague. But that's exactly why I think it will work. I'm printing this "More or Less" list up and sticking on my wall at my desk so I can remember it and keep it in play.
While we're on the topic, what do you want more of and less of?
Just reply to this email and lemme know.