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5 Steps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

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It’s the time of year when people give up on their goals. If you’re struggling, too, take these five steps to keep your New Year’s resolutions.

On The BIGG Success Show, we discuss how to stay on track and reach your New Year’s resolutions, even when the going gets tough. Here’s a summary of that conversation…

It’s that time of year – the time when people give up on their New Year’s resolutions. It happens every year in mid-January.

Are you one of them? If so, we want to share five steps you can take right now so you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

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Are You a Goal-Getter or a Goal-Forgetter?

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There are two types of people in the world: goal-getters and goal-forgetters. We share three differences between the two.

We discuss how to keep your New Year’s resolutions on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary…

In a study on New Year’s resolutions, at the University of Scranton, by JC Norcross and DJ Vagarelli, 200 participants made a New Year’s resolutions. The researchers tracked them for two years.

  • 23% gave up within the week
  • 36% didn’t last a week
  • 50% threw in the towel by the 3-month mark
  • 54% didn’t make it 6 months
  • 81% quit within 2 years

So less than 1 out of 5 people kept their resolution long-term. How can you be part of this group of high achievers?

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The Secret to Making Good New Year’s Resolutions

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The most successful people make good New Year’s resolutions. It begs the question…

What makes good New Year’s resolutions?

Good New Year’s resolutions are:

1) “Keepable”

It’s our way of saying it’s a goal that’s believably achievable. You’re pretty sure you can reach your objective.

2) Material

But it’s a missed opportunity if it’s too easy to achieve. It must make an impact to be meaningful.

3) Quantifiable

It has to be binary – a “Yes” or “No” answer to a simple question. The question is always: Did you accomplish what you set out to accomplish?

Good New Year’s resolutions come in two types

1) Result goals

This is the traditional approach. When we think of New Year’s resolutions, most people think of outcome-based goals.

2) Activity goals

This is how entrepreneurs approach goal-setting. (And even if you never plan to own a business, thinking like an entrepreneur will be very beneficial.) Entrepreneurs focus on the inputs.

For example…

Let’s say you want to lose weight. How does this work with the two approaches?

Result goal
Determine how much you want to lose and by when you plan to lose it.
Then decide how will you do it.

You will likely come up with things like “go on a low-carb diet” and “go to the gym every day.”

Activity goal
Here, you may start with something simple like “walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes” and/or “eat veggies instead of candy in the afternoon.”

The secret to making good New Year’s resolutions

There are two problems with results goals: The natural response is to try to change everything at once. And you don’t know what works and what doesn’t. You only know whether it all works.

All along, it’s a fight against yourself.

So, the traditional approach leaves many, if not most, people discouraged and disillusioned.

When you set an activity goal, you experiment with one thing at a time. (Although you may choose to test multiple things at once, according to your resources.)

And here’s the secret: You see what works and what doesn’t. THEN you can adapt. EVENTUALLY, you’re able to set a good results goal based on the feedback you’ve received.

You see, with this approach to goal-setting, it’s a game.

It’s uplifting and empowering. So you’re more likely to keep the New Year’s resolutions you make. And that leads to BIGG success!

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Here’s to your BIGG success!

George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success

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Hassle Me

By Bigg Success Staff
December 14, 2007

Leading-edge applications

This Tool Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Need help keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Hassle Me is a leading-edge tool that will remind you of your goals and “hassle” you at random times within pre-determined parameters.

But it will do more than that. It nags you so the ones you love don’t have to. Or to put it another way …

…. it nags the ones you love so you don’t have to!

Take out the garbage. Pick up your room. Do your homework. Go for a walk. The possibilities are almost endless.


Hassle Me was created by Chris Lightfoot and Etienne Pollard of mySociety, a non-profit organization that provides people with simple on-line tools to fulfill their civic duties and serve their communities.

They acknowledge that the concept of Hassle Me shouldn’t work. They used a similar application to encourage people to post to their blog, and it was successful! So they developed Hassle Me.

Set it up today so you’ll be ready for the New Year!

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