It’s February and that means most people have already given up on their New Years resolutions. Fortunately, I didn’t, of course I didn’t make any resolutions, but that’s another story. If you did and have had trouble keeping them, this article has a smart tactic. Here is the gist:
While most people make resolutions that they’re determined to keep, a better tactic would be to create goals… By setting goals, one instead aims to work toward a desired behavior. The key difference is that people working toward goals expect that they won’t be perfect at first, and are pleased with any progress they make.