If your New Year’s resolution is to do better at work, you’re not alone. People around the world set lofty business goals for the New Year with much disappointment at the end of the year. According to Forbes, only 8% of people attain their New Year’s resolution. Why?
You rang in the New Year, you’re back at work, and the kids are in school. Now it’s time to seriously think about those New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent study by the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60% of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions. However, only 8% of us are able to accomplish those goals. So what is holding us back? Are we setting the bar too high? Perhaps. Do we lose sight of the long-term goal? Definitely. Statistics show that 75% of people that make New Year’s resolutions are able to keep those resolutions for the first two weeks of the year. By July, that number drops to 45%.