As MLM consultants, we feel the pressure, too.
Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions
According to the web portal of the United States government, these were the most popular resolutions people were expected to make:
- Lose Weight
- Volunteer to Help Others
- Quit Smoking
- Get a Better Education
- Get a Better Job
- Save Money
- Get Fit
- Eat Healthy Food
- Manage Stress
- Manage Debt
- Take a Trip
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Drink Less Alcohol
Here it does seem our government is here to help us, but before you think about adopting this list, take a look at this…
Most Broken New Year’s Resolutions
Here is the list of the top broken New Year’s resolutions, according to Time magazine:
- Lose Weight and Get Fit
- Quit Smoking
- Learn Something New
- Eat Healthier and Diet
- Get Out of Debt and Save Money
- Spend More Time with Family
- Travel to New Places
- Be Less Stressed
- Drink Less
Wow. Perhaps we shouldn’t pick our resolutions from these lists. Maybe there’s a better way.
A Better Way
For next year, I’ve decided to try a different approach. You might like it, too. Instead of making a specific New Year’s resolution, my goal is to improve on my “personal best.”
Here is how to do that in five steps:
- Identify one or more goals that can be measured.
- Measure your performance before you improve it.
- Improve your performance.
- Measure the results.
What Matters Most
Abraham Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” and “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” I think he had the right idea.