Have You Already Given Up?

The age-old list of New Year’s resolutions is common among most Americans. Eat less, learn more, play more, exercise more, and save more are fairly typical items on our lists. As you’ve probably witnessed though, most resolutions are left by the wayside before too many weeks have passed. It’s been three — are you still holding to yours?

One of the reasons our resolve gives, is that the resolutions are sometimes created as mere tasks without a clearly defined goal attached. What enjoyment do we get out of eating less? At least for me, the answer is “not much”. For resolutions to be meaningful and have a twinkling chance of success, the motivation for an


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3 Responses to Have You Already Given Up?

  1. ceejay74 says:

    Yep! This year I resolved to create mini-goals each month in all of the categories I wanted to improve. So far I’ve completely reached 2 of my 4 goals and am right on track to finish the other 4 before the end of the month. Then Feb. 1, I’ll create 6 more mini-goals. I’m already thinking about what I want to do. It’s so much more fun (and feasible) this way!

  2. M E 2 says:

    Yes and no. I vowed to spend less and save more.

    I am spending much less but instead of saving more, I am using the money to pay off some small debts.

  3. Gail says:

    I have a sewing To Do list, with sub-categories. Happy to say one item has been checked off already and hopefully another one will be checked off today or tomorrow. I got sick and got a bit behind.

    Goals are good things and written goals are even better. And better yet written goals with mini-sub goals written down and in plan view are even better. Checking off all those mini-goals gives you a great feeling.

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