Each year, millions are romanced by the potential and promise January brings. It’s a time for reflection, fresh starts, and wild declarations. Yet, while over half of Americans surveyed make new year’s resolutions every year, only eight percent actually keep them.
So what can you do differently this year to make it truly successful? You can adopt a mindset, not a resolution. Check out the key difference in the infographic below.
To get started, write out a list of what you’d like to achieve this year. Look it over and instead of setting new year’s resolutions, select general mindsets that match your goals. It can also help to share your new mindsets with your friends and family to build a support system.
However, you, and only you, have the power to make meaningful changes that impact the course of your life. Remember, practicing forgiveness when you deviate from the plan is key to stay motivated and continue to move forward toward your larger goal.
Ready to make this your best year yet? Tell us what mindsets you’re adopting to rock this year in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated with new information.
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