Here comes 2012. Around this time of year, people start thinking very fondly about the months ahead, fantasizing how they’re going to begin anew, taking life in bold new directions. It’s a joyous time and because of that, our aspirations get a bit lofty. Now there’s nothing wrong with aiming high, but it should be done without setting yourself up for a massive fail.
Some scrap new years resolutions altogether because so often, they fall flat. But it isn’t the resolution, or the spirit of fresh new changes that plague your success. It’s your lack luster approach. Unrealistic expectations, sloppy planning and vague goals make New Years resolutions nothing more than wishful thinking.
By managing your expectations, establishing a plan and setting crystal clear goals, you can avoid the common New Years resolution traps many people fall into and go HAM all year.
Here are ways to overcome the top 7 New Years resolution traps: