The health and fitness community loves to talk about setting goals—especially around New Year’s, when so many people make goals for the rest of the year.
But the percentage of people who set goals January 1st then actually go on to achieve those goals is minuscule.
In fact, while the average person sets a number of New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year, nearly 80% of people have given up by the end of a 30-day period. And only 8% of people actually follow through on their resolutions and end up achieving their goals.
So what’s going on here? Why can’t people stick to their goals?
It’s not because everyone who sets New Year’s resolutions is automatically unmotivated and not driven to succeed.
It’s because most people don’t actually know how to set goals that stick.
Goal setting is an incredibly powerful way to boost productivity and performance, which is why we talk about it so much here at 12 Minute Athlete. Thankfully, even if goal setting isn’t something you currently consider yourself to be very good at, you can get better at it.
First, you’ll need to understand how to set better goals. From there, you can learn the simple tricks that will help you to stick with them over time, even when it gets tough.
Better goal setting means more goals achieved, period.
Let’s look at how to start improving at goal setting so that you can crush your goals all year round.