Only for Those Who Have Broken Their New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

We know that changing behavior ain't easy.
Almost half of Americans make New Year's Resolutions.

But according to a University of Scranton study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology
only 8 out of every 100 people actually achieve their goals.

You remember?
Lose Weight.
Get Organized.
Spend Less, Save More.

So what do you do if you've broken your resolutions?
First realize you're not alone.


You can carry that thought around and sink back to last year's behavior or
choose to dust yourself off, get your mind right and take renewed action.
Besides people who actually make resolutions are more likely to commit to
their changes than those who just try and change.

And it's still only the first month of the brand spanking new year.

When I was a young, green IBM marketing rep,
every January we waited for "the plan" to be released.
This was the official document that revealed the commission levels
for various hardware and products in our vast catalog.

Reps would disappear for days to study the plan.
You had to figure out how you were going hit to your numbers.
And then report that in to your managers.

I made a lot of mistakes.
I thought selling was easy. It wasn't.
There was a logical sales process that had to be followed.

The best goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and
bounded in Time. They're SMART.

So what if you decided to set SMART goals?
Developed an action plan.
Worked with people of like mind.
And decided to get a mentor or coach to hold you accountable.

The 8% of Americans who attain their resolutions understand the importance of the plan.

So if you haven't put your plan together then sit down and do it now.
Regroup.

And then come out firing at those goals like
Michael Corleone in the Godfather.

I'd love to hear how you plan to hit your numbers.
Leave your feedback in the comments.

Norm Bond
NORM BOND shows people how to use digital marketing tools to find customers, grow sales and increase profits. And if you're not using digital tools he shows you how to do that too. He currently splits his time between Bangkok, Thailand and the U.S. He is available for consulting and speaking.
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