Is It Time to Reset Your New Year’s Resolution?

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We've all made a hopeful New Year's Resolution or two. The last week of December rolls around and we take a look at our life and realize that we'd like to:

These are some of the most popular New Year's Resolutions to make. With June 1st just a few days away, recap your year and take a look at how you're doing. We can be a drastically different person now then we were six months ago, so if you think hard enough, you'll find it may be time to re-set your resolutions.

If you're on track with achieving your goal, keep at it!

According to Forbes.com, the University of Scranton states that just 8 percent of people who set a New Year's Resolution achieve it. When you think that about 40 percent of people in the United States that set them that's quite an accomplishment. Keep at it and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. Take a moment to think about what was the secret to making you successful at accomplishing this goal? Because that might help you reach other goals that you'd like to set, during 2017 or for the years to come.

If you've forgotten all about your New Year's Resolution, do you want to pick it up again?

Is that goal something you would like to see accomplished by the end of 2017? Chin up, because you've got a whole 6 months in front of you - and that's quite a good amount of time to make some dreams come true! Now is the time to really focus on what you want and the steps you need to take to make it happen. Here a three things to focus on.

1. Set your goal for the rest of 2017
2. Ask yourself, "What do I need to do each day to accomplish my goal?"
3. Decide what shows you that you've reached your goal, and break this into monthly goals to reach.

What if you want to set a goal, but don't know how to make it happen?

If you want to run a marathon but have never even run in a 5K, then you're going to need some expert advice. It’s probably time to seek out a personal trainer, running club, or this very site! If you've got credit card debt you want to pay off but you don't know where your biweekly paycheck goes, you may need help from a finance expert or even a financially savvy friend to 1) set a budget and then 2) plan on how to make payments to your credit cards. As you can see, even goals that might intimidate you can be broken into smaller steps. It also really helps to reach out for help, so don't be shy. It could make a huge difference between you accomplishing your goal or simply spinning your wheels in frustration for another 6 months.

As of June 1st there are 182 days in the year. If you stopped going after that New Year’s Resolution you set in early January, you’ve still got quite a bit of time to help make it come true. Reset and go after your goals!

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Abigail Beal
Hello! I am a writer, specializing in digital media. I believe very much in the power of setting both short term & long term goals. One of my favorite sayings is "Goals are dreams with deadlines." Some things I love (in no order of preference): cats, good coffee, the library, TED Talks & NPR. Here's my LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abigailbeal/