Answer this for me:
How are your new year’s resolutions coming along?
Wait, better yet, do you even remember what your resolutions are? Can you recall what goals you set for yourself?
Going into our fourth and final week of January of this new year, chances are good that you’ve already given up on many of your goals and resolutions. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a few more weeks in you before the ball drops.
It’s unfortunate, but research suggests that only about 8% of people actually achieve their goals each year. Eight. Freakin’. Percent! And while that number might surprise you, it doesn’t change the fact that we struggle to achieve the goals and aspirations we set for ourselves every single time. We start strong, we put in a few weeks of effort, and then we fall off and never get back up. Over and over again.
Today I want to outline a simple theory for why I think this happens.
It’s called The Wave Crash Theory. [Read more...]