Why Resolutions are Hard to Keep
There are a lot of reasons why it's
hard to keep your resolutions once made. Let's take a look at some of the most
Setting unrealistic goals
At times, resolutions
that most people take every New Year are vague and unrealistic. For example, "I
want to plan my projects efficiently this year" is a subjective goal and is open
to interpretation. What is efficient? How efficient do I need to be to achieve
this goal? If you were maintaining this goal in your to-do-list, you would never
get the satisfaction of striking it off!
Lack of persistence
is the most obvious reason for failure. If you are not consistent in your endeavor
to achieve your goals, you can never achieve them. Although, it is easier said
than done. Persistence is a virtue that is the cornerstone of becoming a successful
project manager. Maybe this year your goal should be to become more persistent!
Most people set a goal and keep on doing the same things that they
have been doing since eternity and expect to achieve them. This sounds dumb, yet
this is what even the best of us get stuck into. Without setting measurable goals,
crafting a strategy to work on them, actually working on them and monitoring the
progress, then you can never achieve any goal or resolution.
on the results
Simply setting a great goal or taking a brilliant resolution
is not enough. You need to have a strategy to achieve it too. You can't just focus
on the end-goal and keep doing what you generally do. Doing the same things in
the same way would give you exactly the same results. If you want to get better
fruits, stop focusing on the fruits and start working on your "roots". In simple
terms, work hard on the process that you need to adopt to achieve your resolutions.