Being Held Accountable: New Year’s Resolutions

“With great power comes great responsibility”

“But with great responsibility also comes great power.”

Hold yourself accountable for the things you “promised” to do, or the things you need to do, and even the things you should do.

The reason most people’s new year’s resolutions fail in an average of 3 weeks is that people don’t hold themselves accountable for the goals they set. If you treat your goals as a responsibility, you give yourself more power and discipline to pursue them.

Sharing your goals with other people, close friends and family, is an easy and simple way to hold yourself accountable for the goals you set.

Here is some advice to setting new year’s resolutions for everyone tomorrow:

  1. Be specific:
    • A goal to exercise 5 times a week is too vague and will be hard to keep, and once you fail one week, you give up entirely. Instead, make an organized plan to exercise consistently every Monday and Friday in the morning, and Wednesday at night.
  2. Accountability:
    • Hold yourself accountable by sharing your goals and achieve them with other peers. Another idea is to put it on paper and hang it somewhere you can see to remind yourself of your resolutions.
  3. Be reasonable, but don’t aim too low.
  4. Incremental goals:
    • Don’t just set goals for 2018, but also set incremental goals so you can update yourself along the way. Make goals for January 2018, and 3-month goals, and 6-month goals. This way you can check up on your progress. Trying to predict what you want to accomplish in the whole year of 2018 is too hard; break it up into increments and slowly build them up to the ultimate goals.
    • I plan to do daily goals as well as monthly goals.
  5. Have fun!
    • Make some of your goals fun… after all, they should be things you want to achieve!
    • One of my goals of 2018 is to learn the choreography of one dance song… So I can at some opportune moment, when that particular song plays at a party, I can surprise everyone with my sick moves…No I am not joking.


Good Luck.





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